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Song Parodies -> "The Reckoning of These Song Titles (2nd Edition)"

Original Song Title:

"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"

Original Performer:

Gordon Lightfoot

Parody Song Title:

"The Reckoning of These Song Titles (2nd Edition)"

Parody Written by:

Michael Pacholek

The Lyrics

For this second edition, I tried to work in writers who were not mentioned in the first one, but several did because they were great again. Remember: These are great titles, not necessarily great songs, though they usually also are. As with the first, I included one of my own.
The legend lives on from old Worcester on down
of the website of music that's goofy.
Of Chucky, it's said, lots of songs have been read
and they're posted right here 'cause they're spoofy.

The very best names in these parody games
I submit and I'm placing before you.
Like my own mise-en-scene of a bad hockey dream:
At the Meadowlands, "My Ice, I Floored You!"

John Barry's so sly, wrote "Goat Writhin' In the Sty"
and a hundred Jay Hawkins a-forgeyed.
But a genius of stroke, though it's really no joke:
It's that "The Devil Pulls Strings of Georgie!"

The insect-man Jack, he comes on the attack
With his good rhymes and pacing and timing.
But poor old Red Ant, well, he tried but he can't
'cause with "Orange" there ain't no words rhyming!

The songs of Dee Range, well, they sound very strange
From the New Year to season of Christmas.
And why, might you ask, does he need "Gratis Crack"?
Ease the pain, "Screaming From a Slight Bris Miss!"

And I like those done by Mr. Airfarcewon
all the rhymes and bad puns he can lasso.
Made us laugh and think with his song of a stink
'bout malodorous cowboy "El Gasso!"

In spite of myself, I love Wyoming's elf.
I'm reminded that she's looking finely.
A five she could chalk up when she chose to talk
of "Always Suspects Walking Behind Me!"

She carries such clout with a smile or a pout
And she always will thrill and not bore me.
I also could have picked her tale of a convict:
The Joel rework, "It's Still Not Parole For Me!"

The Spaff-man is right, says "Blind Dates Kind of Bite."
Know1's "No More Mr. Jedi," a fun sing.
And Stuart McArt, he touched all of our hearts
with his tale, "Songs I Wish They Could Un-sing!"

Jeff Reuben got it right with "A Bar Maid Fight"
'cause we're all liking music in that vein.
And fives I've been plunkin' down onto Rick Duncan
for parodies like "Wife Is a Fat Pain!"

"My Cherry Armoire," that song went really far.
And Royce Miller, you must salute her, man.
And in the Arcade, all the games Junkie's played
he's still saying, "I Wanna Be Chris Berman!"

Want laughter in loads, just look up Alvin Rhodes.
Because clear are his eyes, clean is his nose.
A song about subs, and it didn't have no flubs
when he wrote up "Bakin' There at Quizno's!"

And even if you can "Pay This For Gasoline, Man?"
You'll like Johnny D's songs, though they're hokey.
If your stomach's strong, try his great Lecter song, "Fry
a Yellow Liver Drowned In Cold Smoked Brie!"

The legend lives on from old Worcester on down
of the website of music that's goofy.
Of Chucky, it's said, lots of songs have been read
and they're posted right here 'cause they're spoofy!
I'm a big fan of Syncronos' work, and wanted to include his best title, but I think his best one was "Chillin' With the Huxtables" to "Simply Irresistable," and it just didn't fit the rhythm of "The Wreck." Sorry, Sync.

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Pacing: 4.5
How Funny: 4.5
Overall Rating: 4.5

Total Votes: 8

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    Pacing How Funny Overall Rating
 1   1
 2   0
 3   0
 4   0
 5   7

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Johnny D - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
As the big praises go, Mike's are giga-fan toasts. Thanks, MP.
AFW - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Like Randy Jackson might say on "American Idol" ...Wow, Man! You've worked it out!... a smash of an idea, superbly written....and thanks for a mention...Out of the park, fives
Royce Miller - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
Michael, thanks for your positive mention of me--when it comes to a salute, I know there are people who probably would like to give me the finger. But such is life.
Dee Range - April 10, 2006 - Report this comment
I can't get no gratis crack, son because of that slight bris miss. But I can still punch in fives, three times.
Red Ant - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
The king of this song, throws yet another one down
And I'm mentioned so my vote is 5s, man
Now give it a rest, maybe try "Be Our Guest"
(you know that of course I am just jivin'!)

Uh, anyway, I do have a decent idea for this song now (after like 7 months of racking my brain), you'll see it maybe in another 7.
Larry Hensley - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
Whoa, it's a classic.
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - April 11, 2006 - Report this comment
You remember a song from me that I've almost forgot myself? Wow! I guess that goes to prove that on here you never know what's coming up next! :-) - June 01, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm honored, Michaelopedia. Another great tribute; more great stuff. Suggestion: I think you'd do a killer job of parodying that song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." You should consider doing it someday. If you can find the time.

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