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Some bands don't wait around for Weird Al to parody one of their songs, and take a pre-emptive strike and write a silly song of their own.

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Entries Beginning with W

"We Didn't Start The Fire," Billy Joel
After years of genius rock songs comes something completely out of left field. Basically, he mentions major historical and pop culture moments that occurred during his life. For example: Harry Truman, Doris Day, Red China, Johnny Ray.
Brian Kelly
"Week Of 4 'Billy's," Billy Vera, Billy Idol, Billy Joel, Billy Ocean
On the week ending on January 17, 1987 Gregory Abbott topped the charts with 'Shake You Down'. But there was something else notable as well. This very week was unique in that there were FOUR artists with the first name 'Billy' on the American Top 40 chart. At #5 was 'At This Moment' by BILLY VERA and The Beaters and it was rising up. At #17 was 'Love Is Forever' by BILLY OCEAN and it had slipped down a notch. At #28 was 'This Is The Time' by BILLY JOEL and it was climbing the chart. And at # 35 was 'To Be A Lover' by BILLY IDOL which peaked at #6 a few weeks prior. That's The Week Of Four 'Billy's - Vera, Ocean, Joel and Idol. Vera's song would soon become his only #1 hit. Billy Idol would score his only #1 later that year with 'Mony Mony' (famous for that UNIQUE chant that people added to it). The other 2 'Billy's had already had topped the chart before and would again later in the decade.
Billy Eugene
"When I'm Stuck, I Turn To Duct Tape," Something To Do
A Ska tribute to the world's greatest plumbing repair tape? Sounds funny, and it is! "Never had much luck with nails, Whoa-oh! I turn to duct tape! Staples always seem to fail, Whoa-oh! I turn to Duct tape!
"Wilbury Twist," Traveling Wilburys
With a video that has John Candy, Whoopi Goldberg, and Fred Savage how can they be serious?!
Paul Warren
"Wild Honey Pie," The Beatles
One of the shorter songs in the Beatles history...seems to have been recorded on the planet Mars.
"Winchester Cathedral," New Vaudeville Band
Geoff Stephens formed a novelty band in 1966 that used a megaphone just to sound like a performer in the 20's. And it worked by having a #1 hit.
Paul Warren
"The Words Get Stuck In My Throat," Devo
This group performed this song live in their concerts. In it, Mark Mothersbaugh uses his alias "Booji (pronounced 'Boogie') Boy", and sings in a voice that sounds like Elmo from "Sesame Street". Sample lyrics: "If I had a tiny microphone
Stuck inside my heart
It would amplify my love for you."

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