I sing the song of good grammar
February 12, 2015 11:46 PM   Subscribe

Clearly Weird Al's "Word Crimes" is the ne plus ultra of songs about proper word usage. But that can't be the only one! Can you suggest other songs about grammar, syntax, etc? (Note: Ironic by Alanis Morrisette does not fit the bill, as it is neither an accurate definition of ironic nor a good song.)
posted by rednikki to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
Schoolhouse Rock's Grammar Rock songs.
posted by brujita at 11:49 PM on February 12, 2015 [1 favorite]

I Love You Period - Dan Baird
posted by jozxyqk at 2:26 AM on February 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

Lots of songs from Electric Company, including "LY" by Tom Lehrer.
posted by ubiquity at 2:41 AM on February 13, 2015 [3 favorites]

MC Frontalot - Tongue Clicking Grammarian
posted by AndrewStephens at 4:23 AM on February 13, 2015

On my phone, so can't link easily. But in a parody vein: Lonely Island - Semicolon
posted by reptile at 4:42 AM on February 13, 2015 [2 favorites]

There is Oxford Comma (although they're wrong; EVERYONE should use Oxford commas).
posted by metasarah at 5:12 AM on February 13, 2015 [4 favorites]

There's TMBG's I Palindrome I which contains several palindromes in the lyrics (as well as the title)
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 5:51 AM on February 13, 2015

The Doubleclicks do a good cover of the LY song mentioned above. Here's a playlist of the Schoolhouse Rock grammar videos.
posted by mikepop at 7:33 AM on February 13, 2015

If you want palindromes, Weird Al's "Bob".
posted by tracer at 8:26 AM on February 13, 2015 [1 favorite]

Fifty Pounds, by Eddie From Ohio.
posted by bondcliff at 8:48 AM on February 13, 2015

This isn't exactly what you're asking for, but I love Daniel Wilson's Proofread.
posted by roger ackroyd at 8:49 AM on February 13, 2015

{Not a song at all, but ZOMFG, Bob the Angry Flower's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe, You Idiots will forever have my heart.}
posted by mon-ma-tron at 3:03 PM on February 13, 2015

It's Finally Ironic
posted by drunkonthemoon at 4:28 PM on February 13, 2015

PopCanon's "Things About Which".
posted by kenko at 3:31 PM on February 17, 2015

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