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Song Parodies -> "Losing Air"

Original Song Title:

"Loving You"

Original Performer:

Minnie Ripperton

Parody Song Title:

"Losing Air"

Parody Written by:

Mari Aranoff

The Lyrics

In case you haven't heard this "classic" from 1975, it's a rather dumb love song where, at the end of each verse, the singer shows off her extremely high range. That sound has been compared to a few other things...
Losing air
My red balloon is fading fast
Pulling ends apart
I smile without a care
Losing air
The high-pitched wail could soon impair
Some folks it could scare
They find it hard to bear

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha,
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Listen to it now...

Get the whistles, call the dogs
And make a pot of tea
Let's all get together and
Create a squeaky symphony now

Squeaky wheel
Though quite annoying, has appeal
Please don't repair the old door
It gives a homey feel
Piercing squeal
That fire alarm's a noisy deal
Nails on chalkboard reveal
That I have nerves of steel

Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo, woo hoo hoo hoo hoo
Whoppin' whoop de doo, bah bah moo moo moo
I'm a loon, and how...
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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 1

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Johnny D - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Mari, as your hubby Rick once said to me, "You're my kind of loon". 5's
David Chrenko - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
I loved this parodyyyyyy...EEEEeeeeEEEEEEEeeeeeeeEEEEEEEE!!! Wow, did YOU ever unearth an obscure oldie! I'll have to bury it deeper next time.
Minnie Ripeardrum - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(silence except for the distant sound of dogs barking, howling, and whimpering in auditory agony )
Minnie Clippership - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
(no audible sound except for the "ploop...ploop...ploop" of dead and dying fish surfacing all around the ship....)
Meriadoc - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Fingernails on a blackboard. I HATED that awful song. And to make it worse, Minnie Riperton hailed from my home town... :-P
Chris - February 27, 2004 - Report this comment
Great job on the parody! I read your parody, now how bout you read mine? "Come On Over" to the Shania Twain section and "Check It Out"
Diva - February 28, 2004 - Report this comment
Much better than the original!!! =)
Misty In Fire - August 17, 2005 - Report this comment
Great parody! Minnie died from cancer in 1979. It's sad, but she should make less annoying songs.

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