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Subject: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Rick D on 04/09/05 at 5:37 pm

I want to invite every author here to post what he or she feels is their personal five favorite parodies. From my experience, these are rarely the same ones everybody else likes. The purpose is to perhaps get a unique perspective into the inner selves of some of the creative people here, and to pursue yet another opportunity to plug some past efforts that may have forgotten or not yet discovered by the newer folks.
Lest someone think I’m just starting this to plug my own songs, I’ll let someone else go first, and I’ll put my choices in after I see if anyone jumps on this.


Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: EthanM on 04/09/05 at 6:18 pm

i'll do this but i'll have to think about it first

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Johnny_D on 04/09/05 at 6:47 pm

Very well, Highlander ... in no particular order ... and subject to change if I change my mind at any time ...

Shakespearian Rhapsody

Tights I'm Quite Fat In / Plate Lament

The Erection of Edmund Fitzgerald

American Pride

Heinous Joys Your Man's Desiring

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Rick D on 04/09/05 at 10:08 pm

I would have put money on you being the first one in here, Johnny. Somehow, your choices don't surprise me.

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Johnny_D on 04/09/05 at 10:31 pm


I would have put money on you being the first one in here, Johnny. Somehow, your choices don't surprise me.


That's because you're the third big brother I never had, Highlander, but who I strangely understand ...

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Billy Florio on 04/09/05 at 11:44 pm

here's mine: (no order)

"(I always think that) Santa is watching me"
        http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/rockwellandmichaeljackson0.shtml

"While my guard dog gently sleeps"
          http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/thebeatles859.shtml

"Trying to fit in my jeans"
        http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/googoodolls3.shtml

"Everyday A**holes"
        http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/slyandthefamilystone0.shtml

"I've got a broken down car"
        http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/ericclapton5.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Luke Brattoni on 04/10/05 at 12:18 am

1. The amount of hours I put into figuring out anagrams that fit the pacing AND kept to the rhyme scheme was freakin' arduous for 'Dyslexic'.
http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/britneyspears280.shtml

2. The amount of hours I put into figuring out a completely foreign language that fit the pacing AND rhymed was a new challenge that I found...erm, challenging...in 'Loca'.
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/thekinks16.shtml

3. I just freaking love how this turned out. Every joke that I wanted to fit in I was able to fit in with 'Britney's Baby Loves To Dine.'
http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/britneyspears117.shtml

4. The amount of hours I put into some of my Eminem and other rap parodies is just ridiculous, always at the expense of an essay (or six). Here are my top five if peeps wanna compare 'sizes':
Spare Pants: 806
Flush: 881
Mathematics: 906
Whiny Harry Club: 907
My Land: 1020

5. And how I could I forget the hugest word count of them all?
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/traditional476.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: K1chyd on 04/10/05 at 12:41 am

Unlike the rest of you I am yet to write my 5 best parodies.  :D  ;D  :P  ;)  8)

Well, joke aside I'd say that at least 2 of my best are in Swedish but if you must know there's already an easy to find "TOP 5 PARODY SONGS IN ENGLISH" section on my personal website:

http://k1chyd.adress.eksjo.com/

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Rick D on 04/10/05 at 12:43 am

I think this thread is going to be popular, brother John. Here's my picks on this day, no order. (Next week I'd pick another five)


"Sweat: Sistine Ceiling"

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/crosbystillnash0.shtml

"They're Coming To Take Them Away Ha-ha"

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/napoleanxiv0.shtml

"Both Rides, Now"

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/jonimitchell2.shtml

"Klause, Do the Hedge"

http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/yes4.shtml

"I Don't Like Sneezy"

http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/ringostarr0.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Scathe on 04/10/05 at 5:02 pm

I only have 35 parodies to choose from but here's five I'm particularly proud of:   :) :)

1) "The Hokey Money Song"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/childrenssong5.shtml

2) "Still Votes Ones"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/orleans0.shtml

3) "Gimme Three Clicks(Sites)"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/lynyrdskynyrd29.shtml

4) "Every Show You Make"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/thepolice1.shtml

5) "Campaigns"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/ericclapton2.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 04/10/05 at 6:42 pm

I dunno. I haven't been here long and I have the same problem of not having too many to chose from. Personally, I don't think my parodies are that great, but if I had to pick five I like i'd pick:
1. Parody Bla Bla
2. Charva Chameleon
3. You Can't Play In Mud
4. What They Waiting For? (Which everybody else hated for some reason (?)
5. A tie between Are You Gonna Be A Girl and (Is This The Way To) Alton Towers

But like i've already said, I don't really feel too comfortable listing my five favourites 'cause of the short time i've been here, but still, a thread's a thread  :)

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Rex on 04/10/05 at 6:57 pm

Interestingly enough, one of the parodies I rank in my top 5 (to date) has not received a single vote or comment.

