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Song Parodies -> "Too Much MTV"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Tom Petty

Parody Song Title:

"Too Much MTV"

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The Lyrics

We got cable TV baby, but we don't get watch much of it
'Cause the kids can't keep their grubby little hands off it
Listen, you may think the service is free, baby
Could we watch something besides "Cribs" or "The Osbourne Family"?

Say you don't have to watch so much MTV
(don't have to watch so much MTV)

Somehow, someway, it's been around for 2 decades of television
I would say that the first few years were really damned good fun
But now, it's really so different to me, baby
Who else would give us that retard Carson Daly?

Say you don't have to watch so much MTV
(don't have to watch so much MTV)

Oh, baby, I don't like to see your feelings get hurt
I liked when they played music, and there's that news guy named Kurt
But in reality, so very few
Bands ever get the chance to breakthrough

Sometimes I wonder whatever happened to J.J. Jackson
I heard that Adam Curry's got him locked up and holding him for ransom
I don't remember which Julie Brown is which, baby
And the Real World is not really much reality

Say you don't have to watch so much MTV
(don't have to watch so much MTV)
Say you don't have to watch so much MTV
(don't have to watch so much MTV)
(repeat, fade...)
Copyright 1991, 2003 Agrimorfee

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Pacing: 4.2
How Funny: 5.0
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 5

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AussieBullDog - December 17, 2003 - Report this comment
Pacing needs work, but it's a tough song to parody, so points for effort.
Leah Lockhart - December 19, 2003 - Report this comment
No one, can, write songs like Agrimorfee.
Paul Robinson - January 12, 2004 - Report this comment
Agrimorfee, yeah, I'm definitely too wiped out tonight. I thought I could remember how "Refugee" went and thought I'd look at ONE more song tonight and I am clueless. So all bets and votes are off until I have some sleep. Adios & later.
Scathe - September 08, 2005 - Report this comment
Rafeal De La Ghetto - November 02, 2006 - Report this comment
Tough song to parody, but you didn't do too badly. I haven't decided what to vote yet.
Abbott Skelding - April 20, 2016 - Report this comment
The pacing seems to be a bit off on this one, but it is a tough song to get the pacing of. I'm not a huge Tom Petty fan (my dad is), but Refugee is easily my favorite song of his. Kinda funny to read a parody about the "Cribs" and "Osbourne Family" era MTV...especially in 2016.
Matthias - April 21, 2016 - Report this comment
I don't approve of using the word: "retard". It seems so below you as an artist. Kind of like calling stupid things "gay". This was a super early work by you seeing that the first comment was from way back in 2003. 13 years ago! Not a bad tune though.
Max Power - April 23, 2016 - Report this comment
I remember when I used to watch that network, now I think the only thing worth watching from that channel was the VMA and even then...
Blaydeman - May 02, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) Yeah, I'm glad I realized when you wrote this, because my comment was about to be very different. It's really interesting to read what was "big" on MTV at the time you wrote this. LOL! Osbournes and Cribs, nice! MTV has gotten even worse as I've gotten older and it's sad to see. Loved the title sub and the main hook was perfect! Pacing in this one was tough, so I'm finding it hard to knock you there. This is a really solid and fun parody from your backlog. I'm glad I got the chance to read it.
bobpiecheese - May 03, 2016 - Report this comment
(Artistry) The pacing was really off in the verses from what I could tell, and the topic just went over my head due to never having watched MTV. Don't think it was even a thing in Australia, though don't hold me to that. I'm also with Matthias on the use of the r-word. Yeah, this really wasn't for me.

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