Call Me Maybe

Call Me Maybe

The “Call Me Maybe” meme is becoming slightly old but some of the parodies are either quite good, or just outright amusing. For the unacquainted Carly Rae Jepsen did the original (the end of the video is kinda funny). A bunch of parodies followed including Justin Bieber, Selena, Ashley Tisdale, Jimmy Fallon, Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders (best looking of all the parodies), Tay Zonday (Chocolate Rain guy) and Barack Obama (that took time).

I think my favorite is the above gorilla variant simply because it shows the insanity of it all.

Hey Ya!

The Blanks - Hey Ya!

The Blanks are best known as “Ted’s Band” on the TV show Scrubs. They are in fact a real life a cappella group. The above adaptation of Hey Ya! (originally by Outkast) was partially used in an episode at one point. It reminds me of this Mat Weddle of Obadiah Parker cover.

Related is The Blanks doing a cover of Superman (the Scrubs theme song).

I might like musical parodies a bit.

Waka Flocka Flame No Hands – Acoustic Cover

DannyVola - No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame Parody

I’m going to start by saying NSFW. You will want headphones if listening to this video at work or in the presence of easily offended. It’s extremely well done. It’s based on this song, which is obviously also NSFW.

If it’s not already obvious, I have a love for musical parodies and oddly creative covers. I’ve got a few more in queue for this blog.

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

Muppets Bohemian Rhapsody

I’ve mentioned a few cool videos from Jim Henson shows. The Muppets covering Bohemian Rhapsody is especially awesome. Enjoy.

Also noteworthy is it’s one of the first 1080p videos on YouTube that I’ve seen. Looks like it’s done via MP4 (not sure Flash supports anything else at that quality).