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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181 14
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

2
67 26
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

3
57 27
Dr. Demento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy rock

4
66 41
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 17
Bad News is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Heavy metal, Parody music

7
38 32
Gwar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Horror punk, Crossover thrash, Thrash metal

8
49 46
Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

9
46 60
Rucka Rucka Ali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Satire, Rhythm and blues, Comedy music

10
17 24
The Axis of Awesome is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
EliasChernyak added Comedy rock

11
16 23
The Aquabats is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Matthew T McHenry added Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave

12
22 33
Beatallica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Mashup, Heavy metal

13
20 31
Homer and Jethro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy, Country

14
24 38
Cledus T. Judd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Country

15
21 34
Seth and Willie Fred is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Comedy, Country

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
12 21
Green Jellÿ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Dylan Nightingale added Heavy metal, Punk rock, Alternative metal

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

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
18 36
ApologetiX is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Contemporary Christian music, Parody music, Comedy

22
13 29
Austrian Death Machine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Crossover thrash, Thrash metal, Metalcore

23
14 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
11 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

26
10 27
Stan Freberg is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists

27
9 26
International Superheroes of H... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music, Hardcore punk

28
10 28
Kevin Bloody Wilson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Parody music, Country

29
13 36
Bob Rivers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
JamesThomasJones added Rock music, Comedy, Christmas music - Robert "Bob" Rivers (born July 7, 1956 in Branford, Connecticut) is an American rock and roll radio on-air personalityin the Pacific Northwest, as well as a prolific producer and songwriter of parody songs, most famous for his Christmas song parodies.[1] His album Twisted Christmas was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (Wikipedia)

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8 27
Tim Lambesis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Crossover thrash, Christian music, Thrash metal

31
6 23
The Jimi Homeless Experience is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Parody music, Comedy

32
6 24
The Fringemunks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Filk music, Parody music

33
7 27
Vatrogasci is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Pop music, Rock music, Parody music

34
6 25
Ioan Gyuri Pascu is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Rock music, Folk rock, Reggae

35
6 26
Maggira Sisters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music

36
2 13
Whiskey Sharts is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
IdaCrooks added

37
7 32
Steve Dahl is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
Parody music

38
5 27
Nanowar of Steel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Parody Music Bands/Artists
riccardo-canato added