Song Parodies Written By Students
You will find below several parodies written by my students at CPPG. This was never a required assignment, but as we worked regularly with songs the students would bring in music they liked and I would include their contributions in the lab program.
Occasionally, groups of students chose to rewrite the songs to spark laughter among their classmates. I would place the parody lyrics in the course booklets and provide just the music in lab—a sort of karaoke sequence at the end of an industrious lab hour. That was an easy and very successful way of bringing humor and pleasure into the course.
You can show these lyrics to your students, and hopefully they will write their own parodies. Once with "Lemon Tree" I filmed all the students singing this song as a group (24 students). It was like the clip of "We are the World"—a wonderful souvenir for the students and their teachers.