SharePoint Rockstar – a Nickelback Parody

This was inspired by a short twitter conversation with @cimares, @ToddKlindt and @usher about the #SharePoint #Rockstar and the potential for a rip off parody of the Nickelback song “Rockstar“..

Basically I felt like finishing the song off .. so without further ado .. to the tune of Nickelback’s “Rockstar” I give you ..

SharePoint Rockstar..

I’m through with coding in line
And unghosting everything
I’m using SharePoint Designer
And I’m never gonna win
The solution didn’t turn out
Quite the way I want it to be
(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new blog,
with the comments all filled
And a server room I can play baseball in
And a laptop full of software that
I got for free
(So what you need?)

I’ll need a Skype account that’s got no limit
A huge laptop with an SSD in it
Gonna get my own
parking space at TVP
(Been there, done that)

I want to get an invite to a conference pass
My own seat up in Business Class,
Somewhere between Spence and
Steve Smith is fine for me
(So how you gonna do it?)

I’m gonna tweet like made, adopt SharePoint zen
I’ll use the hashtag  #SP2010

[Chorus:]
‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
Fixing errors in the logs that are just bizarre
I code so much I got RSI, but my User Profile Service gonna start first time!
And we’ll hang out in the SharePint bar
In the VIP with the SharePoint stars
Every ITPro and coders
gonna wind up there
With our free vendor shirts
That we just won’t wear
Hey I wanna be a SharePoint rockstar
Hey I wanna be a SharePoint rockstar

Wanna be great like Eric Schupps but without the hat
Pass every single exam I’ve sat
Talk at the User Group
So I can get my drinks for free
(I’ll have a SharePint on the house!)

I’m gonna get the latest version
Setup on my VM
Get a free Ultimate key to MSDN
Gonna date a designer
who builds all my sites for free
(so how you gonna do it?)

I’m gonna tweet like mad, adopt SharePoint zen
I’ll use the hashtag  #SP2010

[Chorus:]
‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
Fixing errors in the logs that are just bizarre
I code so much I got RSI, but my User Profile Service gonna start first time!
And we’ll hang out in the SharePint bar
In the VIP with the SharePoint stars
Every ITPro and coders
gonna wind up there
With our free vendor shirts
That we just won’t wear

And we’ll hang out in the speaker rooms
With all the MVPs and whoever is cool
I’ll build you anything with cascading styles
Everybody’s got a contractor on speed dial

Hey I wanna be a SharePoint rockstar

I’ll annoy QA by writing messy code
I’ll deploy my solutions in debug mode

I’ll get an off-shore team to write all night long
Then I’ll code it again because they’ll get it all wrong ..

[Chorus:]
‘Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars
Fixing errors in the logs that are just bizarre
I code so much I got RSI, but my User Profile Service gonna start first time!
And we’ll hang out in the SharePint bar
In the VIP with the SharePoint stars
Every ITPro and coders
gonna wind up there
With our free vendor shirts
That we just won’t wear

And we’ll hang out in the speaker rooms
With all the MVPs and whoever is cool
I’ll build you anything with cascading styles
Everybody’s got a contractor on speed dial

Hey I wanna be a SharePoint rockstar
Hey I wanna be a SharePoint rockstar

  • Martin Hatch

    Matt .. good call 🙂

    What I wouldn't give for karaoke at the speaker dinner 😀

  • Matt Groves

    mmmmmmm…. Seeing some drunken fun at ISC hotel with this 😉

  • Martin Hatch

    PS – I would love to see someone do a cover of this on YouTube or something 🙂

    maybe we can get it played at one of the next conferences 😀