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Song Parodies -> "The Entertainer (The Rise and Fall of Michael Jack"

Original Song Title:

"The Entertainer"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Entertainer (The Rise and Fall of Michael Jack"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Might not be some of my best work, but I'm happy to be back in the swing of things
(Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5)
I am an entertainer and I know just where I stand
Another serenader, dancing in a 5-man band
Today we are the champions, we may have won your hearts
But you know the game, and the call of fame
We won't be here in another year
Once I split the group apart

(Michael Jackson's solo career takes off)
I am the entertainer and I can dance real nice
The moves I didn't know at first
Now I dance like I'm on ice
The teenage girls, they want me, they want to have their way
So I wave to fans with a glove on my hand
I get respect 'cause I'm cooler than heck
At least, that's what they all say

(Michael Jackson hits it big with 'Thriller')
I am the entertainer, you all know my songs
They'll be out in a day or two, but they can't wait that long
The fans, they climbed the fences, they stand and wait in line
They swarm like bees, screaming 'Thriller, Please!'
And I'd love to stay but there's gigs to play
so I just don't have the time

(Michael's career peaks and his appearance starts to change)
I am the entertainer, I sell out every show
You've seen me on the TV, and I'm on the radio
But my skins a little lighter, and my face looks like a crime
I can sing all the songs, but my nose is too long
So I'm gonna change my face, and then I'll change my race
Plastic surgery one more time

(Michael's career is starting to decline, legal problems start)
I am the entertainer, the idol of my age
I made all kinds of money moon-walking on the stage
Oh, but now I'm in the papers, and I'm stuck on the legal scene
And the stories told are getting bold
I wish I could be back on the tabloid rack
In 'Enquirer' magazine

(Michael's career is all but dead)
I was the entertainer, but I know now where I stand
Alleged sex offender, and a former dark-skinned man
I used to be your champion,
I used to woo your hearts
You forgot my name, but it's all the same
You guys won't hear any songs this year,
My career has come apart.

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Pacing: 4.3
How Funny: 4.4
Overall Rating: 4.4

Total Votes: 18

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Billy Florio - April 18, 2003 - Report this comment
Bravo Syncronos...Bravo....but now just wait, my pro-Michael clan should be poping in any minute now lol
Princess Ana - April 18, 2003 - Report this comment
No need, Billy, this one's just fine. Well done.
Michael Pacholek - April 18, 2003 - Report this comment
All that spoils a perfect score here is that you left out the original's third verse ("...and I've been all around the world, I've played all kinds of palaces and laid all kinds of girls"). Other than that, terrific.
Syncronos - April 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Come and I both know that Michael jackson has only had sex about 3 or 4 times...and that's why he's got kids...Laid all kinds of girls doesn't apply
Rice Cube - April 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Touche, pussy cat.
Leo Jay - June 22, 2004 - Report this comment
I know I'm VERY late to the party, but I just recently looked up 'Entertainer" parodies, since I just wrote a very different one, ("The Bent Retainer"), and was curious to see what else had been done. Really fine job. 555. But wasn't the glove thing post-Thriller? No matter -- I could well be wrong anyway.

I think it would be a smidge better without spoon-feeding us your descriptions before each verse -- you do your own writing skills a disservice: you've drawn a very clear picture of each stage of his career in the verse as it is, so we don't need the explanation.

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