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Song Parodies -> "Studios Killed the Video Star"

Original Song Title:

"Video Killed the Radio Star"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

The Buggles

Parody Song Title:

"Studios Killed the Video Star"

Parody Written by:

Chris Bodily TM

The Lyrics

I saw you on the picket lines back in Oh seven
All TV shows and movies shut down way back when
You cancelled Pushing Daisies, ruined some careers
Oh-a oh-a
Hist'ry repeats itself in 2023
Rewritten by machine and new technology
Some things just don't make "sense" when all you do is stream

Oh-a oh-a
Some greedy streamers
Oh-a oh-a
Some starving dreamers

Studios killed the video star
Studios killed the video star
Resids came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a-0s

Everyone meets outside abandoned studios (Oh-a)
Can't plug your shows, no matter how so long ago (Oh-oh-oh-oh-a)
And you remember Fran's theme song used to go

Oh-a oh-a
She is The Nanny
Oh-a oh-a
Praise be to Franny

Studios killed the video star
Studios killed the video star
Zaslav, Iger, where's your heart?
We can't rewind, we've gone too far
Oh-a-a-a-0s
Oh-a-a-a-0s

(Synth interlude)

Studios killed the video star
Studios killed the video star
Ted Sarandos, where's your heart?
"We can't pay bills, we've can't buy cars"
Resids came and broke your heart
Give some cash to streaming stars!

You are a video star
You are a video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star (A, a video star)
(A video star) Studios killed the video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star (A, a video star)
(A video star) Studios killed the video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star (A, a video star)
(A video star) Studios killed the video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star (A, a video star)
(A video star) Studios killed the video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star (A, a video star)
(A video star) Studios killed the video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star (A, a video star)
(A video star) Studios killed the video star
(You are) Studios killed the video star

(Face out)

Alternate second verse:
In '23 the same thing happened, pencils down
The actors joined, including Millie Bobby Brown
Some UK actors might be forced to make a pound
Millie Bobby Brown, to my knowledge, hasn't even so much as acknowledged that there's a strike, but her name magically fit the line. But I realized the original line was too good and too relevant not to use. These strikes are literally about AI and streaming residuals.

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