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Song Parodies -> "You Give Rock A Bad Name"

Original Song Title:

"You Give Love A Bad Name"

Original Performer:

Bon Jovi

Parody Song Title:

"You Give Rock A Bad Name"

Parody Written by:

Cal Thomas

The Lyrics

Avril Lavigne had this one coming to her for a long time.
My ear drums are shot, and you're to blame,
Avril, you give rock a bad name

Same old pop-shit is what you sell,
Lyrics so shallow, same old story you tell.
Always complaining, you're so moody.
Nothing but whining and bitching on MTV.

Whoa, a pop-princess baby.
Whoa, same as Christina and Britney.
You're just another rock-poser,
Why can't anyone see?

My ear drums are shot,
And you're to blame.
You give rock a bad name!
Always singin' bout love, it's getting lame.
You give rock a bad name!
And you give rocka bad name!

Slap on that makeup, under your eyes.
Another song bout a boyfriend, what a fuckin' surprise!
Knockin' On Heaven's Door; why, oh why?
You ruined Bob Dylan, for that alone you should die!

Whoa, I hope you're passing fad.
Whoa, never heard music so bad.
All your songs say the same thing,
And it's driving me mad!

My ear drums are shot,
And you're to blame.
You give rock a bad name (it's so lame)!
Rock n' roll is doomed, hang your head in shame.
You give rock a bad name (it's so lame)!
You really suck

My ear drums are shot,
And you're to blame.
You give rock a bad name!
I hope you go back to where once you came.
You give rock a bad name!
Bad name

My ear drums are shot,
And you're to blame.
You give rock a bad name (it's so lame)!
Always acting so angsty, I see through your game.
You give rock a bad name (it's so lame)!
You really suck
Please give up(it's so lame)
I've had enough
Just pop-punk fluff(it's so lame)
You're worse then Hilary Duff
You give rocka bad name!
Comments appreciated. If you like this you should check out my other parodies like "Keanu", "I Raised My Kids (On Rock N' Roll)" or "Hair Metal Ain't Wack".

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Pacing: 4.0
How Funny: 3.9
Overall Rating: 4.0

Total Votes: 14

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Red Ant - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
545, shes not *THAT* bad.......................yet................. :)
Kristof Robertson - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Gotta give you 5s Cal...for all her rawk posturing, Avril is pure "product", and hopefully has a short shelf life....
Cal Thomas - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
Thanks for the comments. I'd have to disagree with you Red Ant and say that she really is THAT bad. I don't listen to her stuff on a regular basis (or on an irregular basis for that matter) but whenever I hear some kid putting her up on a pedestal as some rock n' roll drives me nuts! The only rock n' roll queen I'll ever recognize is the biggest queen of them all...Freddie Mercury.
Red Ant - March 18, 2005 - Report this comment
After consideration of your comment, I just realized she may be THAT bad, because I cannot remember a song or verse of any of her music. Maybe my subconcious bad artist detector warned me of her "music", but there are worse out there. Kids will put any singer of a close enough age to them on a pedestal like you say. Still, very funny. :)
Michael Pacholek - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Considering your comments about Avril and Freddie, I'm beginning to think you really are THAT Cal Thomas. So much for your happy ending: You earned these ones.
Cal Thomas - March 19, 2005 - Report this comment
Not a Queen fan I take it?
Tania - March 20, 2005 - Report this comment
The lyrics is good- but I don't hate Avril.
Michael Pacholek - March 20, 2005 - Report this comment
No, I like Queen. I also like Avril. That may seem weird, especially since Freddie Mercury wore better makeup. What I don't like are people who think Avril's a fake. Especially when they use the word "poseur." Yeah, right, you're gonna use a French word on "April Levine." If you need proof of Avril's talent, check out the 150 or so "Sk8er Boi" parodies. You'll see only about 20 of them are any good, and some of them are just... plain... stupid. While the many "Bohemian Rhapsody" parodies (including my two) have clearly inspired a great deal of thought, which is as much a tribute to Queen as the inability to do Avril's songs right.
Cal Thomas - March 20, 2005 - Report this comment
I wouldn't touch Avril's songs with a 10-foot pole, even if the purpose was to make fun of her. Yes, I'm not an Avril fan, but you shouldn't read into my hatred of the girl too much. I'm not all that serious about it. The girl gets on my nerves is all. I don't think you can prove Avril is talented by the number of bad parodies of her songs. I think that just means that people are really bad at making fun of her as opposed to her being the next great singer/songwriter of this new generation. I do agree though, ol Freddie did wear better makeup.
Jade - August 22, 2005 - Report this comment
Avril is okay..But Queen rule! Freddie was wesome and he did have better make up, But Hey Brain may was hot.... (Even though that has nothing to do with anything) o_0
David - July 21, 2007 - Report this comment
alot of your lyrics dont fit all that well
The 00's Suck - February 20, 2022 - Report this comment
She's a poser, critics say she's 'punk'. 'Punk' my butt. A scowling face doesn't make you 'punk' and she's just screeching screeds about bad boyfriends. Well we all have had our romantic mishaps, but she acts like such a screechy diva about it. And that ain't 'punk', it's JUNK. She's just like Pink/Stink, but she's just another pop tart with no cred at all. On the plus side - nice legs, honey!

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