Power to the pop-loving people! Living in a democracy means that every four years we not only get to voice our say in who runs our country, we have endless opportunities to turn their every word, campaign and factual gaffe into an excuse to churn out political parody videos. (If only Abraham Lincoln were alive today for us to meme.) Our favorites of the viral video bunch are the pop song-inspired ones (naturally). Our fellow Americans, may we present to your your candidates for the Top 10 Political Pop Parody Videos from the 2012 election.
1. “Mitt Romney Style”: This “Gangnam Style” parody comes by way of CollegeHumor.com. Nice touch with recreation PSY‘s stable shot as a segue to talk about Mitt Romney‘s horse, Rafalca.
2. What good would “Mitt Romney Style” be without a proper POTUS spoof to go with it? Here’s “Obama Style”:
4. A disenchanted Obama 2008 supporter parodies Gotye‘s 2012 hit with “Obama That I Used To Know.” Impressive use Barack’s logo as for the time lapse body paint. Maybe you should ask this guy for tips on your Gotye Halloween costume.
5. Mix Obama’s DNR speech with Chief Keef‘s “I Don’t Like” and you get this:
6. An Anti-Romney parody video to One Direction‘s “What Makes You Beautiful”? Sure, we’ll bite.
7. Eminem + Mitt = “Will The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up.” (Serious LOL at the line “My dog is on the roof! My dog is on the roof!”)
8. First there was Rick James‘ “Superfreak”, which then spawned MC Hammer‘s “U Can’t Touch This”. And in 2012 there came the political spoof “U Didn’t Build That.”
9.) Kudos to whomever thought that the Presidential debates would match up with Katy Perry‘s “Hot N Cold” so seamlessly.
10. Not to play favorites but this parody of Britney Spears‘ “Oops!…I Did It Again” holds a special place in our hearts. The YouTube description reads: if Romney can reposition himself as “Moderate Mitt”, then this middle-aged suburban mom can turn herself into a teen pop star”. Everybody sing “Oy Oy Oy Oy Oy Oy!”
Got a favorite pop political parody that we left off the list? Share it with us below!