We didn’t spoof the fire

I love “We didn’t start the Fire”, and with a big birthday coming up, I thought about doing a more up-to-date version. The Simpsons already did it, but here’s my take on the last…few.. years (things may not be in chronological order, but it’s about right. Artistic licence…)

PS I won’t actually be singing it…

To the tune of “We didn’t start the Fire” by Billy Joel…

Optimus Prime, Band Aid, Last Christmas, Live Aid
Found Titanic, Marty McFly, Russia says “no”
Albert Reynolds, Eastenders, footballer drinking benders
Ferris Bueller has a day off, plays Nintendo

Maradona, Simpsons, new chemical weapons
Bosco, Norman Whiteside, Stuart Pearce shoots wide
Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Thatcher given the push
Phillip Schofield, Gordon Gopher, Soviet Union goodbye

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Yugoslavia, Going Live, Cantona and Kilnsmann dive
Live and Kicking, The Lion King, Jeff’s sideburns
Gazza, Grange Hill, PJ, Duncan, Orville
James say “Sit Down”, Who shot Mr Burns?
Barcelona, Perfect ten, Maid Marion’s Merry Men
Will Carling, Peter Pan, Kylie Minogue, EuroDisneyland
Blind Date, T-Bone steak, Noel Edmonds, Big Break
Mr Chips, Jagger’s lips, Gerry Adams speech ban

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Fat Boy Slim, Zoe Ball, Big Breakfast, shopping mall
Captain Quencher, Bob’s rakes, Ross and Rachel on a break
Fox Hunting, Sonic three, Karl and Susan Kennedy
Goldeneye, Ronaldo, Ginger Spice says “cheerio”

 

Dr Dre, Wristbands, Derren Brown, Holy Land
Christ Tarrant, Posh and Becks, Anakin and Jar Jar Binks
Hear’Say, Sugar’s hand, Zinedine Zidane
Wayne Rooney, boy bands, Iraq’s Weapon links

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Benedict, Raikonnen, lady puts cat in bin
Australians out for duck, Chilean miners stuck
Dr Who regenerates, Tony Blair prevericates
Twitter, Johnny Cash, Iceland volcano ash

Pop Idol, Battlestar, Rihanna’s Umbrella,
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, what else do I have to say

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Leo Messi, Niall McGinn, Eminem back again
Skyfall, Jonny Depp, Gangnam Style, Dubstep
Clegg and Cameron, clips on Vine, Wayne Rooney’s hairline
Obama says “yes we can”, “victory” in Afghanistan
Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, Poincaré, sub-prime loans
posh Uptown, Gordon Brown, Hibs, Hearts, going down
internet hate attacks, Jimmy Carr won’t pay tax
yet more Star Wars, I can’t take it anymore

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
It will still burn on and on and on and on
And on and on and on and on…

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No, we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

 

 

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