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Info on COVID-19
Here are some resources to learn more about the coronavius without having to watch the news. Most of all, use common sense, the virus spreads quickly as this is new to everyone's immune system.
Parodys During Covid-19
Song Parodies have long been part of the music industry. Most are fun and lighthearted. When I was a teenager, Weird Al Yankovic was the first parody songwriter to catch my attention. He's still going strong today. One of his latest parodies, "The Hamilton Polka," proves how talented he is. (I'd also recommend the country parody singer Cletus T. Judd).
In 2020, people have a lot of time on their hands (unfortunately). To stay sane, everyone is coming out with their own parodies. The songs on this list are a little different, because they have messages about being safe during a virus. (This sure is a strange time for parody songs!) But, I'm sure there will be a shift once we reach peak coronavirus parody. Without further adieu, here are my favorites.
Covid-19 Parody Songs
- Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" parody
- Chris Mann's "Hello" parody
- Adrian Grimes and Dana Jay Bein's "Bohemian Rhapsody" parody
- The Taylor's "Come on Eileen" parody
- Adam Sandler's Quarantine Song
- Alexandra Hosbach's Not "Leavin on a Jet Plane" parody
- Brent McCollough's "Stayin' Alive" parody
- David Scott's "Yesterday" parody
- Phoenix Chamber Choir "For the Longest Time" parody - added July 2020
1. Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" Parody
Original by: Neil Diamond
About Neil Diamond:
Born: January 24, 1941 (age 79 years)
From: Brooklyn, New York, NY
Spouse: Katie McNeil (m. 2012), Marcia Murphey (m. 1969–1995), Jayne Posner (m. 1963–1969)
Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and actor. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
2. Chris Mann's "Hello" Parody
Original by: Adele
About Chris Mann
Born: May 5, 1982 (age 37)
From: Wichita, Kansas , U.S.
Christopher Michael Mann is an American singer-songwriter from Wichita, Kansas. He came in fourth on the second season of NBC's television singing competition The Voice in 2012.
3. Adrian Grimes and Dana Jay Bein's "Bohemian Rhapsody" Parody
Original by: Queen
About Adrian Grimes
Adrian Grimes is musician from Madison, WI, United States. He's best known for cowriting the viral internet parody "Coronavirus Rhapsody."
About Dana Jay Bein
Dana Jay Bein (DJB) is a Cambridge, MA based comedian, comedy instructor and motivator, best known for writing the viral internet parody "Coronavirus Rhapsody" in March of 2020.
4. The Taylors' "Come on Eileen" Parody
Original by: Dexy's Midnight Runners
About The Taylors
Entering their 13th year in Southern Gospel, The Taylors are an award winning brother-sister trio from the heart of North Carolina. With their smooth family blended harmony, Jonathan, Suzanne, and Chris have been delighting listeners with their spirits and enthusiasm through music. www.thetaylorsmusic.com
5. Adam Sandler's Quarantine Song
Written by: Dan Bula
About Adam Sandler
Born: September 9, 1966
From: Brooklyn, NY
Adam Sandler is an entertainer, comedian, actor, singer-songwriter from Brooklyn, NY, United States. He's best known for being on "Saturday Night Live" and many movies like "Bedtime Stories", "The Waterboy", "Happy Gilmore", and "Grown Ups".
Debut: April 2, 2020 on Jimmy Falon's The Tonight Show, Home Edition.
6. Alexandra Georgas' Not "Leavin' On a Jet Plane" Paradoy
Original by: John Denver
About Alexandra Georgas
Alexandra Georgas, is a writer, singer, performer, and volunteer. You can find out more about her at her website: www.alexandrageorgas.com
7. "Stayin Alive" Parody by Brent McCollough
Original by: Bee Gees
About Brent McCollough
Brett McCullough runs Brent McCollough Studios in Nashville, TN. A young singer, pianist, songwriter, composer, and producer pursuing his passion. www.BrentMcCMusic.com
8. David Scott's "Yesterday" Parody
Original by: Beatles
About David Scott
David Scott is the founder of the Kiffness, a live electronic act from Cape Town, South Africa he started in 2011. The act has 3 SAMA nominations and multiple singles that have reached the top 10 of the top 40 charts. www.thekiffness.com
9. Phoenix Chamber Choir's "For the Longest Time" Parody Song
Original by: Billy Joel
About Phoenix Chamber Choir
From: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Founded in 1983, Phoenix Chamber Choir is one of Canada’s finest vocal ensembles. Renowned for diverse and eclectic programs from the Renaissance to the contemporary, commissions from Canadian and international composers, and North American premieres of significant new works. The choir released eleven CDs throughout its history.
Tom Fattes (author) from Naperville, IL on May 16, 2020:
Thanks for the add.
Brett Lyman on May 15, 2020:
Yep, making COVID-19 parodies is definitely a thing right now. Here's ours: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6yMcgs7oDI