As the saying goes, imitation is the sincerest or greatest form of flattery. Here are some funny music video parodies from songs like Plain White T’s “Hey There Delilah” to Staind’s “It’s Been a While.” Surely, there are a ton of other great parodies and we barely scratched the surface. Post a comment and tell us any other great music parodies you’ve found.
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
This song was originally released in 2005 and it took 2 years before it reached the top charts in the U.S. You may certainly recognize the song if you have seen a movie in the last 2 years as it often part of the 20 min prelude to the movies. Nice mellow, folksy song.
My Humps – Black Eyed Peas
This parody is performed by Alanis Morissette and I have to say it showcases her brilliance. The lyrics are sung word for word — but slowed down so can you listen to the substance of the words which makes it 100% hilarious. It also showcases the vocal ability of Alanis. Again brilliant.
“Weird Al” Yankovic – White & Nerdy
View the parody video here. This song is a classic. It parodies the song “Ridin'” by Chamillionaire who was pleasantly surprised by the song and Weird Al’s rapping ability. Not all artist have a sense of humor: Coolio was peeved over the parody “Amish Paridise.”
“My Cubicle” parody of James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”
The original music video had a more serious tone. Blunt removes his shoes and clothes, a Japanese tradition prior to committing suicide, and then jumps off a cliff.
Another version title ” I’ve Been Neutered”
Fergie – Fergalicious – (Parody titled “Repetitious”)
Billy Joel – We Didn’t Start The Fire (Parody “We Didn’t Start The Crisis – NYU Stern Follies 2009”)
Not the best singing but a good recap of the economic crisis and the players involved.
Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice – (Parody by Jim Carey during his In Living Color days)
MC Hammer – U Can’t Touch This – (Parody by TV show In Living Color)
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl – (Parody “Elderly Remix”)
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl – (Parody “I Kicked a Girl”)
Linkin Park Parody
Linkin Park – In the End – (Parody Indian style)
Shakira – Whenever Wherever – (Parody by MadTV)
Michael Jackson – Beat It – (Parody title “Just Google”)
50 Cent – “In Da Club – (Parody title “I can Grub”)
Britney Spears: I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman – (Parody by MadTV)
Parody on Eminem by MadTV
Spoof of Lil Wayne and Jay-Z “MR CARTER”
Staind – It’s been a while – (Parody with a poo take)