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Which is the best song?

Richard Harris "MacArthur Park"
2
6%
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Under The Bridge"
16
48%
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away"
7
21%
Billy Ray Cyrus "Achy Breaky Heart"
0
No votes
Aerosmith "Livin' On The Edge"
8
24%
 
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Best Parody Target

Postby TMBJon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 4:58 am

Forgetting about the now well-known Weird Al parodies, which of these five original songs do you actually like the most?

Yes, I am including both RCHP songs.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Bruce the Duck » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:03 am

Aerosmith. Easy choice.

In order:

Livin' in the Fridge
Under the Bridge/Give It Away
Achy Breaky Heart
MacArthur Park

Interestingly, if I listed the parodies in order from best to worst, it would be exactly reversed.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby CheeseSandwich » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:41 am

Kinda weird you put both Red Hot Chilli Peppers down even though they are both part of the same parody, and Under the Bridge isn't even in there for very long
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Big Spoon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:22 am

Livin' On The Edge
Is it about my cube?
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Skippy » Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:19 pm

Went with Aerosmith too. Never cared much for RHCP. There are a couple of their songs I like, but neither of these two. Honestly, Livin' on the Edge isn't even that great of an Aerosmith song to me, but the other choices are just too bad to consider.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Genius in Maine » Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:29 pm

As much as I like Aerosmith, I actually prefer "Under The Bridge" over "Livin' On The Edge."
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby JEDM » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:46 am

I had to go with "Give It Away". If Al had parodied "Dude Looks Like a Lady" (or really anything else from Aerosmith), they would've had my vote. I find "Livin' on the Edge" to quite boring. :|
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Teh Dingo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:08 am

Aerosmith is one of those bands you think I'd dig, but I've never really into, save for a couple songs here and there. Went with Give it Away.
in a complicated song does it look like al has no head
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Way_Moby » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:48 am

It took me until just now to realize that "Alapalooza" technically had 5 parodies, but two of them were in the same song.

Weird.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby TMBJon » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:10 am

I voted for Under The Bridge, definitely in the running for my favorite original song that Al has ever parodied.

After that there's a big dropoff. Give It Away has a slight edge over Livin On The Edge. Not that into MacArthur Park, and Achy Breaky Heart is absolutely horrible.
In fact, Achy Breaky Song was the first Weird Al song I ever heard. I was very familiar with the original and could barely tolerate it. Then I heard ABS on the radio; it was the first parody I had ever experienced, and I bought Greatest Hits II the very next day. Haven't stopped listening since.
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