Chestinder Bennigalingam (image: theindiespiritualist.com)
As they say, they don't make 'em like they used to. Here are some hilarious song parodies we dug up from YouTube (some of the original videos aren't even there anymore) that'll certainly help you spit out whatever you've got in your mouth.
We’re not sure where the original video went because we’re pretty darn sure it had wayyyy more than 2000 views.
Original Song: 'Drop It Like It’s Hot' – Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams
Parody: 'Eat It When It's Hot' - Snoop Fobb ft. 50 Rupee
Favourite line: “When your mum makes you curry, you’ll eat it when it’s hot”
Check out some of his other Arabian-inspired parodies like ‘Saudis in Audis’ and ‘All About That Paste.’
Original Song: 'Hey There Delilah' – Plain White T’s
Parody: 'Hey There Khalilah' - Habib
Favourite Line: “3000 miles is far away, but I just want kebab today”
How can a list of song parodies be complete without the undisputed song parody king himself?
Original Song: 'Ridin’ – Chamillionaire ft. Krayzie Bone
Parody: 'White & Nerdy' - Weird Al Yankovic
Soulja Boy’s ‘Crank That’ dance became a global phenomenon and there are heaps of variations out there. Another one of our favourites is ‘Crank That Kosha Boy’ but er… we decided not to highlight that for Malaysian reasons.
Original Song: 'Crank That' – Soulja Boy
Parody: 'Crank That (African Remix)' – Naija Boyz
Favourite Line: Pretty much line they sang in that Nigerian accent
A song which samples 2Pac's 'Changes' that we Asians can take pride in.
Original Song: 'Changes' – 2Pac
Parody: 'Got Rice?' - Joey Lo Flow
Favourite Line: “What the Hell is that? You think I don’t see. No forks in the house, chopsticks only.”
The next time you're out for a karaoke session with some friends and this song comes on, you know how you should sing it.
Original Song: 'In The End' – Linkin Park
Parody: 'In The End (Special Edition)' – Indian Park
Favourite Line: “I tried so hard, and got so farr. Aiyoo. In the yend, it doesn’t even maderee”