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Song Parodies -> "Johnny's Used Goods"

Original Song Title:

"Johnny B. Goode"

Original Performer:

Chuck Berry

Parody Song Title:

"Johnny's Used Goods"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

a small business owner does what he can to get some business.
Verse 1: Deep down in Louisiana
Outside New Orleans
Right down an old dirt road
I tried to sell antiques
There stood an tiny store
Made of weathered wood
On top a big ol’ sign said “Johnny’s Used Goods”
I’ve never ever really sold a single thing
So I would sit on the porch
And I would begin to sing

Chorus: Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell, sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell, sell!
Johnny’s Used Goods

Verse 2: I got some record low prices on some gummy slacks
Really low priced shirts complete with tire tracks
Oh, no travelers drive by cuz Highway 63
People go around me, cuz they do not see
Thinkin’ on it now, I do have to say
Not smart to build a store off of the highway

Chorus: Oh, well!
Sell Johnny! Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell! Sell!
Johnny’s Used Goods

[Instrumental Break]
[Johnny tries all kinds of crazy advertising tactics]

Verse 3: My mother told me, “Sonny you have messed up bad!”
“And you will close the store with much less than you had!”
Zero people coming from anywhere
Not even for my sweater made of human hair
A power outage caused stores to be closed
But wait Johnny’s Used Goods ain’t closed

Chorus: Sell! Sell!
Sell Johnny! Sell!
Sell! Sell! Sell!
Johnny! Sell!
Sell! Sell! Sell!
Johnny! Sell!
Sell! Sell! Sell!
Johnny! Sell!
Sell! Johnny’s Used Goods!
November 7, 2011. Please rate and comment! :)

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Voting Results

Pacing: 5.0
How Funny: 4.6
Overall Rating: 4.8

Total Votes: 5

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Matthias - November 08, 2011 - Report this comment
If you had Marty McFly helping you sell stuff you'd be better at it. Good parody and excellent OS
Porfle Popnecker - November 08, 2011 - Report this comment
You sold me on it.
Abbott Skelding - November 11, 2011 - Report this comment
NIce work, love the title switch! But, even though the pacing was spot on, it's kind of hard to sing "Johnny's Used Goods" at the same speed as the OS (which obviously isn't your fault, nor a problem really...just something I noticed). Nice work!
Christie Marie M - November 20, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) Freaking genius. Sang and danced to your ditty. Most stores may be closed, but at least, although rundown, Johnny has a high tech generator at his store to keep his business open. Well, I would love to shop at Johnny's used goods and nice of you to be Johnny's spokesperson for the job. I agree with Matt about Marty McFly helping sell stuff. Well, I just purchased 5 sweaters, 5 VHS tapes, and 5 paperback books at his store.
bobpiecheese - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages) It's a pretty decent parody, but it didn't really "pop" for me. I don't really know how to put it, it just didn't click. It's still decent, don't get me wrong, it's just a bit...bland, I guess. That's just me, of course.
Andria - November 23, 2011 - Report this comment
(Ages 2011, Round 4) The idea was good, as was the execution, but the parody didn't do much for me otherwise. 5-3-4.
D-Mon - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
(AofA) That Johnny! Always thinkin'! Nice work!
Arwen - November 28, 2011 - Report this comment
Ages...the human hair sweater made me cringe...but overall, I enjoyed this...haha!

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