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Top Ten Songs About Fools: Classic Hits Edition

Here’s a way to celebrate some April foolishness without having to think of an actual prank.

(Although making fake orange juice using the powdered cheese from Kraft really takes little effort.)

Here’s the top 10 classic hits with “Fool” in the song’s title.

Click on the song title to hear the song.

 


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We start with this gem, the only American hit for the British singer/songwriter.

 
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An R and B classic from this Harlem group hit the Top Ten in 1972.

 
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Blues guitarist Bishop went to number three in 1976 with this ballad.

 
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Written by Styx' guitarist Tommy Shaw, the song was about his impression of Styx leader Dennis DeYoung. Later, the Niles native recognized himself in the lyrics.

 
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"Fool For The City" was the title track from Foghat's multi-platinum album released in 1975.

 
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From their 1976 album, "Black and Blue", the song was used to audition new guitarists for the band after Mick Taylor left.

 
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A 1983 release from the Pyromania album, the song was used in the Canadian teen soap opera, "Degrassi Junior High".

 
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From their "Magical Mystery Tour" album, the song's lyrics describe the titular "fool", a solitary figure who is not understood by others, but is actually wise.

 
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Co-written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins, this hit was later covered by Aretha Franklin and George Michael among tohers.

 
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The final track off their "Who's Next" album, this anthem's famous yell became the intro to the CBS series "CSI:Miami"

 

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