10 Hilarious Randy Rainbow Songs That Keep Us Laughing
Randy Rainbow Keeps the Comedy Coming
Donald Trump's four years as president (we're trying to forget them) gave Randy Rainbow plenty of material for satire. But even though Trump was defeated by Joe Biden in 2020, he won't go away, and he still has a lot of minions out there too -- Marjorie Taylor Greene, Lauren Boebert, Ron DeSantis, and more. So Rainbow is still lampooning these Republican whack jobs with topical lyrics set to the music of show tunes and pop hits. See 10 of Rainbow's best from the past couple of years below.
Lock Him Up Yesterday!
In a parody of the Beatles' "Yesterday," Rainbow skewers Donald Trump over the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and addresses the FBI search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate. He also encourages Attorney General Merrick Garland -- who Rainbow calls "Judy" at one point -- to be swifter in taking action against Trump.
Released in the spring, shortly after Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state's "don't say gay" bill into law, "Gay!" makes liberal use of the forbidden word. Rainbow takes DeSantis and his homophobic ilk to task and celebrates of queerness to the tune of "Shy" by Mary Rodgers from Once Upon a Mattress.
Gurl, You're a Karen
Republicans Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert have emerged as two of the leading anti-LGBTQ+ and generally wacko voices in Congress. Rainbow goes after them and other clueless, entitled white women in "Gurl, You're a Karen," set to "Dentist!" from Little Shop of Horrors.
Ted and Lindsey
In "Ted and Lindsey," Rainbow lambastes Republican U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham -- "Cancun Cruz" and "Lady G" -- for their faux outrage during a trip to the U.S.-Mexico border, along with their general hypocrisy and lack of caring for their constituents. "Everyone loves to hate on Ted and Lindsey, who cheered on every coup and quid pro quo," he sings in the parody of "Kansas City" from Oklahoma!
Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley
Rainbow channels Judy Garland and "The Trolley Song" from Meet Me in St. Louis with "Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley," skewering Republican politicians who enabled the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in an effort to throw the election to Trump. Ted Cruz, Kevin McCarthy, and others are lampooned along with Hawley.
Mr. Biden, Bring My Vaccine
Remember when we were worried about getting COVID-19 vaccines? Early in 2021, Rainbow begged our new president, Joe Biden, to "Bring My Vaccine" (set to the tune of "Mr. Sandman") so that Rainbow and the rest of us who'd been isolated could have some sex. He also lamented that Biden was harder to parody than the former guy.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
Marjorie Taylor Greene has proved to be the gift that keeps on giving to satirists like Rainbow. Here he sets her name to the tune of Barbra Streisand's "Evergreen" from A Star Is Born to highlight her affection for conspiracy theories: "Nuts, filling the GOP. One such nut -- Marjorie Taylor Greene -- seldom has a clue. ... While these schmoes happily write her checks, she blames Muslims and satanic pizza sex."
Seasons of Trump
As Joe Biden was about to be sworn in as president, Rainbow recalled the outgoing White House occupant in a reworking of "Seasons of Love" from Rent. Instead of measuring a year in "525,600 minutes," he recapped the "2,102,400 minutes" of the Trump presidency, asking, "How do you measure four years of this shit?"
The events of January 6, 2021, as pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes of preventing the presidential vote for Joe Biden to be certified, led Rainbow to give us "Sedition," set to the tune of "Tradition" from Fiddler on the Roof. "Delusion, corruption, confusion, destruction, sedition!" Rainbow sings.
Don’t Tell Donald He’s Not Re-elected Today
Because Donald Trump can never admit losing, denials about the results of the 2020 presidential election started as soon as it was called for Joe Biden. In this song, Rainbow channels Trump's press secretary Kayleigh McEnany to make fun of the election lies, using the tune of "Getting Married Today" from Stephen Sondheim's Company.