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** He did get in trouble with Coolio for "Amish Paradise",[[note]]incidentally, a reworking of Music/StevieWonder's "Pastime Paradise"[[/note]] for unclear reasons. Apparently, Al's people talked to Coolio's people, who said yes, but Coolio HIMSELF didn't approve it. (And got angry about it.) When he found out about Coolio's response, Al apologized, like the class act he is. Eventually, Coolio got over it too, and gave Al a hug.
** Something similar happened when Al wanted to do a parody of Music/JamesBlunt's "You're Beautiful". Apparently Al was granted permission to do the parody, but after he'd recorded "You're Pitiful", Atlantic (Blunt's label) refused the permission, so Al dropped the tune from his latest record. However, he still performs it (and a few other refused parodies) live. He also released the song for free, just as a TakeThat against Atlantic.
** Notably, when Weird Al asked Mark Knopfler for permission to parody Music/DireStraits' "Money for Nothing" as "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies," Knopfler granted the request with the condition that he play the guitar part himself.

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** He did get in trouble with Coolio for "Amish Paradise",[[note]]incidentally, a reworking of Music/StevieWonder's "Pastime Paradise"[[/note]] for unclear reasons. Apparently, Al's people talked to Coolio's people, who said yes, but Coolio HIMSELF didn't approve it. (And got angry about it.) When he found out about Coolio's response, Al apologized, like the class act he is. Eventually, Coolio got over it too, too and gave Al a hug.
** Something similar happened when Al wanted to do a parody of Music/JamesBlunt's "You're Beautiful". Apparently Apparently, Al was granted permission to do the parody, but after he'd recorded "You're Pitiful", Atlantic (Blunt's label) refused the permission, so Al dropped the tune from his latest record. However, he still performs it (and a few other refused parodies) live. He also released the song for free, just as a TakeThat against Atlantic.
** Notably, when Weird Al asked Mark Knopfler for permission to parody Music/DireStraits' "Money for Nothing" as "Money for Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies," Knopfler granted the request with the condition that he play played the guitar part himself.



** Spinal Tap, of ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' fame, also affectionately parody the often over-the-top theatrics and blunt sexual imagery of 1980s hair metal.

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** Spinal Tap, of ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' fame, also affectionately parody parodies the often over-the-top theatrics and blunt sexual imagery of 1980s hair metal.



* "Sylvia's Mother", written by Creator/ShelSilverstein and performed by Dr Hook & The Medicine Show, could be considered an affectionate parody of heartbroken teenage love songs.

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* "Sylvia's Mother", written by Creator/ShelSilverstein and performed by Dr Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, could be considered an affectionate parody of heartbroken teenage love songs.



* Freddie Mercury's "The Great Pretender" video spoofs his band Music/{{Queen}}'s past music videos, and Mercury's image as a Large Ham.

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* Freddie Mercury's "The Great Pretender" video spoofs his band Music/{{Queen}}'s past music videos, videos and Mercury's image as a Large Ham.



** At one point Andy Partridge wanted to do something of a SpiritualSequel dedicated to bubblegum pop of the same era - [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it never ended up happening]], but one such song ("Cherry In Your Tree") turned up on a ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' game soundtrack, another ("Standing In For Joe") was reworked for ''Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)'', while two others ("Candymine" and "Visit To The Doctor") were on Partidge's demo compilation ''Fuzzy Warbles Volume Seven''. The XTC song "Knights in Shining Karma" also took its name from one of the fictional band names intended for the project.

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** At one point Andy Partridge wanted to do something of a SpiritualSequel dedicated to bubblegum pop of the same era - [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it never ended up happening]], but one such song ("Cherry In Your Tree") turned up on a ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' game soundtrack, another ("Standing In For Joe") was reworked for ''Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)'', while two others ("Candymine" and "Visit To The Doctor") were on Partidge's Partridge's demo compilation ''Fuzzy Warbles Volume Seven''. The XTC song "Knights in Shining Karma" also took its name from one of the fictional band names intended for the project.



* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r1Q_95TDWdM "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)"]] by The Gap Band is an affectionate parody of Music/GeorgeClinton's Parliament works, poking fun at his [[LimitedLyricsSong repetitive hooks]], references to traditional children's songs, and SpokenWordInMusic tendencies, sometimes quoting him directly (e.g. the line, "The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill, the bigger the doctor, the bigger the bill!" is a reference to a line in "Dr. Funkenstein" that goes, "The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill, baby. Well, call me the Big Pill."). And if that wasn't enough, the song goes on for [[EpicRocking 8 minutes and 46 seconds]]. This kind of EpicRocking was typical of Clinton's work. And if ''that'' wasn't enough, near the end of the song, it start interpolating a melody from the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2RY0nlEfXUo "Disco to Go"]] from one of his lesser projects, The Brides of Funkenstein.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r1Q_95TDWdM "I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance (Oops!)"]] by The Gap Band is an affectionate parody of Music/GeorgeClinton's Parliament works, poking fun at his [[LimitedLyricsSong repetitive hooks]], references to traditional children's songs, and SpokenWordInMusic tendencies, sometimes quoting him directly (e.g. the line, "The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill, the bigger the doctor, the bigger the bill!" is a reference to a line in "Dr. Funkenstein" that goes, "The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill, baby. Well, call me the Big Pill."). And if that wasn't enough, the song goes on for [[EpicRocking 8 minutes and 46 seconds]]. This kind of EpicRocking was typical of Clinton's work. And if ''that'' wasn't enough, near the end of the song, it start starts interpolating a melody from the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2RY0nlEfXUo "Disco to Go"]] from one of his lesser projects, The Brides of Funkenstein.



* Many of the more humorous songs of the Slovak world music band Hrdza have this element to them. Rather than just adapt the country's existing folkloric music like most other bands of their genre do, they generally tend to write their own material. They do this deliberately {{in the style of}} said folk music from various corners of the country, with the lyrics commonly lampshading the various well-worn clichés and tropes of typical folk songs, or being tongue-in-cheek {{troperrific}}. It's even better when you realise that the band [[ShownTheirWork knows their stuff about folk music]], treats it with respect and makes an effort at authenticity, but isn't afraid to poke fun at tradition in a tasteful way and give the whole thing a modern and relatable spin. This is possibly why they've become such a beloved (if niche) band, compared to some of the more over-reverent world music acts in the country, or the one's that treat folkloric music just as fodder to base rock or metal covers on.
* ''Music/BigBadBosses'' is this for [[BoyBand boy bands]] of the late 90's and early 2000's, as well as video game villains (all the members in-universe are [[BigBad villains]]; they're portrayed by people who work at ThatOneVideoGamer).

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* Many of the more humorous songs of the Slovak world music band Hrdza have this element to them. Rather than just adapt the country's existing folkloric music like most other bands of their genre do, they generally tend to write their own material. They do this deliberately {{in the style of}} said folk music from various corners of the country, with the lyrics commonly lampshading the various well-worn clichés and tropes of typical folk songs, or being tongue-in-cheek {{troperrific}}. It's even better when you realise realize that the band [[ShownTheirWork knows their stuff about folk music]], treats it with respect and makes an effort at authenticity, but isn't afraid to poke fun at tradition in a tasteful way and give the whole thing a modern and relatable spin. This is possibly why they've become such a beloved (if niche) band, compared to some of the more over-reverent world music acts in the country, or the one's that treat folkloric music just as fodder to base rock or metal covers on.
* ''Music/BigBadBosses'' is this for [[BoyBand boy bands]] of the late 90's '90s and early 2000's, 2000s, as well as video game villains (all the members in-universe are [[BigBad villains]]; they're portrayed by people who work at ThatOneVideoGamer).

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* The video for Music/AlienAntFarm's cover of "Smooth Criminal" includes just about every Michael Jackson joke possible, from a moonwalk that lights the sidewalk below to [[MichaelJacksonsThrillerParody an ending with scary eyes]].


