Parody

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Behind the Music: The Red Hot Chili Peppers Parody Song, ‘Abracadabralifornia’

A song mimicking the band’s sound was mistaken for the real thing when it hit the internet this week, just days before the Chili Peppers play the Super Bowl with Bruno Mars.

01/31/2014

Taylor Swift

Conan O’Brien Points Out That Taylor Swift’s ’22′ Isn’t An ‘Accurate Representation’

“I didn’t see any Ramen Noodles in that video ’cause that’s all you’re eating when you’re 22,” Conan joked.

05/24/2013

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30-Somethings Parody Taylor Swift’s “22″ In Viral Video

If imitation is the best form of flattery, what is parody? Second, perhaps? Taylor Swift’s new single 22 has been spinning on radio for about a month now, and this week, the internet checked in with the parody 32 by YouTube channel, Fuse.

04/05/2013

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One Direction Surprise Fans With Impromptu London Appearance, Get Covered For Olympians

Everything’s coming up 1D. The guys play a surprise performance in London, get parodied in tribute to the US women’s gymnastics team and get a surprisingly beautiful piano treatment.

08/03/2012

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Michael Buble Embraces “Russian Unicorn” Parody

Mark [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Buble[/lastfm] down as the latest target of one of the oldest internet memes on the interwebs. You should be familiar by now with the “misheard lyrics” and “bad lip reading” videos that […]

08/29/2011

Taylor Swift Zombie Parody

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later… Here’s a parody of  “You Belong With Me” by Miss [lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Taylor Swift [/lastfm]… sung by a zombie. It should be an ad for an […]

08/09/2011

Weird Al Yankovic - "Perform This Way" via VEVO

Weird Al Yankovic’s “Perform This Way” Plus 19 More Weird Al Classics

It’s safe to say that accordion-playing parodist [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Weird Al Yankovic[/lastfm] is the reigning king of the song spoof.  Weird Al has been successfully lampooning the hits since the early ’80s, and he shows no […]

06/22/2011

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Weird Al Yankovic Takes On Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ Video

The road to parody is a long and winding one, but after quite a bit of controversy and a promise to donate all proceeds to charity, Lady Gaga eventually allowed Weird Al Yankovic to do […]

06/21/2011