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Song Parodies -> "Upset Girl"

Original Song Title:

"Uptown Girl"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"Upset Girl"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

Considering that this is one of my favorite songs of all time -- Billy Joel updating Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons -- you'd think that after nearly 800 parodies, I'd have done it by now. Now I have.
(instrumental & vocal group opening)

Upset girl.
She's been living in an upset world.
I'll bet she's never had a long-term guy.
I'll bet her girlfriends never told her why.

I cannot lie.
She's an upset girl.
She's been living in her ticked-off world
as long anyone with frayed nerves can.
And now she's looking for a down-calmed man.
That's not me, ma'am!

And when she dates me
she'll start with her whi-yi-yine!
And then we'll break up
which shakes up my mi-yi-yind!

Yeah, you know, it's awful tough
whenever you're in love
with an upset girl.
You know I've seen her with her fist so curled.
I'm getting tired of her half-assed noise
and all this pressure on me, it's nuts, boys.
That's not my choice!

(vocal group bridge)

Upset girl.
You know I can't abide emotion's swirl.
But maybe someday I'll have Ritalin
and then she'll change up from the girl she's been
and then I'll win!

And when she's shouting
she ain't sounding fi-yi-yine!
And when she's pouting
still says that's she's mi-yi-ine!

She still says her love's in bloom
when we're in her bedroom!
She's an upset girl!
She's been living in her ticked-off world
as long anyone with frayed nerves can.
And now she's looking for a down-calmed man.
I guess I am!

(vocal group bridge)

Upset girl.
She's my upset girl!
Well, don't you know I'm in love
with an upset girl
My upset girl!
Well, don't you know I'm in love
with an upset girl
My upset girl!
Well, don't you know I'm in love
with an upset girl
(repeat 'til fade)
Did I say "pouting"? Did I issue a disclaimer, saying this isn't about any woman in particular? I didn't? Uh-oh, somebody's gonna be an upset girl (lower-case)!

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Pacing: 4.6
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.6

Total Votes: 10

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Stephen aka Step-chan - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
555, hope she doesn't see it anytime soon. Funny take on the original.
alvin rhodes - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
poutingly funny...5s
Arwen - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Don't worry...I'm not...upset. Although it's a little frightening how much of this actually does apply to me. At least lately. I've gotta chill out...; )
Kristof Robertson - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Any fool knows this is not about Arw...a mutual female acquaintence of us all! ;-) It IS actually about every girl I've ever dated. Well done, Mike. 555
Rex - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
This is why you should always have chocolate handy. Enjoyed.
Michael Pacholek - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
Whew. And Rex, your point is well taken. Of course, so is the chocolate.
Bob Gomez - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
My congrats on 800 and my condolences on the girlfriend.
stuart mcarthur - November 10, 2005 - Report this comment
very funny, and great pacing, MP - and nope, the girl in question doesn't ring any bells with me - 555
MrMacphisto - November 11, 2005 - Report this comment
Good one, Michael... 5-5-5
Michael Pacholek - February 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Joey Dearing has a good parody titled "Old-School Girl," in which he imagines himself pursuing a very religious woman... but didn't allow any comments! Too bad, 'cause I had a good one. Here it is, keeping with the Billy Joel theme: "Sooner or later it comes down to fate, you might as well be the one, and on this song, fives I've hung!"
Schuimpje - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I enjoyed this parody as early as 4 years ago, but I've something silly to admit: all those years, because of my misinterpreting your prologue, I thought that 'Uptown Girl' was Billy COVERING Frankie Valli & the Seasons. It wasn't until just now that I decided to look it up and find that they only inspired the sound of the song.

Fives all around, though. :)

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