Send in the Clown Songs!

Sneakers McSilly
Sneakers McSilly

Why are clown songs typically sad? Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that a clown is also a fool and it makes one sad to be thought of as foolish.

The word 'clown' has been a derogatory description throughout history. A clown is someone you don't - and shouldn't - take seriously! In the world of songs, especially love songs, clowns put on a happy face to hide the sorrow of a broken relationship or unrequited love.

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Here are just some of the many famous songs about clowns
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Death of a Clown
The Kinks

Play the Kinks

Pocket of a Clown
Dwight Yoakam

Rhino Hi-Five: Dwight Yoakam

Ha Ha Said the Clown

The Yardbirds - Live EP

Creepy Circus Music Page

Clown Songs