Parodies’ Paradise: 2016 “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

Although from Adele’s 2015 album 25, the single was released in 2016… peaked at number five in the UK, number eight in the US and number 10 in Canada… the video received a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.

The girl sings so lovely everyone wants to imitate it. Can they make jokes in her range?

Aubrey Howell and friends add spirit to the humor with “Can’t It Wait ’til December?”

Parodies’ Paradise: 2015 “Slumber Party”

Britney Spears’s second single from her ninth studio album featured brass, marimba, “syncopated synths”, percussion and a horn section… an ode to fornication and making sex tapes… appeared on the national charts in countries including Canada, Spain, Scotland and the United States, where it debuted and peaked at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100… topped the Dance Club Songs chart after several weeks.

Derrick Barry (w/Nebraska Thunderfuck and Adam Ramzi) stars in Adrian Anchondo’s slavish tribute “Christmas Party.” It’s about office party shenanigans with sexy backup dancers in the elevator hall.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2015 “Fight Song”

Rachel Platten’s hit peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100… number one of the Adult Contemporary and Adult Pop Songs airplay charts… topped the charts in the United Kingdom… peaked within the top ten of the singles charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland and the top twenty of the charts in Slovakia… sold two million copies in the United States… double platinum.

The ode to vulnerability gets the Rudolph runaround with “Flight Song” by Katherine Durickas for Local Business Comedy.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2015 “Uptown Funk”

The Bruno Mars/Mark Ronson song became a worldwide phenomenon with its major impact on pop culture… according to Billboard, it remains the biggest hit of the 2010s… spent 14 consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US, seven non-consecutive weeks at number one on the UK Singles Chart, and topped the charts in several other countries including Australia, Canada, France, Ireland and New Zealand… second best-selling single of 2015… one of the best-selling of all-time… won two Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year… 2.6 billion views YouTube making it the fifth most viewed YouTube video of all time. If Bruno Mars didn’t do so famous for the Mark Ronson wouldn’t be so many mockers mucking.

NOTE: Some of the home grown attempts are fun for family, but incomprehensible. Let’s skim off some creme…

(Don’t judge: watch the Byl Family with “‘Uptown Funk’ Holiday Parody” and you tell me you want to see twelve worse versions.)

Chris Carmona takes a very long coupl’a minutes of skit to get after his greedy spoiled targets with “North Pole Funk!” C’mon, let’s GO!

Long Island’s WBLI funnymen go a bit faster if not any funnier with another “North Pole Funk.” Nice alcoholic outro, tho.

Is it the song that inspires insipidity? High Society feels the spirit with “Uptown Funk–Christmas Daddies Version” for a telethon, but i can’t charitably share the fun. It’s like a musical exercise. B+

Amelia Carella of Paromedy mumbles up “I’m St. Nick” to remind you what a badass the gifted be. Hot Damn! Believe!

Dan Taylor brings the parody with Playa Santer in “Santa Funk.” Uh hunh. I’m deckin’ i’m trekkin’ i’m wreckin’. Uh hunh.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2015 “Hello”

Adele’s lead single from her third studio album became her second UK number-one single, following… the largest opening week sales in three years… debuted at the top of the BillboardHot 100 in the US, reigning for 10 consecutive weeks… fourth number-one on the chart… the first song to sell over a million digital copies in a week… 2015’s 7th best-selling single… the music video broke the Vevo Record by achieving over 27.7 million views within a 24-hour span… also broke the record for shortest time to attain 100 million Vevo views, as well as shortest time to reach one billion YouTube views (88 days)… won three Grammy Awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Solo Performance.

Adele-able parodies tend to lift the level of high humor due to her… saintliness?

Alyssa Smith plays her collegiate parody into a “Hello It’s Christmas.” But it takes forever and the lip synching is novocained.

Nicole Wilson invites you to her Xmas party with her “‘Hello’ Adele Parody.” That’s some trouble for an e-vite.

Kelsey Lynn Ellis redeems the echoey vocalizations with “Hello from the North Pole” in which Santa searches for the faithful.

Tim Wheeler takes it up a pearly gate with “Hello, Christmas Eve” pitching services for his church. Wait. this is advertising!

Kelli Smith goes Jesus with Josh Christopher’s “Hello.” Christ’s birth is a wake up call, y’all. Hello!

Newlife fights the war against Christmas with “Hello (It’s Christmas Time).” I’m not sure which haters don’t want him to don his gay apparel, but he makes a case for ostentatious decorating. Great video.

Rakhee Noazaria spends a whole minute trying to get the ‘rents to answer the door in her “Hello (Christmas Edition).” Hehe.

Joel Kopischke, a god among parodists, has Kelli Cramer sing about a disappointed list maker in “‘Hello’ Adele Christmas Parody.” Kelli sells it, and the humor is largely blown out of the water by her vocals.

Phat Daddies make the obvious play with “Ho Ho” casting Santa as the emo whiner we hate to see. Nice parody.

The same idea in “Ho Ho” by The White Boys takes its own sweet time, but comes off funnier.

Kim Novak brings it down the chimney with her “Ho Ho.” It’s not all cookie jokes, but Santa takes it on the belly here.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2015 “Watch Me”

The debut single by the American rapper Silentó peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it has spent 6 non-consecutive weeks… the viral clip on YouTube has over a billion views… reached over 2 million in sales by November 2015… received a nomination for Song of the Summer at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards and another nomination for R&B/Hip-Hop Song at the Teen Choice Awards... Australian site Irkitated named it one of the absolute ‘worst songs.’

