20 Best Songs About Being Lazy

By Nico Gonzalez

There’s no question that being lazy has its appeal. After all, who wouldn’t want to lounge around all day without having to worry about a thing? Unfortunately, while laziness may seem like a good idea in theory, in practice it can be a major drain on our energy and productivity.

Despite this, laziness has been glorified in popular culture for decades. From The Beatles to Bruno Mars, a variety of artists have penned tunes about taking it easy and enjoying life.

Here are 20 of the best songs about being lazy:


Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks

The Kinks - Sunny Afternoon (Official Audio)

“Sunny Afternoon” is a song by the British rock band The Kinks, released in 1966. The song was written by Ray Davies and is about the leisurely life of a wealthy man who spends his days lounging around in the sun. The singer compares himself to a “rolling stone” who doesn’t have to work or worry about money. Though the song appears to celebrate the life of luxury, there is a hint of irony in Davies’ lyrics. The singer admits that he is “lazy” and “crazy,” suggesting that his life of leisure may not be as carefree as it seems. In spite of this, “Sunny Afternoon” remains one of The Kinks’ most popular songs, and its catchy melody and breezy atmosphere continue to make it a favourite among fans of the band.

(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ – Otis Redding

Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay (Official Music Video)

“Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” is a song written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding in 1967 and released as a single in 1968. The song became a posthumous hit for Redding, reaching the number-one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1968. It is considered one of the greatest songs of all time and is often regarded as Redding’s signature song. The lyrics of “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” describe a man who is relaxing and enjoying himself after a hard day’s work. He is sitting on the dock of a bay, watching the tide roll away.

Lazy Days’ – The Byrds

The Byrds - Lazy Days (Audio)

“Lazy Days” is a song by The Byrds, released on their 1968 album The Ballad of Easy Rider. The song was written by lead singer Roger McGuinn and guitarist Clarence White, and was one of several songs on the album that showcased the group’s country influence. “Lazy Days” is a wistful ode to summertime leisure, with McGuinn’s jangly 12-string Rickenbacker guitar providing the perfect backdrop for his nostalgic lyrics. Despite its laid-back vibe, the song reveals a surprising depth of emotion, as McGuinn reflects on the fleeting nature of time and the inevitable end of summer. “Lazy Days” is a timeless classic that perfectly captures the carefree spirit of summertime.

Lazy Sunday’ – The Small Faces

Lazy Sunday (Stereo)

The Small Faces were a British rock band from London, England. The group was founded in 1965 by Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane, Kenney Jones, and Jimmy Winston. The band is best known for their song “Lazy Sunday”, which was released in 1968. The song is about being lazy and not wanting to do anything. It is a very catchy tune and has been covered by many artists over the years.

Lazy’ – Deep Purple

Deep Purple - Lazy (Live, 1972)

“Lazy” is a song by English rock band Deep Purple, originally released on their 1972 album Machine Head. Written by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and bassist Roger Glover, it is one of the band’s most popular songs and is often considered a classic of hard rock. The song is notable for its heavy use of keyboard instrumentation, particularly the Hammond organ, and for Blackmore’s use of a wah-wah pedal. It was also a staple of the band’s live shows, often being played as an encore. In recent years, it has been covered by a number of other artists, including ZZ Top and Joe Bonamassa.

Get Out Your Lazy Bed’ – Matt Bianco

Get Out of Your Lazy Bed

The song “Get Out Your Lazy Bed” by Matt Bianco is all about, well, being lazy. The lyrics describe someone who would rather stay in bed all day than face the outside world. The song is upbeat and catchy, with a jazzy feel that makes it easy to listen to. However, despite its fun sound, the message of the song is clear: laziness is not a good thing. The lyrics talk about how being lazy can lead to missing out on life, and how it’s important to “get up and get out” instead of staying in bed all day. So if you’re feeling lazy, take a cue from Matt Bianco and get up and out of your bed!

