In class on Wednesday (November 13th) we talked about different lyrics set to the same melody. There are many examples of this (like the Alphabet Song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star). Some really good songs are parodies of original songs.
The song I picked this week is “I Wanna Go” by Britney Spears. I had no idea that the song existed until I saw a parody of it first. WinterSpringPro’s version is about a part of The Hunger Games. They took the lyrics and changed them to ones that describe the characters and whatnot in the book. The original song is about losing control and not listening to other people who say you should not lose control (Britney seems to specifically sing about sexual encounters in the song). WinterSpringPro’s song keeps the sexy feeling in with the lyrics, but it is not as sexy as Britney’s lyrics. The sexy lyrics of the parody are just that – a parody. They are not meant to be taken seriously.