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Song Parodies -> "The Swell Parodies We See (aka Thanks ChuckyG)"

Original Song Title:

"It's Still Rock and Roll To Me"

Original Performer:

Billy Joel

Parody Song Title:

"The Swell Parodies We See (aka Thanks ChuckyG)"

Parody Written by:

Stan Hall

The Lyrics

A little credit where much is due ...
“The Swell Parodies We See”

Ev’ry time to AmIRight I come cruisin’
I could die of sheer laugh-fatigue,
Parodists I find here are so amusin’!
How I wish I were in a league
With Alvin Rhodes who's like clockwork creatin’
Those rib-ticklin’ rhymes often spoofin’ Norman Bates an’
Merry/Pippin up-whippin’ then shippin’ humor-drippin’
Swell parodies to me.

Don’cha know that ev’ry time I arrive on
The “New Entries” page to check my score
I’m diverted by some new John Barry jive --
He’s always added three or four.
And you know I right away gotta go check
Out a new submission posted by M. Pal-OH-check
Guy DiRito’s always neat-o parodies are hard to beat, oh
Swell parodies they be!

Oh, when my patter lures any barrel-bottom scrapers
I feel as cool as Steve McQueen.
I’m a new guy in town
But I hope for renown, for it’s like a shot of pure caffeine --
Tasted, it’s so hard to wean.

How I wish that I when I send in a send-up,
Like the Boy who’s Invisible,
I could feel with confidence it should end up
Bein’ voted really risible!
Like Pat McWilliams who rates more than a chortle
And AirFarceOne, whose spoofs oft seem immortal,
I wanna own fives alone down in the comment zone
For swell parodies by me.

(musical interlude)

B.A.D. if I could I would copy:
Under av’rage yet above the mean.
Or maybe Red Ant, who is never, ever sloppy –
Rhymes and pacing are always clean.
But above all who I need to be hailing
Is host, ChuckyG., for this playground availing
And Stan Hall feels a call to scrawl “Thanks for all
The swell parodies I see.”

We are all so lucky ChuckyG spends the money for the swell parodies we see.

© Stan Hall

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Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 14

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 5   14

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Agrimorfee - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I always 555 these types of parodies, even when I am not mentioned. (hehe)
Stan - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, Agri ... I forgot to add an end notes disclaimer begging forgiveness and forbearance from the many mention-worthies like youself whose omission here a shortage of verses combined with my own lack of lyrical dexterity to occasion. :-)
Ann Hammond - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Meriadoc - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Nice one Stan and thanks for the shout out. :-)
alvin - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
this woulda been my favorite of the day even without the nod...great tribute
John Barry - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for the nod. Nice job on a tough tune to tackle.
AFW - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Very good website tribute, and thanks for the "Mensh"
Below Average Dave - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for the shout out, and great pacing buddy:)
Kristof Robertson - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
A lovely tribute, Stan...and great insights as to why this site's much loved (I'll expect MY name in the next tribute, OK? ;-)) 555
Invisible Boy - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm honored to have a place in this parody, Stan. Thanks so much and great job. Your writings here since you started a short time ago have been, individually, and as a body of work...excellent !!!
Johnny D - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Plug on, MacDuff !! 555 !!
Red Ant - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Great tribute, Stan. Flattery will get you everywhere! I'm honored to be included, but I loved all the quad-rhymed lines (Merry/Pippin up-whippin’ then shippin’ humor-drippin’) you put in the best. Sure votin' 5s in 3s.
Andrew D. Lacroix - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
It's still all 5's to me. It's still all five's to thee. It's obvious I have to get like 250 parodies to get a shout out once in a while, oh well, stow it, still all 5's to thee.
Stan - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks, everyone ... and Kristof, Andrew, Ann, Johnny, Agri (again), I'm thinking I really should have chosen American Pie or Eddie Fitz or some similarly loooooong song as the basis for this so I'd've had more ops to mention more of the ace parodists here. Unmentioned in this particular riff certainly doesn't suggest undeserving. :-)
Michael Pa-CHO-lek - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Good thing your writing's better than your pronunciation. It could be worse, you could've given me FIVE syllables!
Stan - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Sorry 'bout the syllabic inversion on your name, MP... I usually catch things like that immediately after submitting, too late to do anything about it, soon enough to post my own uh-oh. This time I failed to notice 'til you pointed it out.
Peregrin - February 15, 2008 - Report this comment
This was a great ode to the site :) I liked what you did with Pach's name! I thought it was deliberate! Gave him a mysterious Euro-flavour :)
LadyCupCakes - February 19, 2008 - Report this comment
555 Sir for your fine recognition of those ~Lustie Knights o' Parodie~ Oh, with the lone Pirate Jack B.

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