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Song Parodies -> "50 Ways To Cheat At Testing"

Original Song Title:

"50 Ways To Leave Your Lover"

Original Performer:

Paul Simon

Parody Song Title:

"50 Ways To Cheat At Testing"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

I know I said in a VERY early parody of mine that this song was "atrocious" and that I would never do it, but I have since changed my mind. Although I still hate the OS, it's too fun not to do! (and by the way, I'm a straight-A student. I don't cheat, it's just the best idea I came up with.)
Our exams approach at rapid speed, yes that is true
Results do split us between Harvard and Nowhere U.
Think I'll bend the rules for a score higher than 2
There must be fifty ways to cheat at testing

I don't want to get stuck as a fast-food cashier
I'll never live my dream of a corrupt CEO's career
Unless you want to fail, I would like to make it clear
That there are fifty ways to cheat at testing
Fifty ways to cheat at testing

Just grab your cell phone, Joan
Write on your hand, Dan
Whisper to your friends, Ben
This is a good deal
Take a quick peek, Zeke,
At the resident math geek!
Keep SparkNotes concealed, Neil,
Hope nobody squeals

Go drop your pen-cil, Jill
Ink pen tattoo, Sue
Look at other kids, Sid
It's simple as that
Make a fact sheet, Pete,
But you better be discreet!
Be a copycat, Matt
Yeah, that's where it's at

Just keep on beaming and your rep this will not taint
Screw that guilty conscience of yours, listen, nobody's a saint!
Wild guesses get you nowhere, guaranteed success it ain't
Percent of 50 stays

Just follow me and in less time you will be done
And calculating word problems isn't even close to fun
You'll be on the road to a lobbying career in Washington!
With all these fifty ways to cheat at testing
Fifty ways to cheat at testing

Catch your neighbor's eye, Sly
Sketch on your chair, Claire
Give signals a flick, Nick
Keep on the down low
Look over his head, Ted,
But watch where you do tread!
Gaze over real slow, Joe
And give it a go

Cram notes in your Bic, Rick
Go fake the flu, Stu
Make sure you don't bomb, Tom
No stress in your day
Save wraps of can-dy, Lee
What, you're not gonna trust me?
Get your PDA, May
And expect an A

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Pacing: 4.7
How Funny: 4.9
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 17

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Rex - May 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Here I am working on my own "50 Ways" parody, and this pops up on AmIRight. Love the concept and the career paths. You're well on your way to becoming President.
Cat - May 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Thanks Rex. But whoa...what happened? I thought this was pretty decent myself...
Jeff Reuben - May 06, 2006 - Report this comment
Nice job cat, ah...almost nostalgic for my high school testing days =)
Peter Andersson a.k.a K1chyd - May 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I cheated yesterday - and passed on this parody - but guilty conscience caught up with me. Here's some very real 5s.
Adagio - May 07, 2006 - Report this comment
It's a good one, Cat!
Stuart McArthur - May 07, 2006 - Report this comment
I'm NOT faking! - it's the REAL flu! - what is it with me?

another top-shelf effort, Cat - loved the whole thing but you had me early with "Nowhere U" - 555
Rick C - May 07, 2006 - Report this comment
Nicely done, Cat. Sneakin' some fives your way :-)
Johnny D - May 07, 2006 - Report this comment
555, and HA! Straight-A student, eh? Heh heh, I had you pegged as a MENSA type all along, you young lyricsnapper!
Larry Hensley - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
psst, here's some 555s
alvin rhodes - May 08, 2006 - Report this comment
an A
Red Ant - August 16, 2006 - Report this comment
Great job varying the boring, repetitive choruses of TOS (hey, that sounds like a great parody idea....maybe someone should do it ;-)) and funny too.
Agrimorfee - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3) No need to grade on a curve...555.
Johnny D - June 26, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC) See above (but look under the desk for my note).
stuart mcarthur - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3#) love it - see above - and how come I knew you'd be a straight A student? - and I loved the droll "I'll never live my dream of a corrupt CEO's career" - great work Cat
The Charnstar - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC-# Do you really have a friend called Zeke? Probably not, but this was GREAT! 5-5-5. Definately my favourite 50 Ways parody
Michael McVey - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
This would certainly get you a career as a Congressman or Senator!!!
Arwen - July 03, 2007 - Report this comment
ABC...this takes me back to High School, Cat. I didn't cheat to get myself through...but my friends Jill, Sue and Sid did. =)
Red Ant - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
#/$ - I would day see above, but "A above" seems more appropriate. Still fun on the reread.
Kristof Robertson - July 04, 2007 - Report this comment
(ABC3#) You've gotta start PMing me when you're posting parodies, Cat, so I don't miss them (or, I could check in every day...;-)) This was stupendous. 555++

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