Songs That Would Sound Amusing If Done With a Posh British Accent

I know, this is a pretty random list. But it's something worth debating.

The Top Ten

1 Breathe - Blu Cantrell

Especially Sean’s (dreamy) Rap.
- TheDuttyGyal

The song's by Sean Paul! Sorry, but the autocorrect is just being too idiotic! - PositronWildhawk

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2 Extreme Ways - Moby

I personally don't know this song, so I had a few of my colleagues sing it (a real bunch of Hooray-Henry's) and you're absolutely right - it was absolutely hilarious (and dreadful)! - Britgirl

Just thinking about how amusing this song would be if done by a posh Brit makes me laugh to myself a little. I don't know what Moby would think, though. - PositronWildhawk

B.G. what do you mean "dreadful"?!?! It's a great song, and, to me, one of the all-time greats! As is Moby in general. - PositronWildhawk

Hi P.W: What I meant was, my colleagues' version of the song was dreadful. I downloaded the song when I got home and I actually quite like it. But I wish you had been there when they sung - I'm talking ear-bleeding bad! Now I'm off again to listen to how it SHOULD be sung.T.T.F.N... - Britgirl

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3 Back In Black - AC/DC

I love this song and I love AC/DC. - DunnaNunnaBatman

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4 Falling for the First Time - Barenaked Ladies UListen to Sample
5 Living In America - James Brown UListen to Sample
6 Beat It - Michael Jackson

This would be very weird. Actually most songs would be but this one especially.

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7 Psycho Killer - Talking Heads UListen to Sample
8 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit UListen to Sample
9 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana UListen to Sample
10 You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - Dead or Alive

This would just sound bonkers sung by Hugh Grant or Colin Firth and if I'm honest...just a teeny weeny bit of a turn on... - Britgirl

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The Contenders

11 Happy - Pharrell Williams
12 Lightning Bolt - Jake Bugg UListen to Sample
13 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
14 Spit It Out - Slipknot UListen to Sample
15 I Like the Way - Bodyrockers

I heard this, this morning andI I immediately thought of this list. Definitely funny if a poshboy said "I like the way you shake your hair..." Hmm... - Britgirl

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16 What I've Done - Linkin Park

Imagine Chester Bennington with a British accent

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17 3 a.m. Eternal - The KLF UListen to Sample
18 Autobahn - Kraftwerk

I actually almost added this one myself. Now that I've inadvertently voted it into the top ten, I guess we're at equals. - PositronWildhawk

So I'm not the only person who's heard of this song

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19 I Want to Break Free - Queen UListen to Sample
20 Crocodile Rock - Elton John UListen to Sample
21 Galvanize - The Chemical Brothers UListen to Sample
22 Mein Teil - Rammstein

My kid brother's favourite band. His well-spoken voice while singing German is really something to hear. Seriously, you have to be there! Haha! - Britgirl

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23 Chop Suey - System of a Down UListen to Sample
24 Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars UListen to Sample
25 Push It - Salt N' Pepa UListen to Sample
26 Lift Me Up - Moby UListen to Sample
27 Critical Acclaim - Avenged Sevenfold

Oh hell yeah

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28 Temptation - New Order UListen to Sample
29 Temptation - Heaven 17 UListen to Sample
30 S&M - Rihanna UListen to Sample
31 Crazy - Seal

Thanks to the likeminded TopTenner who added this. That would be hilarious! - PositronWildhawk

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32 I Remember - Deadmau5
33 Ringo - Lorne Green UListen to Sample
34 I Cry - Flo Rida UListen to Sample
35 Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash UListen to Sample
36 Chocolate Salty Balls - Isaac Hayes
37 Girlfriend - Kabbage Boy
38 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
39 Let's Go Away - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi UListen to Sample
40 Panda - Desiigner UListen to Sample
41 Funky Friday - Dave

Dave's got a nice British accent here, but what if it was REALLY posh? This song would sound ten times better - oneshot

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List Stats

41 listings
5 years, 297 days old

Top Remixes

1. Beat It - Michael Jackson
2. Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
3. Happy - Pharrell Williams
1. Breathe - Blu Cantrell
2. Extreme Ways - Moby
3. Back In Black - AC/DC


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