AdBreak – I got YouTube

We interrupt our scheduled broadcast to bring you this nifty little song from New York Times blogger, David Pogue:

‘I Got YouTube’

A couple of weeks back, I laid one of my famous high-tech song spoofs on you (”R.I.A.A.“). I was certain the Pogue Grumpy Squad would lash out, condemning me for abandoning my usual gig of tech reviews. But no-they liked it just fine.

And so, in celebration of the new world of Web video, I’m offering an encore. This one, you have to sing to the tune of Sonny and Cher’s immortal classic, “I Got You Babe.”

(Tip O’ the Day: If you’re not sure how it goes, don’t forget that at Rhapsody.com, you can listen to 25 pop songs each month, *in their entirety,* for free.)

They say we’re young, don’t watch TV;
They say the Internet is all we see.
But that’s not true; they’ve got it wrong.
See, all our shows are just two minutes long…

I got YouTube.
I got YouTube.

They say Gen X won’t follow news,
The New York Times can only stand to lose!
If all the papers go away,
How will we learn the stories of the day?

We got YouTube.
We got YouTube.

I got movie parodies…
Funny ads from overseas…
Webcams of kids! On air guitar!
Anything funny, all messed up, or bizarre!

(Key change!)

So let them say Google overpaid;
I say they got the better of the trade.
Just throw your HDTV aside-
The future’s on a screen three inches wide…

I got YouTube-
Make that GooTube!

I can watch “The Daily Show”…
Just the parts I need to know!
Lots of music, lots of laughs,
Politicans’ latest gaffes,
LonelyGirls and music vids,
Cameraphones and “Star Wars” kids!
Copyrights get stomped a bit,
But kids my age don’t give a-
…uh, care a whit!

I got YouTube.
I got YouTube.
I got YouTube.

Brought to you by Ella James – It’s All About Having A Good Time. Back to our regular program … (heh)

About The Author

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.


  1. Ella James

    Hi Laurel, what we are all asking is why Pogue hasn’t done this and put it on YOUTUBE….in beautiful glorious colour….maybe he’s after a “CHER’ to sing with him…HEY MR POGUE…MR POGUE… he he he

  2. Elizabeth Kim

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About Laurel

Laurel Papworth aka SilkCharm connects with 6.8 million people through social media each month and has 11,000 online students studying social media with her. Laurel was named by Forbes Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally and has taught Facebook, Blogging etc at the University of Sydney for 10 years. Laurel: About and Online Courses