Song Parodies: We Can’t Stop

Sometimes songs are catchy…

sometimes music videos are weird…

sometimes the mixture of both is just asking for someone to make fun of it.

…and I love it when this happens.

This week’s most attacked song has been We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus. (Someone mentioned that Miley’s new song was different, so I got curious and gave it a listen- I’m not a fan…then when I saw the  music video: WTF)

The music video was just asking for it…

1) My favorite, put dogs anywhere and its just great.

2) I’m subscribed to many YouTubers so personally this collab was just great, in a messed up way, but great.

3) This was odd, I love who did it though: BLT Parody

4) SD Parody

And sometimes there are also covers- and I was surprised to hear Rebecca Black (She sang: It’s Friday, Friday…) doing a cover- a good cover of this song too.

Viral song. Not a good song. BUT viral.

Sometimes we fall into the misconception of thinking we ‘like’ the song, but the reality is that radios overplay it, the parodies online ensue, the covers are uploaded and we hear it and hear it…AND hear it up to the point that we fall into believing we actually like it. I still don’t like this song, but I’m not denying that it has been stuck in my head for the past two days.



Paying to Subscribe?

I’ve mentioned before how I am obsessed with Youtube. It is the number one tool to procrastinate, mindlessly waste time, sometimes you find some very artistic people and just envy their talent.

I came across the fact that youtube is planning to charge for subscriptions. I believe they are running a pilot with about 50 channels right now. I could rant forever about it but I found a video that basically describes all my thoughts on the subject. (Click Here)

As much as I love YouTube and finding funny and talented people I can’t imagine paying to see their videos, people who go on YouTube (myself included) go to procrastinate, waste some time or find a random tutorial about…well anything. Bottom line is that it is not a service that we NEED to have.

“You suck…”

Inspiration for this post came along because I came across a blog post that didn’t like a Youtuber. He or she didn’t only not like but hate…and say because this person has a lot of subscribers then ‘God must not exist.’

It reminded me when I was 15 and was just learning about online forums, Youtube and other chats where you could share the type of music you like. (Yeah, sketchy online places- nonetheless I was entertained.) These sites would require you to fill out a profile, write down your tastes in music and any other hobbies you may have. Then you could join groups. This was my first interaction with: “You like that? That band/artist sucks.” “I hope he/she dies.”

Hater comments. Yes.

I’m the type of person who likes reading comments in a video I watch or reviews about anything really. I’d like for someone to explain to me why people take the time to write “You suck” (actually I’ve read worst things but they all essentially say the same.) Most of them have no rationale behind the hate.

1) If you hate it, then why are you watching/reading/listening to it.

2) Please tell me why you hate it and don’t reply because he or she is fat, gay or sucks. (Gay is not an insult, but it seems to be a to-go answer to many hater comments).

3) Going back to the blog post I read. I’m unsure how going to extremes helps your hate post. I realize it’s a blog post and I’m ranting as well, but its one thing to say “I don’t like what you do and don’t understand why you have followers,” than to say “If you have followers then God must not exist and the world is going to end…” No, that’s not what the quote said but that’s what a hater comment feels like to me.

4) This is the one that actually scares me. Why would you wish bad to someone you don’t know. I’ve read some comments of what I’m guessing are 12-15 year olds saying they wish *blank* dies or in this one instance I found a video that was dedicated to a drummer that passed and how “he deserved what he got.” Please explain to me how that is right? and how youtube didn’t flag this?

Ever since I had that first encounter online with the type of people that just love to troll to hate on videos, music, books, etc- I’ve been puzzled to understand why would you waste your time on this instead of doing something you like. I don’t know it may just be me.