Amy Sedaris is so droll, so ironic it’s hard to laugh in her face. She seems like she’d break. You tell me, is her “Snowman Song” from her TV series At Home with Amy Sedaris funny–or die? Do you see me cracking up?
Is it a snowman or a man of the snows? “Santa the Snowman” calls all of it into question and shakes my paradigms like superhero snowglobes (Marvel universe references throughout). Thanks for that, Jacobsen Brothers!
And then there’s the song i cant’ tell if it’s legit kidstuff, or if the gangster references twist it toward the Adult Swim crowd. Try on “Joey the Giant Snowman” and tell me what Keven Boyle’s dealio is, a’ight?
Just as confusing is the 1993 Troma Studios Try Parker movie ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ based on a tragic 1883 Rocky Mt. journey (not over Donner Pass, though). Our entry “Let’s Build a Snowman!” has John Hegel trying to lighten the mood of the desperate men. It’s over quickly enough, but if you can hang on… reprise!
The analogy of troubled waters is “Like a Snowman with Arthritis.” No snowmen are considered, only literary figures. Suffer along with Joe Soko’s folk lament (and his bird’s huge afro).
It probably didn’t happen. You just imagine it. You were drunk. “Man V. Snowman” is the country ballad of Marc Schaefgen snowball fighting an imaginary enemy. He loses.
Time to get down and get frosty. Plastic Snow imagines a whole band fronted by “Rock ‘n’ Rolling Snowman.” Rock, yes… but pretty pedestrian.
Alt rock worries Ratboy Jr. who can’t get rid of their “Never Melting Snowman.” Is there juicing? (Be advised of funny voices [incl. Bob Dylan bit].)
“Me & The Snowman” may be another imaginary friend (with John Wilkes Boothe), but this pop jingle from Logan Whitehurst & The Junior Science Club rocks the family folk ’70s demographic.
Unfortunate humor from Rankin/Bass. Their 1979 ‘Jack Frost’ stop motion Xmas special didn’t recapture lightning in a bottle (again)–even with the intro song from Buddy Hackett.
“I’m Your Baby (You’re a Snowman)” by Sequelcast parodies ‘Call Me Maybe’ and all other taste in the world by making the execrable Michael Keaton ‘Jack Frost’ horror/family/comedy into a musical. You’ll never be ready for this non-professional entry, so here goes
Shark Uppercut has an even better tale of the man into snow with “Alan Alda the Snowman.” This electronic soft pop even refers to itself as a novelty song. Love that meta!
Let’s shovel the ‘Frosty’ parodies off the lot right away. Most of those are drug-related and i’ve done what i can to eliminate all coke=snow songs from the last couple months. Most of the others are amateurish at best. Here are some i can stand.
BLUE ALERT Afroman has studied the naughty “Frosty” and discerned it’s sexual habits. Learn, if you dare.
Back to BLUE ALERTs Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown goes low class UK with obscene carol parodies, staring with “Frosty.” Crude, rude, and bawdy parts galore. John Valby does more or less then same thing, without as much anatomica.
Matt Rogers’s overused “Frosty the Pervert” rounds out the trifecta of BLUE ALERTs. That’s enough, boys.
Bubba Claus pretends he’s drunk singing “Frosty the Beer Mug.” Apart from a strip poker ref, blue-free tawdriness.
On the other mitten, Dan Collins acquits himself admirably with “Jesus the Savior.” He yells ‘Catch me if you can!’ after tipping moneylenders stands. And what does he sub in for thumpity-thump thump?! Look!
Homer and Jethro have a 1953 novelty bit about “Frosty the De-Frosted Snowman” down on the farm. Okay, don’t believe me! I see your corn and raise you pone.
The best tribute to Frosty doesn’t use the melody at all. Fandango Quartet has mixed results singing the right lyrics to ‘O Holy Night.’ their friends like it…..
Sufjan Stevens updates the rascally rogue with his garage-tastic “Mr. Frosty Man.”
Banging garage metal from Nothing to Envy portrays “Yeltsin the Snowman” as a scary monster. Surprized?
Record label Flying Bomb has been an outlet for punk, garage, experimental music since the ’90s. White Stripes got their toehold to success here. Now let’s dip into their phenomenal Xmas compilation from ’02. Happy Supply’s “Young Snowman Got It Bad, ‘Cause He’s So Round” puts the frozen one back on the street, in a cheerful love song.
Po’ folk in the South need snowmen, too. “Dirty Little Snowman” is warbling country from Catherine Irwin what might break yo heart.
Seemingly praying to the great “Mr. Snowman.” Thomas Wall Band asks, in an experimentally folk way, for it to snow. It’s to make the children happy, but… cause? effect? hunh?
John Prine’s got this. In his own style of country folk he reaveals “Humidity Built the Snowman.” It’s not a jolly jubilee, though, is it?
Soulful blues/country from Dragon Rock (feat. Ray Sharp) mashes up ‘Wizard of Oz’ with our flurried friend in the heartbreaking “I’m a Snowman.” Help him, Wizard!
Pickin’ and shiverin’, PigPen Theater Co. delineates “The Snowman’s Song” as one more snowball on the pile. Fine folk.
Cornball country from Hank Thompson in “Mr. & Mrs. Snowman.” But they have separate snow banks.
Chuck E. Cheese is not known for their hit songs, but i like this country thrasher from robodog Jasper. “Jasper’s Snowman” thus rises from the children’s clutter and is anointed proper pop from your chilly host. Rock it, J-Dog!
Is it hashtag worthy to worry about the -man part? Always gotta be the guy?!
Let’s get the party rolling with Ten Benson’s rock “Snowman, Snowgirl.” Okay, not woke yet in a freezing world.
The Crowe Brothers solve their lonesomeness with a “Snow Woman.” It’s pure country driven bluegrass, comparing the icy one to the one that left. You see where we’re going here…. (Art Priebe goes more forlorn with this.)
And while on THAT subject, Chloe gives us her home studio version of “Snow-Woman” heralding her own tough life and the cold responses required. Pop country.
Clara Luzia has an insistent folk number “Snowwoman” (finally i’ve found that elusive double-double-yew word so i can finish off my double consonant list!)–a song about forthrightness and identity and stuff. Beautiful, if you ask me.