Happy April Fools Day! For today’s Superhero Playlist, we break from the hero mold and, instead, check in with the King of Fools, the Clown Prince, everyone’s favorite psychopath…The Joker! What does Mister J have on the top of his playlist? This one should be fun!
Tiptoe Through the Tulips, Tiny Tim (1968)
We’re starting off with a disturbingly creepy, funny song on this playlist. Tiptoe Through the Tulips features the eerie falsetto of Tiny Tim, and is a creepy concoction of bright lyrics and ukulele that are sure to make even the most kind hearted listeners cringe. Let’s face it, the Joker probably has a pretty twisted taste of music, as he does with everything else in his life. Seems like this song could easily be blasted on repeat in Joker’s hideout while he waits for his henchmen to come back from a night out in Gotham.
Yummy Yummy Yummy, Ohio Express (1968)
What does Joker blast in the streets when he’s trying to persuade Batman to come out and play? As twisted as he is, this classic rock song would be the Joker’s perfect background medley while awaiting his arch nemesis and best buddy, Batsy. His sadistic interpretation of the relatively simple and sweet lyrics are sure to make even his henchmen feel a bit on edge.
Crazy, Gnarls Barkley (2006)
Can’t the Joker have a song to gel to? Sometimes you need a song to reflect to after a beating, and we know Joker has suffered his share of beat-downs in the past. This song highlights the Joker’s more sincere side…a song that he can relate to. Hey, in Joker’s mind, he knows he’s crazy, but he also thinks everybody else is denying their insanity. “Maybe I’m crazy, maybe you’re crazy, maybe we’re crazy…probably.”
The Joker, Steve Miller Band (1973)
For someone as narcissistic as the Joker, how could this song NOT make the cut? Odds are, Joker throws this song on while he’s getting dressed up for a night out on the town…possibly to steal some jewels or bomb a theme park, who knows?
Welcome to the Jungle, Guns N Roses (1987)
Joker’s anthem to his precious playground…Gotham City. For a city full of corruption, scum, and villainy, this classic GNR hit perfectly sums up the Joker’s outlook on Gotham. Yes, it’s a bad place to live, but that’s why he loves it. It’s the perfect place to have fun. “Welcome to the jungle, we’ve got fun and games…”
Crazy Train, Ozzy Osbourne (1980)
Play this song and imagine Joker at the engine of a train, covered in bombs and armed thugs, barreling toward the heart of Gotham City. Seems like the Clown Prince might have this one picked out for a special occasion, but it certainly could be a frequent listen for him to daydream to now and again. He certainly hasn’t proven his mindset to be anything other than off the rails.
Hysteria, Muse (2003)
This is a great song for a jail break, and when Joker needs a little help from his fellow villains, he probably plays it over the loudspeakers in Arkham Asylum while he fetches a few playmates. Picture Joker and his gang raiding Arkham and taking down armed guards while this song blares in the background.
Crazy, Seal (1991)
This is a perfect song for self-reflection, and Joker would probably even find more comfort in it than most others. Yes, he might be a monster, but that doesn’t mean he can’t ponder his sanity every now and then. This song perfectly ponders the spirit of life and existence. The theme is clear…we can’t survive this world unless we “get a little crazy.” This would be the perfect affirmation for the Joker to keep doing what he’s always done…be crazy and survive.
Gooey, Glass Animals (2014)
Maybe Joker plays this song after a long day, or at dinner with Harley Quinn at his side. It’s a mellow song, but definitely a trip. It’s got a great beat and awesome chorus, so it’s easy to understand why someone would love to listen to this song. However, someone with the Joker’s…unique perspective…might interpret some of the lyrics a little more passionately than most. It certainly is a trip, but definitely something the Clown Prince can relax to when he has time.
The Tears of a Clown, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1967)
We’re going to give the Joker an extra song here, and pick Smokey Robinson and the Miracles’ “The Tears of a Clown”. The Joker needs a good song to play when he is feeling down. This song captures the angst and sorrow of feeling rejected and sad. It’s a classic, and certainly can’t be overlooked when we’re dealing with the Clown Prince himself. Dry those tears, Joker.
Just Lose It, Eminem (2004)
Not only did we need to include a little rap on this playlist, but we had to include a song that plays on the Joker’s sense of humor, right? The lyrics in Eminem’s Just Lose it are sure to get more than a few sadistic chuckles out of everyone’s favorite clown. But looking past the humor, this song is another metaphor for insanity. Joker would love to listen to this song and let the chorus take control. “Alright now lose it, just lose it, go crazy, oh baby, oh baby, baby.”
Well, from the sound of it, the Joker certainly has a creepy yet enjoyable playlist. Who figured. If you happen to disagree with any of our picks, or if you have any suggestions for songs we might have missed, comment below to let us know what you think the Joker would be listening to.