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Song Parodies -> "What's That?"

Original Song Title:

"That's That"

Original Performer:

Michael Johnson

Parody Song Title:

"What's That?"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

did all my fellow amirighters have a Happy Thanksgiving? I certainly hope so! and now that it's Black Friday I'd like to thank all who've stuck around to read this instead of going out fighting... er shopping! ...anyway when I say the name "Michael Johnson" what's the first thing that comes to mind? a black sprinter? okay then what's the SECOND thing that comes to mind? the song "Bluer Than Blue" right? see most people who recognize the singer Michael Johnson recognize him for that hit and other related pop tunes but what a lot of people DON'T know is that he put out some pretty solid country songs during the late '80s which are now available to hear via Youtube in the following parody of my favorite song from Johnson's country catalog a man and his friends are dared to spend the night in a Haunted House but when they start hearing weird noises will their nerves get the better of them? (an idea which would've been better suited for Halloween no?) and now without further ado please enjoy!
and here's the underrated OS:
there's a haunted house that's waiting for us now men
and we're making up our minds if we'll take the bet
there's a lot of money for us if we go in
once we step inside it feels like my pants are wet

and What's That? there's something in this house
much too loud for a mouse maybe we should go back
What's That? hearing creaking of doors
and the squeaking of floors
maybe we should go back What's That?

there's a weeping fellow making a ghastly sound
he could take my pocket knife and cut out our brains
if we make it out alive I'll burn this place down
watch the ghouls and goblins who spooked us go up in flames

now What's That? heard a scream heard a shout
will it tear my eyes out? well there's no turning back
What's That? I'm still hearing the creaks
and the bone-chilling squeaks
but there's no turning back What's That?

ooh I guess you could reason it's the wind
ooh such thoughts put my mind back on the mend
but then...

What's That? something bad there's no doubt
gotta find a way out and we're not coming back
What's That? boys let's forget the pay
let's just all run away
and we're not coming back That's That

That's That
(OooOooo) What's That?
That's That
That's That
(OooOooo) What's That?

That's That
thanks for reading!

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Rob Arndt - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Entertaining parody and artist information. I thought you meant Michael Jackson at first, but learned something new. Way to go Jon! 555!
Rob Arndt - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Jon, another challenge. Can you do "Maneater" as "Ham Eater?"
Jonathan - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Thanks Rob! yeah a lot of people don't know who Michael Johnson is and those who do usually don't know about his country songs only his pop stuff which is a shame because in my opinion the song I parodied here "That's That" is excellent! although my favorite song by him is probably "This Night Won't Last Forever" one of the pop tunes that he is known for! check it out on Youtube if you're not already familiar with it! and as for "Ham Eater" I shall put it on my "To Do" list! :)
Rob Arndt - November 27, 2015 - Report this comment
Good song by Michael Johnson, although a bit sad :(

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