The crisis fueled the creativity of many musicians who leaned on humor. Local Spins’ March roundup of video parodies was the No. 1 most-read story of 2020 and the most popular post in website history.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Today, Local Spins reveals not only its No. 1 most-read story of 2020 but the most popular post in the website’s nine-year history: the best COVID-19 song parodies of the pandemic. Originally published on March 24, our roster of funny musical takes on the crisis has been viewed and shared across the globe. To up the ante, we’ve updated our Top 10 list today with new video parodies that have continued to pop up throughout 2020. Happy New Year!
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If ever the world has needed a good laugh to stay sane, it’s been in 2020.
Songwriters have always been inspired by the calamities of life. And satirists, in particular, achieve true brilliance during these times of crisis.
So Local Spins has compiled videos from the spate of funny videos inspired by the COVID-19 crisis to satisfy our stay-at-home entertainment cravings. In their own witty way, many of these artists have instructed us how to help mitigate the spread of this virus and keep from going stir crazy.
Watch the videos here … from the safety of your self-quarantined nests: 2020’s top coronavirus song parodies (including a gem from Grand Rapids’ own Brandino Extravaganza who created his spoof video for Local Spins).
PARENTAL ADVISORY: Some of these videos contain profanity.
1. “Bohemian Virus Rhapsody,” Jennifer Corday does Queen
2. “My Corona,” Chris Mann revamps The Knack, plus “The 12 Days of Quarantine” and “Hello (From the Inside)”
3. “My Corona Home,” Jon Pumper pokes fun with a version of “Kokomo”
4. Parody of Natalie Imbruglia’s “Torn”
5. Neil Diamond reinvents “Sweet Caroline”
6. “Do I Have the COVID Virus?” take on Barenaked Ladies’ “If I Had a Million Dollars”
7. “Social Distance” by Randy Rainbow
8. Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Spread the Virus” and The Proclaimers’ “500 Miles” reinterpreted by Five Times August (Brad Skistimas)
9. The Holderness Family’s parody a cappella of Taylor Swift (“Wash Your Hands”), plus “Baby, It’s COVID Outside” and “Quarantine (Is Not Quite Over)”
10. Grand Rapids’ own The Brandino Extravaganza, “This is Quarantine” (Parody of “This is Halloween”)
Raul Irabien, “Coronavirus Rhapsody” (“Bohemian Rhapsody” spoof)
Ruth Moore, “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas (COVID Parody)”
Chicoroze, “Outkast Parody Hey-Ya Ro-Na”
YVR Pop Choir, “All I Want for Christmas is You (COVID Parody)”
Shirley Serban, “Super Nasty Cataclysmic COVID-19 Virus”
“Coronaviscerated” by metalcore’s Vermicide Violence
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