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Song Parodies -> "Up! Down! Hurl!"

Original Song Title:

"Uptown Girl"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Up! Down! Hurl!"

Parody Written by:

Stuart McArthur

The Lyrics

I thought 'hurl' was a universal synonym for 'vomit' - but googling suggests it is Aussie-centric vernacular - so, non-Aussies, "to hurl" is "to chuck"
UP! DOWN! HURL!
Roller-coasting is an unreal world
If I eat some egg and bacon pie
it disintegrates across the sky
and lands nearby

UP! DOWN! HURL!
I ride coasters all around the world
aint a coaster where I haven't hurled
I've even vomited on uptown girls
(all through their curls)

coz when I go up
I throw up
the food I ate
it's quite a buzz
coz I love
to regurgitate

I love it when I've spewed
up my food
(some unchewed)
so it's UP! DOWN! HURL!
I have conjured up some glist'ning pearls
like a chicken that I ate, sans feet
yet somehow managed to regain, complete
(and with more meat)

oh oh oh oh-oh oh-oh ew-oh ew-oh
ew ew Ralph!
oh oh oh oh-oh oh-oh ew-oh ew-oh
ew ew Hugh!

UP! DOWN! HURL!
I like to see my latest lunch unfurl
so fascinating to see IT agin!
- comes out reverse of how I put it in
(and with topspin)

I try to wait 'til
the main hill
(before the drop)
and then I open
my throat 'n
disgorge the lot

I proceed to - wreck my car
like a scene by - Peckinpah
when I UP! DOWN! HURL!
(it's unreal-er than MacLaine Shirl)
I can fill my carriage up knee-high
even if there wasn't much inside
it's nutri-cide

oh oh oh oh-oh oh-oh (spit)-oh (spit)-oh
(spit) (spit) Ralph!
oh oh oh oh-oh oh-oh (spit)-oh (spit)-oh
(spit) (spit) Bjork!


UP! DOWN! HURL!
It's Up....
Down....
Hur-ur-url
(in case you're confused)

UP! DOWN! HURL!
It's Up....
Down....
Hur-ur-url
(this carriage is used)

UP! DOWN! HURL!
It's Up....
Down....
Hur-ur-url
(you don't seem amused)

UP! DOWN! HURL!

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Pacing: 4.9
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Overall Rating: 4.9

Total Votes: 32

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Jeff Reuben - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
I think hurl is pretty common over here too (enough for two people to write songs called "Everybody Hurls", and a Wayne's World staple). This song had it's ups and downs but was a fun ride overall!
Dumb Ass Kid - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Please submit this for SOTM... it would make me SICK if you didn't ; ) 555
Kristof Robertson - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
This is a certified McArthur CLASSIC! You freakin' star...SOTM entry or I'm comin' after ya...555
Olvan The Terrible - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Funny! And "hurl" is a commonly-used term in the USA, although I can't remember ever hearing it before "Wayne's World" came out.
alvin rhodes - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
funny concept...and i can SO relate...5s
John Barry - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Voting up: 5s
Rick C - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Stu, there aren't enough suphurlatives for this parody! Fivers! I have never had this problem with roller coasters though. For some reason, when I visit amusement parks, I only get nauseous in the house of mirrors!
Red Ant - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Just another set of 5s here. I don't get sick on roller coasters either or the house of mirrors but those I-MAX 180 screens and "Whirl and Hurl" type rides that spin you around make me ill for hours.
Michael Pacholek - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Blowing you five chunks.
John Jenkins - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
You earned 5s just for the Shirley MacLaine line. The title and the rest of the parody were very good, too.
Johnny D - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Puke this puppy up for SOTM, you nauseous Aussie! Great job!
Jack Wilson - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
Loved it! 555!
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
AWESOME! Great rhyming throughout, LOL for the "Bjork" et al. Right, I reeeally need to start my essay now.
Stuart McArthur - May 27, 2005 - Report this comment
wow, thanks everyone

thanks Jeff - the reason I doubted "hurl" was in universal coinage was because it didn't appear as a synonym for vomit in rhymezone.com

thanks DAK and Kristof for that suggestion, which I'll now have to take seriously ;-)

thanks Olvan and alvin (hoping one day I'd get to say that!) and thanks John :)

