Best Parody Target

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Which is the best song?

Chamillionaire "Ridin"
7
19%
Green Day "American Idiot"
17
46%
Usher "Confessions Part II"
2
5%
Taylor Hicks "Do I Make You Proud?"
2
5%
R. Kelly "Trapped In The Closet"
9
24%
 
Total votes: 37

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Favorites, most to least:

1) American Idiot
2) Trapped In the Closet
3) Confessions, Part III
4) Ridin'
5) Do I Make You Proud

The latter may be the weakest Al target since Ruthless People.

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Thanks, but no thanks, James Blunt. Too bad you aren't including 'You're Beautiful' as one of the choices, or I would go with that. Once again, Al's ridiculous hip hop/rap obsession goes overboard with this album with 3 of the 5 parodies. So, those 3 are struck out easily. I like Green Day but not this song of theirs. And so, by default, I'm going with Taylor Hicks' song.

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I count one hip hop/rap parody on this album. Which are the other two exactly? Or do you just mean "by a black person"?
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I think if you broadened that category to include R&B, then you'd be correct. But neither "Confessions Part II" nor "Trapped in the Closet" qualify as hip hop songs.

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TMBJon wrote:I count one hip hop/rap parody on this album. Which are the other two exactly? Or do you just mean "by a black person"?
R. Kelly and Usher's songs I put in that category. Although, Confessions is more R&B. I don't care for the misogyny and foul language associated with today's hip hop/rap. I don't appreciate your racist implication. I group Eminem & Robin Thicke in with this category and they are very white and exclude Michael Jackson for the lack of misogyny and foul language.
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Kevbo1987 wrote:I think if you broadened that category to include R&B, then you'd be correct. But neither "Confessions Part II" nor "Trapped in the Closet" qualify as hip hop songs.
Fine. hip hop/rap/r&b. I'm not so awesome with classifying music genres. Thanks. :D

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This is voting for best original song right? I'd never pick any of these over Green Day, especially You're Beautiful, what a sappy snarly voice, can't stand that guy. Glad most people would say Green Day over these other artists though I agree American Idiot is far from the best song, especially on that work of art!
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Muldernscully wrote:R. Kelly and Usher's songs I put in that category.
This seems extremely arbitrary. R&B is a completely unrelated genre. The only thing that these songs have in common with hip hop is the color of the skin of the performers. Nothing else.
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Okay. I don't agree that R&B is a completely unrelated genre, so we'll just have to agree to disagree. My main point is that those artists have misogyny and foul language in their lyrics, which I don't care for.

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So your certainly not a fan of say, Tenacious D?
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