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Song Parodies -> "You Thought I'd Look Good In Those Plus Fours"

Original Song Title:

"I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Arctic Monkeys

Parody Song Title:

"You Thought I'd Look Good In Those Plus Fours"

Parody Written by:

Kristof Robertson

The Lyrics

It's common knowledge that men can't dress themselves, and have to rely on their better halves to choose clothes that don't make them look like social pariahs...well, this is a kind of reverse take....

Original Song on Youtube.

Don't know what plus fours are? Check 'em out....
Stop styling and dressing me
(Though you think that's what wives should do)
Coz what it is that's distressing me
Is that you don't really have a clue
Now my grimace is frozen (I've had a fright)
Coz the slacks you have chosen (purple and tight)
I'm not Manilow, and I don't care for fancy, bright
Orange Hawaiian shirts with bananas and mangos...

You thought that I'd look good in those plus fours
I don't think there's much for us to discuss, cause
I'm returning them to the store
Oh heck, you thought that I'd look good in those plus fours
Pastel polyester tops from that cheap shop out on I-84
Out on I-84!

I wish you'd stop ignoring me
Because it's sending me to despair
I've gotta say that sartorially
I'm not comf'table with mohair
It's disruptin' my mojo (can't sleep at night)
Coz I look like a hobo (too many stripes!)
I'm not Shaft, y'know: and I'm not wearing spangled tights
I'll refuse to put on Hammer pants that-a hang low!

You thought that I'd look good in those plus fours
Do you know we're fifty miles from a golf course?
I don't know what you bought 'em for
You said you thought that I'd look good in those plus fours
Nasty, itchy socks from that cheap shop out on I-84
Out on I-84!

I'm puzzled, love: why do you choose the crap you get?
You bring home waistcoats; I get upset
Tweedy jodhpurs: they scream out dorkiness....

Well, you thought that I'd look good in those plus fours
Why can't you see they're freakin' hideous? Cause
I don't know how to say "no more!"
You said you thought that I'd look good in those plus fours
Honey, this has got to stop; call the clothes cops
I won't go out for sure,
Dressed like a matador!

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Kristof Robertson - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Erk! I've spotted a typo already...For "Nasty itchy socks" read "Nasty, scratchy, itchy socks".....
Jason - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Don't worry. Even a Rolls-Royce breaks down from time to time....lol
Invisible Boy - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
"plus fours" was a new piece of information for me today. Thanks for the edifying link. Let me be the first to reply with the obvious..."This parady looks better with plus fives"
alvin - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
a wonderful romp through the world of fashion...laugh out loud funny
Kristof Robertson - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks Jase, IB, and Al!
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Now this is the Kristof I'm used to. . .the one that makes all of us look like amateurs.
AFW - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
So, they're golf duds?....I just hope they sell 'em with two pairs of pants...in case you get a hole in one...I know, it's an old joke, but..then, so am i :)...funny bit a' parody, there
MrMacphisto - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I'd always heard about this band but I'd never heard their music until now... Good stuff... Amazing pacing on a very hard song.... 5-5-5
Matthias - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
At times I wish the Arctic Monkeys never left the Arctic.... This wasn't one of those times. This was an amazing, classic Kristof job, and I learned something new today!
Kristof Robertson - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Dave: Thanks, mate...but heck, we're all amateurs, aren't we?

AFW: Happy to have introduced you to the world of awful sports fashion!

Mac: Happy to have introduced you to the Monkeys. Thanks!

Matty: Happy to have introduced you to the world of...;-) Cheers!
stuart mcarthur - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
whoa, grows a leg when you read it to the OS, KR - I playa few Arctic Monkeys tunes at my bar, but not this one - after hearing the OS, I've gotta say it's yet another genius titlesub/idea from the master - 555
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - January 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Relatively speaking depends who we are compared against. . .I don't think any of us have truly achieved a level of famous (my internet searches of any given name other than our first names doesn't spawn millions of hits) but as far as veteran status among AmIRighters, you have to at the very least be among the top 5, quite possibly 1 or 2 along with quite a few others in this competition (I guess that's why parodies that I spend a lot of time on are getting stomped out in most rounds). . .but that's one of the reasons I hang around--maybe your guys good habits can be incorporated into my own style. . .You know I've always admired your work--You are anything but an Amateur in my book. . .and for that matter I don't consider the vast majority of contest regulars amateurs, the talent on this site really is probably among the best in the world of parody writing.
Matthias - January 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Still hate the Arctic Monkeys, still love this parody (But please do me a favor and make sure this one isn't on the top of your recording list when you start recording again, because I can't stand the original song.)
Agrimorfee - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
(Dec2) Funny stuff (is there never a Kristof funny parody? naw...) paced against a tough chugging melody, and hit the fashion topic on the head.
Arwen - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Decathlon...Super top notch here, KR...I loved it all, but
"I've gotta say that sartorially
I'm not comf'table with mohair"

was, for some reason, my favorite!
Phil Alexander - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Truly cringeworthy. But I bet you do look good in plus fours, Kristof ;-)
Jack Wilson - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
HILARIOUS as usual,5s
stuart mcarthur - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
(dec2.7) see above and you are definitely Detail Duck, Kristof, because some of your wacky ideas are just ingeniously tucked into your parodies - and the title here is already a hoot - 555
Below Average Dave (badave.com) - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
(Dec2) You can see my above comments they haven't changed.
Jeff Reuben - January 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I kinda like the fluorescent orange Hawaiian shirts. Kinda :) Brilliant job!

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