Deva Delporto goes mad mom on the hit with “Whip Nae Nae Christmas Parody.”

Parodies’ Paradise: 2015 “679”

The title springs from Fetty Wap’s attempt to access his birthday (6/7/1991) as a PIN… the second single by from his self-titled debut album… peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his second highest-charting single.

This rant goes collegial with angrypicnic’s dada recitation “679 (Christmas Parody).” Pranks for that.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2014 “All About That Bass”

Meghan Trainor’s hit off her debut album became a strong candidate for “Song of the Summer”… in a negative review, Time named “All About That Bass” as the fifth worst song of the year… with 16 weeks in total it holds the record for total most weeks in number one at the Slovenian official singles charts SloTop50… received Grammy Award nominations for Record of the Year and Song of the Year… spent eight weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100… topped the charts in 20 other countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom… sold 11 million units worldwide… the third best-selling song of 2014 and one of the best-selling singles of all time.

Girls of Suburbia honor Santa’s size in their parody of no clever name.

Streator High School love/hate Santa’s girth with “All About that Waist.” Kids today!

Jennifer Rose gets a bit more lascivious with the chubby chasing in “I Love My Santa Claus,” shimmying and gyrating like this is a ‘Santa Baby’ parody. (Hang on, a plate of burger and fries for Santa?!)

LindZ Owen plays sultry to Santa as well to get “On the Nice List.” Nice hair brush vocals.

shayshaymb approaches Santa from another side with “All About that Beard.” Is that all that saint is to you?

Richard Peachey dips shallowly for “All About that Base” honoring the Christmas tree stand. Mmmm–maybe.

Nisah (for Mig Me) changes the subject with “All About the Feast.” You know it’s a feast when there’s pasta, and rice, and fries.

curveball111 throws the food topic into another court with “I Wanna Stuff My Face” full of latkes. Oi, oil.

Mission Church Ventura make the best of their talent pool with their secular crit and religious twist: “All About that Baby.”

Faith Promise Church likes presents and trees as much as the baby king with “All About that Bass – Christmas Remix.” Bass here is the low sound of that pop guitar playing (i guess).

Allegra DelRossi (and family) feature Jesus in “All About that Babe,” a Christmas song that piggybacks on religion.

Vapid blond devotees shake it for “All About the Christ” starring Heather Krol. That million mile stare creeps the bajeepers outta me, though.

Notching the cross up a bit AJ Sheffield go high with “All About the Christ” apparently recorded on a flip phone, but skitted out by frolicsome teen believers. (Why does Mary have a knitted beard?)

Aubrey Howell gets the idea of parody with “All About that List.” I like it because it’s heartfelt fun.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2014 “Blank Space”

Some songs, and artists, demand the taking down of the peg or two–or twelve. Taylor Swift’s hit reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100… made her the first woman in the Hot 100’s 56-year history to succeed herself at the top spot… topped charts in Canada, South Africa and Australia… charted in the top 10 in numerous countries, such as Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom… received nominations for the 58th Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

This has resulted in uncountable riffs, many of which are yultidinous.

Jason Bojangals has a “‘Blank Space’ ‘Home Alone’ Parody” not to be missed. Xmas in setting only.

More family drama from the subcontinentals at AnitaBeMe: “‘Blank Space’ Christmas Parody.” Mom and Dad have a point.

Dad Matt Pelt worries about the family prank war influencing the “Naughty List.” With good reason.

Basic and Bro Productions features Kim Novak singing about what to bring her in your”Dang Sleigh.” It turns out she is grabby AND greedy.

Georgette Brotherson and Joshua Hinsonn of Free Beer Productions go amateur with “Bad Gift.” Selfish millennials.

Kristopher London is a bit needy with his “‘Blank Space’ Christmas Parody.” And unnecessarily BLUE.

To make up Singing Music People of Fair Oaks Church have a nicely done “Nice List.”

Tyson & Hayley consider the blank space in their living room to fill with a Christmas tree in their “‘Blank Space’ Parody.” Timber.

At least “Blank Cups” from Back Row Videos is about something. Sadly that something is the Starbucks red Christmas cup controversy from way back. Gladly it’s from the POV of the bored barista. Good one.

Amanzio Brady injects a tiny hip hop into “‘Blank Space’ (Christmas Parody).” Starting to sound like all the others.

Is that 12 yet? No? Gotta wrap this up…

Charles Harke of That Guy Productions tells the tale of Santa considering one Davy and his worthiness as to his extensive list. “‘Blank Space’ Parody (Christmas Edition)” is an emotional roller coaster.

Parodies’ Paradise: 2014 “Bang Bang”

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj’s number was the lead single from Jessie J’s third studio album Sweet Talker… by the next year it was certified 5× platinum by the RIAA… as of 2016, the song has sold 3.2 million copies in the US… debuted at number one in the United Kingdom… reached the top ten in fourteen countries including Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States… nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 57th Grammy Award… won Favorite Song of the Year at the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards.

Katie Wilson (w/Chrissa Sparkles and Michelle Glavan) go big skit production with “Ugly Christmas Sweater.” Wow.