Who does not love a good parody video? We owe Katy Perrythanks for not only making the fun summer song "California Gurls," but for creating its delicious,candy-coated video worth remaking.
We can't say that the copycat versions are just as good asthe original, but they are definitely entertaining.
We've highlighted a few.
Whenever the pop princesses release big budget theatricalmusical videos, we start our Cubby parody countdown. Cubby, our on airpersonality friend at Charlotte's 96.1 The Beat, who remade Beyoncé's "SingleLadies," "Video Phone," and Lady Gaga's "Telephone," continues his traditionwith his take on this Katy Perry summer track.
Ryan James Yezak
Described as a "gay music video interpretation" of Katy Perry's"California Gurls," Ryan James Yezak and friends' "California Gays" lives up toevery stereotype its title implies. The 5-minute short is filled withSpeedo-clad guys doing a series of choreographed dances on the beach. At thesong's midpoint, they break into Jay-Z and Alicia's "Empire State Of Mind,"prompting an East Coast vs West Coast dance battle. One viewer offered props."The guys in this video dance better [than], the girls in the Katy Perryvideo," xxrawrmuffinxx commented.
Key Of Awesome
Key Of Awesome's "California Gurls Parody" has been playedmore than 4 million times and has arguably involved the most work. They found aKaty Perry lookalike, recreated much of the set, and rewrote the song lyrics.
Below, check out a few more remakes from Jersey Guido Boys, Skyway Flyer, Milwaukee Boys, and one duo called the Official Old Man Parody.
Jersey Guido Boys
Official Old Man Parody
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