LOL Rick - actually the amusement park mirrors are fine with me - it's my bathroom one I'm not speaking to

Thanks Red Ant - yeah naming it "Whirl and Hurl" pretty well eliminates the element of surprise - who says there's no truth in advertising

thanks Michael P and John J

thanks Johnny D, and I'm tipping making you nauseous is no easy feat - my work here is done......*rides off*

thanks Jack!

thanks Luke, for highlighting my Bjork!! - and surely you mean "really need to FINISH my essay now" - I think I need to have a talk with your parents
AFW - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
This is more than a parody....It's a musical comedy!...great stuff here...Fantastic rhymes and lines...I'll gladly upchuck fives,,
Jake A Ralphing (Luke Brattoni) - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
I reeeaaally wish I did mean that. Nah, I'm 75% of the way through as of now. Need a break though, my guardian people's dog turns ten today so they're having friends over soon. I have to high-tail it outta this library before it closes. Parody still hilarious 5 hours later!
Andrew Darwitan - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Nice title, hey..
Stuart McArthur - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
oh, er, thanks AFW * wipes *

uh huh, Luke, your guardian's dog's birthday, huh?....the library's closing, huh?....pen's run out of ink, huh?....(sheesh, kids of today and accountability...total strangers!)

thanks Andrew D!!
Will Agrudis Glover - May 28, 2005 - Report this comment
Greatest one I've seen on this sight! I gave you your 18th 5-5-5 vote. Keep 'em coming:)
Stuart McArthur - May 29, 2005 - Report this comment
*blushes* Oh I'm sure THAT'S not true, Will (tee hee) - but thanks! :-)
Stuart McArthur - May 30, 2005 - Report this comment
does anyone know where I can get hold of a loan?
Dee Range - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Super high 5's, Stuart. I think I've been in your car after you or somebody else hurled...why do you need a loan? In my world, you're rich if you can afford to throw away chicken feet lol.
Stuart McArthur - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
even richer when you get them back fully-formed, Dee - the loan comment is ridiculous NOW, but it was funny (imho) when amiright was being bombarded by where-to-get-holf-of-a-loan spam. Chucky, in his wisdom, deleted the spam, thereby ruining my gag - typical - just can't get a break!
Cookie-man - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Great work Stu!!! Made me a tiny bit sick with all of the description but excellent nonetheless. ;)
Stuart pie McArthur - May 31, 2005 - Report this comment
Cookie! - welcome back, mate! - where ya been?????
Cookie-man - June 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Just been layin' low. Trying to kep myself out of trouble. ;)
Lee O'Shea - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Haven't been around much, so I hadn't seen this before, but fantastic idea, and hilarious execution, mate!
Jeff Reuben - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM: Love a good Billy Joel parody. And lets see...Up-Down-Hurl, Whack-a-mole, Skeeball...a bunch of us could have an entire Amiright Themepark!
Dumb Ass Kid - June 08, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM: Already voted and commented
Agrimorfee - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTMmay05) you sick bastard. 555
Tim Mayfield - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You could open a McArthur Park with complimentary barf bags, oh, nevermind... 5's!
Charlie Decker - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Save some talent for the rest of us, would ya?! ;-)
Red Ant - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Already voted and commented, but this is classy vomit humor ( a new genre ). I had given serious thought about following this up with "Puke from Whirl", but it didn't scan well.
Stuart McArthur - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks, Leo - welcome back

thanks Jeff,again - and an Amiright Parodic Theme Park! - there's an idea - where's Overlord Kristof to organise it?

