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Song Parodies -> "2004 (the year in review)"

Original Song Title:

"1985"

Original Performer:

Bowling For Soup

Parody Song Title:

"2004 (the year in review)"

Parody Written by:

Ethan Mawyer

The Lyrics

i've never written an end of the year parody before but there's no time like the present

Britney got hitched two times
Will can't sing worth a dime
Friends went off the air
Nobody really cared
Ashlee's reflux got blamed
Then there's that football game
Wardrobe malfunction
More trouble for her kin

Popularity for Atkins
Bodies transformed in The Swan
Balco helped with Barry's bat
Now is his glory gone?
The Red Sox won it all, Pacers and Pistons brawled
Looking back it is clear, who had a really big year

There's

Usher, and Kanye
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle
And sequels doing very well
The Donald, and Paris
Democrats got embarrassed
But nothing much from Al Gore
In 2 thou, 2 thou, two thousand and four

It's the year of movies
That you hate or love
Mel Gibson's Passion of Christ
Fahrenheit 9/11
They locked out hockey
Didn't really affect me
Bush still loves Rummy
In spite of the prison's infamy

New Orleans Hornets just cannot win
It doesn't seem that we'll ever get Bin Laden
So-called morality destroyed Kerry
But that is over now
What have we heard on the radio?

There's

Usher, and Kanye
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Alicia, Maroon 5
Not Whitney who just cannot drive
Twista, and Green Day
Lil' Jon saying OK
And there was a whole lot more
In Two thou, two thou, two thousand and four

I wonder what am I
Going to witness in 2005?
I know somebody's gonna do something
But will it top...

Usher, and Kanye
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Jon Stewart, Dave Chappelle
And sequels doing very well
The Donald, and Paris
A big year for Ludacris
J.Lo marrying once more
In two thou, two thou, two thousand and four

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Pacing: 4.4
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Total Votes: 37

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Olvan The Terrible - December 24, 2004 - Report this comment
Great year in review!
2nz - December 25, 2004 - Report this comment
You managed to fit a lot of pop-culture and sports into this. Nice one, Ethan.
Kimberly G. - December 25, 2004 - Report this comment
Totally perfect.
Abbott Skelding - December 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Totally awesome, i was going to make something like this, but i dont think i could beat that, good job.
Know 1 can hear you dream - January 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Happy New Year!
Scathe - January 08, 2005 - Report this comment
(sotm) Yep, it was a big year.
Fitu - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
2004 drools but 2005 rules.
Rick D - January 09, 2005 - Report this comment
The parody was a lot better than the year
Agrimorfee - January 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS, seemed plotted and planned quite smoothly, though.
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - January 10, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A great end-of-year parody. Loved it!
go*habs*go - January 13, 2005 - Report this comment
WHAT??? They locked out the NHL, and since I'm Canadian, I want to sue that stupidhead we like to call Gary Bettman. You should rewrite it to "They locked out hockey/And it affected me" Neway, great parody.
Spaff.com - January 16, 2005 - Report this comment
Intricately written, many great subs for the original. (Faves: the movies, "Bin Laden" for "Van Halen," and your sub for "When did reality become TV?") Top-notch work as usual, E-Thang.
Claude Prez - January 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good
Chris Bodily TM - January 18, 2005 - Report this comment
I already voted "Chimney Damage" as SOTM, but this one comes at a close second (since we're not allowed to vote for our own songs [just kidding]). Keep writing and making us laugh, Ethan.
John Jenkins - January 20, 2005 - Report this comment
Very good summary of the year. I used to think the Summer Olympics were a big deal, but 2004 was an Olympics year, and your parody appropriately excluded the event.
Arwen - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--Excellent recap of a crazy year, Ethan!
Paul Robinson - January 24, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) - DKTOS on the OS, but a very interesting and well done piece, Ethan...nice job.
Jeff Reuben - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
This recap brought to you by Fritos, Balco, and the letter W
Phil Alexander - January 25, 2005 - Report this comment
'Fraid I DKTOS, either - I liked the "But nothing much from Al Gore" :-) Nice one, Ethan.
martha - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
also DKTOS but as the others said a well written and clever parody... 5s
Peregrin - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
I enjoyed that good recap Ethan!
Johnny D - January 26, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) What Rick D said.
Stuart McArthur - January 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) great effort Ethan - and comprehensive!
EmiLoca - January 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Extremely good, Mr. Mawyer, and some really great lines in there. (SOTM)
Tim Mayfield - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great recap.
Meriadoc - January 31, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The Bin Ladin line made me LOL! ;-D
Kristof Robertson - February 01, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) DKTOS very well, Ethan, and not familiar with all the references, but a good job nonetheless!

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