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Song Parodies -> "Element the Eighth"

Original Song Title:

"Henry the Eighth"

Original Performer:

Herman's Hermits

Parody Song Title:

"Element the Eighth"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

A little paeon to Oxygen, the eighth element
I'm element the eighth I am
'Tomic number eight I am I am
When I'm liquid I am cold and blue
My normal state is molecular O2
I'm an oxidising element
It's me that makes explosive stuff go BLAM!
In the periodic elements
Element the eighth I am

Second verse - yet more diverse

I'm element the eighth I am
'Tomic number eight I am I am
Sev'ral miles high above the sea
You'll find me as ozone (which is O3)
I'm a divalent element
Two singles or a double-bond I can
I'm number eight in the elements
Element the eighth I am

(Solo... er free radical?)

I'm element the eighth I am
'Tomic number eight I am I am
I've got eight electrons in my shell
Eight nuclear protons, eight neutrons as well
I'm a mass of sixteen element
That means one mole of me is sixteen grams
In the periodic elements
Element the eighth I am
Element (Element)
Element (Element)
Element the eighth I am

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Pacing: 4.2
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Overall Rating: 3.9

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Royce Miller - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(once again) Phil, you've blinded me with science
Guy - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
This has all the elements of great parody. Well done Phil.
Johnny D - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
"It's me that makes explosive stuff go BLAM!" Genius - you get this geek's vote. Here's three atoms of Boron.
Paul Robinson - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil, Well, scoring this Element paean is elementary: 555. However, you can tell me about Chemistry but you can't make me understand it. Chemistry was easily my most Clueless subject ever. I could never avail myself of exactly what valences were and what the hell to do with them. This clueless ignorance was exponentially compounded by the fact that my High School Chem. teacher (Mr. Rubin at Dorsey High in Los Angeles) remembered my older brother, David, from about 5 years before. Happens he was an Ace at Chemistry. He asked if that was my brother and seemed pleased when I said yes. To say he was soon gravely disappointed would be understating the case. Suffice it to say the situation made both Teacher and Student quite miserable.
Rice Cube - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
You took my electrons away....
Johnny D - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Rice Cube, I love your ionic sense of humor.......
Rick D - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Good lesson for people who are oxy-morons
The Sea Lion King - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Call my urologist - I think I've got a hydro-Seal.
alvin rhodes - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
good one.....thanks for the chemistry lesson
Adagio - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Good parody, Phil! 5's
Michael Pacholek - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
This parody is in some rare air. Thanks a lot, Paul, you stole half my joke: "Elementary, my dear Watson. And Crick."
Jan Unwin - March 03, 2004 - Report this comment
We're going to have to start calling you Professor Phil. How do you know all this stuff? 5-5-5
Phil Alexander - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks all...
Jan: my degree was in chemistry/biochemistry and computing. This one took no research at all and must have written itself in five minutes :-)
Rice Cube: Are you sure? (he says, setting up the punchline...)
Paul: thanks for correcting my spelling of "paean" - I was on-site at a customer's place yesterday and had to whip it off quickly, so didn't check very well at all.
Paul Robinson - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Phil, No problem, I saw it and for a moment I thought, "I wonder if THAT'S one they spell differently on the other of the ocean. But I really didn't think so. I really didn't want to make a big deal out of it so I just used the correct spelling in the comment. I figured anybody that understands the nomenclature of the Periodic Table AND can boil it down and explain it in a song parody AND do so in easily understandable language certainly doesn't need me to sit here and go "Chlass, Phillip here has mispelled "paean" on his paper". Besides, looking back to High School I do recall the normally pitiless Mr. Rubin did not go out of his way to humilate me, and believe me, that WAS an exception in his class.
Diva - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Breathtaking!
John Jenkins - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Explosive!
Birgitta - March 04, 2004 - Report this comment
Love your parodies. :-D They're not only fun to read,but educational as well.
Meriadoc - March 05, 2004 - Report this comment
I love stuff like this! Keep up the good work Phil! (But has Ethan seen " 'tomic " ?) :-O
Rice Cube - March 12, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm positive ;-)
Phil Alexander - March 17, 2004 - Report this comment
:-) ... hey, Rice - a joke that took over a week ...
Meriadoc - May 20, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Stripped down to its basic element, this one still delivers a BLAM!
Spaff.com - May 23, 2004 - Report this comment
I like the comments on this one almost as much as the parody itself. And that's saying a lot. I can see They Might Be Giants recording something like this. And that's also saying a lot. O 2 write like Phil!
Paul Robinson - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Phil, It's element-ary to like this one.
Adagio - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Already voted...good one!
Johnny D - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above!
Loosekanen (The Armstrong) - May 24, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) Classic philbo. I thought about making some lame joke about being just shy of noble but my sense of humor fails me. great job phil.
Phil Alexander - May 25, 2004 - Report this comment
But Loosekanen - you should go ahead and make the joke: I'm sure it would be a gas ;-)
Peregrin - May 26, 2004 - Report this comment
Very good Phil, it's on my very shortlist!
Jeff Reuben - May 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Likely makes at least my top three as well. All the elements of a good song.
Claude Prez - May 29, 2004 - Report this comment
Not even gonna try with the jokes; I weaseled by with a C in chemistry. Which only makes this more impressive.
martha - May 30, 2004 - Report this comment
great parody ..... reminds a little of Tom Lehrer's ... "The Elements"
bodeoderent - May 24, 2005 - Report this comment
bob barker is hot
Phil Alexander - May 24, 2005 - Report this comment
??? :-/

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