The ideal spoof is difficult to come by. Parodies can be found in a variety of forms, including film, television, and literature, but the best examples tend to come from the world of music. We look at the 5 Hilarious Song Parodies below:
‘Big Bottom’ – Spinal Tap
Spinal Tap is without a doubt one of the most well-known and lasting parody bands of all time. This Is Spinal Tap, released during the height of hair metal, cast a satirical stare over the landscape of classic rock, providing music lovers with a spoof of rock stardom in all its lycra-clad grandeur.
‘Eat It’- Weird Al Yankovic
After the release of ‘White and Nerdy’ in 2006, ‘Eat It’ was surpassed as Yankovic’s most popular song, complete with a shot-for-shot recreation of Jackson’s original video. The success of ‘Eat It,’ was due to the clash of rock ‘n’ roll visuals with decidedly self-deprecating lyrics.
‘Cheese and Onions’ – The Rutles
The Rutles were a fictional beat group created by Idle and his partner Neil Innes who frequently appeared on the show playing Beatles-inspired compositions, eventually starring in their own mockumentary All You Need Is Cash. ‘Cheese and Onion,’ their most popular song, is a version of Paul McCartney’s ‘Let It Be,’ with a more snack time bent.
‘Slipped My Disco’ – The Tubes
You might not realize that ‘Slipped My Disco’ is a jab at Saturday Night Fever and its ilk until you hear it. The Tubes’ more nefarious intents are obvious from the cliche-ridden lyrics.
‘The Intro and the Outro’ – The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, formed by a group of art school students with an appreciation for dark humor, gained fame after performing on the 1968 ITV comedy programme Do Not Adjust Your Set. Although the band began by playing an imitation of 1920s trad jazz, they quickly progressed to more contemporary rock, pop, and psychedelia.