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Song Parodies -> "HotHits105"

Original Song Title:

"W-O-L-D"

Original Performer:

Harry Chapin

Parody Song Title:

"HotHits105"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Has the music scene, and the radio playing thereof, improved since Harry wrote the original in 1973? Take a wild guess.
Hello, honey, it's me!
What do you think of the crap I'm playing on the radio?
What did the kids say when they heard
what's been played by daddy-o?

Remember how we listened to the radio
and I said that's the place for me?
And how I got the call on our honeymoon
to work at Power-93?
It was two kids and I was playin' classic rock
but new ownership came around.
It's been eight years since they came along
and the quality's gone way down.

I am the morning DJ
at HotHits105!
And I'm givin' tickets away
to see Limp Bizkit live!
I'm the hottest jock in town
who's makin' the biggest bucks!
Who cares if I'm past my prime
and the music sucks?

The thinkin' I did on my last big gig
made the suits' stacks blow.
They said that they liked programmed sound
(sound, sound)
when they let me go.
So I drifted on down to Tulsa where my accent
made me sound like a dork.
Now a kindly program director's brought me home
back to the City of New York.
I'm glad to have the work.

I am the morning DJ
at HotHits105!
And I'm givin' tickets away
to see Ashlee Simpson live!
I'm the hottest jock in town
who's makin' the biggest bucks!
Who cares if I'm past my prime
and the music sucks?

I've been makin' extra money doin' high-school rap shows!
And I'm a metal-head's MC!
You should hear me talkin' to the little children
like I did back in '63!

I got a pain in the back of my head
from megabass I gotta play!
This music has no class, and it can kiss my...

Asinine lyrics all the way!

Sometimes I get this crazy dream
that I just take off in my car.
But you can travel on 10,000 miles
the music won't get you far.
I've been thinking that I should stop this jockin'
and start that coffee shop.
Then maybe I could settle down
and not have to play this slop!

OK, honey, I see.
I guess I'll never be free.
Sure, old girl, I understand.
And maybe someday, I'll play another good band!

(HotHits105!)
(HotHits105!)
(HotHits105!)
(HotHits one-oh, HotHits one-oh, HotHits one-oh-fi-yi-yi-yive!)

I am the morning DJ
at HotHits105!
And I'm givin' tickets away
to see Nickelback live!
I'm the hottest jock in town
who's makin' the biggest bucks!
Who cares if I'm past my prime
and the music sucks?

I am the morning DJ at
HotHits105!
HotHits105!
HotHits105!
HotHits105!
(repeat 'til song, like the acts it mocks, inevitably fades)

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alvin rhodes - December 08, 2005 - Report this comment
you got THAT right brother...rock and roll died in the early seventies and hasn't been seen since
Rex - December 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Great use of the original, and an excellent observation on the state of music.
Red Ant - December 08, 2005 - Report this comment
I disagree with this a bit but still well-written. Wasn't "The Wreck" a 1975 song?
Rick C - December 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Didn't think I knew the OS at first but, as I read your parody, it came to me. Great job, Michael. Totally agree with your sentiments here. It ain't what it was. 555
Michael Pacholek - December 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Alvin, but rock and roll isn't dead. Every so often, it hibernates, but it always comes back. I'm actually more hopeful about music that I've been in a long time, and it's mainly because of the young women: Alicia, Pink, Shakira, Fergie, et al. (But NOT Britney or Jessica. I still haven't made my mind up about Christina.) The question is... Is the guy Billy Joel was playing in "All You Want to Do Is Dance," complaining, "Oh baby, you say you are lost in the Seventies" now thinking it wasn't so bad? Ant: The wreck happened on November 10, 1975. "The Wreck" hit Number 2 on the U.S. charts about a year later.

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