Pop music certainly has its place in the world, offering simple pleasures from catchy tunes that burrow their way into your head where they remain until another, more powerful, ditty comes along. It doesn't matter whether it's your preferred genre or not, certain pop songs will still enter into your subconscious and lay dormant until you catch yourself singing the chorus in the shower one morning. Thankfully there is a simple way of alleviating some of the guilt you may feel for liking these mostly terrible songs from the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, and Beyonce all of whom are immensely popular musicians on Facebook. I am, of course, talking about song parodies, which have existed for centuries in one form or another. People use Facebook in lots of different ways. Connecting with friends, sharing photos online, and discovering news are just a few examples. Also popular are Facebook Pages, which are profiles for celebrities, bands, brands, and websites. Musicians in particular build immense followings on social networking sites, with fanbases the are millions-strong.
Do Re Mi from The Sound of Music
And what song propelled him to these middling heights of fading fame in the first place? This song is both funny and could easily have been a hit in Chris Rock got to play rap star in the cult hit CB4 , sending up the gangster rap that had taken over the genre at the time. Put back a watered down wine cooler, light a schwaggy doobie, and give this one a super mellow listen.
With his new album "Mandatory Fun," "Weird Al" Yankovic is up to his usual hijinks -- selecting some of the most defining pop songs of the past few years and spoofing them with some devastatingly funny one-liners. He's been doing this for 30 years with an impossibly consistent amount of success, honoring some of pop's biggest stars and typically outlasting them as relevant music-makers. How does Yankovic do it? With razor-sharp wit that never cuts too deep, and an inherent silliness that can make the stone-faced adults giggle like little kids. Although it's darn near impossible to narrow down "Weird Al" Yankovic's 10 funniest songs, these are the tracks that are the most reliably, universally hysterical, from hit singles to deep album cuts, from some of his earliest hits to his lone Top 10 entry. The highlight of "Weird Al's" self-titled debut album is a rabidly wacky account of riding a public bus, set to Queen's unforgettable melody.
From Julie Andrews to Hannibal Lecter, from Freddie Mercury to Darth Vader, the heroes and villains of pop culture are being enlisted in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. The COVID pandemic is no joke, but toilet paper and working-from-home memes have been racing around the internet and social networks for weeks. Yes, with millions of people around the world staying home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, rewriting the lyrics to your favorite song has evidently become a thing. Julie Andrew sings a new Do Re Mi for the age of corona. A sing-along-worthy COVID health tutorial as performed by Julie Andrews' heavenly Maria and the "Van Trapplings" is just one of the inspired musical inventions to have stuck a chord online this week. Because you are way too busy doing Prime Minister-approved jigsaw puzzles, home-schooling the kids in trigonometry and reorganising the back shed, we've trawled the web for some of the most contagiously funny memes and musical parodies going viral.