Over the last year we’ve continued to keep you updated on the craziness and creativity that is Our Hit Parade. The live top-ten countdown show is a cabaret created by Tony nominee and Obie winner Kenny Mellman (Kiki & Herb), Bridget Everett, Neal Medlyn, producer and MTV cameraman Brendan Kennedy, and writers Ada Calhoun and Peter Schjeldahl. It is inspired by the musical sketch series Your Hit Parade that ran on radio and then television from 1935 to 1959. On that show, cast members performed the week’s most popular songs as comically literal skits. Today the show is performed as cabaret with a rotating cast of guest musicians in New York City.
You’ve already seen one Our Hit Parade video this week when we look at that cover of Lady Gaga’s “Alejandro,” but it’s time for some new ones. To catch you up to speed: Our Hit Parade is a monthly New York performance of the top ten songs in country, always funny, occasionally good. We’ve got some highlights below including a Pocahontas/Cher/Ke$ha medley and a spandex-rock Rihanna cover (with a little Stevie Nix thrown in). Watch more at YouTube.