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10 Classic Rock “Clown” Songs

October 5, 2016

With all the recent “Creepy Clown” coverage and having images in my head of Bozo, Krusty, and Pennywise (the clown from Stephen King's "It") I thought it might be fun to come up with some Classic Rock songs about clowns. (Admittedly, some of these are a real stretch.)

1. Ha Ha Said The Clown – Manfred Mann
Hear the jokes, have a smoke, and a laugh at the clown!

2. Rodeo Clown – John Mellencamp
The bloody red eyes of the rodeo clown..

3. Clown Strike - Elvis Costello
There was a clown strike, and the clowns threw down their tools!

4. Tears Of A Clown – Phil Collins
Darling I'm hurtin and I want you so bad.. like a clown I appear to be glad.

5. Send In The Clowns - Peter Criss
But where are the clowns, quick send in the clowns!

6. Photograph – Def Leppard
Look at this rock & Roll clown!

7. Wind Cries Mary – Jimi Hendrix
After all the jacks are in their boxes and the clowns have gone to bed...

8. Death Of A Clown – The Kinks
So let's all drink to the death of a clown, won't someone help me to break up this crown!

9. Evil Ways – Santana
I’ll Find someone who won’t make me feel like a clown...

10. Stuck In The Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Clowns to the left of me.. Jokers to the right!