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by caiknbake » Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:41 am

okay, i don't know if i'm way behind the times on this one, but i had a realization today that hit me like a ton of bricks: "frodo, don't wear the ring" is totally a led zeppelin parody! i hope i'm not the only one who didn't know this before now, 'cause otherwise i'll feel silly :P but i was in the car and i heard this song on the radio, and as soon as it began i knew, because at first i thought it was frodo and i was like "OMG FRODO'S ON THE RADIO!"



and then when i figured out that frodo was a parody of this one, i realized that led zep was always singing about lotr, and i couldn't believe i hadn't realized it before. please tell me i'm not the only one....? haha
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by chickenkarma » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:16 am

WOW O_O
that just makes the song THAT much MORE HILARIOUS!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH
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by Amily » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:25 am

Hahaha I had NO idea! How cool. :D
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by caiknbake » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:35 am

lol i'm glad to know i'm not the only one who was in the dark :) and i'm even more happy i stumbled on this so i could bring it to light!

can i just say, i am so 'ucking impressed by the guys' ability to parody a song so perfectly that it both sounds a lot like the original AND fools listeners by being such a well-written, original song? i bow before their musical prowess... ^O^
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by pukeko » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:33 am

Thank god for this topic! I was thinking about this the other day.

I was trying to figure out why "Song for Sally" sounded so familiar. And then it hit me.

The following is a favourite kiwi song by an iconic kiwi called Dave Dobbyn, from the footrot flats movie which is a kiwi gem.

Do you hear it, or is it just me?

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by Katie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:15 am


caiknbake wrote:lol i'm glad to know i'm not the only one who was in the dark :) and i'm even more happy i stumbled on this so i could bring it to light!

can i just say, i am so 'ucking impressed by the guys' ability to parody a song so perfectly that it both sounds a lot like the original AND fools listeners by being such a well-written, original song? i bow before their musical prowess... ^O^


WOW! I'd never heard this song before! I'm amazed that it took this long for one of us to figure it out. Good catch, Caik! :D
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by thedistantfuture » Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:32 am

I'm kind of dissapointed in myself for not getting that sooner. *kicks self*
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by ohjeez » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:07 pm

oh wow. you are definitely the only one! :o
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by caiknbake » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:09 pm


thedistantfuture wrote:I'm kind of dissapointed in myself for not getting that sooner. *kicks self*


that's EXACTLY how i felt when i heard it, haley! it was one of those forehead slap moments, like "DUH! how have i been listening to this for so long and never realized this before???"


pukeko wrote:Thank god for this topic! I was thinking about this the other day.

I was trying to figure out why "Song for Sally" sounded so familiar. And then it hit me.

The following is a favourite kiwi song by an iconic kiwi called Dave Dobbyn, from the footrot flats movie which is a kiwi gem.

Do you hear it, or is it just me?



lol this song is so bad i couldn't listen all the way through! no offense if you like it, pukeko! but yeah, it seems like it's in the same genre as song for sally. i have memories of a song that's even more similar that also has a similar video, but i haven't put enough thought or effort into digging up that other song (mainly because i know it's bad, unlike led zep, haha). i could be manufacturing that memory or conflating more than one song in my head, but i feel like there's a song out there that's even closer. anyone know what it is off the top of their head?
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by Katie » Thu Aug 14, 2008 1:42 pm


caiknbake wrote:i have memories of a song that's even more similar that also has a similar video, but i haven't put enough thought or effort into digging up that other song (mainly because i know it's bad, unlike led zep, haha). i could be manufacturing that memory or conflating more than one song in my head, but i feel like there's a song out there that's even closer. anyone know what it is off the top of their head?


"Song For Sally" seems pretty similar to that cringe-worthy ditty, "The Girl is Mine" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, yis? Is that what you were thinking of, Caik?
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by lixxx » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:27 pm


caiknbake wrote:

and then when i figured out that frodo was a parody of this one, i realized that led zep was always singing about lotr, and i couldn't believe i hadn't realized it before. please tell me i'm not the only one....? haha


wow good catch! i would never have caught that. i remember hearing about led zepp singing about lotr but it would never have occurred to me to connect the two! haha. and its weird cuz this is one of my fav led zepp songs! oh, im such a dof. :-/

once again, good catch!! 8-)
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by pukeko » Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:49 pm


caiknbake wrote:
thedistantfuture wrote:I'm kind of dissapointed in myself for not getting that sooner. *kicks self*


that's EXACTLY how i felt when i heard it, haley! it was one of those forehead slap moments, like "DUH! how have i been listening to this for so long and never realized this before???"


pukeko wrote:Thank god for this topic! I was thinking about this the other day.

I was trying to figure out why "Song for Sally" sounded so familiar. And then it hit me.

The following is a favourite kiwi song by an iconic kiwi called Dave Dobbyn, from the footrot flats movie which is a kiwi gem.

Do you hear it, or is it just me?



lol this song is so bad i couldn't listen all the way through! no offense if you like it, pukeko! but yeah, it seems like it's in the same genre as song for sally. i have memories of a song that's even more similar that also has a similar video, but i haven't put enough thought or effort into digging up that other song (mainly because i know it's bad, unlike led zep, haha). i could be manufacturing that memory or conflating more than one song in my head, but i feel like there's a song out there that's even closer. anyone know what it is off the top of their head?


On reflection yeah, its not the greatest. I think i love it for nostalgic reasons more than anything. I guess it was the general 80s-ness cheese sound that sounded so similar
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by caiknbake » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:22 pm


Katie wrote:
caiknbake wrote:i have memories of a song that's even more similar that also has a similar video, but i haven't put enough thought or effort into digging up that other song (mainly because i know it's bad, unlike led zep, haha). i could be manufacturing that memory or conflating more than one song in my head, but i feel like there's a song out there that's even closer. anyone know what it is off the top of their head?


"Song For Sally" seems pretty similar to that cringe-worthy ditty, "The Girl is Mine" by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson, yis? Is that what you were thinking of, Caik?


lol wow, this is a bad one, too (paulie! what were you thinking?!). i would not be surprised if this was part of the inspiration, too, but it's still not what i'm thinking of. i actually have a more vivid memory of a video that looked like song for sally (with the fog, the piano, the mood lighting, etc.) than i do for the actual song. but i'm also thinking of a song that has that triplet-y, ballad-y piano accompaniment...i think i may be making it up, or thinking of a genre more than a specific song :P oh well, if i can't think of it now, that just means that it'll make me happy when/if it ever hits me out of the blue like frodo did ;D
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by sharona65 » Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:02 pm


caiknbake wrote:...i realized that led zep was always singing about lotr...


wait......"babe i'm gonna leave you" is about lotr?!?!?! wtf?!?!
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by paranoidandroid » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:41 pm

I think I may be one of the few who knew the parody link to Led Zep hahaha!
Only because my friend and I were in the middle of writing a Led Zep/LOTR parody "Hyper Ballad" when, suddenly, we watched "The Actor" episode and heard "Frodo." Oh, we were a bit heartbroken because we thought we were being clever ::)

And "Song for Sally" I think is based on something else...but I can't remember the name or artist. I remember channel surfing late one night and stumbled on one of those informercials on music compilation. They played a video SHOT EXACTLY like the sequence in the show, but I can't remember any important information on it :(

I would laugh my ass off if they did a Parody of "Safety Dance." Indeed, I would.
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