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Song Parodies -> "Nineteen Eighty Five"

Original Song Title:

"1985"

Original Performer:

Bowling For Soup

Parody Song Title:

"Nineteen Eighty Five"

Parody Written by:

blackjack21

The Lyrics


The song is 1985 but the parody is about bands of the 70s. I grew up on the music of the 70s and of course, it’s still the best music around. ;-) While I love the bands and the music of this era, I’m surprised to see a lot of them still touring and doing shows. And people still paying to watch these old farts perform. A lot of these guys, and gals, are well into their 60s now but hey, I guess if people will still pay to see you, rock on old dudes!

Please don’t comment on whether this band or that band is still good or not, I’m really not trying to diss your fave. Most of the bands mentioned here were chosen because of: A- age of band and members, B- name recognition, C- still performing, D- number of syllables in their name, E- rhyme scheme. This parody is meant to be tongue-in-cheek, please enjoy and have fun. ~blackjack21
Nineteen Eighty Five

Woo hoo hoooo
Woo hoo hoooo

Ozzy just can’t recall
He’s really lost it all
Drugged brain yesterday
Dementia's here to stay
Aer-o-smith bagged their tour
'Cause all their knees are sore
Rolling Stones changed their plan
Mick had a bad cat scan

KC and the Band of Sunshine
Think they partied way too hard
Oxygen for Fleetwood Mac
It appears their lungs are scarred
And now what do I see?
Guys that were in Jour-ney
Surpassed the average life
Of rockers, has beens
Good night! Still...

…have Cheap Trick, don’t wanna
REO is gonna
Tour with Doobies and Blondie
Don't let her pose for Playboy please
The Guess Who are uncool
Singer has a nasty drool
Pause; be still, we thought you died*
With nineteen, nineteen, nineteen eighty five*

Woo hoo hoooo
(Nineteen eighty five)
Woo hoo hoooo

Getting tired of classics
They still try to shine
Alice, Rod, Ozzy and Bruce**
Never did sing real fine
We rocked out to KISS
Now the whole act is a miss
All the older bands
I remember now I pan ‘em man

Love to listen still, to my top ten
CD originals, not present day performin’
No more reality, don’t want to see
What ever happened to hit songs, fame slows (then retirement)

But Cheap Trick, don’t wanna
REO is gonna
Tour with Doobies and Blondie
How many years left can there be
The Guess Who are uncool
Drummer just turned eighty two
Pause; be still, we thought you died*
With nineteen, nineteen, nineteen eighty five*

Woo hoo hooo

Way past prime, can't stop clock
Styx are oldies now, and they're classic schlock (classic schlock)
Thank God that Lynyrd has no more Skynyrd
It's time this stops, stops, stops! (tick tick tick tick)
Don't bring back...

Cheap Trick, don’t wanna
REO is gonna
Tour with Doobies and Blondie
And wouldn't go if they were free
The Guess Who are uncool
Bassist getting senile too
Pause; be still, we thought you died*
With nineteen eighty five*

Woo hoo hooo

Cheap Trick, don’t wanna
REO is gonna (Nineteen eighty five)
Tour with Doobies and Blondie
She went to school with my granny
(Nineteen eighty five)
Woo hoo hooo
The Guess Who are uncool
My grampa went to their school
(Nineteen eighty five)
Pause; be still, we thought you died*
With nineteen, nineteen, nineteen eighty five*

* “We thought you died with 1985” refers to the time when their popularity/fame should be dying, not their physical death. I think this also says that the bands of the 80s and 90s were weak by comparison, but that's just me. ;-)

** “Alice, Rod, Ozzy and Bruce” refers to Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne and Bruce Springsteen. You would think they of all people could afford voice lessons. :-D

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Fiddlegirl - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
Now that you mention it, my first thought upon seeing some of these guys is "Man, he/she/they look old!"... THEN I pay attention to their music. Isn't that awful of me? (I, of course, have not aged in the least!) ;)
Mark Scotti - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
VERY retro! Great times, back then!
AFW - July 22, 2009 - Report this comment
This rocks!

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