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2016: The Year in Music Parody
Thu., Dec. 29. 2016 11:11am EST

We praise God for another productive year in parody in 2016. For the third straight year, we released four new CDs, and we already have more than enough material recorded for our next CD, although we don't plan to release that for a while.

In 2016, we released 51 new tracks spoofing 49 artists — 29 of whom were artists we'd never spoofed before. Here's the list:

Alice Cooper
April Wine
Billy Joel
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Blue Öyster Cult (2)
Cheap Trick
Chicago
David Essex
Derek and the Dominos
Disturbed
Earth, Wind & Fire
Eddie Rabbitt
Elmo & Patsy
Europe
Fine Young Cannibals
Genesis
George Thorogood
Gerry Rafferty
Green Day
Hootie & the Blowfish
James Taylor
Led Zeppelin (2)
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Madonna
Men at Work
Men Without Hats
Nancy Sinatra
Nick Gilder
Paul McCartney & Wings
Peter Frampton
Pearl Jam
Quarterflash
Richard Marx
Roberta Flack
Sheryl Crow
Steely Dan
Steppenwolf
Steve Miller
The Bangles
The Beatles
The Box Tops
The Commodores
The Doors
The Firm
The J. Geils Band
The Police
The Pretenders
Van Halen
Warren Zevon

If you're keeping score at home, that's:

5 from the 60's
25 from the 70's
16 from the 80's
4 from the 90's
1 from the 2010's

Compare that with 2015, when we did:

4 from the 60's
15 from the 70's
26 from the 80's
10 from the 90's

Compare that with 2014, when we did:

10 from the 60's
17 from the 70's
11 from the 80's
15 from the 90's

We'd love to have all of our 2016 parodies sorted into topical and biblical categories for you, but that's a task that will have to wait till the next songbook. However, one of our most-pleasing accomplishments was to be able to do an album with a song for each of the 12 Minor Prophets, Minor League.

We plan to release our first 2017 parodies this weekend, Lord willing. Our present parody process reminds us a little of this passage:

Ecclesiastes 1:5-7
The sun rises and the sun sets, and hurries back to where it rises. The wind blows to the south and turns to the north; round and round it goes, ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea, yet the sea is never full. To the place the streams come from, there they return again.