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Song Parodies -> "Whiny Crappy Music"

Original Song Title:

"Shiny Happy People"

Original Performer:


Parody Song Title:

"Whiny Crappy Music"

Parody Written by:

Red Ant

The Lyrics

What can I say - even REM dislikes this song, so much so that they didn't include it in their reissues. All lyrics in parentheses are sung by the B-52s Kate Pierson, who guest appeared for this song. DKTOS? I envy you.


Whiny, crappy, pop song starting!

What is this I've found?...
Drivel! - drivel!
"Throw your love around"...
Gag me - gag me!
How does this song sound?...
Sappy! sappy!
Burn it to the ground
'cause it really blows!...
Drill into your mi........hi-inds!

Whiny, crappy pop song - it's that bad!
(Whiny back-up singer coming in!......)
Sending all our fans a-running!

Here's the second verse...
Boring! - boring!
Ever watch us dance?...
Painful! - painful!
There's no time for rhymes!...
Sorry! - sorry!
On our greatest hits?
Well you must be high!
We would rather di........hi-ie!

Whiny, crappy pop song - in your head!
(Mighty sappy back-up vocals ah........!)
More annoying lyrics coming!


'kay, here we go!

do do do do (x ~200,000,000 +/- 5!)

Whiny, crappy pop song - in your head!
(Mighty boring outro up ahead!........)
Whiny, crappy music you dread
More annoying singing coming, damn!
(Repetitious lyrics? Not my band!....)
Sing a song that's evil, wretched!
And it's never-ending I'm afraid!
(Drown you with a chorus that is lame.....)
Wow we're so embarassed by this song
Yes we're so embarassed by this song
(Third the "so embarassed by this song"!....)

[fade out with a few more painful wails]
copyright 2006+ Jack "Red Ant" Fletcher

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Voting Results

Pacing: 4.9
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.7

Total Votes: 27

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 2   0
 3   1
 4   1
 5   25

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Michael Pacholek - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
This was redone on "Sesame Street," with Stipe singing "Shiny Happy Monsters," while a green Muppet was dressed like Kate Pierson. Maybe that's the reason they don't do it anymore. Then again, Stipe wrote a song about Andy Kaufman, so maybe he doesn't have a sense of humor.
Rick C - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
"do do do do (x ~200,000,000 +/- 5!)" ...............Now that cracked me up! 555
alvin rhodes - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
i think REM took the name cause they put people to sleep...nice job on this
Adagio - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Ditto what alvin said.
Stephen Harrington - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good, funny. 555. It's true, even REM hated this song.
AFW - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
DKOS...but Whiny and crappy are two of my favorite words...and you put them to good funny use, here
PMS - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
DKTOS except for the chorus. And I only know that from seeing a clip on Beavis and Butthead. But I voted anyway because I'd trust your pacing anytime and it was a fun read.
Dee Range - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
555 This is another parody that Corky And The Juice Pigs should do ...good stuff, Jack
jango - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
The first line of your parody was the best, and after that i could hardly make myself finish, because it entailed TRYING to remember the annoying original song. It's one of those that make you practically crash your car to change the station when it comes on.
Joel Martinez - April 26, 2006 - Report this comment
Envy no more, Red Ant
I dont know about the other people who've commented, but I'm quite familiar with most of REM's songs, especially this one since what you're saying about them loathing the song is true(and to be honest with you, I don't blame them)555
Tommy Turtle - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
What everybody said (good pun, alvin!)... I DKTOS, but you've painted such a vivid picture, I don't want to know it.... 555, you've got a real niche here (exposing crap as the crap that it is).
Stuart McArthur - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
I DKTOS, Red, but you've, I see TT has just said what I was about to say - nice parodying of the original song (but literally) - 555
Larry Hensley - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Parodying more rem songs, huh? Good going! REM actually got their name from a dictionary, but that's also a really boring way to get a band name. The best way is just to think of the wackiest thing you can think of. Anyway, 5's
Red Ant - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Michael, Rick C, Alvin, Pat, Step-chan, AFW, PMS, Dee, jango, Joel, Tommy T, Stu and Larry.

Michael: I had heard that this song was intended as satire by the band - they obviously missed the mark by a large margin. This parody was right on target.

Rick: It's funny 'cause it's true. ;-)

Alvin: See Larry's reply for the official reason, but I agree with you.

jango: One of the drawbacks of spoofing crappy songs is getting TOS stuck in the readers' minds. Sorry about that, but at least now you've got some lyrics to sing over it next time you hear it.

Joel: As painful as TOS was, the video was even worse.

PMS: I vaguely remember B&B watching this video. I hope they mocked it mercilessly.

Dee: I may send this and "Whining and a-b*tchin" to my local radio station to see if they are interested in recording one of them. There is a guy there that has the perfect voice for them.

TT and Stu: Well, to give you an idea the chorus is "shiny happy people holding hands/shiny happy people laughing", repeated 6 times no less. And there really are 200 million "do" in this song. TT: "Song satires" (as coined by Agrimorfee) are fun to do - the only one I've gotten any measurable backlash on was my lone Coldplay parody.

Larry: There may be a few more in the future.
Olvan The Terrible - April 27, 2006 - Report this comment
I actually like SHP (it's one of my favorite REM songs), but this parody is good too because it perfectly sums up the feelings of a person who thought SHP was too different from REM's other work. I didn't know about how REM grew to hate this song, though. It's a shame, really. I always wanted them to record more songs with Kate. Anyway, I can't wait for future "song satires!"
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 29, 2006 - Report this comment
I tried to judge this yesterday but fell asleep, tried again and fell asleep, tried again and... well, you get the picture. 5s for nailing it.
Red Ant - May 03, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Olvan and Peter. Olvan, while there are a gigantic number of awful songs, there are only so many ways to mock them without being excessively mean spirited or redundant, and above all else, while being funny. I may put together an album of my satires in the future so people, like yourself, can find them easier.
Silver Power - November 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Very funny parody, I don't really like the original or the B-52's either.
Matthias - November 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Yet another popular song punched in the face by Mr. Red Ant himself. Fantastic satire on a song I honestly think the band themselves are embarassed by.
Mark Scotti - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) - One of REM's worst songs and trashing by parody is well deserved...
Agrimorfee - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I did "Whiny Crabby People"...maybe I should enter that in the next ABC? ;)
Stuart McArthur - November 25, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) This time I listened to the OS and I totally see what you mean, Jack - the chorus is a bit B52s-ish - in fact I can't believe when they wrote it that they didn't see your "whiny crappy people" title sub coming - nice lampooning
bobpiecheese - November 29, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC5-W) I could've sworn I'd read this one before...ah, well. Like other people have already said, DKTOS apart from the chorus, but given what you have to say about the OS I'm not going to go hunting for an mp3 any time soon. 555!
Leo Keough - November 30, 2009 - Report this comment
ABC5(W) Parody in the truest sense of the word...Great job!!!...555!!!
DJ Blaze - November 30, 2009 - Report this comment
"Whiny back-up singer coming in!" really did it for me. 555
Below Average Dave - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
You really hate R.E.M. don't you Jack, reminds me of your other R.E.M. bash--Whining and ab****in
Melanie Lee - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
(ABC) Hey! I love the OS! I guess I'm one of those whiny, crappy people! And I hate cynicism--unless it makes me laugh, which in this case it did. Good, clever stuff. Whiny, gripey cynic scoring fi-i-i-ives!

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