Sung To The Tune Of...


(a list of songs parodied over the years
within Mad Magazine articles)


Click to toggle an article's song list and/or an example excerpt.

Click Wikipedia and YouTube icons
to open extra pages about the songs.
Taking a break from adding more for a while...

The Mad "Comic" Opera

from #56 - July 1960

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Carols For All Occasions

from #58 - October 1960

Mad Lyricist: Phil Hahn

Sing Along With Mad

from More Trash From Mad #4 - Annual 1961

East Side Story

from #78 - April 1963

Composer: Elmer Bernstein / Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim / Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Songs Of Food

from #110 - April 1967

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Stokely and Tess - A Modern Mad Version of "Porgy and Bess"

from #111 - June 1967

Composer: George Gershwin / Lyricists: DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin / Mad Lyricist: Larry Siegel

Songs of Wealth, Possessions, Greed, Property and Creeping Materialism

from #119 - June 1968

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

On a Clear Day You Can See a Funny Girl Singing "Hello Dolly" Forever

from #143 - June 1971

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Mad's Songbook for the '72 Candidates

from #151 - June 1972

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Old Standards Rewritten For The Liberated Woman

from #162 - October 1973

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

What's Entertainent?

from #175 - June 1975

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Keep On Trekin'- The Mad "Star Trek" Musical

from #186 - October 1976

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

The Force and I - The Mad "Star Wars" Musical

from #203 - December 1978

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

A "Let the Punishment Fit the Crime" Up-Date

from #223 - June 1981

Originally: The Mikado / Composer: Arthur Sullivan / Lyricist: W. S. Gilbert / Mad Lyricist: Mike Snider

Marching Songs Now That the Armed Forces Are Co-Ed

from #234 - October 1982

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Porn in the U.S.A.

from #256 - July 1985

Originally: Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen / Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Miami Price

from #261 - March 1986

Mad Lyricist: Lou Silverstone

All White Song / Jello

from #263 - June 1986

by Lionel Richie
Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

The Bruce Springsteen Songbook

from #271 - June 1987

by Bruce Springsteen
Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Leather Clothes Must Be Worn

from #288 - July 1989

Originally: Every Rose Has Its Thorn
by Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett / Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Mad's Christmas Carols For Modern Times

from #309 - March 1992

Mad Lyricist: Tom Koch

Unelectable

from #315 - December 1992

Originally: Unforgettable by Irving Gordon / Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Jurassic Park

from #324 - January 1994

Originally: MacArthur Park by Jimmy Webb / Guest Mad Lyricist: "Weird Al" Yankovic

Mad's Billy Joel Songbook

from #327 - May 1994

by Billy Joel / Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Mad's Beatles Songbook

from #345 - May 1996

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

Christmas Carols for Dysfunctional Families

from #365 - January 1998

Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

G*d Damn America

from #491 - July 2008

Originally: God Bless America by Irving Berlin / Mad Lyricist: Frank Jacobs

The Wizard of O

from #505 - October 2010

Composer: Harold Arlen / Lyricist: E.Y. Harburg / Mad Lyricist: Desmond Devlin

Appy

from #528 - August 2014

Originally: Happy by Pharrell Williams / Mad Lyricist: Mike Morse

Taking a break from adding more for a while...