Stephen Colbert recruits John Oliver for DNC Fight Song parody
Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” has basically become the theme song of Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency. Her campaign took it a step further at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, previewing a new video featuring various celebrities (from Elizabeth Banks to America Ferrera) singing an a capella version of the hit. Naturally, Stephen Colbert followed up Wednesday night with a parody video, and he recruited his guest John Oliver to help out.
The video was mostly the same, even featuring many of the same faces, but found Colbert popping up with puppets and giant wind instruments, intoning things like “drum drum bass.” Eventually, the camera focused on a slightly distraught Oliver.
“I did not agree to appear in this,” explained Oliver. “I was just told to wait here with these things on my ears.”
Oliver’s attempts to extricate himself didn’t work, however — he popped up at the end of the song in full Sia gear.
“Again, I did not agree to be part of this,” Oliver said. “This song is going to irritate people.”
Watch the clip below.