09 January 2007

Top 5 Satire Songs

I haven't done a Tell It To Me Tuesday from over at Janet's blog, so I figured I would add these satirical parody songs, mostly by Weid Al Yankovic... still I enjoy them :)

1) The Saga Begins by 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Just a classic and it parodies another favorite song, 'American Pie'. My favorite bit is the end 'And the Jedi I admire most, met up with Darth Maul and now he's toast, Well I'm still here and he's a ghost... I guess I'll train this boy.'

2) The Contra Rap by Rich Little: From the 'Dr. Demento' days.. this parody is a little dated, but so darn funny, and if you suffered through the Iran-Contra hearings, this helped.

3) Star Trekkin' by The Firm: Such a strange, almost dead on parody of the Original Series. Always loved 'We come in peace. Shoot to Kill! Shoot to Kill!'

4) Jerry Springer by 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Another great parody of a good song, this one is just terribly funny and makes fun of ourselves and Springer at the same time. And lyrically, it's too good to miss.

5) This Land by JibJab: A flash parody, but again so darn funny, especially how it makes fun of Kerry and his 'but I won three purple hearts'... actually it makes fun of everyone involved in the process, which is good. Political satire is healthy even if we don't agree with it :)

Honorable Mention: Star Wars Gangsta Rap: A late entry, but if you are a Star Wars fan you should check this out...' We got Death Star!'.



Rav`N said...

Can't go past Weird Al for good parodies. The Saga begins is a good one, and a favourite amongst my 2 nephews. haven't heard of the non-Weird Al ones. I'll have to look them up. If you haven't heard of it before, you should check out the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny buy Lemon Demon

Andrea said...

I'm all for any Weird Al songs. I love A Saga Begins too. I think I might like it better than American Pie.

Natsthename said...

I picked Star Trekkin', too. That is also a favorite lyric of mine from the song. They just don't make em like that anymore! And you're dead on about Weird Al!!

jedimerc said...

rav'n: I have seen the Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny... my roomate made sure I caught it.

andrea: I'm about 50/50 on American Pie, only because I still like it so much (though Madonna's version needs to be expunged permanently from all records)

nat: The Star Trekkin' song has some great stuff to it. I could have made it just a Top 5 Weird Al songs :)

kate said...

i've never heard of any of these. lol.

jedimerc said...

You should at least listen to some 'Wierd Al'... good for the soul (and you can find This Land and the Star Wars Gangsta Rap online :)

Sayre said...

Love Weird Al - he was my total list on my blog. Got videos too.
Have you seen the "Complicated" song? Hysterical! And catchy too!~

Janet said...

I think the Star Wars spoofs are great in a "you had to be there" sorta way:)

jedimerc said...

sayre: I watched the videos... needed a good chuckle tonight :)

janet: or in almost 'you had to be a Star Wars nerd' kind of way :)

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