Spoof Nine Inch Nails Track Scores 300,000 Streams in 5 Days

"This Is a Trent Reznor Song" is internet hit.

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2014 is shaping up to be a good year for parody songs.

As Classic Rock reports, a Nine Inch Nails parody titled "This Is A Trent Reznor Song" has gone viral in 5 days, receiving over 300,000 hits. The track, by LA musician Freddy Scott, is a light hearted riff on the band. The musician notes that his parody is "in the best possible taste."

"It's a song I made about the songwriting process of one of my musical heroes."

The release of the track comes just a few days after comedians Jon Daly and Cyrus Ghahremani achieved a similar feat with their spot-on Red Hot Chili Peppers parody Abracadabralifornia. The song has already received accolades from Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, who recently tweeted his approval:

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    Lol A Metallica one would be so easy. Just end every verse with a "TAHH" and abuse the Wah and legato.
    In that case, Volbeat have been making Metallica parody songs for a while now.
    The NIN one was cool, would like to see more parodies like that with other artists
    This is a perfect parody because it's not just funny, it's actually a pretty cool song in itself.
    I laughed about it. I do think it being based on 'Copy of A' helped make it sound so awesome
    I am a HUGE NIN fan so o thought I would hate a parody... but... Lol. It was pretty good. The chili peppers parody sucked