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Song Parodies -> "Hey There Delilah (Of Late Night Radio Fame)"

Original Song Title:

"Hey There Delilah"

Original Performer:

Plain White T's

Parody Song Title:

"Hey There Delilah (Of Late Night Radio Fame)"

Parody Written by:

Arwen

The Lyrics

Her name is Delilah. If you ever listen to soft rock radio…late at night…chances are, you’ve heard her show, which plays every night, on stations across the nation, especially for lovesick and sentimental listeners. And if you HAVEN’T heard her show…you’ve probably heard one just like hers. Anyway…while I love to hear folks pine for their long lost high school sweethearts as much as the next girl…sometimes the show just rubs me the wrong way. I’m sure she’s trying…but as smooth voiced and matronly as she is…there are times when Delilah just misses the mark…a little bit.
Hey there Delilah
Hear you on the late night station
As I scratch my head, I won-
-der if there’s any contemplation
When you choose
Th’best song for Bill, his wife to lose
‘Cause I’m confused

Hey there Delilah
Bill says HE is a long time list’ner
And his WIFE is gonna leave him
He just WISH-es he was kiss’n her
“Could you play
Anything to make her want to stay
Not go away…”

Played “Don’t STAND So Close To Me”
Missed the point so thoroughly
Which you DO habitu’lly
Bill’s poor face I’d hate to see
Wife is history

Hey there Delilah
Susan’s guy is in the Guard
They’ve got a baby girl
He’s never seen, and gettin’ by’s so hard
Since he deployed
I wonder what drugs you’ve enjoyed
Playin’ Pink Floyd

Hey there Delilah
When we listen to your voice
You tell us how you really feel our pain
Then screw up the song choice
For lonely Paul
Said he’s never had a date at all
He’s feelin’ small

Played “I AIN’T Got Nobody”
By Dave Roth, middle name Lee
It’s so hard for me to see
How you got your J-O-B

And you get callers ev’ry night
Requestin’ songs to heal their plight
Some choose their own, and then you do okay
But some pour out their hearts to you
You pick a song when they get through
That contradicts what they’ve been try’n to say
Delilah when I spoke to you
Want-ed a song for my guy, Drew
He left me ‘cause the song you played was lame
Yeah, you’re to blame

Hey there Delilah
All I ask is that you THINK twice
‘Cause that mother who just lost her son
Does not want to hear BO Bice
Nor do I
Press pause on “A-mer-i-can Pie”
For the guy who’s wife’s afraid TO fly
On you Delilah don’t know why
Folks should rely

Are you CHOOS-ing randomly?
Do you suck intention’lly?
There’s a POSS-i-bil-i-ty
You are DIS-turbed, mentally
Swear you’re just crazy

Oh oh…oh oh…oh oh oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh
Oh no…

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John Barry - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Never heard her, and after reading this fine parody, I'd never want to.
Matthias - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I have heard Delilah before on "The Fish" or whatever it's called... That sappy soft rock radio station (I thought it was just a Cleveland thing, I didn't know you out there in Wyoming that to deal with her as well... Now I feel sorry for you!) I agree with your opinion here 100% Terrible DJ indeed.
EmiLoca - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
HA HA HA. That woman's voice should've been used in Guantanamo or something. The way she says her name, you'd think it was Lo-lee-ta. I remember listening to her at night in, like... 1997. A little girl wanted to play a song for her dad, who was in the hospital with cancer. Delilah unctuously promised to pick a song that a little girl would like. Fifteen seconds later: "I wanna-I wanna-I wanna-Iwannareallyreallyreallywannazigazag-AH." (And suddenly seven malignant tumors appeared on her father's MRI scan). Anyway, you're awesome.
TJC - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job on an obscure OS... No wonder they pronounce the '-wen' part as 'win'!
alvin - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
unfamiliar with delilah but enjoyed the parody nonetheless
Arwen - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
John...hee hee. Thanks!

Matty...oh no...not just a Cleveland thing. She's everywhere. Thanks!

Emi...LOL! Or...that is so sad! Whichever. Hee hee. Thanks a bunch, awesomer one.

TJC...I totally hope you're kidding about the obscureness of the OS...as it's one of the most overplayed songs in the past couple of years. Not that I don't belt it out at the top of my lungs every time it comes on anyway. Unless you're talking about the actual meaning of the OS...maybe that's obscure...to you. I don't know. Thanks though. =)

