Top 10 Summer Camp Songs
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
May 11, 2011
Filed Under Music
Contributed by Paul Seaburn, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Before there were karaoke machines, there were campfires. Before there were karaoke clubs, there were summer camps.
The main difference is that you can get rid of bad summer camp singers by feeding them to the bears. Here are top ten summer camp songs perfect for enjoying with and annoying your fellow campers.
10. It’s A Moray
There’s a thing on the reef, with big shiny white teeth … it’s a Moray. Sing it to the music of “That’s Amore.”
9. The Baby Shark Song
A great song for the younger kids because it has lots of activities, especially when the swimmer guy meets the baby shark.
8. The Ants Go Marching
“The ants go marching one by one, hurrah, hurrah.” Sing it to the tune of “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” while pitching the tents.
7. Funky Chicken
What’s that you say? It’s not a camp dinner but a dance song that can go on as long as kids can come up with different styles for strutting like a funky chicken.
6. The Campfire Song Song
A fairly new summer camp song that come from an episode of the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon series. The challenge “And if you don’t think that we can sing it faster then you’re wrong” eventually turns the lyrics into a jumble of giggles and goofiness.
5. Down By The Bay
“Down by the bay where the watermelons grow” campfire singers find a goose kissing a moose and other silly rhymes.
4. Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts
This is a personal favorite, one I still sing when I sit down at a restaurant and there’s no spoon.
3. The Song that Never Ends
While there are a number of summer camp songs that never seem to end, at least this one gives you a warning that “This is the song that never ends. Yes it goes on, and on my friend.”
2. If You’re Happy and You Know It
Everyone is happy when they’re camping, unless it’s raining and there’s no campfire to sing this song around.
1. On Top Of Spaghetti
Another personal favorite, sung to On Top Of Old Smokey. We should apologize to the author of that song because no one remembers the original lyrics anymore.
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