As Russell Brand's new movie Get Him to the Greek parties onto our cinema screens the muse of fake movie songs offers up a pantheon of parallel pop classics such as "Furry Walls." But who else has made the greatest fake pop songs of all time and what are they? Well, The Rutles, obviously...

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  • Comment number 92. Posted by calmandhope

    on 24 Jul 2010 11:39

    Anything by Matt and Trey (aka South Park and Team America) gets my vote. Watch the actual musical they did years ago called Cannibal! The Musical! and some of the songs in there are pure genius for many reasons.

    Other than them I would personally go with anything from Still Crazy for having some beautiful songs in, stand out song for my is What might have been by Jimmy Nail.

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  • Comment number 91. Posted by meetjoecak

    on 20 Jul 2010 03:09

    ironically, one of the best songs came from one of the worst movies.
    eurotrip (somehow carrying a 6.5 imdb rating) featuring vinnie jones as a cockney man u supporter travelling to europe on an open top double decker... frankly its terrible!!
    the one good thing about the movie is matt damon singing 'scotty doesnt know' actually performed by lustra.

    also school of rock in that movie... er.. what was it called?

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  • Comment number 90. Posted by Marielind

    on 13 Jul 2010 09:47

    You All Everybody by Driveshaft as heard throughout in Lost. It has mind numbingly stupid lyrics and it sticks to your brain the way all bad/good hits do.

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  • Comment number 89. Posted by CraigT

    on 8 Jul 2010 03:27

    This is a nice list, but there are so many. One I would include is "Shape of Things to Come" by the fictional Max Frost and the Troopers from the film Wild in the Streets".

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  • Comment number 88. Posted by Brian - New Forest

    on 7 Jul 2010 17:31

    Very surprised that no one has mentioned Grace of My Heart, the story of a fictional character not too unlike Carole King, played by Illeana Douglas with a soundtrack full of brilliant era pastiche/tribute tunes, one featuring the first collaboration between Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach (God Give Me Strength). Songs by Joni Mitchell and Jill Sobule also feature.


    Rutles still one of the best satire/pastiche, there was even a tribute cover album, Rutles Highway Revisited (A tribute to The Rutles), released in the '90's. What could be more mindblowing than Goose Step Mama covered by Shonen Knife?

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  • Comment number 87. Posted by rafasreigninspain

    on 4 Jul 2010 23:58

    man of constant sorrow... from brother where art thou.

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  • Comment number 86. Posted by Gregory Stephenson

    on 4 Jul 2010 21:17

    I hope when the Dodge Brothers perform 'All The Way Home', they get the lyrics right. :) They found out what sorrow means rather than what sadness means. Sorry to nit pick.
    As for songs that could be real, as a lot of people have said Spinal Tap, my favourite being Stonehenge, simply for the lines 'where the dew cry and the cats meow, will you take me there, will you show me how?

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  • Comment number 85. Posted by scoot

    on 4 Jul 2010 15:34

    Nothing new, but Stillwater from Almost Famous and School of Rock hold a special place in my heart.
    Also, i was surprised nothing came of Freelove Freeway from The Office as a full band version was recorded.

    Was anything from the Blues Brothers original or was it all covers? Blues isn't my strong point.

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  • Comment number 84. Posted by paul3keys

    on 4 Jul 2010 13:12

    what about "the american dream" from wag the dog.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enH2igVo55U&feature=fvst

    not just a parody of a song, you get a parody of a whole war...

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  • Comment number 83. Posted by thatcambridgebird

    on 3 Jul 2010 19:03

    I know Team America's been mentioned already, but the amazingly wonderful "Montage", which was originally from one of the South Park episodes, hasn't I don't think.

    Just awesomely stupid, and definitely a contender!

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