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Song Parodies -> "Everybody Wants to Sell you Stuff"

Original Song Title:

"Everybody Wants to Rule the World"

Original Performer:

Tears for Fears

Parody Song Title:

"Everybody Wants to Sell you Stuff"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

My entry for a tournament where we capture our feelings towards annoying things. It's too bad without ads there'd be no TV. Probably would put a huge strain on the internet too. Guess we'll just have to remember what we did before those things came along.

Also, this is my 98th parody here on site (would be 99th, but one of my previous ones is a compilation of others). Pretty cool, huh? Only took me almost 6 years :c]...
Welcome, I’m your friend
Sit down and relax
Do you mind if I
With my words attack how happy you are feeling
As I’m dealing ceiling sealing
Everybody wants to sell you stuff

Here’s my new design
It's my own of course
If stains get you down
I can help you force them out with Oxy-cleaner
While demeaning your demeanor
Everybody wants to sell you stuff

There are billboards on roads that I know
Selling brands on the walls and in the sky
They’ll convince you to switch to Geico
So needy of your money
So greedy it’s not funny
Everybody wants to sell you stuff

------ Advertisement break ------

Crowds of millions in the middle
You can’t do this Tony Little
Everybody wants to sell you stuff

They say you’ll never, never, never, never be fine
Unless you treat your hair line
Everybody wants to sell you stuff

Rip you down to inner pieces
And then offer you some Reeses
Everybody wants to sell you stuff

I can help by forcing products and I bet-cha
You’ll feel bettah on Olestra

I’m stuck here in the middle
Matthew Lesko’s phony riddles
Continuously copyrighted to Glen Stollberger 2009+

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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Matthias - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Pretty good you took on advertising as a whole while mine was about getting annoying phone calls at inappropriate times. I really liked the lines: "As I’m dealing ceiling sealing" and "While demeaning your demeanor"... While I didn't find this one to be all out there hilarious you brought up some good points and it was a great satire.
alvin - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
ya sold me
Arwen - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I think I'm the perfect target for infomercials as I'm always convinced I need exactly what they're selling by the end of the spot. And sometimes...within 2 minutes of the spot beginning. ; ) The fact that I'm too lazy to walk into the other room to get my credit card is the only reason I'm not broke and up to my ears in infomercial goods. =) What you've convinced me of here, Mr. that you're a talented guy! Pacing was perfect and this made me laugh. Nice work!
Michael Pacholek - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
How much would you pay for a 5 on pacing? But wait: If you act now, I'll throw in a 5 for humor and an overall 5!
Tim Hall - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Great take on the power of media!
Mark Scotti - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
And now, a word from our sponsor, Alberto VO 5's......
Matthias - May 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Great rhyming work in here 2nz! This was a great parody, didn't know who "Tony Little" was at first, but then thanks to Google Images I found out that he's the guy from the Bo-Flex commercials. Great stuff as always 2nz, and I hope to see you around more even when this competition is over and done with.
bobpiecheese - May 18, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages2) I rarely watch TV anymore, but back when it formed a large chunk of my time...BOY, did I wanna stab those ad people. Not familiar with the OS, but the writing was pretty good. 555 for a limited time only!
Arwen - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
AGES...=) This is still great, it!
Melanie Lee - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
(Ages) This parody has been brought to you by, the leader in Internet song parody sites. Great theme. 1-800-555-LAUGH. PS My security code is LVU, whatever that might mean!
Invisible Boy - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved the idea, Glen.
As Matty said, "As I’m dealing ceiling sealing" and "While demeaning your demeanor"... stood out for me as well. Great job !!!
Jeff Reuben - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Funny song. I like the idea of outtakes at the end, that was very clever.
Below Average Dave - May 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Your rhyming in this one 2nz beats out your SOTY winner "Wanna Use Oxy-Morons", simply put an amazing write 2nz, very very impressive use of TOS, this is one of those rare occasions where you didn't just nail the rhyme scheme, you improved upon it, had fun in Ages 2nz, first long term comp I've had with you--hope it's not the last

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