Via our friends at WWJ and Kathryn Larson – He’s the Motor City’s answer to Weird Al Yankovic, and now Jimmy Lewis from St. Clair Shores is taking his gift of parody to the world of sports.
This week he received tremendous praise as his You Tube diddy on the alleged Kate Upton/Justin Verlander romance went viral. Lewis re-imagined Billy Joel’s “Uptown Girl” as an ode to the bodacious bikini model with a song titled “Upton Girl.” And it’s been viewed nearly 35,000 times on You Tube.
While a romance between the Tigers ace and the blonde bombshell has not been confirmed, it is strongly rumored since they were spotted canoodling (yes, canoodling) at a Macomb County bar last month.
And Lewis sees that as nothing but trouble.
“Everybody started talking about ‘this is going to ruin his career,'” he told WWJ Newsradio’s Kathryn Larson about the superstar’s so-called “performance” issues since he was first spotted with Upton.
“He spends a couple of day with Kate Upton, he goes to the All-Star game, he looks awful, he can’t even get through the first inning and so they’re thinking this girl is going to wear him out,” Lewis added. “My studio’s all The Beatles. I think about John Lennon and they always say Yoko Ono broke up the Beatles, I say, ‘She’s going to be his Yoko Ono.'”
Apparently the inspiration was so strong that Lewis said writing the lyrics, which usually takes a week or so, took him only a few hours.
“All of a sudden, Billy Joel ‘Uptown Girl’ … ‘Upton Girl,’ it just came to me,” he explained.
The song became such a sensation that Lewis got his own feature in Sports Illustrated, the same place that launched Upton’s illustruous career.
“These are the same people talking to me … But I wasn’t going to wear a bathing suit,” Lewis said.
Here are the lyrics to “Upton Girl” in case the opportunity arises for a sing-a-long:
Here’s a selection of the lyrics to “Upton Girl”.
She’s been living in her Upton world
I bet she’s never had an M V P
And when he throws ‘One Oh One’
He can pitch No No’s
But now it seems like
This Kate might be his Yoko
We’ll see he’s not so tough
Just because he’s in love with an Upton Girl