Bands/Musicians The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists  

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Every once in a while, a musician and their hit songs needs a new twist. That could mean a cover, but more often, it will have a new life with the help of a parody musicians. Usually, one of these funny people will record a parody version of a song, and the reuse of the music gives a song a second life. These music parodies are sometimes even more popular than the original versions. The best parody artists have a keen sense of pop culture, and thus, their take on these existing songs isn't just refreshing, it's hilarious. That what separates the best parody musicians from their contemporaries. In some cases, the original musician actually likes the parody of their song more than their version.

So, who are the best parody music artists? At the top of any list of parody music has to be Weird Al Yankovic, Spinal Tap, Dr. Demento, Steel Panther, The Dan Band and GWAR. These are some of the most well known parody bands and they are widely known as such. These bands have a wide following and their fans are some of the most loyal in all of music.

That said, this list of parody musicians should serve as a good basis in determine what is the best parody music. If you're familiar with parody music, you'll know that these are some of the best artists in the genre. This list answers the questions "who are the best parody music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest parody music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular parody music bands that you might've heard of. (38 items)
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188 15
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

2
67 28
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

3
59 28
Dr. Demento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy rock

4
68 42
Tenacious D is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
EliasChernyak added Rock music, Heavy metal, Acoustic music

5
44 22
The Rutles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Pop rock, Parody music

6
30 18
Bad News is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Heavy metal, Parody music

7
50 47
Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

8
38 33
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

9
47 61
Rucka Rucka Ali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Satire, Rhythm and blues, Comedy music

10
25 34
Seth and Willie Fred is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy, Country

11
26 38
Cledus T. Judd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Country

12
21 31
Homer and Jethro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy, Country

13
17 25
The Axis of Awesome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
EliasChernyak added Comedy rock

14
22 34
Beatallica is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Mashup, Heavy metal

15
16 25
The Aquabats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Matthew T McHenry added Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

16
24 39
Dethklok is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Melodic death metal, Heavy metal, Death metal

17
18 30
Psychostick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Nu metal, Thrash metal, Metalcore

18
12 21
Green Jellÿ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Dylan Nightingale added Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative metal

19
14 27
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PatrickFlanagan added Black Sabbath McDonald's Parody

20
19 37
Ninja Sex Party is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Jesus Sandals added Comedy

21
14 29
Austrian Death Machine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Metalcore

22
18 37
ApologetiX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Parody music, Comedy

23
15 32
The Dan Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Indie rock

24
12 27
Hayseed Dixie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Parody music, Bluegrass

25
9 25
Shirehorses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy rock