Best Parody Target

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Which is the best song?

James Brown "Living In America"
7
23%
Robert Palmer "Addicted To Love"
21
70%
El DeBarge "Who's Johnny"
1
3%
Mick Jagger "Ruthless People"
1
3%
 
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Best Parody Target

Postby TMBJon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:42 pm

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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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Big Spoon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:46 pm

Addicted To Love.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Bruce the Duck » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:08 pm

Not much to choose from here. I have to give it to the Godfather though.

In order:

Living in America
Who's Johnny
Addicted to Love
Ruthless People
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Kevbo1987 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:11 pm

Addicted to Love is the best here, though these songs are all pretty weak.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby JEDM » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:49 am

Addicted to Love. There aren't any other real choices aside from James Brown. :?
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby CharlesNelson » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:47 am

"Addicted to Love," absolutely!
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Teh Dingo » Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:46 am

Fun fact: I jumped up on stage once with my father's covers band and played Addicted to Love with them. I played cowbell.

And for that reason alone, it gets my vote.

(OK, not really....but it's the best of the group for me....granted I did love Short Circuit....)
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby eleventhirtyfour » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:45 am

Ever since I showed my kids (Boy, 7; Girl, 4) Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 they are OBSESSED with "Who's Johnny" and it has made me appreciate "Here's Johnny" a whole lot more. I honestly think it has some pretty funny lines in it.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby Bruce the Duck » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:51 am

eleventhirtyfour wrote:Ever since I showed my kids (Boy, 7; Girl, 4) Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2 they are OBSESSED with "Who's Johnny" and it has made me appreciate "Here's Johnny" a whole lot more. I honestly think it has some pretty funny lines in it.


I'm glad you brought up Short Circuit. It's a very underrated movie - right up there with Gremlins and The Goonies for 80s family comedies, but somehow long forgotten.

"Here's Johnny" is similarly often forgotten. It's certainly dated with its subject matter, but for its time, it was extremely clever for Al to focus the song on an irrational obsession with Ed McMahon rather on the Tonight Show or Johnny Carson, which would have been the more obvious route.
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Re: Best Parody Target

Postby MandatoryFun » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:46 am

Not a big fan of the parody, but I like the original song a lot. I've had a lot of hernias before.
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