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Song Parodies -> "Internet Killed The Video Store"

Original Song Title:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Buggles

Parody Song Title:

"Internet Killed The Video Store"

Parody Written by:

Chris Wolvie

The Lyrics

On 11/6/2013, Blockbuster LLC ended its 28-year reign as king of the video rentals and announced it was closing its stores and its rent-by-mail business. The New York Times came up with the headline that I decided to use in this parody. Rest in Pieces, Blockbuster...and Share and Enjoy!
I walked into your store way back in eighty-five
With VHS tapes lined way up and down the aisle
We rented them and you asked us to "please rewind"
(Oh oh)

You then phased out tapes for Blu-Rays and DVDs
We rented them at stores and you mailed them with ease
But now you know we're in the twenty-first cent'ry
(Oh oh)
People are screaming
(Oh oh)
"We want our streaming"

Internet killed the video store
Internet killed the video store
Netflix came, tore you apart
(Oh oh-oh-oh oh)

And now you're closing down ev-er-y blue-signed store
And ev'ry disc you sell costs half-a-buck or more
And where's Huizenga? Where did that bas***d go?
(Oh oh)
He's so disgusted
(Oh oh)
You've been Block-busted

Internet killed the video store
Internet killed the video store
On my Xbox, on my Wii
We now watch movies instantly
(Oh oh-oh-oh oh)
(Oh oh-oh-oh oh)

[instrumental bridge]

Internet killed the video store
Internet killed the video store
On my Xbox, on my Wii
We now watch movies instantly
Netflix came, tore you apart
So put the blame on ADRs

(You were...the video store)
(You were...the video store)

Internet killed the video store
Internet killed the video store
Internet killed the video store
Internet killed the video store
[repeat to fade out]

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ray_sherman - November 11, 2013 - Report this comment
This is a great send-off song to the end of Blockbuster. Can't wait for the YouTube video please R.I.P.
Patrick - November 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember many years ago visiting the last Beta store in Kansas City. I guess that's "progress".

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