alvin...=) Thanks!!
NorCALgal - May 13, 2009 - Report this comment
LadyArwen, yes, DeLil. . . AH is very popular here in NorCAL. Her voice is velvet, & her music is mushy . . . Retro is the word ! count me as fan or hers & yours! Great Topic, girl, as well as < CABO -WABO > award worthy!
I_listen_to_delilah - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Ironic Arwen, i just happened to be listening to Delilah the other night and her romantic moronic advice was "the opposite of love is not hate its indifference and selfishness". Who would give that kinda advice? Oh and I didn't shake the ladies hand it was more of a "Sicilian" hug. Then she ran for the church. Oh and the yeast thing was more of an Egyptian RASHid; kinda like a rosetta stone thing.
Ash - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Ok first off, this song is hard to parody! So I have to give you mad props because you did such an amazing job! Secondly, I can't freaking STAND Delilah. I can't even laugh at her, she's just so cringe worthy. You absolutely nailed everything about her. So hooray for you once again!
Ash - May 14, 2009 - Report this comment
P.S. You are a nerd for listening to Soft Rock!
Jeff Reuben - June 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I also think you are a nerd for listening to soft rock. I haven't heard Delilah's show, very different parody than your usual stuff...almost melancholy.
Arwen - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
NorCALgal...=) Thanks! I don't even know what the CABO-WABO awards are...is there a show? Will there a be a red carpet? Do I need to choose an escort to be my arm candy? Or...should I be one of those strong, independent stars who show up alone? Do I need to call Stuart McArthur to discuss possible fashion choices? I gotta go work on my speech.

ILTD...hee hee...=) Thanks!

Ash...I love you! Thanks.

Ash...we are in a fight. I hate you. Thanks.

Jeff...oh GREAT. Here I was going for hilarious. I ALWAYS get that wrong. I'm going to be so embarrassed if the CABO-WABO awards are for depressing songs.
Stuart McArthur - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
you can call me if you like Arwen, but we both know how that goes. I recommend an off-the-shoulder dropped-waisted number in the shape of a swan, complete with beak, then you say maybe, and then you end up wearing your favourite LBD...
sigh...at least Bjork listens to me

btw very funny jab here as always, and we have those presenters here in Oz too - guy called Ned says his dreamgirl doesn't even know he exists, then OzDelilah plays "Horse With No Name"
anyway life's not all bad, Ar - at least your boyfriend Drew rhymes with "you" - 555

PS the whole David Lee Roth chorus was particularly hilarious
ILTD - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
yup thanks Arwen 2 Sorry, apologize Seems your not who I thought you were Some one mistakenly gave me this web address Sorry for any duress
Silver Power - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
[SOTM] I thought this parody was amazing. When I was young, my parents would always put on 'Lite Rock 96.9 WFPG', and I would always hear Delilah's show at night. 'Missed the point so thoroughly'. ;] Great story, 5s.
Andria - June 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job, and I listen to Delilah every night. 5s.
ILTD - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
nope thats not what i said ARWEN what i said is you have a "big PROBLEM"
Abbott Skelding - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
SOTM: lmao, never heard any radio jockey screw up that badly, but to read a song that describes it is just as funny!
Mark Scotti - June 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Don't know Delilah, but I do know that I enjoyed this parody!!
Matthias - June 11, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't know radio companies pick Disc Jockeys but I think they need to take a relook at ever hiring this woman, I am a fan of a lot of soft rock but I never listen to that channel but her voice just makes me feel sick to my stomach, it's too eerily peaceful.
blackjack21 - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Brilliantly done! Ah yes, good ole silly, sappy Delilah. I had almost blocked her from my memory. Now I have to write my own parody about her. Thanks!
Agrimorfee - June 12, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM)Ah, the Queen of Crap Channel er...Clear Channel Radio. Good job, Arwen.
Chris Bodily TM - June 17, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) LOL! I'm familiar with Delilah, though I'm not a soft rocker at all. I never noticed that he misses the point sometimes. Great song choice and execution. 555
DJ Blaze - June 19, 2009 - Report this comment
Great parody. Yes, I've heard Delilah's show before. Not much of a soft rocker, but I'm big on power ballads. 555
Peter Andersson - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Late night radio should be good for insomnia, I take it that's why she still have her job.
Jeff Reuben - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
This looks amazingly like a parody done by blackjack21 by the same name and topic. I hope it wasn't plagerized :) Just kidding to both, I know the story (some might not know the smartass I am). Well done again.
bobpiecheese - June 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I have never had the time to listen to late night radio fame, and given this parody I'm kinda glad that I haven't. Inappropriate song choices = FAILURE. Hilarious parody about them = HILARIOUS. 555
EmiLoca - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See last comment. Still unctuously, shudder-inspiringly smooth.
Phil Alexander - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Ah.. that explains the comments on my parody to the same OS: never heard of Delilah or Soft Rock Radio but can kind of guess what the show's like from the parody.
Invisible Boy - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I just love it, Arwen. Such an obviously great idea.
I've heard Delilah's show many times driving home late a night.
The "what song to play" dilemma has plagued me as well. Once I was playing with a band at a wedding reception and one of the guests dropped dead on the dance floor (a little too much "Proud Mary" I suspect). Now, after they wheeled her out all the remaining guests sort-of looked at the band as if to ask "what are you going to do now?"
N.B. "Another One Bites The Dust" is not the right choice...
Below Average Dave - June 30, 2009 - Report this comment
(SOTM) The first half of the song was flippin fantastic--the Don't Stand So Close to Me was awesome (reminds me when I was dating this girl named Holly in high school, we broke up and I asked the station she listened to-to play a song from me to her to try and mend things, it was a confusing time--they played "Every Breath You Take" of all songs, I know the feeling) The only thing is you seemed to run out of steam a little at the end, still hilarious though--and the pacing was so on the money that even William Hung could do it in one take

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