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Marianas Trench who wrote and produced "Call Me Maybe" sang a song about Writing Pop Songs 101 because people wouldn't stop asking him.

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Top Reddit comment:

Fuck yeah meta. Also see:

New cuts:

25or6to4 - Chicago

How To Write A Popular Song - Clarence Senna Deep cut from the 20's!

Linkin Park Parody - NonRandomNonSense

The Song Song - Gillian Cosgriff Pure meta here

Fountains of Wayne Hotline - Robbie Fulks

How to get signed to Rise Records - Andrew Baena

The Song That Didn't Rhyme - Alic Cooper

Four Chords That Made A Million - Porcupine Tree First prog rock on the list

Edit: Adds from the peanut gallery, whoo keep 'em coming! I think I'm calling this style "Self-Referential Songs about the Song". Or maybe just "Meta Songs"?

Sh*tty Pop Song - Von Dooley

Repeat Stuff - Bo Burnham

Dance to This Song! (feat. David Choi) - Kevjumba & Wong Fu

How To Make a Hit Pop Song - Brett Domino

Radio Song - Danny Brown

Please Use This Song - Jon Lajoie

Radio Friendly Song - Jon Lajoie

Tribute - Tenacious D

Punk Rock 101 - Bowling For Soup

A Really Cool Dance Song - Bowling For Soup

This Is A Trent Reznor Song - Freddy Scott

Syllables - Eminem Ft. Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Cashis & Stat Quo

Phat Ass Drop (How To Produce A Club Track Today) - DJs from Mars

Evolution of Style - Brennan Heart

I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio - Eric Idle

Pop Song - Spose

Sellout - Beefy (not on YouTube yet?)

#1 Radio $ingle - Pyschostick

Cookie Cutter - Qwel & Maker

Epic Pop Song Tutorial Ft. Everyone! - Key of Awesome

Pop Music Is Not A Crime - Frezze Pop

UKF Dubstep Tutorial - Dubba Jonny

Metal By Numbers - Brian Posehn

Nonsense Spanish Lyrics:

Salsa Tequila - Anders Nilsen

One Semester of Spanish Love Song - Break

La Bibliotecha - Troy and Abed

Club Songs Ordering You To Dance:

Go Kindergarten - Lonely Island

Time to Start (Rock Concert Movements) - Blue Man Group


Sell Out - Reel Big Fish

McFly - One For the Radio

Singing Emo - MC Lars

They Are All In Love - The Who

Da Da Da -Trio

how to write an Alt-J song - Fleece Music

Love Song - Sara Bareilles

All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor

Stalker Girl - Arrogant Worms

Boots and Cats - Henry Edmonds

The original and clearly very incomplete list:

Hit Song - Kollektivet

Title of the Song - Da Vinci's Notebook

Start a Mumford Band - Key of Awesome

Pop Song - Jon Lajoie

How to Write a Love Song - Key of Awesome

Six Words Long - Weird Al

The Grunge Song - The Vestibules

Please Play This Song on the Radio - NOFX

Hook - Blues Traveler

This is the hook - Deadmau5

Bass, Beats, & Melody - Brooklyn Bounce

Gaelic Song - The Arrogant Worms

Three Minute Song - Tim Minchin

Songs About Songwriting Suck - Jeffrey Lewis

Edit: Bonus, a few songs about chord similarity:

Mind-Blowing SIX Song Country Mashup - Sir Mashalot

Pachelbel Rant - Rob Paravonian

4 Chords - Key of Awesome

80's Melody - Jimmy Fallon

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