A Star Wars Song Parodies Sampler: Because OGH
Asked For It [1]

[1] As in, in a comment back-and-forth in a previous scroll.

By Daniel Dern: In a comment to Item (7) “DANIELS OBIT. [Item by Danny Sichel.] Country singer Charlie Daniels — who wrote ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’” for “Pixel Scroll 7/6/20 Toss Me A Pixel Scroll, I Think There’s One In My Raincoat” I noted:

A quick site search suggests this hasn’t previously been “itemized”:

The Jedi Went Down to Tattooine

Followed by:

…there’s (unsurprisingly) no shortage of great Star Wars parodies — songs and otherwise. (Hmm, MAD did enough to put out a whole book MAD About Star Wars: Thirty Years of Classic Parodies  (includes covers and fold-ins!).

My favorites include Mark Jonathan Davis’s (aka Richard Cheese) The Star Wars Cantina

(here’s a version with lyrics scrolling)

And The Phantom Medley

— Somewhere I’ve got the CD (includes MP3 versions) of these & 6+ other Star Wars tunes he did. (Mike, happy to do an item or post with more, or we can just add thread.)

To which, in the subsequent comment, OGH said, “A post would be very welcome.” (Which, irrelevantly, calls to mind Ogden Nash’s very-short “Ode To A Baby”.)

So here, per this post’s title, is a bunch of additional Star War parodies, including a few I hadn’t known about. (Found, unsurprisingly, by simple dint of doing a web search (I use DuckDuckGo, BTW) on “Star Wars song parody” — also try using “parodies” for a slightly different yield.)

The videos follow the jump.

PREVIOUSLY ITEM/SCROLLED, BACK AGAIN!

First, a quick non-exhaustive search through the File770 archives turns up:

“Luke the Son of Anakin (Star Wars + Hamilton Parody)”

(originally posted in my “Hamilton Sci-Fi Music Parodies” scroll)

“The Star Wars Cartoon Disney Doesn’t Want You To See!”

(originally posted in Carl Slaughter’s “Star Wars Roundup 7/7/19” scroll )

“The Beginning”

(originally posted as Item (9) THERE WILL BE A QUIZ. According to Motherboard, “The Most Scientifically Accurate Animation of a Sperm Cell Is in a ‘Star Wars’ Parody”. in Pixel Scroll 10/25/17 Blue, Blue Pixels Behind The Stars, Yellow Scroll On The Rise.)

STAR WARS PARODY SONGS NOT PREVIOUSLY POSTED

On to some not-previously-posted stuff! (Disclaimer: I didn’t spot these in my quickish search’n’skim, but haven’t gone back with specific searches.)

“10 Hilarious Star Wars Parody Songs” posted by Mike Schuster includes:

“I think I’m a Clone Now” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

“Yoda,” by “Weird Al”

“All About That Base,” Nerds

“The Star Wars Cantina” Comedy Parody Song by Mark Jonathan Davis (1997)

“Bohemian Rhapsody: Star Wars Edition,” UAT Digital Video

“The Saga Begins,” by “Weird Al” Yankovic

(to the tune of American Pie)

Plus five more (one or two of which are cited below). Check Schuster’s post out!

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

Here’s yet more. Ah, Internet, you rarely let me down!

This “’Star Wars’ Hanukkah Parody Is Out of This Galaxy”:

Star Wars Disney – Let it Flow – Let it Go Frozen Parody

And if that’s not enough for you, here’s Radioactive Percival’s 207-item “Star Wars Parody Songs” playlist including these gems:

“Midichlorian Rhapsody”

“Star Wars Musical (Disney Parody) – GeorgeShawMusic”

“Star Wars Disney Musical – Part 1”

“Star Wars Disney Musical – Part 2”

“Star Wars Medley – Lindsey Stirling & Peter Hollens”

(Be sure to read the intro crawl!)

“Star Wars Rap Battles Ep.1 – Darth Vader vs Princess Leia”

“Snow White, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella and Aurora teach Princess Leia what it means to be a Disney Princess. Disney Princess 101!”

“Sith Like Me (Aladdin Parody)”

And, to wrap up, a non-Star Wars cover, using one of the tunes from above:

“Bohemian Rhapsody- Muppet Version”

Sorry, your listening/viewing time will not be refunded.

11 thoughts on “A Star Wars Song Parodies Sampler: Because OGH
Asked For It [1]

  1. John Lorentz: Weren’t the Clone Wars mentioned in the original 1977 Star Wars movie?

  2. John Lorentz: Weren’t the Clone Wars mentioned in the original 1977 Star Wars movie?

    Mike, I think you’re right.

    Never mind.

  3. for this one, you have to watch the original before you can truly appreciate the parody (done by the same performer!)

    First, the original video for “Everything Changes”, by Eytan and the Embassy.

    Then, the Star Wars version.

  4. @John Lorentz
    Right, I’d forgotten about “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” (and/or missed rediscovering it in my search within File770, etc, even though OGH did give it a May 1 2017 scroll.

  5. And all of those are ones late enough or with enough legs to be made into videos. I recall hearing an earlier parody of “Lola” titled “Solo” (very slash). Then there were the (mostly lamentable) attempts to set words to John Williams’ melodies.

  6. @Daniel Dern, et al.:Great stuff (some-to-many are new to me)!

    @Danny Sichel: Cool videos (and I love that song; just bought it, thanks).

    @Chip Hitchcock: I didn’t find that Lola/Solo parody, but I found this Star Wars/COVID-19 parody of “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel:

  7. Re: Clone Wars in the first SW movie.

    Just before Obi Wan gives Luke his father’s light saber, Luke asks “You fought in the Clone Wars?”

    And in Leia’s holographic message that she inserted into R2-D2, her opening words are “General Kenobi, years ago you served my father in the Clone Wars.”

  8. Despite others’ mash-ups of the song in videos, Weird Al’s song wasn’t a Star Wars parody. But here’s another one in that vein: same song but with Django/Boba Fett footage from the 2nd (???) movie. 😉

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