You’ve Got To Hear The Sound Of Compliance

Sept. 1, 2016

I love a great parody. I’m a fan of Weird Al Yankovic and I marvel at his skill to take a popular song and put his spin on it. In fact, I think I enjoy his versions better than some of the originals. I even dabbled in the world of parody writing when I was younger (see Songwriters Wanted).

While I will definitely keep my day job, the world of pharmaceutical compliance has their very own parody rock star -- Laurie Meehan. Meehan is Polaris Compliance Consultants’ social media manager and writer of brilliant lyrics to some classic songs. Want proof? Check out her lyrics in "The Sound Of Compliance" (sung to the tune of Simon & Garfunkel’s "Sound Of Silence"). Special thanks to Karen Langhauser over at our sister publication Pharmaceutical Manufacturing for introducing me to this gem. Enjoy!

Want more parody? Check out the blog I wrote years ago that features the Chemical Worker's Song on YouTube. 

And did you know there's a traditional engineers' drinking song?  According to Wikipedia, it was originally created by the Army Corps of Engineers and is now often performed by the MIT a cappella group The Chorallaries. Here's one of their performances from 2011.

 Traci Purdum is Chemical Processing’s senior digital editor and admirer of creative writers. You can email her at [email protected].