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Song Parodies -> "Hollywood Fire"

Original Song Title:

"We Didn't Start the Fire"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Hollywood Fire"

Parody Written by:

Phantom Hitchhiker

The Lyrics

All of the lyrics inside the apostrophes are film titles - or at least the main parts of them.
Spencer Tracy, Doris Day, Rock Hudson, 'Training Day',
'South Pacific', Walter Matthau, Indiana Jones.

David Bowie, Jackie Gleason, Patrick Swayze, Sam L. Jackson,
Al Pacino, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe.

Cary Grant, Jude Law, Fred Astaire, Ethan Hawke,
Brando, 'The King and I', Gyllenhaal, 'October Sky'.

Audrey Hepburn, 'Ice Age', 'Casablanca', Nic Cage,
Owen Wilson, Gary Cooper, River Phoenix good-bye!

We didn't make the movies.
Look at all the good that comes from Hollywood.
We didn't make the movies,
but while they keep playin', we will keep on payin'.

Bette Davis, Michael Caine, Damon Wayans, Thomas Jane,
Alan Rickman, Buster Keaton, Wahlbergs, 'The Rock'.

James Caan, Jack Lemmon, Rossellini, Vince Vaughn,
'Blackboard Jungle''s "Rock Around the Clock."

Jon Voigt, James Dean, Stephen Spielberg and 'E.T.',
Davey Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, 'Spider-Man.'

Bardot, Paul Newman, Charlie Chaplin, Hoffman,
'Princess Bride', 'Crimson Tide', 'Streetcar Named Desire'.

We didn't make the movies.
Look at all the good that comes from Hollywood.
We didn't make the movies,
but while they keep playin', we will keep on payin'.

Maggie Smith, John Cusack, Molly Ringwold, the Rat Pack,
'Shining', 'Boys Don't Cry', 'Bridge on the River Kwai'.

'Foxy Brown', D. J. Qualls, Ron Howard, 'Monster's Ball',
'Love Story', Red Skelton, 'The Shawshank Redemption'.

Charlton Heston, 'Ben-Hur', 'Godfather', 'Mafia',
Albert Brooks, 'Carrie', 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.

'AI', 'Exorcist', Nickolson in 'Cuckoo's Nest',
Alfred Hitchcock, 'Psycho', Michael Crichton's 'Congo'.

We didn't make the movies.
Look at all the good that comes from Hollywood.
We didn't make the movies,
but while they keep playin', we will keep on payin'.

'Mighty Wind', Guffman, Laurence Fishburne, Don Juan,
Dillon, Freeman, Joel & Ethan Coen.

'Lawrence of Arabia', 'Poltergeist', 'Insomnia',
James Bond, Sean Penn, Stephen Dorff, 'Mice and Men'.

'High Noon', 'Panic Room', Phillipe and Witherspoon,
'JFK', 'Simple Plan', "Frankly, I don't give a damn!"

We didn't make the movies.
Look at all the good that comes from Hollywood.
We didn't make the movies,
but while they keep playin', we will keep on payin'.

'Carousel', Jane Russell, Bergman, Bogart and Bacall,
'Moonstruck', 'Pure Luck', 'Brigadoon', Chris Rock.

Tamblyn, Reagan, Tim Robbins, all the brothers Baldwin,
'Farenheit 451', Marx Brothers, Oliver Stone.

Katherine Hepburn, 'Modern Times', Kevin Spacey, 'Thin Red Line',
Sharon Stone, 'BASEketball', Bob Hope, Lucille Ball.

'Easy Rider', 'Schindler's List', 'Spinal Tap', 'Metropolis',
'Il Postino', 'Serpico', 'Rocky Horror Picture Show'.

We didn't make the movies.
Look at all the good that comes from Hollywood.
We didn't make the movies,
Even when they're gone, the stars still play on (and on, and on...)

Repeat and fade

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Michael Pacholek - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Not bad, but it would've worked better if you could have put all this in chronological order like in the original. It's hard (witness me giving up on that in "We Gotta Get Bush Fired"), but it works better. I'm still trying to pander to the Tolkeinians with "We Must Defend the Shire," but it isn't working.
Arwen - December 30, 2004 - Report this comment
Michael, sweetie, I don't do parodies that other people suggest to me...I feel like I'm stealing their ideas. You should do it!

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