** Most notable are their [[Music/RandyNewman Randy]] [[RunningGag Newman]] [[OverlyLongGag Theme Songs]], but they also have "John Mellencamp's 'Theme from ''24'''", and a series of supposition songs ("If Music/JamesTaylor Were on Fire" "If Music/BobDylan Were Hiding at the Bottom of a Well" "If James Taylor Were on Fire at the Bottom of a Well" "If Leon Redbone Suffered a Debilitating Head Injury" "If Aaron Neville Were Waiting for a Parking Spot at the Mall But Someone Else Snagged It" and finally "If TheyMightBeGiants Were the Ice Cream Man").

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** Most notable are their [[Music/RandyNewman Randy]] [[RunningGag Newman]] [[OverlyLongGag Theme Songs]], but they also have "John Mellencamp's 'Theme from ''24'''", and a series of supposition songs ("If Music/JamesTaylor Were on Fire" "If Music/BobDylan Were Hiding at the Bottom of a Well" "If James Taylor Were on Fire at the Bottom of a Well" "If Leon Redbone Suffered a Debilitating Head Injury" "If Aaron Neville Were Waiting for a Parking Spot at the Mall But Someone Else Snagged It" and finally "If TheyMightBeGiants Music/TheyMightBeGiants Were the Ice Cream Man").

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* Music/{{Spose}}'s "Alternative Radio" is one long love song to [[AlternativeRock the genre]], complete with an Affectionate Parody musical and lyrical style, as well as numerous shout outs to the artists, bands, and songs.


* SteelPanther started out as a HairMetal tribute band. Now, it makes parodies that take the genre's notorious SelfDeprecation and {{double entendre}}s and turns them UpToEleven.

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* SteelPanther Music/SteelPanther started out as a HairMetal tribute band. Now, it makes parodies that take the genre's notorious SelfDeprecation and {{double entendre}}s and turns them UpToEleven.


** Music/TheRutles (originating in a ''RutlandWeekendTelevision'' sketch) are a spoof of Music/TheBeatles. Music/GeorgeHarrison was actually involved in the project.

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** Music/TheRutles (originating in a ''RutlandWeekendTelevision'' ''Series/RutlandWeekendTelevision'' sketch) are a spoof of Music/TheBeatles. Music/GeorgeHarrison was actually involved in the project.


** Most notable are their [[RandyNewman Randy]] [[RunningGag Newman]] [[OverlyLongGag Theme Songs]], but they also have "John Mellencamp's 'Theme from ''24'''", and a series of supposition songs ("If Music/JamesTaylor Were on Fire" "If Music/BobDylan Were Hiding at the Bottom of a Well" "If James Taylor Were on Fire at the Bottom of a Well" "If Leon Redbone Suffered a Debilitating Head Injury" "If Aaron Neville Were Waiting for a Parking Spot at the Mall But Someone Else Snagged It" and finally "If TheyMightBeGiants Were the Ice Cream Man").

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** Most notable are their [[RandyNewman [[Music/RandyNewman Randy]] [[RunningGag Newman]] [[OverlyLongGag Theme Songs]], but they also have "John Mellencamp's 'Theme from ''24'''", and a series of supposition songs ("If Music/JamesTaylor Were on Fire" "If Music/BobDylan Were Hiding at the Bottom of a Well" "If James Taylor Were on Fire at the Bottom of a Well" "If Leon Redbone Suffered a Debilitating Head Injury" "If Aaron Neville Were Waiting for a Parking Spot at the Mall But Someone Else Snagged It" and finally "If TheyMightBeGiants Were the Ice Cream Man").


* PaulAndStorm (a duo consisting of two former members) have a number of these as well.

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* PaulAndStorm Music/PaulAndStorm (a duo consisting of two former members) have a number of these as well.


