Eric Idle’s Greatest Hits

by Tony Shea on March 29, 2014

in CARPE DIEM, Song of the Day

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Eric Idle turns 71 today. One of the founding members of Monty Python, the funniest comedy troop of all time – no disrespect to Kids in the Hall – Idle has penned a number of classic comedy songs. Below are a few of his greatest hits.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

From 1979’s Life of Brian. There’s never been a better song to sing while being crucified.

The Universe Song

From 1983’s The Meaning of Life. Well this should put things in perspective for you.

Life Will Get You in the End

Here Idle stops by The Late Show with Craig Ferguson to sing a song about another one of life’s universal truths.

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Tony Shea ( Editor-in-Chief, New York)

Tony Shea is based in New York, having recently moved from Los Angeles after more than a decade on the sunny coast. His short films have won numerous awards and screened at major festivals around the world including Comic-Con. As a musician, he is the lead singer for Los Angeles rock n’ roll band Candygram For Mongo (C4M) who has been a featured artist on Clear Channel Radio’s Discover New Music Program and whose songs have been heard on Battlestar Gallactica (Syfy Channel) and Unhitched (Fox) among other shows and films.

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