Lazyitis’ – The Happy Mondays

Happy Mondays - Lazyitis (The One Armed Boxer Remix) (Official Video)

The Happy Mondays song “Lazyitis” is all about being lazy. The lyrics describe a person who doesn’t want to do anything and just wants to lounge around all day. The song title is a play on the word “laziness” and the suffix “-itis”, which typically denotes an inflammation or disease. In this case, the “itis” refers to the person’s desire to do nothing. The song is upbeat and fun, making it the perfect anthem for anyone who just wants to relax. Despite its light-hearted subject matter, “Lazyitis” contains an important message about taking time for yourself and not feeling guilty about it.

Why Don’t You Get A Job?’ – The Offspring

The Offspring - Why Don't You Get A Job? (Official Music Video)

The song “Why Don’t You Get a Job?” by The Offspring is all about the advantages of being lazy. In the song, the narrator lists all of the things that he doesn’t have to do because he’s unemployed. He doesn’t have to wake up early, go to work, or deal with a boss. Instead, he can sleep all day, watch TV, and play video games. While this lifestyle may not be suited for everyone, it does have its perks. It’s important to remember that there’s nothing wrong with taking it easy every once in a while.

Lazy Bones’ – Green Day

Green Day - Lazy Bones (Otis Big Guitar Mix) [Official Audio]

Green Day’s “Lazy Bones” is a catchy tune about the joys of being lazy. The chorus sums up the song’s message perfectly: “I don’t need no motivation / I just wanna stay in my pajamas / I don’t wanna go outside tonight / I’m just gonna lounge around in my La-Z-Boy.” Throughout the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong celebrates the simple pleasures of doing nothing, from watching TV all day to eating junk food. It’s a lighthearted and humorous take on a topic that many people can relate to.So next time you’re feeling lazy, put on “Lazy Bones” and let it inspire you to embrace your inner couch potato.

Nothing In Particular’ – The Lacs

The Lacs - Nothing In Particular (Official Video)

The song “Nothing in Particular” by The Lacs is all about being lazy. It’s a light-hearted and fun song that celebrates the joys of doing nothing. The lyrics talk about sleeping all day, eating junk food, and just generally not caring about anything. It’s a great song to listen to when you’re feeling lazy yourself. And it’s sure to put a smile on your face. So next time you’re feeling lazy, make sure to give this song a listen. You might just find yourself singing along.

The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song (Official Music Video)

The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars is a light-hearted, fun song about being lazy. The lyrics are sung from the perspective of someone who is content to do nothing all day but lounge around in their pyjamas, eat junk food and watch TV. The song has a catchy, easy-going melody that reflects the laid-back attitude of the singer. While some people may see being lazy as a negative trait, The Lazy Song celebrates it in an amusing way. After all, sometimes it is nice to just relax and take it easy. So if you ever find yourself in need of a pick-me-up, give The Lazy Song a listen. It just might put a smile on your face.

Ain’t Your Mama – Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez - Ain't Your Mama (Official Video)

Ain’t Your Mama is a song written and performed by Jennifer Lopez. The song was released on May 6, 2016, by Epic Records as the lead single from her ninth studio album, A.K.A. (2014). Ain’t Your Mama is a pop, R&B, and dance-pop song with influences of hip hop, which lyrically addressing gender equality and female empowerment. The song peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became a top ten hit in France and the United Kingdom. It also reached the top 40 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Sweden.

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere – Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett

Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett - It's Five O' Clock Somewhere (Official Music Video)

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere is a song written by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. The song is about being lazy and not caring about what time it is. “I ain’t gonna work today, ’cause it’s payday,” Jackson sings. “I ain’t gonna work at all.” Jackson and Buffett both have a laid-back attitude in the song, which makes it relatable to many people. The song has a fun, island-like feel to it, which makes it perfect for summertime listening. It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere was released in 2003 and quickly became a popular summer anthem. In 2004, the song won a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals.