** At one point Andy Partridge wanted to do something of a SpiritualSequel dedicated to bubblegum pop of the same era - [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it never ended up happening]], but one such song ("Cherry In Your Tree") turned up on a ''CarmenSandiego'' game soundtrack, another ("Standing In For Joe") was reworked for ''Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)'', while two others ("Candymine" and "Visit To The Doctor") were on Partidge's demo compilation ''Fuzzy Warbles Volume Seven''. The XTC song "Knights in Shining Karma" also took its name from one of the fictional band names intended for the project.

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** At one point Andy Partridge wanted to do something of a SpiritualSequel dedicated to bubblegum pop of the same era - [[WhatCouldHaveBeen it never ended up happening]], but one such song ("Cherry In Your Tree") turned up on a ''CarmenSandiego'' ''Franchise/CarmenSandiego'' game soundtrack, another ("Standing In For Joe") was reworked for ''Wasp Star (Apple Venus Volume 2)'', while two others ("Candymine" and "Visit To The Doctor") were on Partidge's demo compilation ''Fuzzy Warbles Volume Seven''. The XTC song "Knights in Shining Karma" also took its name from one of the fictional band names intended for the project.


* Freddie Mercury's "The Great Pretender" video spoofs his band {{Queen}}'s past music videos, and Mercury's image as a Large Ham.

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* Freddie Mercury's "The Great Pretender" video spoofs his band {{Queen}}'s Music/{{Queen}}'s past music videos, and Mercury's image as a Large Ham.


* Massacration were originally created by Brazilian comedy group Hermes & Renato to star in a music video making fun of HeavyMetal band conventions (such as Brazilian metal bands singing in English, or the emphasis on macabre imagery in lyrics and clips), but ended up becoming quite successful as a real HeavyMetal band, even though they're still spoofing the genre; they've even released albums and opened shows for serious bands, like Sepultura.

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* Massacration ''Music/{{Massacration}}'' were originally created by Brazilian comedy group Hermes & Renato to star in a music video making fun of HeavyMetal band conventions (such as Brazilian metal bands singing in English, or the emphasis on macabre imagery in lyrics and clips), but ended up becoming quite successful as a real HeavyMetal band, even though they're still spoofing the genre; they've even released albums and opened shows for serious bands, like Sepultura.


* The band FlightOfTheConchords has produced several songs which are parodies of certain types of music. "Think About It" for example, parodies music which uses the desolation of the modern world as subject matter.

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* The band FlightOfTheConchords Music/FlightOfTheConchords has produced several songs which are parodies of certain types of music. "Think About It" for example, parodies music which uses the desolation of the modern world as subject matter.


** Music/TheRutles (originating in a ''RutlandWeekendTelevision'' sketch) are a spoof of Music/TheBeatles. GeorgeHarrison was actually involved in the project.

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** Music/TheRutles (originating in a ''RutlandWeekendTelevision'' sketch) are a spoof of Music/TheBeatles. GeorgeHarrison Music/GeorgeHarrison was actually involved in the project.

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* Music/RayStevens' "I Need Your Help, Barry Manilow" is this to Music/BarryManilow, playfully ribbing Manilow's style. Manilow himself loved it.


* Cannabis Corpse. They're CannibalCorpse... [-[[InSpace WITH WEED!]]-]

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* Cannabis Corpse. They're CannibalCorpse...Music/CannibalCorpse... [-[[InSpace WITH WEED!]]-]



** Once, for the Masters of Song Fu competition, Paul and Storm were asked to do a song in the style of their friend JonathanCoulton. The result was the song "Live", which used the "mad scientist in love" theme that was part of some of Coulton's songs, most notably "Skullcrusher Mountain". Coulton returned the favor (as part of the same competition) with the song "Big Dick Farts a Polka".

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** Once, for the Masters of Song Fu competition, Paul and Storm were asked to do a song in the style of their friend JonathanCoulton.Music/JonathanCoulton. The result was the song "Live", which used the "mad scientist in love" theme that was part of some of Coulton's songs, most notably "Skullcrusher Mountain". Coulton returned the favor (as part of the same competition) with the song "Big Dick Farts a Polka".

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