Hey blog world! There are 2 artists who write songs but the songs they write aren’t exactly their own. Their names are Cledus T Judd and Weird Al Yankovich and the type of songs they write are called parodies. A parody is basically your words but someone elses music. These 2 dudes make some really funny parodies! I’ll post my favorite ones by both artists and I’ll also post the song that’s being parodied so you can compare the 2 and see which one you like better the original or the parody. First up I’ll post my favorite Cledus T Judd parodies!
“Goodbye Squirrel” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OjywRmcskM. This song is a parody of “Goodbye Earl” by the Dixie Chicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw7gNf_9njs. “Goodbye Earl’ is about a man who gets killed by his wife because he abused her and “Goodbye Squirrel” is about 2 hunters with the same i.q (or maybe an even smaller one) as dumb and dumber who try to kill a poor little innocent squirrel.
“Garth Must Be Busy” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAhXH6YUu0A. This is a parody of the song “God Must Be Busy” by the duo Brooks and Dunn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgvuIYZ9eoI. I’m not entirely sure what “God Must Be Busy” is about but “Garth Must Be Busy” is about the country singer Garth Brooks (no relation to Kix Brooks from Brooks and Dunn) taking a break from the music industry and not releasing an album in a very long time.
Finally we have “Gone Funky” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq9F7IN-P1o. This is a parody of Alan Jackson’s “Gone Country” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGUXFHrj9YA. “Gone Country” is about city folks deciding to start a career in country music and “Gone Funky” is about the opposite. Failing country music singers turning to hip hop.
Next up are my favorite Weird Al Yankovich parodies
“Ebay” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhC9jJjkPnQ. This is a parody of “I Want It That Way” by the backstreet boys http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fndeDfaWCg. I’m not sure what “I Want It That Way” is about but “Ebay” is about an Ebay addict!
“Yoda” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub0nykvHRuc. This is a parody of “Lola” by The Kinks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaMS_5i0Bbs. “Lola” is about a man who falls in love with a woman named Lola who was originaly a man. “Yoda” as you can guess is about Luke Skywalker meeting Yoda.
Finally we have “Another One Rides The Bus” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZkouut-9RQ. This is a parody of “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE&ob=av2e. “Another One Bites The Dust” is about machine guns (I think) and “Another One Rides The Bus” is about Al’s horrible bus ride!
Take a look at the original songs and their parodies and tell me which ones you liked better in the comments!