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Posital
1034260.  Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:18 pm Reply with quote

9. BeBopVox - Don't Mine at Night

In my defence it has 27 meeelion downloads - not quite the 264M that Katy's has.

(Katy Perry - Last Friday Night)

PS: Poslet is into minecraft videos...

 
Posital
1034267.  Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:44 pm Reply with quote

10 Manet - Olympia


Titian - Venus de Urbino


Oh - epic fail - it's all about songs. Back to the drawing board then...

 
Efros
1034275.  Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:56 pm Reply with quote

cough

10 Laurie Lingo & The Dipsticks - Convoy GB

and

C.W.McCall - Convoy

 
GuyBarry
1034296.  Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:35 am Reply with quote

11. Noel Coward - Let's Do It

and (sung here by Ella Fitzgerald)

Cole Porter's Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love

(This has been parodied many times. Even though none of the references are topical any more, I still find Coward's 1955 version by far the funniest.)

 
Posital
1034329.  Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:15 pm Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
cough

10 Laurie Lingo & The Dipsticks - Convoy GB
Laurie (aka Mr Griffin) is apparently in the process of selling his million pound home in advance of his sex offences trial.

 
GuyBarry
1034392.  Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:51 am Reply with quote

This one reached number 2 in Australia but inexplicably failed to chart here. It came from the brilliant 1980s spoof of local radio, Radio Active, and is performed by Philip Pope (the composer), Michael Fenton-Stevens and Angus Deayton. It's a generic spoof of the group's style rather than a parody of an individual song, so I've picked a fairly typical song as the original.

12. The Hee Bee Gee Bees - Meaningless Songs (in Very High Voices)

and

The Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love

 
monzac
1034393.  Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:43 am Reply with quote

13. The Chaps - Rawhide


Frankie Laine - Rawhide

and

Vaughn Monroe - Ghost riders in the sky

 
GuyBarry
1034700.  Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:42 am Reply with quote

Can't let the thread go by without a mention of possibly the greatest parody band of all. Difficult to pick an individual song since Neil Innes wrote so many brilliant ones, but here's perhaps one of the best-known:

14. The Rutles - Ouch!

and

The Beatles - Help!

 
Celebaelin
1034720.  Tue Nov 12, 2013 4:23 am Reply with quote

15. Frank Zappa - Zomby Woof

Compare and contrast with

Spinal Tap (feat. Steve Vai) - Short And Sweet

 
AlmondFacialBar
1034739.  Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:48 am Reply with quote

GuyBarry wrote:
This one reached number 2 in Australia but inexplicably failed to chart here. It came from the brilliant 1980s spoof of local radio, Radio Active, and is performed by Philip Pope (the composer), Michael Fenton-Stevens and Angus Deayton. It's a generic spoof of the group's style rather than a parody of an individual song, so I've picked a fairly typical song as the original.

12. The Hee Bee Gee Bees - Meaningless Songs (in Very High Voices)


They performed that live at Douglas Adams's 60th Birthday Party at the Hammersmith Apollo. V. cool!

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
GuyBarry
1035088.  Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:13 am Reply with quote

Another Beatles-themed one... but it's not a parody of the Beatles, or even a parody of a song. (I think it still counts though as it got to number 14 in 1965, and to number 52 when it was re-released in 1993.) Note that the backing music on the Sellers version is an arrangement of the Beatles song - a subtlety that's easy to miss.

16. Peter Sellers - A Hard Day's Night

and

Laurence Olivier - "Now is the Winter of our Discontent" speech from Richard III

 
GuyBarry
1035597.  Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:48 pm Reply with quote

This one's not really my sort of thing, but I'm running out of ideas now. Any late suggestions?

17. Cledus T. Judd - I Love Nascar!

and

Toby Keith - I Love This Bar

(Having listened to them both for the first time, I think the original's funnier than the parody.)

 
GuyBarry
1035840.  Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:36 am Reply with quote

From the people who brought you the Hee Bee Gee Bees:

18. Status Quid - Boring Song

and (chosen at random)

Status Quo - Old Time Rock and Roll

 
GuyBarry
1035961.  Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:37 pm Reply with quote

Four parodies in 2 minutes 17 seconds! (Warning: rude word at end of first line of lyrics.)

19. Amateur Transplants - All the Trimmings (Part 2)

and

Johnny Mathis - When A Child Is Born
Slade - Merry Christmas Everybody
Jim'll Fix It (Theme Tune) (Warning - do not click on this link if you object to pictures of Jimmy Savile)
The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

 
GuyBarry
1035992.  Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:51 am Reply with quote

Time to wrap the category up. I imagine this one would have got about 18 million viewers on BBC1, though it wasn't released on record as far as I know. Only the middle one is an actual song parody - the others are parodies of the acts. SAVILE WARNING - contains not one but two bad impressions of Jimmy Savile!

20. The Two Ronnies - Crop of the Flops

and

Bad Manners - [Lip Up Fatty]
Chas and Dave - Rabbit
Adam and the Ants - [Ant Music]

When I started the category I didn't imagine that I'd be finishing it as well. Would anyone else like to propose the next one?

 

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