Papa Roach in 2010.

U.S. president Donald Trump’s “To Iranian President Rouhani” tweet Sunday night inspired a whole lot of musical references, most prominently from Papa Roach. The Trump tweet went all-caps after that address, so California hard rock/metal band Papa Roach (seen above at a 2010 concert in Switzerland) followed suit Monday with the lyrics to their 2000 hit “Last Resort“:

Even before that Papa Roach tweet, Twitter picked up on this idea with some pretty funny references. Here are some of the best:

(Queen, “We Will Rock You”)

[Smash Mouth, “All Star”]

[Eminem, “Stan”]

[Nine Days, “Absolutely”]

[Alanis, “You Oughta Know”]

[Toto, “Africa”]

[The Killers, “Mr. Brightside”]

[Guns N’ Roses, “Paradise City”]

[Kid Rock, “Bawitdaba.” Particularly apt considering his Trump endorsement.]

[Spice Girls, “Wannabe”]

[Gloria Gaynor, “I Will Survive”]

Even actor Zach Braff got in on this:

[Kelis, “Milkshake”]

And of course there was a rickroll:

[Rick Astley, “Never Gonna Give You Up”]

This also spawned takes on everything from Don McPherson’s 1987 Heisman candidacy to UCF’s national championship recognition quest to old Hugh Freeze tweets to Jim Benning’s player acquisition philosophy to Shark Week to William Carlos Williams to Friends continuity errors to Ron Weasley. But the collective jukebox sparked here was particularly funny. We’d add that hopefully President Rouhani won’t have to read all these, but Twitter has been blocked in Iran since 2009, so he probably won’t be looking at them.

[Billboard; photo from Wikipedia]


About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.