Lazyhead And Sleepybones – They Might Be Giants

they might be giants - lazyhead and sleepybones (drum cover)

They Might Be Giants is a band known for their unique and often quirky sense of humor. One of their most popular songs, “Lazyhead and Sleepybones,” is a perfect example of this. The song is about two friends who are extremely lazy and seem to do nothing but sleep all day. However, despite their laziness, they still manage to have a lot of fun together. The song is both funny and relatable, and it perfectly captures the experience of being lazy.

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett

Margaritaville (Live (1978 Version))

Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett is a song about relaxation and enjoying life. The lyrics describe a laid-back lifestyle where the singer does not have to worry about work or stress. Instead, he enjoys Margaritas by the pool and living life in the moment. The song has become a anthem for those who subscribe to the “work hard, play hard” philosophy. It is a reminder to take time to relax and enjoy life, rather than working all the time. The message of the song resonates with many people, which has helped to make it one ofJimmy Buffett’s most popular songs.

Pinch Me – Barenaked Ladies

Barenaked Ladies - Pinch Me (Official Music Video) | Warner Vault

“Pinch Me” is a song by the Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. It was released in 2000 as the first single from their fourth studio album, Maroon. The song is about a man who is content with being lazy and inactive. He argues that there is no need to “pinch him” to see if he’s real, because he is very much alive and happy with his lifestyle. The lyrics make numerous references to pop culture, including films, television shows, and music. Despite its light-hearted subject matter, the song has been interpreted as having a more serious message about the importance of living in the moment and enjoying life. “Pinch Me” was a commercial success, reaching the top 40 in both Canada and the United States.

Nothing In Particular – The Lacs

The Lacs - Nothing In Particular (Official Video)

The Lacs are an American country rap duo from Georgia, consisting of Clay “Uncle Snap” Sharpe and Brian “Rooster” King. Their song “Nothing In Particular” is a light-hearted ode to the pleasures of doing nothing. The song opens with the sound of a rooster crowing, setting the stage for a day of leisure. The lyrics paint a picture of a lazy day in the sun, with nothing on the agenda but taking it easy. The laid-back instrumentals reinforce the message of the song, conveying a sense of relaxation and contentment. Whether you’re kicking back on a lazy Sunday or just looking for a song to help you unwind, “Nothing In Particular” is sure to hit the spot.

I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday – Steve Azar

Steve Azar - I Don't Have To Be Me ('Til Monday)

“I Don’t Have To Be Me ‘Til Monday” by Steve Azar is a song about being lazy. The narrator tells the story of a man who doesn’t have to go to work or do anything else on Mondays because he’s “lazy.” The man spends his day doing nothing but watching TV and eating junk food. However, the man is not truly lazy; he is simply enjoying his day off. The song reflects the sentiment that it is okay to be lazy sometimes and that it is important to enjoy life and relax. many people can relate to the feeling of wanting to do nothing but veg out on their day off. The song is a fun, light-hearted look at being lazy, and it is sure to put a smile on your face.

All The Lazy Boyfriends – They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants - All the Lazy Boyfriends (official video)

All the lazy boyfriends is a song by They might be giants. It’s a song about being lazy. The lyrics talk about how the person singing is too lazy to do anything and their boyfriend is even worse. “All the lazy boyfriends are just lying around. All they do is sleep and eat and drink and there’s no room on the couch for me.” This song is relatable to anyone who has ever had a lazy partner. 

Killin’ Time – Clint Black

Clint Black - Killin' Time

“Killin’ Time” is a song by American country music artist Clint Black. It was released in April 1993 as the lead single from his album of the same name. The song became Black’s fifth number-one single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in August 1993. “Killin’ Time” was written by Black and Hayden Nicholas. The song is about a man who is bored and wants to find something to do. He thinks about all of the things he could be doing, but he doesn’t want to do any of them because they all require work. In the end, he decides that the best thing to do is just kill time until something more interesting comes along.