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Song Parodies -> "Johnny, the Great Red Hope"

Original Song Title:

"Mandy"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Johnny, the Great Red Hope"

Parody Written by:

Sharon 'Parodiva' Krebs

The Lyrics

A song about John Stevens, the redhead Frank Sinatra wannabe contestant on American Idol, a native of my hometown of Buffalo, New York, inspired by his performance of "Mandy" on A.I.'s Barry Manilow night.
He's wanted this all his life,
Now he's finally paying the price.
Shadows of Sinatra face us each Tuesday,
Singing deep and low,
The night goes into
Wednesday for the results show,
Is he safe?
We've got to know!
Ryan Seacrest lists three with the least votes;
Our man's safe again,
Everyone, please note!

CHORUS:
Oh, Johnny,
The Great Red Hope American Idol,
But they'll vote you away!
Oh, Johnny,
Some believe that you will win the title,
But you're numbering your days,
Oh, Johnny!

Soulful divas edge you out,
And other fledgling stars, no doubt.
Most kids don't look for a jazz era crooner;
The odds were that they should have pushed you out sooner!

CHORUS:
Oh, Johnny,
The Great Red Hope American Idol,
But they'll vote you away!
Oh, Johnny,
Some believe that you will win the title,
But you're numbering your days,
Oh, Johnny!

You're living your dream,
But you face dismissal.
Others will make you
A misguided missile!

CHORUS:
Oh, Johnny,
The Great Red Hope American Idol,
But they'll vote you away!
Oh, Johnny,
Some believe that you will win the title,
But you're numbering your days,
Oh, Johnny,
BUT WE LOVE YOU!!!


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Your Worst Nightmare - April 26, 2004 - Report this comment
DKTOS, but when I first read this, I thought you were talking about Johnny D. :-)

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