If you haven’t heard of “Shakespeare Lyrics” (@ShakespeareSong) on Twitter, you’re missing out. Combining Shakespearean dialect with modern music (mostly rap and hip hop), it’s one of the most perfect parody accounts out there.
This year marks William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (though the exact date is unknown) so to celebrate, we’re sharing some of our favorite Shakespeare Lyrics tweets. Know that it wasn’t easy to put aside the laughter and pick our favorites. We suffered many a stomach cramp, a lot of tears, and the embarrassment of awkwardly stifling our laughter at work to put together this list for you, but it was totally worth it.
Now, here’s our challenge to you: can you guess what songs these Shakespearean lyrics are from?
Otherwise, laugh, cry, procrastinate, share, and enjoy!
Simply going to stand there and observe me ignite, fear not, as I enjoy the manner in which it pains me.
— Shakespeare Lyrics (@ShakespeareSong) December 14, 2012