Everyone knows that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Weird Al Yankovic[/lastfm] is the master of the popular song parody. He’s done genius comical renditions of everything from [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]‘s “Beat It” called “Eat It” to[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Chamillionaire[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Krayzie Bone[/lastfm]‘s “Ridin’ Dirty” as “White ‘N Nerdy.”
Recently, Weird Al put out an amazing version of[lastfm link_type="artist_info"] Lady Gaga[/lastfm]‘s “Born This Way” which he entitled “Perform This Way.” At first, he was saying she denied him the ability to put it on his album, but in the end it turned out to be a miscommunication and Weird Al was granted the permission to put his golden parody touch on yet another flash-in-the-pan pop song.
And Weird Al is not the only one to get some tongue-in-cheek jabs in–we’ve created a list of Ten Of Our Favorite Pop Song Parodies.
10. “No Common Sense” -B.B. Bling (originally “Hold It Against Me” by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Britney Spears[/lastfm])
Britney Spears is probably smarter than the media makes her out to be, but like B. B. Bling sings in her rendition of one of Britney Spears’ newest singles, “Hold It Against Me,” Spears really has “no common sense”–and Bling tackled the subject with class.