12 Best Funny Songs About Getting Old

Growing older can be one of life’s greatest joys, although it often comes with its fair share of issues.

Sure, you get to enjoy the benefits that come with having more life experience – but along with those advantages, there are some unwelcome things as well. A looming realization that your mortality is ever closer and adding years to your age can be daunting.

But finding humor throughout aging doesn’t have to mean an unwillingness to accept our getting old – in fact it may even embrace positive change!

In this post, I’ve listed 12 hilarious songs about growing older and how they might bring us all a bit of lightness and joy. So no matter what your age or outlook on growing older may be let’s see if any of these tunes resonate with you!

1. I Ain’t Gettin’ Older, I’m Gettin’ Better by Rufus Thomas

Now that I’m here and I’m on my way
I’ve got something I wanna say
[?] and I plead
Lend me your best ear, hear what I mean
I ain’t gettin’ older, I’m gettin’ better
I ain’t gettin’ older, I’m gettin’ better

2. Get Up and Go byThe Go-Go’s

So get up and go
If you’re so tired of moving slow
Go, if you’re so tired of moving slow
Go, get up and go

3. When I’m Sixty-Four by The Beatles

Every summer we can rent a cottage
In the Isle of Wight, if it’s not too dear
We shall scrimp and save (We shall scrimp and save)
Grandchildren on your knee
Vera, Chuck, and Dave

4. Too Old to Cut the Mustard by Ernest Tubb and Red Foley

When I was young, I had a lotta pep
I could get around, didn’t need no help
But now you’re old and a gettin’ gray
The people all look at you and say
Too old, too old, he’s too old to cut the mustard anymore
He’s gettin’ too old, he’s done got too old
He’s too old to cut the mustard anymore

5. Old Folks Boogie by Little Feat

Wheelchairs, They Was Locked Arm in Arm
Paired Off Pacemakers With Matchin’ Alarms
Gives Us Jus’ One More Chance
To Spin One More Yarn

6. I’m Growing Older but I’m Not Growing Up by Creed Fisher

Break every rule I can find since that girl broke my heart
Got all of the whiskey that I need and this Gibson guitar
Crazy as hell, I love to push my luck
I’m growing older but I’m not growing up

7. People My Age by John Gorka

People my age
Have started looking gross
I cannot say all
And I shouldn’t say most
I’ve seen ’em in the grocery
I’ve seen ’em up close
And people my age
Have started looking gross

8. The 200 Year Old Alcoholic by The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy

Now I’m a two-hundred year old alcoholic
And the nicotine’s caught up on me
But worst of all in this morning’s mail
Got a suit for paternity
But I’m not really unhappy
‘Cause maybe I’ll have me a son
And his morning’s will be just as shiny
As the first day the world begun

9. Maids When You’re Young Never Wed an Old Man by The Dubliners

When we went to church, hey ding doorum dow
When we went to church, me being young
When we went to church, he left me in the lurch
Ah-maids, when you’re young never wed an old man

10. When You Are Old and Gray by Tom Lehrer

So say you love me here and now
I’ll make the most of that
Say you love and trust me
For I know you’ll disgust me
When you’re old and getting fat!

11. All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down) by Hank Williams Jr.

All my rowdy friends have settled down
And they seem to be more into laid back songs
Nobody wants to get drunk and get loud
Everybody just wants to go back home

12. The Little Old Lady From Pasedena by Jan and Dean

And everybody’s saying that there’s nobody meaner
Than the little old lady from Pasadena
She drives real fast and she drives real hard
She’s the terror of Colorado Boulevard

Wrapping Up

So, there you have it – 12 beloved and funny songs about growing older. Whether you’re embracing your age or not so much, I hope that each of these tunes brings a smile to your face and helps enliven you as you age gracefully.

No matter what kind of life stage we’re in, these songs can remind us to appreciate each moment and look for the humour in it all, because after all- laughter is still the best medicine.

So, plug in your headphones, dust off the old record player and let’s get grooving! Here’s to growing old with grace and a good sense of humour.