In no particular order (well, ok, in alphabetical order):

Acne Zit From Hell (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/thompsontwins5.shtml)
Addicted to Golf (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/robertpalmer37.shtml)
Are We There Yet? (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/rem27.shtml)
Deadline (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/andrewlloydwebber7.shtml)
My DNA (http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/villagepeople32.shtml)

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Kim West on 04/10/05 at 8:56 pm


Interestingly enough, one of the parodies I rank in my top 5 (to date) has not received a single vote or comment.

In no particular order (well, ok, in alphabetical order):

Acne Zit From Hell (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/thompsontwins5.shtml)
Addicted to Golf (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/robertpalmer37.shtml)
Are We There Yet? (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/rem27.shtml)
Deadline (http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/andrewlloydwebber7.shtml)
My DNA (http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/villagepeople32.shtml)



Rex! You went from Underdog to Dr. Who? Well, at least you picked my favorite Dr. Who.  :)

I'll have to look up this parody of yours that has not recieved any votes.

Kim.

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Arwen on 04/11/05 at 12:12 am

I thought this assignment would be pretty easy...but then I started looking through my list and kept choosing new ones...I suppose I'm with Rick & Johnny...these are totally subject to change...

(in no particular order)

"There's a Stain"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/thebeatles711.shtml

"Pull Your Pants Up, Please"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/abba75.shtml

"I've Broken a Bone Now"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/tommyjamesandtheshondells11.shtml

"I'm Not a Fan"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/sammydavisjr13.shtml

"I Don't Like Being Stalked By You"
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/dustyspringfield13.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Billy Florio on 04/11/05 at 12:48 am

ive realized that a lot of the parodies I used to love of mine, I dont like anymore...("Trying to fit in my jeans" is a good example of that)...but I usually hate everything I write, so that makes sense.....

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: 2nz on 04/11/05 at 7:53 am

I agree with and share the general sentiments that I'm not a big fan of most of my own stuff and also that this list really depends on how I'm feeling. That said, here's the current list of stuff I'm the least sick of just now (hopefully, I can do this using href so it displays correctly):


The Ballad of Samus Aran

My Chicken Wing

Major Anti-Socialite

We are the Fellows

I Wok Alone

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Johnny_D on 04/11/05 at 8:30 am


I agree with and share the general sentiments that I'm not a big fan of most of my own stuff and also that this list really depends on how I'm feeling. That said, here's the current list of stuff I'm the least sick of just now (hopefully, I can do this using href so it displays correctly):


http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/billyjoel112.shtml                                    The Ballad of Samus Aran

<a href="http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/barrywhite3.shtml" >                 My Chicken Wing</a>

<a href="http://www.amiright.com/parody/misc/gilbertandsullivan25.shtml" >     Major Anti-Socialite</a>

<a href="http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/queen141.shtml" >                    We are the Fellows</a>

<a href="http://www.amiright.com/parody/2000s/greenday58.shtml" >              I Wok Alone</a>


Probably my 20th edit: Dammn, can somebody help a brother out with the freakin' formatting? I just don't know what the dumb thing wants.


Do a "Reply with quote" on my posting on this thread and the quoted-section that comes up will reveal the secret.

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: 2nz on 04/11/05 at 8:40 am


Do a "Reply with quote" on my posting on this thread and the quoted-section that comes up will reveal the secret.



Thanks for being smarter than me, JD.  ;c)

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Kristof Robertson on 04/11/05 at 9:12 am

Hubby's Old, Zeta Jones

I'd Like To Teach My Dog To Sing

My Dates Are Slight

Primadonna

Viva Las Walrus!

