'Old Town Road' Video Parodied by Texas School District
They've got the book bags in the back.
What student is really excited about going back to school?
Maybe the 12,000 kids in Texas’ Burleson Independent School District, since their superintendent and teachers were bold enough to recreate some of music’s biggest hits to welcome their students back to class.
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ monster hit “Old Town Road” got the Burleson treatment this time around. Just about everyone in the country seems to like the song. At this point, it has spent 19 weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the longest ride in history of any genre.
In it, School Board Vice President Pat Worrell is literally riding her high horse as Lil Nas X.
“If they’re crazy enough to ask me to do it, then I’m crazy enough to say yes!” Worrell told InsideEdition.com.
Superintendent Dr. Bret Jimerson portrays Billy Ray Cyrus.
The extras in the video are teachers and administrative staff in the district.
At this point, parodies have become somewhat of a back-to-school tradition in Burleson.
Last year, it was Justin Timberlake who got the Burleson treatment for his 2016 smash, “Can't Stop the Feeling.”
In 2017, staff showed off what they liked with a parody of Bruno Mars’ 2016 earwig, “That’s What I Like.”
In 2016, the school district reworked Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ 2009 hit, “Empire State of Mind.”
Staff say they make the videos to show that learning can be fun.
“We want to be relevant and get students excited about school. It has become a Burleson tradition to see what we come up with each year to kick off the school year,” Jimerson told InsideEdition.com.
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