Top 5 YouTube parodies

Sometimes I sit drinking Red Bull in my cat pajamas and wonder who created the first parody ever. And then as I surf YouTube for parodies, I realize that some people are so creative and wonder if there’s such a thing as being over-creative. Because some of these reinvented parody lines are so weird, I just can’t decide. But I like it. Here are my top 5 YouTube parodies.

YouTube Parodies

Bart Baker’s parody of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”

www.youtube.com/embed/J3twwafch4g
Thoughts: I’m usually not a big fan of parodies that make fun of the original video or artist in a mean way (it’s still bullying!), and this borderlines that a bit, but I can’t believe how much like the original it is in every way! That’s why it made this list, from the characters they cast to the hashtag font to the outfits. It’s so well done it’s cray cray.

Now compare it to the original

www.youtube.com/v/yyDUC1LUXSU?hl=en_US&version=3&rel=0

The best “Blurred Lines” parodies on the internet >>

Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” (two parodies)

First, Nicolas Cage

www.youtube.com/embed/U0Og4LaB1Zc

And now for the best Vine… probably ever

www.youtube.com/embed/2XQGcMrq4bQ
Thoughts: How did they do that Nicholas Cage one? And that random Vine video of the tire-swing man is probably the funniest thing I’ve seen since Scary Movie 2.

Now compare these to the original

www.youtube.com/v/My2FRPA3Gf8?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0

Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video inspires hilarious memes >>

Rebecca Black’s “Friday” (Brock’s Dub)

www.youtube.com/embed/zzfQwXEqYaI
Thoughts: I wonder what the people who did the voice overs do for a real job. I would love to watch them for a day. My hand is a dolphin!

Compare it to the original

www.youtube.com/embed/kfVsfOSbJY0

Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” (The Key of Parody!)

www.youtube.com/embed/iTthJI0rDnk
Thoughts: My friend Ben filmed the original music video, so I’m a little biased; but it’s so funny!

Compare it to the original


Nickelback’s “Photograph” (bloomingtonbros) 

www.youtube.com/embed/oDgs1iroYyY
Thoughts: I actually just found this video as I was looking for one last parody for this list (ha!), but it’s so funny! His “Yeeeyy-heee” at 1:31 is my favorite part. Look at this photograph. Like, for realz, look at it. Props to them for keeping a straight face the whole time. I would have cried from laughing.

Compare it to the original

www.youtube.com/embed/BB0DU4DoPP4

Lenay’s other top 5 lists

5 Best song lyrics of 2013
5 Hottest young artists of 2013
5 Most underrated songs of 2013 

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