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Song Parodies -> "Retarded Rock And Roll"

Original Song Title:

"The Heart Of Rock And Roll"

Original Performer:

Huey Lewis & The News

Parody Song Title:

"Retarded Rock And Roll"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

DKTOS? Have a listen to it here on YouTube. Producers are always looking for fresh and exciting bands. What could be better than a group of "developmentally delayed" (i.e., in politically incorrect terms, "retarded") guys with mad rock skills? They ought to make for interesting concerts anyway...

Half wits, eighth wits, just a little slow you say?
So we are challenged mentally
Guitar, drumming, keyboard and a guy who sings
All with a quartet of three!
Then we play our music,
Ooh, the thought's amusin'!
You'll crack up with a lot of smiles
Buddy brings in his two person syndrome
He's really quite the 'sped'-ophile!*

We play retarded rock and roll ev'ry evenin'!
Burst on to the scene, non-PC men!
Our chromosome count is *fairly* even!
It's retarded rock and roll,
Awesome rock and roll we're achievin'!

Ron Paul, Rudy, Mike and the one named Mitt
Were running for the GOP
Bill'ry Clinton or Barack (who'll change the world)
Who votes for tards like these?!
Some may say our music's
"Not chart toppin' music
'cause what it lacks is, well, pizzazz"
But we're skilled, insane and great show givin'
When Buddy's actin' like a ... SPAZZ!

We play retarded rock and roll ev'ry evenin'!
I'm the head bang king - when I'm seizin'!
And our drummer thinks he's beatin' demons!
The guitarist has three souls!
'tarded rock and roll is elite, man!



~jam session... with our shrinks and counsellors~

"Dummies, imbeciles, those weirdo guys with Downs,
Morons with low IQs..."
True that - we aren't - always really witty
[but] I bet we get more p*ssy than you!
Everywhere there's critics
[to these] slow-minded cynics:
Come see us up on stage
'cause we're thrilled to make our brand of rock music
We are the latest, greatest crazed!

W-w-w-we play retarded rock and roll ev'ry evenin'!
It's the best of dreams, fans are screamin'!
So the whole band's medication needin'...!
It's retarded rock and roll,
Awesome rock and roll that's succeedin'



We're part of rock and roll!

copyright 2008+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher *sped = special education.

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Agrimorfee - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Funny as heck and pacing outasight---loved ADROIT as a sub for Detroit!...but verse 2 really irked me. Why should this band of less-than-intelligent musicians care about the 2008 presidential election? "Spedophile" unfortunately doesn't make much sense without the footnote, were this to be recorded. I can only 554 this for those reasons.
Phil Alexander - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Marvellously politically-incorrect - and although Ag's right in that "Spedophile" doesn't make sense without the footnote, as a verbal gag it's truly gag-worthy
Jason - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good indeed! Is there going to be a recording of this?
Jack Wilson - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
This is awesome! Great idea too. Whatever happened to that Zzz zzz zzz zz parody idea to MMmm Mmmm Mmmm you told us about in 2006?
John Barry - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Great job, and the insertion of the candidates was a nice touch.
Stan Hall - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Great, but agree with Agri re "'sped'-ophile." In context, read, it's sussable, but could easily be missed if only heard.
alvin - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
funny concept...dug it
littleCupCakes - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Need a backup girl singer ?? for this Band of Cabo Wabos ?
Sped Ant - March 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Aggy & Phil & Jason & Jack & Stan & Alvin & LCC.

To address the way 'sped'ophile would work in a recording is to have a short spoken part over the outro instrumentals, something like:

[Buddy]: What's a spedophile?
[Singer]: Special ed, stupid!

I could probably turn that into a thirty second comedy routine... a good idea to finish off the song, so thanks to all for pointing it out!

Aggy: Glad you liked it. About the second verse, it was poking fun at the fact that it doesn't take a genius to figure out all of the candidates are less than stellar choices. Like George Carlin once said: "Think of how dumb the average person is, then think that 50% of the population is dumber than that".

Phil: "Marvellously politically-incorrect..": music to my ears (or eyes, anyway)

Jason: If I can find a backing track for this one I will record it.

