The top 10 best Barenaked Ladies songs
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Barenaked Ladies are one of the most energetic bands in the history of music. Whenever they appear in concert, they're always the people having the most fun. All of their songs have a tongue-in-cheek humor that proves music doesn't have to be that serious. There's no shortage of memorable tunes from these crazy Canadians, but we have compiled these ten to give you the best of BNL:

10. "Call and Answer"

For all their laughs, Barenaked Ladies aren't always joking around. Each album usually contains at least one slower and more ponderous tune. On Stunt, that song was "Call and Answer," a sweet tune that used Steven Page's distinct voice to lull the audience into a happy place. It's possibly the simplest song they've ever put together. And that's what makes it so memorable - and quite soothing - to listen to.

9. "Get In Line"

This was a hidden gem that was recorded for the soundtrack to animated TV comedy "King of the Hill." An ode to that show's paranoid character Dale Gribble, "Get In Line" is told from the perspective of someone who desperately needs a reality check. It's full of crazy lines, like thinking someone is trying to steal his girlfriend and that everything is a conspiracy. And in mixing the band with "KotH" characters, it also has the best music video ever made.

8. "It's All Been Done"

Big songs like "It's All Been Done" are the reason why we love Barenaked Ladies. They're huge, they're loud and they really know how to write a catchy chorus. Also hailing from Stunt, this is a track that you turn up the volume on and play air guitar to. At the same time, it's got inventive lyrics including mention of time travel. That combination of quirky storytelling and great musicianship (and sweet harmonies) is why the band's had staying power for decades.

7. "Pinch Me"

One of the unique things about BNL is that rather than one lead vocalist, they had two people who would split the job description. "Pinch Me" was a showcase for Ed Robertson, who might be one of the most chill musicians in existence. At least, this song just begs to be listened to while taking a slow drive through your neighborhood. It's got the band's trademark sense of humor (including one really corny joke about underwear) yet it's also pretty quiet compared to some of their other hits. Call this BNL at its most relaxed.

6. "Shoe Box"

In the early days of the band we had "Shoe Box" and its story of a teenager trying to be anything other than a teenager. Page manages to sing from the point of view of a habitual liar and sell it without coming off as someone that the audience loathes. Robertson backs him up with perfect harmonies, and the entire band is on a roll here. It's particularly worth noticing the fantastic drum work. Trivia tidbit: the incredibly strange music video features a young Chris Hardwick, now the host of Comedy Central's late-night game show "@Midnight."

5. "Brian Wilson"

As the title indicates this track was inspired by legendary musician Brian Wilson, and it shows in its poignant lyrics that aren't afraid to go to darker places. The song discusses mental illness and obesity as it also talks about late night trips to the local record store. It's a strange journey to take, but Page's perfectly earnest vocals make it worth taking. And when the full band kicks in, it's impossible not to be jamming along. Perhaps the coolest thing we can say about this song is that Brian Wilson has his own version of "Brian Wilson."

4. "One Week"

Page and Robertson deserve awards just for being able to sing the entirety of this song without tripping over all the words. There are a lot of words in "One Week" and they all come at you like a freight train of music. But it's a train packed full of references and quips. BNL shows off their pop culture IQ in their most verbose song ever, cramming in nods to "The X-Files," Snickers and anime while detailing a fight the narrator had with his girlfriend. The result is a track that you can't help but sing along with, provided you can actually keep up.

3. "The Old Apartment"

On occasion Barenaked Ladies can kick a little but if they're so inclined to. "The Old Apartment" is their most hard-hitting song and also one of their most memorable. It talks of breaking into - and trashing - the apartment that the narrator used to share with an ex-girlfriend. That's a bit weird, especially since later lyrics say he's perfectly happy living with his current significant other. But it's awesome anyway because the band is in full rock out mode, and you might catch yourself head-banging along.

2. "Odds Are"

BNL suffered a huge blow when Page departed a few years ago, and fans wondered if that would mean the end of the band. Not so: on their first album as a four-piece, Grinning Streak, they delivered this lovely tune with a warped sense of humor. It rattles off all the terrible things that could happen to someone, but then concedes that the odds are you'll probably be all right. Robertson shines as the now primary vocalist and the song is oddly uplifting. Plus, the music video is classic BNL, which is to say lovingly and hilariously insane.

1. "If I Had $1,000,000"

This song is Barenaked Ladies in a nutshell. Discussing what to do with a million dollars isn't the normal subject of a pop-rock song. On top of that, the lyrics are chock full of hilarious commentary, like the shoutout to Kraft Dinner that used to lead to the band being pelted with macaroni and cheese. And like all of their tunes, it's just good, bouncy fun. You can listen to the song now by using the media player at the top of this article, and good luck getting it out of your head afterward.

They may have changed a lot over the years, but what hasn't changed is that Barenaked Ladies can always make an audience laugh with every song. Each one of these picks is a great song but it's also a slice of sublime entertainment. And the band shows no signs of slowing their hijinks down. BNL have announced tour dates for Summer 2016 beginning in June, and fans can keep up with the latest news and information on Barenaked Ladies at AXS.