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Song Parodies -> "4 Syllables"

Original Song Title:

"You're Beautiful"

Original Performer:

James Blunt

Parody Song Title:

"4 Syllables"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

On a scale of 1-10, how hard is this song to parody? From a writing standpoint, it's a 1 (all you need is "4 syllables"). From a "I might go insane if I hear it one more time" standpoint, it's an 11.

James, thanks a million...

His song is pointless
Of that I'm sure
Because the chorus
Is just two words!
It's vile and so friggin' cliche
Now universally panned
Oh well, what the hell - one more spoof
... because I can!

I'm cynical!
And critical!
So criminal, this tune!
'cause everyday
It's so overplayed
And I give you my review
This song makes me want to puke!

Now, *gulp* it is time
Follow tired rhyme
Scheme that he has in place
I find a - lyrics crime...
These lines plain stink, but I'll do 'em again
Want... to know the secret?: well, I'm half-way brain dead!

Four syllables!
Four syllables!
Four syllables, this tune!
It don't take skill
(but an iron will!)
You'll need aural fort-i-tude
If you listen to this fool!

[chorus of those who don't have the aformentioned
will or fortitude simultaneously vomiting]


Four syllables!
(Poor syllables!)
More syllables won't do!
Took only ten brain cells
For James to write this waste
Then he goes and crams too many words into this line so -
- that it sounds really forced and awkward to me and you!

Now it's time to face the truth
We are all glad this song's through!
copyright 2006+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.8
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 18

Voting Breakdown

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   17

User Comments

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Matthias - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
"From a might go insane if I hear it one more time"...... Jack, You did this song twice, you ARE insane my friend. I keed, I keed... Great job
Adagio - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I think I'm lucky not to know this song, although I did hear him peeping out several You're beautiful's on tv......I got more out of just reading the parody. 5's
Ravyn Rant - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
"You'll need aural fortitude if you listen to this fool" got that right. This may be my favorite parody of this song yet!
TJC - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Puttin' the fun in fun-dane... you manage to eek out a lot more originality outta this OS... great work...
Jack Wilson - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
LMFAO! OMG James Blunt=OWNED 555!
alvin rhodes - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
5s for "4"
J to the OLD Martinez - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice Parody Though I doubt the last part is true! 555
Fitu Petaia - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks a lot
Lionel Mertens - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
My response to this parody is three letters and one syllable: yep. 5's
Michael Pacholek - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good, Ant. You're beautiful.
AFW - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I agree with your humorously done song review...
Jason - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Well well well I wondered who 1-ed this superb parody? Well done Red Ant. 555s for you.
Stuart McArthur - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
nicely skewered Jack, although I don't quite get your point with the syllables - much as I dislike "Imagine", its 3 syllables do not make it worse than "Your Beautiful" - it just goes to show what a fortune can be made by pandering to the white trash weddings market - 555
thayer - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I had to give you a 5 on the pacing (that was your whole maniacal point...4 SYLLABLES!), but I really didn't like this parody. It was way too whining and moaning and, "Oh, this song is so formulaic and atrocious to the ears. I want to die when I hear it." Then don't listen!
Matthias - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
Hey thayer the entire point of a parody is to satire music, and I think Jack did an excelent job here
2Eagle - October 13, 2006 - Report this comment
I see there is one outraged fan because you got one low vote, but I agree with every one else.
thayer - October 14, 2006 - Report this comment
No, Matthias, saying that something is being 'satired' is presuming a certain amount of intelligence, which this particular piece lacks in its entirety. The whole parody could be summed up by saying, "James Blunt is annoying." Is that satire or a quality parody? I wouldn't say so.
The Charnstar - October 14, 2006 - Report this comment
LOL! This was hilarious, I don't have anything wrong with the orig, but this parody was so beautiful! 5's 4 you!
Red Ant - October 14, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Matthias, Pat, Ravyn Rant, TJC, Jack, Alvin, Joel, Fitu, Lionel, Michael, AFW, Jason, Stu, Thayer, 2Eagle and The Charnstar. You're all beautiful.

Matthias: We are not insane! We thank you for the compliment.

Pat: You are lucky to not know TOS. I didn't link a sound file or lyrics because those who haven't yet been contaminated by it still have a chance.

RnR: High praise there considering the numerous parodies of this song on the site. Thanks!

TJC: "Original" would make a good "You're Beautiful" parody; run with it if you want.

Jack W: JB has had his ass handed to him through at least three parodies this year (that I know of).

Alvin: Does that mean if I write a song about 5s I'l get 4s? ;)

J to tha fizz-L: Trust me, we are all glad when this song is over.

Fitu: For what???

Michael: I'm flattered, but *ahem* I don't swing that way. Besides, I make Chewbacca luke like Yul Brynner.

AFW: Reviews are so much more fun when you use the artists' songs against them.

Jason: No idea; as usual, s/he didn't comment.

Stu: This "4 syllables" spoof was a satire not only on JB, but also on how easy it is to make a parody of this song (hence my opening comment). While we share similar thoughts on "Imagine" (for different reasons), I agree that this is much worse than that song. If you look at the parodies of "Imagine", only two don't use "Imagine" again (which is not the chorus, btw), whereas only 2 of the 65 parodies of this song here keep "Beautiful". FTR, the lamest four syllable chorus award would have to go to Argent's "Hold Your Head Up".

2Eagle: Thanks; I agree with you.

The Charnstar: I think I said this once before to you: give it time. =)

Thayer: Actually, the "point" was two fold, as I already said to Stu. And yes, James Blunt is annoying, however that doesn't scan nor meet the 10-line minimum requirement. If you dislike this parody, blame James Blunt for making the original. Most everyone else does.
Stuart McArthur - October 14, 2006 - Report this comment
ah, gotcha!

(yes, I am a dumbshit ;-) )
James Blunt (Penname withheld) - October 14, 2006 - Report this comment
anderson"parody man"araujo - November 23, 2006 - Report this comment
man, awesome parody, I agree with you about the last lines having just to many words in them, and james B. tries just too hard to make'em fit in the song's ryhm, but maybe he said:" hey it doesn't matter, as long as it sounds beautyfuullll!". Oh god I hate that song. btw beautiful 5's for ya!
Red Ant - December 04, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks "parody man". Good to see you back on the site.
martyn mercer uk - February 20, 2007 - Report this comment

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