This is like choosing your favourite children (and wwhen you've got over 130 of them, that's darn hard!)

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 04/11/05 at 9:13 am



That said, here's the current list of stuff I'm the least sick of just now



I know I'm not supposed to do this, and I accept that you know best about your OWN stuff 2nz, but I can't believe you left this gem out...

http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/billyjoel146.shtml


Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: agrimorfee on 04/11/05 at 10:26 am

Individual top 5 (no particular order)--
Nudist Colony #9 http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/emersonlakepalmer3.shtml
Learning To Swim http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/pinkfloyd0.shtml
Jonah's Banana http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/barrymanilow32.shtml
The Story of Dumbo http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/davidbowie37.shtml
Gluteus Maximus http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/thedoors22.shtml

My proudest achievement, however, is The Pile of Bricks album http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/pinkfloyd111.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: 2nz on 04/11/05 at 10:47 am


I know I'm not supposed to do this, and I accept that you know best about your OWN stuff 2nz, but I can't believe you left this gem out...



Shout-outs feel good as long as they're not incriminating, so thanks Stu. If that particular one ever gets recorded the way I wanna record it, it'll be a lot higher on my list. And like I said, next week it might be on my list anyway. Also, you bring up a good point. You don't need to "accept that know best about OWN stuff", 'cause most of the time I'm clue-less about my OWN stuff. Works that I think are 'awesome' at the time I write them don't do as well as I'd guess, and lesser-known ones (especially recently) are doing a lot better than I'd have guessed. I gave up trying to figure out what other people like long ago. I just write with what I've got and if you all end up liking it, that makes me a lucky man.

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Johnny_D on 04/11/05 at 11:13 am



Works that I think are 'awesome' at the time I write them don't do as well as I'd guess, and lesser-known ones (especially recently) are doing a lot better than I'd have guessed. I gave up trying to figure out what other people like long ago. I just write with what I've got and if you all end up liking it, that makes me a lucky man.



Something similar happens to me from time to time, 2nz. 

Sometimes I'll come up with what I personally think is an awesomely clever idea for a parody...so I will work on it for a few days, and then, finally, when I go to post it, I will suddenly get an idea for a silly little off-the-cuff parody which I quickly bang-out and post as well.

Guess which of those 2 parodies usually gets the better reception from the readers?  You guessed it --- the silly little last-minute, off-the-cuff thing that I slapped-together and posted in a matter of minutes!

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: agrimorfee on 04/11/05 at 12:05 pm

I'm going to try to read every one mentioned here that I have not read yet, and give comments and/or votes. Maybe all of us could. :-*

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Rick D on 04/11/05 at 1:28 pm

I thought this would be a popular idea. Good thoughts, Agri.

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Ansky1213 on 04/11/05 at 7:05 pm

I don't know if I can choose between my babies, given that I'm not so self-loathing about my own work as everyone else here. I love my parodies! But, I guess I'll try. Though my top 5 might be totally different in a week, here goes, in no particular order:

Fatter


Fake I.D.


Watchin' That Fox News


Stuck in AmIRight-ville Fresh Out Of Ideas Again


Ridiculous Lawsuit Song (You Can't Sue Me)



I think it's a great idea to read and comment on all of the parodies on this thread. I know I will be doing so!

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Luke Brattoni on 04/11/05 at 8:38 pm



This is like choosing your favourite children (and wwhen you've got over 130 of them, that's darn hard!)


Mum finds it rather easy with just two.

:\'(

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Stuart McArthur on 04/11/05 at 10:20 pm


I have a fatherly fondness for these ones... 


Take It Back
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/rollingstones62.shtml

I Am Getting Too Handsome
http://www.amiright.com/parody/90s/theproclaimers4.shtml

Talk Like A Beautician
http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/bangles6.shtml

He's A Metrosexual
http://www.amiright.com/parody/80s/robertpalmer30.shtml

The Cactus
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/franknancysinatra2.shtml

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Kristof Robertson on 04/12/05 at 10:09 am


Something similar happens to me from time to time, 2nz. 

Sometimes I'll come up with what I personally think is an awesomely clever idea for a parody...so I will work on it for a few days, and then, finally, when I go to post it, I will suddenly get an idea for a silly little off-the-cuff parody which I quickly bang-out and post as well.

