Thursday, 26 May 2011

It's no Newport, but it's home (sadly)

Following the success of 'Ymerodraeth: Newport State of Mind' - parodying Jay-Z's 'Empire State of Mind', someone's done 'Wolverhampton Gurls', echoing Katy Perry's 'California Gurls'.

It's not very good (little wit, poor tune and an American accent, which completely defeats the point), but apparently Chris Moyles has played it on Radio 1. So it must be culturally significant.

This is how to do a parody.


Benjamin Judge said...

The reason that Moyles plays it is that he made it. They are always doing 'parodies' on the show. Most are awful (though I did like their version of I Want to Make Love in this Club which was I Want to Eat Lunch in this Pub)

Note I put parody in inverted commas. Newport State of Mind, and all of the Chris Moyles songs are not parodies. A parody is a musical composition that parodies another persons style. Singing the same song, but with different lyrics is not a parody.

THIS is how you do a parody

Benjamin Judge said...

Sorry. Replace the word 'parodies' with the word 'mimics.


Benjamin Judge said...

But not every time. Damn it. Oh balls to it, you know what I mean.