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Song Parodies -> "Over-hyped"

Original Song Title:

"It's My Life"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

No Doubt

Parody Song Title:

"Over-hyped"

Parody Written by:

Below Average Dave

The Lyrics

I'm at badave.com As with past work that parodies covers, I know this is a cover of a 1984 song, to be honest I don't like the 1984 version that much (not as fun) so I parodied No Doubt's 2003 cover version which I felt more represented the angst I was going for with my lyrics than the original song. Not to mention for me it represents the end of Gwen Stefani's good days, the last good thing she did (Some may argue, but I like her as No Doubt's lead singer, on her own--well I won't go into that, there's no point preaching to a choir--I've more than seen the general opinion of Gwen's solo work on AmIRight, it's good to know I'm not the only one who feels that way.)
I never go to the movies
since I felt screwed
I saw that one called "Water World"
and then I booed
It dragged right through
I could have slept
(It) Got good reviews
It was inept!

Was Over-hyped
That movie bit
Over-hyped
Left me contempt. . .

I used to like the radio
I'd blast each tune
This one day I heard "Ray of Light"
and before noon
It's off the shelf, and I bought the CD
Most of it sucked

Over-hyped
No more albums
Over-hyped
Buy MP3's

I bought myself
New weight loss pills
Still big as hell. . .

Over-hyped
Still really fat
Shout it out loud
No more I'll spend

Isn't right
They've gotta quit
Ads leave us wowed
Cycle won't end

Over-hyped
(It's Over-hyped)
Work at home kits
(work at home kits)
I'm kinda proud
(I'm kinda proud)
Ain't bought that yet
(Ain't bought that yet)
This has been a Below Average Dave Production, All Rights Reserved For the record, I am a fan of Madonna, however the "Ray of Light" album featured just two songs I really liked, one of which is it's namesake. . .that and the other album that I felt most ripped off by didn't fit as well in the song. . .

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Voting Results

 
Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.7
Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 10

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Matthias - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
What is the album you feel most ripped off by? This is exactly why I burn DVDs, and download music off Limewire they try to rake every dime out of you on worthless crap.
DJ Blaze - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5O) Yea verily! 555
Agrimorfee - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
The song structure didn't leave much to work with after the second verse, didn't it? Is this an old one for you, Dave? You've challenged yourself since then.
Timmy1000 - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5 O) Well done, but I think AG is right. The song itself doesn't give you a lot to start with. I liked the theme and the rhymes and phrasing followed the OS well.
Guy - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABCO5)

Where would we be without hype? Probably better off financially. I'm really hyper spaced out from all of it. Fine write, Dave.
Mark Scotti - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5O) Good effort. Hyping you fives..
Matthias - September 01, 2009 - Report this comment
See above... Great parody of a great song!
Melanie Lee - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Good idea, good theme, not a bad little parody, but it didn't turn me on...probably because of the OS which left me flat...sorry. 5-4-5.
bobpiecheese - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5) Not a lot here to work with, but you did good with what you had. I've never really had a problem with hype myself...mainly because it all zooms past me so I have to find out about whatever it is myself. If that makes sense, Um...555!
Leo Keough - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(O) Great job here on a very relatable theme!!!...555!!!
Red Ant - September 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow, I actually like TOS! =) You did quite a bit with the short lines and repetitiveness.

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