Best Parody Target

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Which is the best song?

Don McLean "American Pie"
16
43%
The Offspring "Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)"
7
19%
Barenaked Ladies "One Week"
12
32%
Puff Daddy "It's All About The Benjamins"
1
3%
Cherry Poppin' Daddies "Zoot Suit Riot"
1
3%
 
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Forgetting about the now well-known Weird Al parodies, which of these five original songs do you actually like the most?
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American Pie.
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It's close between "One Week" and "Pretty Fly", but I have to give it to The Offspring.

In order:

"Pretty Fly"
"One Week"
"It's All About the Benjamins"
"American Pie"
"Zoot Suit Riot"

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The Jerry Springer toon was good, but I like star wars so yes, I vote the American pie song as my number one
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TMBJON weirdly worded this question so i got confused :bad: :bad:
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MandatoryFun wrote:TMBJON weirdly worded this question so i got confused :bad: :bad:
Uh maybe if you would stop "smoking weed until dawn" as you said in your other post, you would have understood the question. Get it together, Drew. Do you want that editor job or not?
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Anyway I went with Pretty Fly for a White Guy. I had to vote for The Offspring because I was really into pop punk in 1999. :mrt:
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Tough to go against "American Pie," but I prefer "One Week," even if it's not my favorite BNL tune.

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TMBJon wrote: Uh maybe if you would stop "smoking weed until dawn" as you said in your other post, you would have understood the question. Get it together, Drew. Do you want that editor job or not?
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Anyway I went with Pretty Fly for a White Guy. I had to vote for The Offspring because I was really into pop punk in 1999. :mrt:
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I'm quite fond of the last two songs, but the classic on this album is unbeatable.

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This one is really tough.

As I've been going through these Best Target polls (And then running the albums that don't have topics yet through my head), I think this may be the best selection of targets (In 3D is close and DTBS is up there, though it gets disqualified for only having four :P )

I think it comes down to One Week and Pretty Fly. We're talking favorite, and I've never been a big fan of American Pie (Don't get me wrong, it's a classic, it's great, it's well written, just it's not something I'd actively seek out), and even though Al parodied the superior (IMO) version of Benjamins, it's hard to separate the original from the remix since it's just (mostly) the same song over loud guitars. ZSR is good too, but I think the idea of a swing song neing a hit in the late 90s is lost to anyone that wasn't alive back then.


I'll have to go with Pretty Fly just because I've never been a big BNL fan. But again, this is a very tough choice.
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