Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Bring Future Festival to your team or event with our custom programming.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

34 Unlikely Musical Spoofs

From the Harvard Athlete’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ Video to J

— May 18, 2012 — Pop Culture
In an unlikely Today Show segment, the men of the Harvard Athletes ‘Call Me Maybe’ spoof were set head to head in a cover showdown. Pitted against a foot-focused meta-parody, the now-infamous group battled for the title. A true testament to how popular song parodies can be, the video is luckily one of many similarly hilarious spoofs.

Almost unanimously created out of jest, song covers, particularly those with an accompanying video, inevitably go viral. Often playing on iconic or otherwise standout features, parodies tend to be distinctly over-the-top.

Though some songs and artists are covered more often than others, Lady Gaga for example, targeted material gets an undeniable boost from spoofs. Don’t believe it? Try avoiding the ever-present ‘Call Me Maybe’ and its catchy, feel-good beat.
1.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
33
Indie Music Parodies
Indie Music Parodies
'One Can Hear the Pain' is Presented in the Voices of Bon Joviver
<
32
President Mash-Up Videos
President Mash-Up Videos
The Obama Singing LMFAO Clip is Hilarious
<
31
Ridiculously Re-Dubbed Music Videos
Ridiculously Re-Dubbed Music Videos
Goyte's 'Somebody I Used to Know' Gets a Bad Lip Reading
<
30
Unlikely Athlete Pop Covers
Unlikely Athlete Pop Covers
The Harvard Athletes ‘Call Me Maybe' Clip is Hilarious
<
29
Peer-to-Peer Pop Covers
Peer-to-Peer Pop Covers
Katy Perry Sings Lady Gaga's Born This Way Acoustic Style
<
28
Religious Pop Song Parodies
Religious Pop Song Parodies
This 'I Like Jesus' Video is a Hilarious 'Like a G6' Parody
<
27
Cover Girl Rap Covers
Cover Girl Rap Covers
‘Empire State of Mind' by Supermodels Pays a Fashionable Ode to
<
26
Hustler Parody Songs
Hustler Parody Songs
'Pimps Don't Cry' from Eva Mendes and Cee-Lo Shows Why Pimps Are Tough
<
25
Dorky Pop Covers
Dorky Pop Covers
'California Dorks' by Skyway Flyer Shows Another Side of Sun & Fun
<
24
Elderly Pop Song Spoofs
Elderly Pop Song Spoofs
The ‘California Boys' Parody Will Shock You
<
23
Hipster Shakespeare Adaptations
Hipster Shakespeare Adaptations
Courtney Welbon's 'To Be, or Not to Be' Song is Incredibly Catchy
<
22
Emo Singer Parodies
Emo Singer Parodies
Electronic Wuss Restyles Owl City's 'Fireflies'
<
21
Paranormal Song Parodies
Paranormal Song Parodies
'Whip Yo Exorcist' is a Funny Spin on Willow Smith's 'Whip My Hair'
<
20
Elderly Tween Pop Covers
Elderly Tween Pop Covers
Justin Bieber Grandma Covers Baby and she is Hilarious
<
19
Gypsy Music Makeovers
Gypsy Music Makeovers
All-American Rejects Cover Britney Spear's ‘Womanizer'
<
18
Classical Pop Covers
Classical Pop Covers
The Aston 'Rude Boy' Classical Cover is Pop Music Grandma Likes
<
17
Gagafied Human Instruments
Gagafied Human Instruments
The Amazing Lady Gaga Song 'Bad Romance' in Acapella
<
16
Bizarre Song Covers
Bizarre Song Covers
The Humans Total 'These Boots Are Made for Walking'
<
15
Boy Band Parodies
Boy Band Parodies
Wendy's Frosty Posse Pokes Fun at Cheesy Music Videos
<
14
Gagafied Soldier Lip-Synching
Gagafied Soldier Lip-Synching
'Telephone' Lipdub by U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan
<
13
Wizard Rap Duels
Wizard Rap Duels
Harry Potter and Voldemort Fight to the Death in a Freestyle Battle
<
12
Rapping Darth Vaders
Rapping Darth Vaders
The College Humor 'Galactic Empire State of Mind' Music Video
<
11
Gagafied Mashup Flicks
Gagafied Mashup Flicks
'Gaga in Wonderland' is a Surefire Pop Culture Spoof
<
10
Gagafied Mutant Parodies
Gagafied Mutant Parodies
The Warp Zone Performs an X-Men Version of "Born This Way"
<
9
Muppet Hip-Hop Revivals
Muppet Hip-Hop Revivals
Alligator Boots by Kanye West
<
8
Classical Gamer Spoofs
Classical Gamer Spoofs
"Violin Hero" is Set to Hit the Shelves Soon
<
7
Gagafied Mass Medleys
Gagafied Mass Medleys
The Madrid Flash Mob Performs Lady Gaga's Top Hits
<
6
Auto-Tune Parody Songs
Auto-Tune Parody Songs
Animated Akon Calls T-Pain to Go for Sushi at the Mall
<
5
Sweetened Rap Covers
Sweetened Rap Covers
Anya Marina's Gangster Rap Cover Wows Gossip Girl Viewers
<
4
Viral Music Video Spoofs
Viral Music Video Spoofs
Miley Cyrus Party in the USA Parodies Delight Youtube Users
<
3
Gagafied Performance Parodies
Gagafied Performance Parodies
The Weird Al Born This Way Video is Interesting Yet Unusual
<
2
Animated Rap Parodies
Animated Rap Parodies
The Dustin Glick Kreayshawn 'Gucci Gucci' Cartoons Are Memorable
<
1
Viral Music Video Parodies
Viral Music Video Parodies
Womanizer by Venetian Princess
<