1503 Sing of your supper--parodies about food Write a humorous song on the subject of food. 4
1490 It's parody time -- sing the news Write a satiric song about anything in the news these days. H
1475 Hail to the Commanders! Write a song (set to any familiar tune) or shouted cheer for the Washington Commanders. OR: Write for any other D.C. institution, e.g., the Metro, the Senate, the National Zoo, The Washington Post. H
1459 And we quote: 'It's Parody Time' Write humorous first-person lyrics for a song "by" some particular person. H
1440 It's parody time! Write a satiric song about anything in the news these days. H 3
1420 Singing on the job -- a parody contest Write a humorous "work song" for any job or profession. Set it to any well-known tune. H
1378 It's (emergency) Parody Time Write a song about life in the Age of Corona, set to a familiar tune (or even one of your own, if you perform it on video). H
1357 It's parody time! Write a satirical song about anything in the news right now, set to a familiar tune. 4
1339 Songs for a modern error Write humorous lyrics about some modern woe, set to a familiar tune. H
1328 Hooked on 'classic': a do-over Summarize a book or play by any author, or retell a scene (or even a moment) from one, in the style of some other person. H
1306 PolitiCaroling: A song parody contest Write a song about something in the news lately -- political or otherwise -- using a Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year's tune. H
1287 It's parody time: Oldies for newsies Write some song lyrics about something in the news these days, set to a familiar tune. H
1235 The Sound of Science Write humorous lyrics on the subject of science or technology, set to a well-known tune. H
1177 The ballad box Write a song related to this year's elections, set to a familiar tune. H 3
1154 Tabby Road -- songs for cats Write a song for -- or about -- cats or other animals, set to a familiar tune. H
1117 You got another sing coming Write a song about a topic or person lately in the news, set to a familiar tune. H 3
1074 Let's go parody-hopping Describe a stage or movie musical in a parody of a song from a different musical. H
1062 Scanning the headlines Write a rhyming poem about something currently in the news. H
1011 Top these! Try your hand at any of the contests mentioned in this look back. H 2
922 A Banner Week Write entirely new, humorous lyrics to the tune of “The Star-Spangled Banner”; they can be on any subject. H
876 Oilies but goodies Write lyrics somehow related to the oil spill, set to an existing tune. 3
826 The Inside Word Take any word -- this may include the name of a person or place -- put a portion of it in quotation marks, and redefine the word. H H
785 The Ballad Box Write a short, humorous song somehow relating to the presidential campaign, set to a familiar tune. W H H H
777 Limerixicon 5 Supply a humorous limerick featuring any English word, name or term beginning with the letters da-. H
737 No River, No Woods Send us a funny parody of a well-known song, with lyrics that commemorate an occasion other than Christmas or Hanukkah. H H 2
726 Limerixicon 4 Supply a humorous limerick based on any word in the dictionary beginning with cl- through co-. H
681 Ticket to Write Write a jingle for a business (or its product), organization or government agency, set to a Beatles song. H
670 A Test of Character Change a word or phrase by only one letter -- substitute one letter for another, add a letter or transpose two letters -- and explain how they are different or similar. H
649 Across the Wide What? Give us some Virginia-appropriate lyrics for "Shenandoah. H 1
636 A Song From Tex Arcana Write a verse of a song about sea urchin sushi or any of the other provided ostensibly unlyrical topics. H 3
618 Of D.C. I Sing Give us a song about Washington, set to a recognizable tune. W H
585 It's Parody Time Offer, in the holiday spirit of goodwill, some advice--as constructive and unifying as Loserly suggestions always are--to our nation's leaders (or the loyal opposition) as we prepare for the next four years. This advice will be set to the tune of some winter holiday song, either religious or secular. W H H H H
565 Anthem Is as Anthem Does Give us a verse for an alternative U.S. national anthem, set to any well-known tune. H H H H 1