Guess which of those 2 parodies usually gets the better reception from the readers?  You guessed it --- the silly little last-minute, off-the-cuff thing that I slapped-together and posted in a matter of minutes!




Thank God I'm not the only one, JD. My most successful parody ever, "Can't Do Plumbin'..." literally took me 10 minutes to write...I'm kind of embarrassed about how well it did, considering how little effort I put into creating it. It sounds to me like you write the way I do; you spend ages crafting an opus, but then get a silly idea and whip off a quickie. It goes to show that there is no direct relationship between effort and success.....what I call the "Pop Idol" Syndrome  :)

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: jreuben on 04/12/05 at 10:11 am

Likely changes daily, but here's five always near the top:

Boob Operation

Cross Eyed Girl

Every Toe Has Its Corn

Hotel BeastOlympia

My Frogative

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: jreuben on 04/12/05 at 10:12 am


Thank God I'm not the only one, JD. My most successful parody ever, "Can't Do Plumbin'..." literally took me 10 minutes to write...I'm kind of embarrassed about how well it did, considering how little effort I put into creating it. It sounds to me like you write the way I do; you spend ages crafting an opus, but then get a silly idea and whip off a quickie. It goes to show that there is no direct relationship between effort and success.....what I call the "Pop Idol" Syndrome  :)


Ditto here...Lunch Is A Happy Meal being the prime example of my work.  Sometimes the simplist ones work best.

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: AdamEcc on 04/12/05 at 2:11 pm

Hmmm... I've not got many to pick from, and as others, my picks would change depending on mood, occasion and phase of the moon, but I think (for now, and in no particular order)

A Hobbit's Tale

A Little Bit Gondor, A Little Bit Rohirrim

Sequel Or Three

Dr. Atkins' Low In Carbs Food Fad

I Just Can't Find My Damn Ring


These are mostly down to cheery original songs that are fun to sing along, to, though  :)

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Mistress Leola on 04/15/05 at 10:16 am

Sister Mary McIntyre
to Sister Golden Hair by America

The Bent Retainer
to The Entertainer by Billy Joel

Fifty Ways To Be A 'Brotha'
to Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover by Paul Simon

A Tragic End, Shakepeareanly
to Alone Again, Naturally by Gilbert O'Sullivan

Tonight! (Reinvented 'West Side Story' Quintet)
to To Life! from 'Fiddler On The Roof'

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: Dumb Ass Kid on 05/04/05 at 2:04 pm


1. Parody Bla Bla
2. Charva Chameleon
3. You Can't Play In Mud
4. What They Waiting For? (Which everybody else hated for some reason (?)
5. A tie between Are You Gonna Be A Girl and (Is This The Way To) Alton Towers


Updated list!
1. It's Not A Funeral
    A parody of Tom Jones' "It's Not Unusual"
2. Parody Bla Bla
    A parody of Queen's "Radio Ga Ga"
3. Fairytale Of New House (featuring my mate Sarah who helped me write it)
    A parody of The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl's "Fairytale Of New York"
4. Are You Gonna Be A Girl?
    A parody of Jet's "Are You Gonna Be My Girl?"
5. You Can't Play In Mud
    A parody of Phil Collins' "You Can't Hurry Love"

Strangely, one of my parodies which has got good votes and has been entered for SOTM "Nothing Is Worse Than These" (A parody of pope-hating Sinead O Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U"), isn't regarded as one of my better pieces. Dunno why. To be honest, I think it's average.  ???

Subject: Re: Personal favorite five song parodies

Written By: PRobinson on 05/11/05 at 2:20 pm

When I read the topic description I came in and perused a bit and then thought about my own stuff...and I really couldn't decide - not because they are all wonderful & great (even though I might think that for that fleeting instant just after I have decided the "Preview" draft I am looking at is just right...then I click the "Process" button and begin to wonder if anyone else will see what I was seeing) At different times I have different favorites...when I'm on a creative run I really don't care much about my previous works...I'm thinking about what I might do next...and when the creative gates have been rudely slammed in my face I try not to look back longingly at "when I used to be able to write parodies"...mixed success in that area...

Paul R.

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