thanks DAK and Agri

thanks Tim from refraining (unlike Spaff) from the opportunistic use of a McArthur/barfer couplet

thanks Charlie - too too kind

thanks Red Ant, and I reckon it scans beautifully - I look forward to seeing it :-)
Rick C - June 09, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM05) Already voted and commented.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd, channeling the chorus of a Deep Purple Classic - June 10, 2005 - Report this comment
And if you want accountability
You’ve got to understand
Luke/It remains
Perfect straaangers... ;-)

BTW, there's a drink over here (and possibly all over the world) known as "The Green Elevator" (first it goes down, then it goes up), I suggest for us to can it and replace Coke/Pepsi with it as the big can in our AmIright themepark. ;-)
Stuart McArthur - June 10, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks K1, but please go easy on my fellow wombat - he assures me he'll finish his next essay the instant he gets back from the pub (post-hurl of course)
btw, love that Green Elevator (that's going on my cocktail menu)
Adagio - June 11, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM05) Hehe! Line I liked...(and with topspin) 5's
Scathe - June 15, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) You're crazy, Stu.
Jeff Reuben - June 22, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--see above!
Spaff.com - June 23, 2005 - Report this comment
Love it. I haven't been able to come up with a decent sub for "Uptown Girl" - fortunately it's now a moot point. I especially love all the parenthetical bonus rhymes, and kudos for squeezing Bjork, Shirley MacLaine, and Sam Peckinpah into a parody about throwing up on roller coasters. And I can't believe I called you McBarfer before I even saw this - you must just bring out the best in people.
Mikey Squirrel - June 27, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Great job, Stuart. I, too can't resist a good Billy Joel parody and of course anything that involves amusement rides. Glist'ning pearls? Bjork? You make vomiting sound soooo fun! Oh, by the way, I know I'm still new here, but I want in on the Amiright Parodic Theme Park. Just let me run the fun house (perfect for my brand of humor). Keep your hands and feet inside during the whole ride. Tri-Fives!
Johnny D - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) See above.
Arwen - June 28, 2005 - Report this comment
SOTM--is it a good thing that this parody made me a little queasy? ; ) Nice job, Stuart.
Lake O' Ralphing (Puke Splatsonmi) - June 30, 2005 - Report this comment
Still refluxing brilliant.
2nz - July 01, 2005 - Report this comment
Some great subs in here and a great rhyme scheme.
guy01:"There's no way to combine Up-Chuck and Uptown Girl"
guy02:"He found a way"
Kristof Robertson - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
(SOTM) I'm glad I encouraged you to enter this. Rip-snortin' stuff
Stuart McArthur - July 02, 2005 - Report this comment
thanks adagio, scathe, jeff

thanks Spaff - you and Rick Springfield are the only people who know the meaning of "moot"

thanks Mikey - new to this? - don't you have about 70 parodies on the board already? - and yes, I might take that idea of an Amiright theme park seriously

thanks Johnny, Arwen, Lake (Eyre?), 2nz

thanks Kristof - so what parody should I enter this month for you to beat!!! :-(
Adagio - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(U05)Dommented/voted. I see I still like the same line (with a topspin) 5's
TOMARIO - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
USING BJORK ASWELL AS HURL MASTER CLASS IN PARODY WRITTING
Red Ant - December 19, 2005 - Report this comment
(ABCU05) Still one of my favorites of yours Stu. This is going to be another tough letter.....
Matthias - January 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Much better than those random rides that just spin you in circles... Now those make me hurl.... Like the Tilt-A-Whirl, more like the Tilt-N-Hurl.... But, uhm... Where was I going with this.... Oh, yes.... Now I remember... 5's!!!
Kristof Robertson - January 03, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) I see you're regurgitating this for the U's, Stu (regurgitated...geddit? :-{ )...this is still stupendous.
Rick C - January 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC05) McArthur's Park of amusement is still a laugh a minute.
Johnny D - January 05, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC) Take 55.5 mg of Dramamine and see above!
Johnny D - May 29, 2006 - Report this comment
(ABC Finals) See above!

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