Back in the 1980s, a group known as “the Brat Pack” were right in the middle of some of Hollywood’s finer moments, including such gems as The Breakfast Club and St Elmo’s Fire. The group consisted of a who’s who of 80s actors, with such names like Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy appearing prominently.
As indicated, one of their better known movies was the coming-of-age melodrama called St Elmo’s Fire. Aside from giving such awesome images like the following:
The movie also provided us with an incredible self-titled theme song, written and performed by John Parr, who, in case you forget, had this amazing head of hair:
Apparently, however, along with his staggering mullet, Parr’s other remaining cool quotient points have been exhausted as well, thanks to the news that he rewrote the St Elmo’s Fire theme song to match the Tim Tebow football miracles that took place in Denver this past weekend. Josh has already informed you about Tebow’s Twitter impact, but I don’t think anyone foresaw John Parr’s masterpiece being rewritten for the quarterback even Lady Gaga acknowledges.
As an aside, Gaga claims to be a New York Giants fan, but has she ever made a tweet about Eli Manning? Not to my knowledge. As you can see, the power of Tebow is great enough to break even the most jaded person’s resolve.
Back to John Parr and his theme song masterpiece, yes, the unthinkable has happened. Parr has indeed rewritten the song’s lyrics to attempt to pay homage to the one they call “Tebow.” Granted, Tebow’s greatness is so far off-the-charts, even if Parr’s magnificent mullet remained, he probably still wouldn’t have enough Sampson-like power to create a song worthy of Tebow.
With that in mind, the non-mullet’d Parr was simply not up to the challenge. First, the original masterpiece:
Now for the Tebow’d version. Warning, it may just crush your soul, especially if you aren’t onboard the Tebow bandwagon:
It should be noted that John Parr is from England, not the United States, which clearly demonstrates the power of Tebow knows no bounds, not even international borders. According to Wikipedia, Parr redid the song for ESPN’s First Take during an appearance in October of 2011. However, the recent Tebow heroics against the Pittsburgh Steelers evidently motivated
Much like the most popular comment offers, this is about the only reaction I could come up with after enduring that:
“I don’t know whether to laugh or to cry, so I laughried.
Yeah, that about sums it up.