Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Hidden Banana"

Original Song Title:

"Copacabana"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Barry Manilow

Parody Song Title:

"Hidden Banana"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

In which two songs with a common girl's name come together. This is the first time I've done a Manilow song. I hope it will be the last. This won't make sense, of course, if you don't know "Lola" by the Kinks. But just remember, unlike the Copa's Lola, as Gwen Verdon taught us, "Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets."
Her name was Lola, she was a club girl
Every night she'd go in there, and she'd shake her derriere
And then Ray Davies, the Kink band's leader
Way back in nineteen sixty-nine, he thought she was looking fine
They danced around the floor, until the clock struck four
And now Ray is sure this girl is gonna let him score!

But this girl had... hidden banana
A big shock inside Ray's pajamas
Yeah, the girl had... hidden banana
Music and passion blinded Ray to fashion
That this girl had...
Wrong kind of love.

His name was Raymond, he played some guitar
He was a well-respected man in his rockin' British band
Invented metal, no, that's his brother
And when he saw her standing there, Lola was beyond compare
And he was so enthused, but soon became confused
He had no idea that his ego, it would soon be bruised!

'Cause this girl had... hidden banana
A big shock inside Ray's pajamas
Yeah, the girl had... hidden banana
Music and passion blinded Ray to fashion
That this girl had...
Wrong kind of love.

(instrumental break)

Her name is Lola, she was a club girl
But that was 35 years past for this gender-bending lass.
Now it's a Starbuck's, but not for Lola
And when that Kink record comes on
She thinks, Damn, my Ray is gone
A drag queen in a bind, she drinks herself half-blind
She lost her youth and she lost Ray Davies
Now she's lost her mind!

And this girl had... hidden banana
A big shock inside Ray's pajamas
Yeah, the girl had... hidden banana
Music and passion blinded Ray to fashion
That this girl had...
Wrong kind of love.
(Lola...)
Wrong kind of love.
(Hidden banana...)
Could be worse: At least my "Goalie" didn't have a "banana blade." (Hockey joke.)

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

 LittleLots
Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 



In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.
 

Voting Results

 
Pacing: 3.0
How Funny: 3.0
Overall Rating: 3.0

Total Votes: 2

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

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

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Royce Miller - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, maybe you should do more Manilow songs...love this one.
Lit au Jé - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Geez, had no idea Lola was about a gender-bender. Kinky. Gotta give that a listen. Anyway, great parody idea. Nicely done.
Johnny D - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Good job MP, can't wait to see how you mangle "Mandy".
John Barry - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
This one really got me. Very clever.
Know 1 can hear you dream - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
*Grabs "derriere" to look it up. Get the feeling it might come in hand(y)*. The word, that is. :-)
Serafina - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
I thought this one was kinda clever too.
alvin rhodes - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
nice job...i love these 'song-meets-song" parodies...5s
MasonR - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, excellent mash-up! Hmmm...wonder what would go well with "I Write The Songs"?
Barry Manilow - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
" I Bite The Dongs "
Michael Pacholek - July 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Thank you, everyone. I wasn't sure this would get past the blue pencil, but looks like we made it.

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: http://www.amiright.com/parody/70s/barrymanilow34.shtml For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 866