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Song Parodies -> "Induct Van Halen Right Now"

Original Song Title:

"Right Now"

Original Performer:

Van Halen

Parody Song Title:

"Induct Van Halen Right Now"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

I'm still baffled by the fact that Van Halen haven't been inducted into the Rock Hall yet. They've been eligible for three years now. If they're not in by 2007, I don't know. I even went so far as to parody the video as well as the song itself. I hope you enjoy it. Right here. Right now.
(Long piano intro)

[Right now... Lynyrd Skynyrd are giving their acceptance speech. Johnny Van Zant is joking that due to the success of Blondie's Rapture Riders, Skynyrd is gonna do a Mash-up with the Sex Pistols -- God Free the Bird. "And if that's successful," he says, "Maybe we'll do Anarchy in Alabama."]

[Right now... Lynyrd Skynyrd is playing "Freebird" for the upteenth time.]

[Right now... VH1 is trying to cut to a commercial because the guitar solo has gone on for twenty minutes now. The Blondie/Doors mashup, "Rapture Riders," blasts onto the P.A.'s with the intention of getting Skynyrd to wrap it up already.]

[Right now... The audience is cheering as Shirley Manson graces the stage to induct Blondie.]

[Right now... the band proceeds to play "Rapture."]

Don't wanna wait 'til Oh-Seven
[Right now... VH1 has officially cut to a commercial.]
To see Van Halen in the Hall
[Right now... Some guy from some pop-punk band is giving one big, long speech about the Sex Pistols.]
Three years on, no induction
[Right now... The Sex Pistols are fighting over whether they should play "Anarchy in the UK" or "God Save the Queen."]
No one can stand in their way. Oh
[Right now... The President of the RRHOF reveals that those guys weren't the real Sex Pistols.]
David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar
[Right now... You are sitting too close to the TV screen.]
Now Ed's gotta pay to get in now
[Right now... I can't think of a joke to put here.]
Into the damn Rock Hall of Fame, can't you see? Hey!
[Right now... Eddie Van Halen is trying to sneak past security to see the show for free.]
Come on please, please the screamin' fans

(Right now) Hey! Induct Van Halen
[Right now... the crowd is cheering as Eddie enters the room, though he isn't performing or getting inducted.]
(Right now) Yeah, in the Hall of Fame
[Right now... Johnny Rotten's letter to the RRHOF is read on-air by Lars Ulrich.]
(Right now) Just forget Dave's talk show
Induct the band right now
[Right now... Lars Ulrich is set to induct Black Sabbath.]
In the Hall of Fame
[Right now... maybe we should pay attention to the lyrics.]

David Roth has lost his hairline
And his hair falls off his head. Noooo!
[Right now... is a good time to take a bathroom break.]
Should have done the reunion
We are all Atomic Punks. Oh!

[Right now... Metallica is performing "Iron Man," but you probably knew that.]

Ain't taaalking 'bout love, I feel unchained
[Right now... James Hetfield is playing the E5 power chord wrong, not to mention he's out of tune.]
You know I'm hot for the teacher
[Right now... is a good time to microwave some food.]
That shouldn't mean this band's too cheesy
[Right now... someone is working too hard for induction.]
Whoa, sure Dave's turned, become this spoof of himself
[Right now... David Lee Roth's radio talk show is on, but nobody's listening.]

(Right now) Hey, ignor Dave's talk show
[Right now... Mike is thinking about a solo project.]
(Right now) Come on, Dave's hair's missing
[Right now... I'm using the original music video to write these "Right Now..." jokes. Thanks,]
(Right now) Give VH their moment
Do it right here and now
[Right now... I'm wondering if the Blue Oyster Cult ever got inducted.]
Who cares Eddie's Dutch?

[Right now... your head is probably spinning from trying to focus on both the lyrics and the "Right Now..." jokes.]

As is Alex, too
[Right now... it's very cold in Norman, Oklahoma. In fact, it's very cloudy.]
Dave's Jewish
[Right now... it's probably warmer in Hawaii or Miami or Panama. Ha ha!]
What are ya waitin' for?
[Right now... VH1 is on another commercial. It's an ad for the latest Metal Mania Stripped CD.]
Goooooo Ed!
[Right now... A plumber, a lawyer, and a rabbi walk into a bar... Nevermind, you've probably heard it before.]
[Right now... I'm wondering how much longer this song could be, plus the pausing.]
[Right now... a man is trying to figure out how to say, "Do I look Klingon to you?" in Italian.]
Right now

(Guitar Solo by one of the greatest guitarist in rock history, Mr. Edward Lodewijk [LOAD-a-vick] Van Halen)

[Right now... I'm about to quit writing these "Right Now..." jokes because I seem to be running out of ideas.]

[Right now... (absolutely nothing)]

[Right now... Ed's got his hands full.]

[Right now... the Hall of Fame is back on the TV.]

(Right now) Hey! Don't mind Van Hagar
[Right now... Those A&M Records dudes are getting inducted.]
(Right now) Come on, Dave's hair's missing
[Right now... I'm wondering why Styx hasn't been inducted yet, speaking of A&M Records.]
(Right now) This song's about over
[Right now... I'm patting myself on the back for having such stamina.]
Induct them right, right now (Right now)
Ohhhhh, right now!
[Right Now... It's about time. Yes, pun intended.]

In the Hall of Fame
[Right now... I'm hungry, let's eat!]
[Right now... is not the fault of the Motley Crue.]
Right here and now
[Right now... The Cure have a long way to go before induction.]
Right now, just right now
[Right now... ravioli would be nice.]
[Right now... keeps happening.]
[Right now... you are reading this parody on Amiright.]
Tell me, the [expletive] ya waitin' for?
Keep this band around

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Red Ant - March 22, 2006 - Report this comment
I remember this video, you did a outstanding job parodying it. Not sure how this would fare with people who haven't seen the video, but SOTM worthy IMO. [Right Now: I'm leaving some 5s]. I don't know why VH isn't in the HOF yet, though it may have to do with the band's internal struggles over the last 20 years. Very creative work Chris.
Larry Hensley - March 23, 2006 - Report this comment
Very good use of the video and song, 555's!
Phil - January 11, 2016 - Report this comment
I searched "Right Now" for parodies here because I attended Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp with Sammy Hagar and got to play "Right Now" in a band with Sammy Hagar singing it. (I was on keyboard). You have an interesting concept where you are not only spoofing the song lyrics but you are also going after the text displayed in the video. I did see the video, so I understand exactly what is going on and can picture what you are doing.

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