Making fun of music, one song at a time. Since the year 2000.
Check out the two amIright misheard lyrics books including one book devoted to misheard lyrics of the 1980s.
(Toggle Right Side Navigation)

Song Parodies -> "Market Crash"

Original Song Title:

"Monster Mash"

Original Performer:

Bobby "Boris" Pickett

Parody Song Title:

"Market Crash"

Parody Written by:

Phil Alexander

The Lyrics

I know AFW has done one with the same title sub about the 1929 one; this one is about the more recent popping of the Chinese stock market bubble
I was looking at my screen, late last night
When my eyes beheld a scary sight
Waiting for my stocks and shares to rise
But ooooh.. instead, to my surprise

It was a crash, it was a market crash
It was a crash, there was a selling dash
It was a crash, it tumbled in a flash
It was a crash, a global market crash

On the Shanghai index in the Chinese East
Stocks were overvalued, prices had increased
Investors bought, bought more and shopped
'til BANG! The bubble popped

It was a crash, it was a market crash
It was a crash, as people switched to cash
It was a crash, you could hear teeth gnash
It was a crash, a global market crash

Nobody was having fun
The fallout had just begun
The drop was 30%
..or maybe 31

Hang Seng fell, the Nikkei Index
Dropped, as did Aussie ASX
South Korea's Kospi didn't thrive, a
Shame, it would have been the Seoul survivor

They joined the crash, they joined the market crash
The market crash, it was a worldwide rash
They joined the crash, nobody showed panache
They joined the crash, the global market crash

The Chinese government gave their all
In an attempt to mitigate the fall
They showed they couldn't stop the slides
Proving where the market power resides

Now it's a crash, it's now a market crash
A market crash, governments abashed
'Cause it's a crash, and they made a hash
A hash of crash, a global market crash

Now everything's cool, we would like to announce
An upturn, well, maybe a dead cat bounce
Next time: query advisability
Of betting on market volatility

Don't cause a crash, don't make a market crash
'Cause it'll crash, and you'll lose your stash
So show panache, just twiddle your moustache
If there's a crash, a global market crash

Your Vote & Comment Counts

The parody authors spend a lot of time writing parodies for the website and they appreciate feedback in the form of votes and comments. Please take some time to leave a comment below about this parody.

Place Your Vote

Matches Pace of
Original Song: 
How Funny: 
Overall Score: 

In order for your vote to count, you need to hit the 'Place Your Vote' button.

Voting Results

Pacing: 2.7
How Funny: 2.7
Overall Rating: 2.7

Total Votes: 31

Voting Breakdown

The following represent how many people voted for each category.

    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   18
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   13

User Comments

Comments are subject to review, and can be removed by the administration of the site at any time and for any reason.

Barry J. Mitchel - September 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Phil, you are diversified in your broad selection of rhyming words! Let's hope that "There's nothing left but ash" never comes as an addendum. Here's a 555% winner.
John Jenkins - September 25, 2015 - Report this comment
One bad, bad pun (Seoul survivor) helps make one great, great parody.
Jonathan - September 25, 2015 - Report this comment
now that's what I call a Graveyard Smash! ...oh and those of us still living appreciate this too! 5's
AFW - September 25, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks for first title credit and the link, Phil....I agree with John, and Jonathan, fine job on this, 555
Phil Alexander - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
:-) Thanks all - this one was written while it was still topical and in the news, but like the others I've written for submission to NewsRevue, I'm not posting them here until I was fairly sure they weren't going to be using them in the show. Expect to see a few more just-out-of-the-news parodies before too long
Dr Giorgio Coniglio dec - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Agree with John Jenkins, but also loved the panache/moustache rhyme; somebody must have thought of that before; I will ask around up here.
DOW Guy - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Down 111 points!
Callmelennie - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
Only to stage a dramatic late afternoon rally to end the session up 555!

The author of the parody has authorized comments, and wants YOUR feedback.

Link To This Page

The address of this page is: For help, see the examples of how to link to this page.

This is view # 1189