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The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists 

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Updated September 6, 2018 3.1k votes 481 voters 79.5k views 38 items

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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"Weird Al" Yan... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Dr. Demento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Tenacious D is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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The Rutles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Gwar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Bad News is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Seth and Willie Fred is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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The Aquabats is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Rucka Rucka Ali is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Beatallica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Cledus T. Judd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Dethklok is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Green Jellÿ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Psychostick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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The Axis of Awesome is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Ninja Sex Party is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Hayseed Dixie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Homer and Jethro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Austrian Death Machine ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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ApologetiX is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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Shirehorses is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
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The Dan Band is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists