“I put words into other people’s mouths.”
~Bad Lip Reading~
Bad Lip Reading has taken the world by storm by bringing comedy in the form of bad lip reading and combining it with music to create BLR. Although similar to misheard lyrics, these covers are instead merely misread.
The creator took inspiration from lip reading and the deaf community as he had to learn to read lips. His mother, a musician as well, went deaf in her 40’s requiring her to become an expert lip reader out of necessity much to the amazement of her son. Unfortunately, when he started, BLR was terrible at lip reading, getting misread messages much like his bad lipreading videos.
These videos are comedic-type performances which are taking the world by storm with over 991,823,564 views since 2011. The first video was released spoofing Rebecca Black‘s song “Friday“, titled “Gang Fight”. One of them even had Mark Hamill as a guest star.
Highlighted Parody Songs
Here are some of Switching Styles’s top BLR videos for your listening pleasure!
“SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)”
“BUSHES OF LOVE”
“The Walking (And Talking) Dead”
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) August 14, 2017