I am a sucker for a parody, so it's insane- or rather you guys are lucky-that I haven't flooded the site with reams of them by now! Heaven knows there are gajillion of them out there on the interwebs poking fun at our lovely Divas. Well today this changes, and I send out fair warning to all to expect this to become a regular feature on the blog, hosted under the "parody" label.
Note/ Disclaimer: I really like both of these songs, so don't take my choice to feature them being ridiculed as a sign of dislike. Also, I wrote the bulk of this post before Miley's crazy fun time at the 2013 VMA, so her featuring isn't any reflection on that "moment"- though the parody makes good points that are totally relevant to what happened there.
About the Videos featured:
Today's videos happen to be created by the same dude, YouTuber Bart Baker. I wasn't aware of him until sometime last week and it was actually because of him- and his take on Taylor Swift- that I decided to create this new segment on the site. Word of warning before we begin: don't be expecting subtlety or highbrow; this stuff is pretty trashy! Now that your sensibilities have been suitably modified, here comes the first!
Taylor Swift: Trouble
First up, we have Bart taking on Taylor Swift's I knew You Were Trouble. The original version had the country-pop star venting on an ex, and castigating herself for not trusting her better judgement by getting involved with him. He was "Trouble" after all. However at this point in T-Swift's career, trash talking past romances has become somewhat of a regular occurrence. Thus, it's no real surprise that that's what Bart focuses his parody on.
It's a funny ride that exaggerates Taylor's character into that of a psycho/stalker figure, who is the one actually responsible for the demise of the relationships. It's a take on her character that becomes slightly more believable when posted with this Gif of her at the VMAs, taken when (rumoured) ex, Harry Styles was on stage. [Boy am I glad I waited till after the awards to publish the post]
Now I'm not usually going to do these posts with two videos, but as I found both today [Edit: technically last week at this point] and they're both by the same guy, I thought why not combine.
Up next is Miley Cyrus's We Can't Stop. Now this is an example of someone pretty much reading my thoughts, stealing them and making a video with them. I want restitution, Barty boy! Okay, my thoughts weren't as funny, but I'm sure the gist of what was said in the parody is what me and most people thought the first time they watched the actual video.
This turned out more wordy than I intended! Next time it'll literally be the video and a paragraph, so you won't have to take a week off work/school/living to get through it! Oh and if you liked these, check out Bart's Blurred Lines parody- hilarious.
And yes, the MAD Tv parodies with Mariah, Whitney and Destiny's Child are coming later! Calm your britches. (Anyone who doesn't know what I'm talking about DON'T spoil it by looking them up now!)