After Dolly Parton reprised her smash hit (replacing Jolene with vaccine) to celebrate getting her jab, a slew of other song variations have been suggested.
Dolly Parton set social media ablaze on Wednesday by releasing a short video from her injection in Nashville. “Well hey, it’s me. I’m finally going to get my vaccine and I’m so excited,” she said.
Encouraging people to follow suit she sang a reworked version of one of her biggest hits. “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. I’m begging of you please don’t hesitate,” she sang. “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine. ‘Cos once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.”
Get the vaccine, Parton urged people, and to all the cowards out there “don’t be such a chicken squat, get out there and get your shot.”
Social media then, of course, went crazy with the question of which other songs could be repurposed to encourage people to get a jab? Anything by the Vaccines, obviously. Yes, there actually is a band called the Vaccines. But how about the Beach Boys updating Good Vibrations? “I’m picking up good vaccinations. She’s giving me the inoculations. Oom bop bop … good, good, good, good vaccinations [repeat many times].”
Might Madness urge people: “Listen buster, you’d better start to move your feet, to the rockin’est, rocksteady beat of Pfizer. One step BioNtech.”
If only Joey Ramone were still around for a reworking of the Ramones classic I Wanna Be Sedated: “Twenty, twenty, twenty four hours to go. I wanna be vaccinated. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, oh, I wanna be vaccinated.”
Although, in OGN's opinion, the best idea of them all was Jamming by Bob Marley and the Wailers: “We’re jabbing, we’re jabbing, we’re jabbing … I hope you like jabbing too.”
If you want to try singing along and replacing jammin' with jabbin'.... here's your chance: