Prehistoric (“Toxic” by Britney Spears)
Iceman (“Taxman” by the Beatles)

Ancient Middle East:
Civilization (“Harajuku Girls” by Gwen Stefani)
Ancient Egypt:
Mummification (“Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day)
Nefertiti (“Kiss Them For Me” by Siouxsie and the Banshees)
King Tut (“Walking on the Sun” by Smash Mouth)
Cleopatra (“Fergilicious” by Fergie)

Ancient Greece:
Ancient Minoan Civilization (“Creep” by Radiohead)
The Trojan War (“Tainted Love” by Soft Cell)
The Odyssey (“Across the Universe” by the Beatles)
Greek Philosophers (“Can’t Get You Out of My Head” by Kylie Minogue)
Macedonia (“My Sharona” by the Knack)

Ancient Rome:
Viva Roma No. V (“Mambo #5” by Lou Bega)
Hannibal (“Sixteen Tons” by Anna Domino)
Gladiator (“You Know I”m No Good” by Amy Winehouse)
Julius Caesar (“Besame Mucho” by the Beatles)
Pompeii (“Bang Bang (My Lover Shot Me Down)” by Nancy Sinatra)
Constantine (“Come On, Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners)
Attila the Hun (“Here Comes the Rain Again” by Eurythmics)

Ancient China:
Chinese Dynasties (“Vogue” by Madonna)

Ancient India:
The Mahabharata (“Abracadabra” by the Steve Miller Band)

The Olmecs (“September Gurls” by the Bangles)

Early Medieval / Dark Ages:
Beowulf (“99 Luftballons” by Nena)
King Arthur (“Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez)
Empress Theodora (“Norwegian Wood” by the Beatles)
Charlemagne (“Call Me” by Blondie)
Vikings (“Personal Jesus” by Depeche Mode)




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Music Parodies

Amy Burvall and Herb Mahelona have created 55 of these parodies.

Complete list below, in more-or-less chronological order.

Middle Ages:
Illuminated Manuscripts (“Nowhere Man” by the Beatles)
William the Conqueror (“Sexyback” by Justin Timberlake)
Eleanor of Aquitaine (“Happy Ever After” by Julia Fordham)
I’m a Knight (“Friday Night” by Lily Allen)
The Crusades (“Eyes Without a Face” by Billy Idol)
Thomas Aquinas (“Venus” by Bananarama)
Divine Comedy (“Rapture” by Blondie)
Mansa Musa (“I’ll Tumble 4 Ya” by Culture Club)
Canterbury Tales (“California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas)
Black Death (“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani)
Joan of Arc (“Seven Nation Army" by the White Stripes)
Battle of Agincourt (“As Tears Go By” by Marianne Faithful)
Gutenberg (“Sunday Girl” by Blondie)

Copernicus (“Because” by the Beatles)
Borgias (“I Know What Boys Like” by the Waitresses)
Leonardo de Vinci (“Dear Prudence” as performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees)
Martin Luther (“Manic Monday” by the Bangles)
The Spanish Inquisition (“(Keep Feeling) Fascination” by The Human League)
Henry VIII (“Money, Money, Money” by ABBA)
Anne Boleyn (“Girl" by the Beatles)
Mary Queen of Scots (“Jenny from the Block” by Jennifer Lopez)
Elizabeth I (“She’s Not There” by the Zombies)
Shakespeare (“Shayla” by Blondie)
Renaissance Man (“Blister in the Sun” by the Violent Femmes)

Modern World:
Catherine the Great (“Poker Face” by Lady Gaga)
Marie Antoinette (“Paparazzi” by Lady Gaga)
The French Revolution (“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga)
Napoleon (“Gone Daddy Gone” by the Violent Femmes)
Digital Life (“Video Killed the Radio Star” by Buggles)

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Updated 12 June 2016.
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