Mon(Fun)day Noon #2 – Pop Sonnets

The Bard is hot these days! In the spirit of the Shakespearean Star Wars books comes an even funnier and more accessible tome: Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favorite Songs by Erik Didriksen.

This hilarious book contains more than one hundred pop songs re-written as Shakespearean sonnets. There’s a nice blend of classic and current songs sorted in to sections entitled: “Sonnets of Love” (songs include: “Brown-Eyed Girl,” “Super Bass,” “Roxanne,”); “Sonnets of Despair” (“Respect,” “Free Bird,” “Complicated”); “Songs of Time and Mortality” (“Royals,” “More Than a Feeling,” “Light My Fire”); “Rogues, Rascals, and Wanton Women” (“Material Girl,” “Party in the USA,” “Baby Got Back”); and “Ballads of Heroes” (“Piano Man,” “My Way,” “Thriller”).

Here’s a trio of my favorite ones. A way to have more fun with them – don’t look at the title at the bottom and instead see if you can guess the song:

Pop Sonnets - 2

Pop Sonnets - 3

Pop Sonnets - 4

Oh – if you click on this Google search you can find the sonnets above, plus many, many more!

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