Jack: What a memory! I guess I should get that done before the ABC4-Z round.

John: I started this parody when all of the GOP candidates mentioned were still in the running. Finishing this up a few nights ago meant rewriting that part just a tad (mainly "are" to "were").

Stan: The initial idea was a play on "pedophile", sung with a faux lisp. Now I really want to record this...!

Alvin: Thanks!

littleCupCakes: For this song, no. However, if you are seriously interested in singing, I do have quite a few songs that I would like to record that are well outside of my natural vocal range, mostly parodies of female artists. Reply back here if you'd like to take a stab at one of them.
Below Average IQ - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Hilarious throughout, loved the drummer on demons line, and the Quartet of three. . .hearing some big bands talk--that's exactly what some of these bands talk like. .. kick anus
Timmy and the Lords of the Underworld - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Timmah! Waaaugh-gaa-blaaa- Auuagh Timmah!
UnKnownVoice - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
L' Ant Rouge, I do appreciate your project, but my voice is not very recordable, as it is more of 'whisper' type, a mimic of ~MM~ . So it is best used only as a backup to male singers. Besides . . . I'm strickly a ~Live-On-Five~ person. No recordings, Sir !
reDefined - April 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Red Ant, Sir, . . . I mean no disrespect, but perhaps I should define my uses: Not a Writer, but an editor ~ Not a singer, just a back-up vocalist ~ Not a Mom, but an aunt ~ Not Leah, only Rachel ~ No Kennel-Dog w/HMO, just an uncollared Coyote ~ . . . you get the picture!
Jason - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Good stuff. See my above comment.
Jeff Reuben - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
This was hilarious, and for the record, "Sped" was a pretty common knowledge around here so I got that without the footnote.
tomario - April 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Great pacing and lyrical content, although some of the political references are lost on me, me being from the otherside of the pond. But a dam fine job. Keep up the good work.
Peter Andersson - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM - To many real artists fit on this description and IMHO they shouldn't open their mouth for anything else than to sing, maybe with the exception of Jessica Simpson but I won't go deeper into the throat of that subject here, maybe in a parody some day.
Agrimorfee - April 25, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) A little repetitive reinforcement would 't hurt a bit for a special guy like me.
Matthias - April 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Fun parody! It was a bit offensive, but what good parody isn't a bit offensive. I did not like the part about the Gov't, because it was randomly placed. I see what you were going for, but that's like talking about dolphins and then randomly bringing up sparrows (Sure their animals, but what do they really have to do with each other?) I also did not understand the tem "Adroit" because the definition according to Webster is: "having or showing skill, cleverness, or resourcefulness in handling situations" (And I think that's the opposite of retarded.... A bit lost there buddy). Good parody either way though.
Guy - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM-Mar08) I saw nothing wrong with the three intellectually challenged musicians caring about political people running for public office. They all seem to have the same thing in common. =;-) Good one Ant.
Max Power - April 27, 2008 - Report this comment
IQ lowered 5 at a time...
Phil Alexander - April 28, 2008 - Report this comment
:-D I see I've commented already...
Jack Wilson - April 28, 2008 - Report this comment
See above!
bobpiecheese - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
(SOTM) Clever! Not too fond of the election candidates jab (the only political stuff that works in me for parodies are pure political parodies - and they don't rate high anyway), but that's just a minor quibble. 555 all the way!
Invisible Boy - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
Very funny idea and great execution. At first I was a little squeamish with the subject, but you won me over with lots of politically incorrect laughter.
Mikey Squirrel - April 29, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM- Yea, I can totally see Timmy and Jimmy performing this. Good job, Ant!
McKludge - April 30, 2008 - Report this comment
SOTM - "Our chromosome count is *fairly* even!" Nice.
Below Average Dave - April 30, 2008 - Report this comment
Um, I did something I normally don't do, my comment is already here as "Below Average IQ"
Red Ant - May 06, 2008 - Report this comment
Hey thanks everyone for the kick ass comments.
Invisible Boy - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm jumping off the "short bus" to tell you I still love this one...

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