Music Monday – Poking Fun

Heading into work this morning, I was wondering what my focus was going to be for this week’s Music Monday.  I opened my email and a friend had sent me an email with two YouTube videos: Write Like The Wind and Game of Thrones Payphone parody.  I decided it was a sign that this week should be parodies/funny songs, so in a addition to these two, I’m going to add some Weird Al and the Peterson brothers.

The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovic

My my this here Anakin guy
Maybe Vader someday later
Now he’s just a small fry
And he left his home
And kissed his mommy goodbye
Sayin’
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”
“Soon I’m gonna be a Jedi”

A witty parody of Star Wars, The Phantom Menace sung to the tune of “American Pie” by Don McLean.

Write Like The Wind (George R. R. Martin)

created and uploaded to YouTube on 22 June 2012 by GeekAndSundry.

Now, five books later, I lurk with the masses
Indignant, entitled, and waiting for word
That the great Bearded Glacier has finally published
Nine hundred more pages of crack for the nerds

A funny original song about the fans wanting George R. R. Martin to write more, convention less so he can complete his A Song of Ice and Fire novels.  I love this series and am completely on board with this song.

Smells Like Nirvana by Weird Al Yankovic

Now I’m mumblin’ and I’m screamin’
And I don’t know what I’m singin’
Crank the volume, ears are bleedin’
I still don’t know what I’m singin’
We’re so loud and incoherent
Boy, this oughta bug your parents
Yeah!

Like Weird Al, I could never quite figure out what Kurt and his buddies were saying or singing about in “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, but I liked the music a lot.  Love this parody!

Game of Thrones (Maroon 5 Payphone parody)

(created and uploaded by Barely Political on 2 June 2012)

this show is Lord of the Rings
but with titties galore
but I’m not sure who I’m supposed to root for
I like Rob Stark, but I like the dwarf more
call my manager and cancel my tour
I gotta read A Storm of Swords

I don’t like Adam Levine or Maroon 5, but this is a great parody.  It’s got some great lyrics that people who are fans of the show will understand…as will most people who’ve never watched the show.

I’m Farming and I Grow It by The Peterson Farm Brothers

I got passion for my plants and I ain’t afraid to show it show it show it show it
I’m farming and I grow it

Again, I’m not a huge fan of LMFAO, but the Peterson brothers managed to parody this song into a sort of farming PSA.

Polka Face by Weird Al Yankovic

This is a single song that manages to parodies over ten songs including Poker Face (Lady Gaga), Womanizer (Britney Spears), I Kissed A Girl (Katy Perry), and Need You Now (Lady Antebellum).

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