Chris Mann, who is a Glee and The Voice season 2 alum, has gone massively viral with his coronavirus themed song parodies.
The most popular of the quartet of clips is the singer’s re-working of Adele’s “Hello” which features Chris looking forlornly out of his window, waving at friends and neighbors, his nose pressed up against his window. “Hello from corona life! I’ve FaceTime called 1,000 times,” Chris sings. “There’s social distance between us, and I’m freaking out! . . . What’s the point of putting on pants anyhow?”
So far, the video has amassed over 5 million plays and trended on Youtube for days. The parody has attracted the attention of blue checks like…this is not a joke…Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur creator of the Tesla car.
Hello from the Insidehttps://t.co/SV3fWL3bkp
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 30, 2020
The restaurant Chile’s is namechecked in the song, and they respond.
Honestly, a Grammy worthy performance @IamChrisMann
https://t.co/8sRjxlQHHs via @YouTube
— Chili's Grill & Bar (@Chilis) March 30, 2020
On Wednesday (April 1) Chris dropped another takeoff, this one to the tune of Alanis Morissette’s “Thank You, is not a joke. “It’s time to thank the brave men and women working on the frontline to help save us all,” writes Chris on Youtube “While most of us hold up in the safety of our homes, many are risking their lives everyday on the frontline for the greater good. For that, we say #ThankUFrontline. Share with someone you love who deserves Thanks.–Love, Chris.”
Chris’s previous parodies include the first, “My Carona” a take on The Knack’s “My Sharona,” which has almost 4 million views, and “Stay Home Vogue” based on Madonna’s “Vogue” which has amassed 1.6 million views.