These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
Broken Base: Fans of the music videos vs. fans of the political videos.
Complete Monster: According to "Beard With Glue": YOU. Or at least, whoever the song is being sung to. That person sneaks off and punches orphaned Brazilians, and it's implied that they murdered their friends, "drowning them in blood". They're so bad, a bullfrog hates them and James Blunt wishes they would fall on their burger and fries.
Crowning Music of Awesome: Pretty much any piece of music created by BLR is guaranteed to be this, thanks in no small part to the man behind Bad Lip Reading actually being in the music production industry. As one YouTube commenter put it, "I've noticed that BLR songs have an awkward tendency to be better than the originals."
"Rockin All Nite Long" actually sounds like a real pop song... Until Wiz Khalifa comes in.
"I'm an alchemist, the beat is my base metal!"
"Gang Fight", "Everybody Poops" (subject matter aside), "Time To Rock", and "Dirty Spaceman" are around a million times catchier than their originals.
"Russian Unicorn". If being the first to be approved by Word Of God doesn't count...
"Morning Dew" actually has a rather epic beat. If the lyrics weren't so nonsensical, it'd change from hilarious to awesome.
If you don't pay attention to what he's saying Bruno Mars comes off as a genuine badass in it.
Some of the lyrics even work. Anything Jay-Z says is pretty badass. "I'm Han, you're Greedo" indeed.
"Kicked Your Monkey." If Bad Lip Reading were to do a live performance, this song would be a showstopper.
Hilarious in Hindsight: one line from "Party in the USA" (which was turned into "Black Umbrella") mentions that "the Jay-Z song was on".. think she meant "Empire State of Mind"?note Which was turned into part of "Morning Dew".
Russian Unicorn becomes even funnier when you find out that the girl in the video is his wife.
After Rick Perry becomes the first "target" for BLR soundbytes, Rick Perry gets famously tongue-tied for real.
Mitt Romney's line "In America, we have a song." He later recited "America the Beautiful" during a speech.
"Rockin' All Night Long" actually predicted Taylor Swift's more pop direction.
"Hot Jumping Beans" has a section where Justin Bieber offers an unseen girl some of the title beans while saying "I think you want 'em," while Gary LeVox follows up with "She might not want 'em." Come to find out, as of January 2013, she doesn't.
A couple of years after "Black Umbrella", Miley Cyrus and Snoop Dogg actually did collaborate on a song - "Ashtrays & Heartbreaks", which Snoop released under his current moniker of Snoop Lion.
Herman Cain: "I'm gonna teach you an expression: I quit." Not long after the video was released, Cain dropped out of the presidential race.
Despite their production values, and the fact that every other second is a Crowning Moment of Funny, they still don't get enough views.
Worse, they seem to get less and less views with each video on YouTube.
This is partly due to the fact that younger videos have had less time to accumulate views. But as long as enough die-hard fans buy their iTunes tracks I think they'll pursue it.
This might be because it's been hard to top "Gang Fight"/"Friday", which was prime for parody at the time. Most of the other parodies have been based on older songs. "Party in the U.S.A." was over a year old by the time BLR released "Black Umbrella", and "You're Beautiful" was five years old by the time "Beard With Glue" came out.
A new wave of fans was brought in by the politician sound bites - "Trick the Bridesmaid" has accumulated over a million views in just 6 weeks. And they had the foresight to advertise some of their best music tracks at the end of each one.
Gotye's "Somebody I Used to Know" is a big enough hit and Double Take's "Hot Problems" is enough like "Friday" that these two videos should bring in a lot more views.
The ''Twilight'' based video is doing very well, bringing in over half a million views in its first day.
Not to mention that "greenish potatoes with them soggy fish sticks" could be referring to what Fergie puts on the floor.
"Dirty Spaceman" has the lines "Can you leave your wrinkled willie glue inside my ocean, please?" and "every grandma oughta freak when they see me and my brown one-eye". The Nicki Minaj reaction shot after the "wrinkled willie glue" line is priceless.
The Yeti is described as "wet and furry and funky". And that's before we learn just why it's like that...
Just the mere thought of Rick Santorum shooting out diarrhea half a block long is just... OH GOD!!!
Visual Effects of Awesome: The Photoshop work on these videos has led people to check out the originals just to see how much of that stuff is legit. No, the forest and Chewbacca were NOT in Coldplay's "In My Place".