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Subject: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: Red Ant on 08/27/07 at 4:53 pm

We need a warm up before tackling the monster "The Devil's Glitch", so 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall seems a good choice. I've had this idea for ages, but I believe at the time I was gonna post this project there was a 99BOBOTW parody in a contest, so I put aside the idea... until now.

Finding a topic to sustain all 99 lines and vary them all would be difficult, but I have found one: overused rhyme pairs in original songs. How many love/of, girl/world, to/you, rhymes can we take?! No more!

So, think of all the songs with tired rhymes, and work them into the third line of each verse. I've heard substantial variations of the third line, anywhere from "take one down, drink it down" to "you take one down and pass it around" to "If one of those bottles should happen to fall" - in other words, no need to count syllables at all, just make it rhyme internally (as with the first two examples) or with the 4th line.

Title: 99 Overused Rhymes We All Know

Feel free to vary that in each verse to something that suits what you want to say. Kudos for working in actual lines from other songs

I'll do the first two verses:

99 overused rhymes we all know
99 overused pairs
We'll stand our ground and never back down*
99 Overused rhymes we all know

98 overused rhymes we all know
98 overused rhymes
You love me do, you know I'll love you**
98 overused rhymes we all know

*spoof of Tom Petty's "I Won't Back Down" **spoof of The Beatles' "Love Me Do"

Feel free to mock songs because their rhymes (or lackof) get under your skin.

Ant

PS: I do expect Kristof to contribute to this, thus breaking another "never".  ;) And no 99... parody would be complete w/o the master of this song Peter Andersson contributing as well.




Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: agrimorfee on 08/27/07 at 5:09 pm


We need a warm up before tackling the monster "The Devil's Glitch", ...


Let it be known that The Devil Glitch thread has been up and running for the past 3 months, and ANYONE can contribute at any point, with no rules of context needed. 24 lines/verses have been completed...
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=27284.0

Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: Jason on 08/27/07 at 7:00 pm

Well Im think Im gonna make a contribution. I will do the 97th and the 96th verses:

97 overused rhymes we all know
97 overused rhymes
And tonights the night it will be alright*
97 overused rhymes we all know

96 overused rhymes we all know
96 overused rhymes
And I saw your face in that crowded place!**
96 overused rhymes we all know

* Spoof of Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love For You
** Spoof of "James Blunt, You're Beautiful

Im wondering if Below Average Dave or Tommy Turtle will give a good set of verses!

Jason.

Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: Red Ant on 08/27/07 at 8:23 pm


Let it be known that The Devil Glitch thread has been up and running for the past 3 months, and ANYONE can contribute at any point, with no rules of context needed. 24 lines/verses have been completed...
http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=27284.0


I haven't forgetton about that... I would be more inclined to do more with that if I had a copy of the OS.

Very good Jason!


And tonights the night it will be alright*


That also works pretty well for Phil Collins' "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight".

Ant

Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: Matthias on 08/27/07 at 9:51 pm

95 overused rhymes we all know
95 overused rhymes
I'm back in black and I hit the sack*
95 overused rhymes we all know

94 overused rhymes we all know
94 overused rhymes
A teenaged bride with a baby inside**
94 overused rhymes we all know

93 overused rhymes we all know
93 overused rhymes
And it's whispered that soon if we all call a tune***
93 overused rhymes we all know

92 overused rhymes we all know
92 overused rhymes
Blame it all on my roots when I showed up in boots****
92 overused rhymes we all know

91 overused rhymes we all know
91 overused rhymes
Oh, can't you see you belong to me*****
I'd rather have you than that guy named Sting


* "Back In Black" AC/DC
** "Californication" Red Hot Chili Peppers
*** "Stairway To Heaven" Led Zepplin
**** "Friends In Low Places" Garth Brooks
***** "Every Breath You Take" The Police

Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: wildcard on 08/28/07 at 12:01 am

Can I also post number songs as I think of them?  like this

55 I can not drive down the road
55 One more who dares
Wanted dead or alive all that jive*
55 I can not drive down the road


* "Can't Drive 55" Sammy Hagar

Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: Jason on 08/28/07 at 6:12 am

That also works pretty well for Phil Collins' "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight".

Thanks for that! Haven't heard of that song since i was a child!

Just something that came to mind. When you have all of your contributions, Im just wondering how you will acknowledge the contributers. Will you be acknowledging them verse by verse, or will it be something like a special 'thank you to Kristof Robertson, Tommy Turtle etc etc.'? where you will list them?

I look forward to see the parody when its done!

Jason

Subject: Re: Group Parody Time - 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall!

Written By: agrimorfee on 08/28/07 at 8:23 am

90 overused rhymes that we know
90 more ill-used rhymes
It was "Simply Irresistable"
That used all those words so deplorable
90 overused rhymes that blow

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