Carrie Underwood helped to mark the beginning of the festive season by singing a rendition of Miley Cyrus’ ‘Wrecking Ball’ by changing the words to “You made me cook a butterball”.
Thankfully this isn’t Carrie’s next single, but just part of a funny skit on Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy, Carrie and Rashida Jones all sang popular songs but changed the lyrics to make them all relate to the holidays.
The Daft Punk hit ‘Get Lucky’ turned into “We’re up all night to eat turkey”, Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ was changed to “you’re gonna hear me snore”, while Lorde’s song ‘Royals’ became “And we get to spin dreidels (Dreidels!)” to celebrate Hanukkah.
Carrie’s version even included the weird singing cat who was last seen floating over Miley Cyrus at the AMAs. Although it was obviously supposed to be a joke, I was surprised to find that Carrie’s version was actually quite beautiful and unlike Miley, the singer didn’t need to wear her underwear to disguise a an obvious lack of talent.
Even the lyrics were improved: “You made me cook a butterball/ And then a green bean casserole/ All you did was sit and watch football/ And ignored all of your fa-a-mily/ Ignored your fa-a-mily”
Icona Pop’s hit ‘I love it’, Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ and The Lumineer’s song ‘Ho Hey’ were also parodied in the medley. Check it out above.