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Updated Thu, Mar 15, 2012 by Mem


Creativity runs deep in those that play World of Warcraft. Many of the millions of players who frequent the game are talented artists, musicians, writers, or even sculptures. It comes as no surprise then that many of these players take their love of WoW and incorporate it into their work. From this a plethora of impressive works have stemmed forth, from music videos to epic stories, all based upon the game we all play and love.

While everything that those with extra gifts produce should be taken into account and appreciated, musical parodies will always be my personal favorite. Usually done to inspire humor, musical parodies are created by taking already (usually well-known) musical work and changing certain aspects of it to make it almost, but not quite new. Musical parodies are not to be confused with other works that are wholly new and original creations, re-using the music is essential here.

Still unsure as to what qualifies as a musical parody or just wondering how exactly WoW fits into all of this? No problem! Below you will find 5 of my personal favorite WoW musical parodies for your viewing pleasure. Sure to inspire more than a few lawls and perhaps even some head bobbing, new and old, these musical parodies are the stuff that WoW dream soundtracks are made of.

Truth About Murlocs

So ugly they are cute, the Murloc is one of the most loved and hated characters found inside WoW. Due to the love/hate relationship most players have with the Murlocs, it stands to reason that at least a few songs would be inspired by these fearsome sea loving critters. While many have made the valiant effort to capture the essence of the Murloc in song, it was not until the Truth about Murlocs was released that the nature of these crafty fish like being was truly unveiled.

Parodied from “The Rainbow Connection”, a song sung by the infamous Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie, the song has lost none of its charm despite the change in lyrics and theme. Created by DarkPippi with machinima by RavenSylphe the Truth about Murlocs has catchy lyrics that easily fit the music and simple in-game graphics that perfectly suit this song and compel the viewer to sing along. The best part of the video however, is the creators brilliant decision to keep the Kermit the Frog sounding voice giving this video just the right combination of Muppet goodness and WoW inspired hijinks.

You may find yourself wondering what could be better than Kermit the Frog crooning about Murlocs? The truth is, just about nothing. For this reason this video with its Muppety feel good charm and wit has been granted entrance to my top five all time favorite WoW parodies.

Run This Raid

Straight from the depths of the talented artists at College Humor comes Run This Raid, an upbeat and fun song centered around one of WoW player’s favorite pastimes; raiding. Based on the song Run This Town featuring Jay-Z, Rihanna, and Kayne West, Run This Raid, manages to transform this popular song into a WoW based creation that could be argued is better than the original. With talented rappers found throughout, these artists set up the raid scene beautifully while throwing in more than a few humorous puns and game related humor throughout sure to bring a smile to even the most stoic WoW player’s face.

While the song itself is a star on its own, this parody gets even better if you take a minute and enjoy the video combined with it. A perfect fit for the song, each of the “characters” in the video takes on a new persona in the video and transforms into their toon of choice inside Azeroth. Creative and funny, Run This Raid is a must watch when it comes to the universe of WoW parodies. This video cannot be embedded so please click the link above to view this video in all its glory. 

I find the "retarded lion" video offensive and demand you remove it from this post.

If I check back in a few days and its still up I will press action against your website.

Spoken like a true TARD.

lol, anal comment, get a grip, grow up and fuck off, I know you are one of those who sit in SW trolling at ppl because you have nothing to do but sit there and moan about how it used to be

prat...

RLM replaces the all too common TRH reference... Questions? Take a look @ Cynical Brit, he explains all. It'll only take a lil while longer before our Tyrande's Charger gets it. C'mon... Its FREE, and you get a discounted price on the subscription (Diablo 3 is kinda moot point, but its free too with this deal.) :/

There should be a parody about D3. We'll probably see the first patch on MoP before its released. lol

How did 'Ni Hao' not make it up here?
My vote for top 5 goes there, and at 6.4 million hits I'd call it popular.

Late on the night of September 9th, 2012, I was sitting at my kitchen table, going over notes for a piece I was writing about video game arcades. The next morning at 6AM I was bound for an Amtrak train which would take me to Pennsylvania, then to Baltimore, on a four-day trip of interviews for the piece. I was packed and ready for bed. I was exhausted, and as I brushed my teeth, thought of the next day's work.
I'd like to be able to say that I went peacefully to bed, my iPhone tucked underneath my pillow as I was wont to do, but that isn't what happened. What happened, instead, was a series of events involving my phone, a toilet, and a bowl of rice at 1AM. As I removed the SIM card from the phone and buried it in rice, still vibrating and refusing to power down, I didn't know that my phone was definitely, totally, completely dead.
In horror, I quickly and hastily chose from among the dozens of tester phones I am routinely surrounded by. I passed up a Windows Phone as too foreign since I have so little experience with them, and settled on a European version of the HTC One S. It was bigger than my iPhone, which I didn't like, but -9-it was close enough in size that I thought I could manage for the unavoidable four days of hell I was surely in for. After all, traveling with a brand new phone when I'd need access to my emails, maps, music, and text messages with only minutes to make the switch was not ideal in any way. I went to bed afraid and confused, angry at myself for dropping my phone into a toilet. As I struggled to figure out how to set the alarm on this dreaded device and silence its notifications, I cursed it openly.
This was my introduction to Android.
I was suspicious of sizing up: I assumed that my days of multitasking one-handed were over, and they were. The One S wasn't mine and it wasn't an American phone, which seemed to cause it occasional data problems, but, other than that, I loved it. I got on that Amtrak train on September 10th groggy and acutely aware that I was going to be uncomfortable with my phone for the duration of the trip.
But I was wrong. By the end of the trip I was emailing other Verge writers, effusively praising the glories of Android. Rdio worked beautifully! The notifications were so much better than the iPhone's! My email, oh God, my email. I composed long, beautiful emails in dead spots where I had no service and it quietly sent them later on. The Twitter app seemed... better. It loaded faster, I thought. The battery life was better than my iPhone's. I could effortlessly Gchat, 24 hours a day! Editing documents on my phone was something I could actually do realiiPhone to shame. There were other, smaller things, too, but I can't remember them, because it's now been so long since I touched an iPhone.
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