Pinoy parodies of popular songs never go out of style. We love our wordplay, and these 8 examples are among the really good ones, going far beyond poking fun at Pinoy stereotypes and the Pinoy accent all day long, as some other parodists are wont to do.
Here now are 8 Pinoy Parodies that you just might enjoy. Unfortunately, for fans of Mikey Bustos, this list contains none of his parodies. Please don’t ask us why.
8. Adik Sa Clash of Clans (Thinkin Out Loud)
Sir Rex Kantatero is infamous for coming up with a lot of different Tagalog parodies of varying quality, but this particular ditty has us in stitches over how accurately it reflects the pathos of anyone who has been addicted to a mobile game, in this case, Clash of Clans. Sung to the tune of Ed Sheeran’s monster hit, this parody sets the bar for witty lyrics, and similarities to the original version.
7. Need You ‘Nay (Need You Now)
As your song for the average tambay wondering if their mom is coming home anytime soon, Need You ‘Nay is pretty hilarious as they come.
6. Snack Sa (Smack That)
Snack Sa has to be one of the catchiest parodies ever, if only for the fact that hearing it once in the jeepney would make it stick to your head indefinitely. Some people might appreciate that, but admittedly, a few others would be exasperated by it.
5. Banana (Na Na Na)
Akon’s songs were a hit in the Tagalog Parody circles when he first broke out as an artist, and Banana is arguably even catchier than Snack Sa when it comes down to it. Considering how you might mix up the lyrics between the original and the parody much in the same way Don McLean accidentally did with Weird Al’s Star Wars parody of his classic “American Pie,” this parody is pretty top-notch.
4. May Isa Na Namang Kumagat Sa Alikabok (Another One Bites The Dust)
One of the classics from Michael V, this literal translation of the Queen original is a parody in itself because of how absurdly fast you have to sing just to fit the translated lyrics into the original arrangement. It’s perhaps the best track from Michael V’s hallmark “Music Tagalog Bersyon” album way back in the day.
3. Bez Por Kilo (Despacito)
Romeo Canilo’s take on this recent hit is the best parody of the lot, as many (including Sir Rex and Mikey Bustos) didn’t quite come up with something as catchy and hilarious as this cautionary tale about overindulging in gustatory delights.
2. Utang Lang ang May Forever (Closer)
The Chainsmokers is far more tolerable when it’s done this way. Great premise for a parody, great execution, and better singing than the original? This is why this track places so highly on this list.
1. Chismosang Aling Flor (Versace On The Floor)
When you have to sing almost as well as Bruno Mars just to make a joke about the neighborhood gossip, then you know you have gone above and beyond the call of the average parody. “Chismosang Aling Flor” is just so good because it really, really sounds a lot like the original to anyone who doesn’t listen closely enough, and practically not a single line of the modified lyrics seems like a stretch. They all just fall into place so well.
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