She may have finished in second in the race for the “Most Purchased Song on iTunes” to Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister,” but Katy Perry can claim the title for the most parodied song of 2010. Some versions of “California Gurls” are good, some are bad, but all are unforgettable.
“Dudes From India”
“California Boys”: This is definitely the creepiest.
“Minnesota Gurls”: In late summer, Buzzfeed launched the California Gurls 50 States Project. They didn’t get a video from every state, but got surprisingly close. Minnesota had one of the best entries.
“North Dakota Boys”: A very close second place
“South East Asian Girls”: This guy adds new lyrics, messes with the music and has an amazing look.
Also, are “California Gurls” and “Tik Tok” the same song? The evidence is pretty damning: