One of my favorite Star Trek musical parodies is the classic Star Trekkin’.
It’s not just a passing phase, for decades novelty songs have been produced and released to the unsuspecting world and will continue to be released in the decades that will surely follow. Some are fun, funky and catchy while others are annoying, repetitive and, well catchy.
“Agadoo,” “The Chicken Song,” “The Oky Coky,” and “Cha Cha Slide” are just some of the names that can bring a cringe to anyones face, or a jump of delight if you happen to be a 5-year-old who has been allowed to stay up past 6pm at a cousin’s birthday party! Why these songs exist? We will never know, except for the fact that people insist on buying them. That being said, what is a sure fire what to ensure sales? Create a novelty song based on a beloved franchise!
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That’s exactly what UK novelty song experts The Firm did in 1987 with the song ‘Star Trekkin’. A parody take that features lyrics (and I am playing fast and loose with the word lyrics here) as if they were sung by the characters of the original Series as Captain Kirk, Dr McCoy, Spock, Scotty and Uhura are all impersonated (badly) on the record. What can be worse than that I hear you cry?! Well… they made a video.
Said Video is below, however I must warn you, when you see this video, you cannot unsee it so watch it at your own risk and make up your own mind on where this song rates in novelty pop musics questionable history !
I did warn you.
All in all its only a bit of fun and it’s not going to appear in anyones playlist on Spotify anytime soon, but if you haven’t seen this before which I would imagine is the case if your under 30 years of age or have some common sense, it might give you a bit of a chuckle!
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