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Songs that were satirical or taking the piss but were ironic hits watch

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    There's so many, I can think of [edit] 5, please add more if you know any.

    Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)



    It was supposed to be a parody of party songs ('Smokin' in the Boys Room', 'I Wanna Rock', and in hindsight anything by LMFAO) and having an attitude. Instead it became the biggest party anthem ever for every tryhard wannabe loser, as well as everyone else.

    So upset with reinforcing the very culture they sought to mock, and frustrated with how idiotic you'd have to be to take it as a compliment as the targets did, they never performed the song after its first year all the way back in 1987 up to Beastie Boys' (literal) death in 2012.

    Blur - Song 2



    Supposed to be a mockery of grunge, rock and the American scene in general ("Yeah yeah, woo hoo, I'm heavy metal etc.!"), it was their most successful song in America, and a huge hit elsewhere. (Also: FIFA 98.)

    Garbage - Cherry Lips



    Solid chart performances but nothing earthshaking led to this song being made as a sort of 'alright, you want a poppy mainstream song, we'll give you a poppy mainstream song'.

    It was their only single to go Gold... in Australia.

    Fat Les - Vindaloo



    A gigantic pisstake of football songs (and The Verve's video) with nonsensical lyrics wrapped around a chorus of 'we're going to score one more than you' (and 'vindaloo', because fat, bald yobbos love a curry after the pub) became the anthem and go-to chant for England's team for years, and is one of the top 3 most popular England songs of all time.

    Do It Like A Dude - Jessie J

    (No YouTube because it has naughty words.)

    Influenced by touring with Chris Brown, meeting Rihanna, growing tired of an "autotune heavy" chart, and generally seeing day to day UK life and the people that involves, one day in the studio Jessie just started singing crap to amuse herself, about doing it like a brother and a dude. For giggles (I guess it was a slow day), she went further and wrote a whole song around it, shoehorning any chavvy words or popular lyrics she knew (how many times does she say 'mandem', 'dirrty', 'suga' and 'hey'?). In 15 minutes, her massive hit was written.

    After it turned out it was going to actually be used as her debut single, the video added the exclamation point. All while looking like the chav's sworn enemy, the 'goff', looking like some goth-hoody hellspawn.

    Chavs flocked to buy the single and album, expecting an hour of more 'dirrty suga suga mandem hey' and getting something more soulful and poppy instead.

    A satirical "joke song" turned into the most epic of trolls.
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    Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)



    It was supposed to be a parody of party songs ('Smokin' in the Boys Room', 'I Wanna Rock', and in hindsight anything by LMFAO) and having an attitude. Instead it became the biggest party anthem ever for every tryhard wannabe loser, as well as everyone else.

    So upset with reinforcing the very culture they sought to mock, and frustrated with how idiotic you'd have to be to take it as a compliment as the targets did, they never performed the song after its first year all the way back in 1987 up to Beastie Boys' (literal) death in 2012.
 
 
 
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