|See also:||AMV, Filk|
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Fan song is a broad term for musical fanworks, whether they exist as lyrics only or the song is actually produced/performed.
Some fansongs can be classified as filk, which is generally defined as music of science fiction/fantasy fandoms, often parodying existing commercial songs. The exact limits of what defines "filk" is debated among fans.
Genres & Styles
In video game fandoms, fans often produce remixes or arrangements of the game's soundtrack. For example, this is a common fan activity in Touhou fandom.
In Vocaloid and anime fandoms, fans often sing cover versions of the existing songs (a.k.a. fandubs). These may be with the original lyrics or may be translated into another language. These covers are particularly popular for anime OPs.
- The Ballad of Jensen and Jared, a Supernatural RPF song
- Bad Apple!!, the theme song from stage 3 of the 1998 Touhou game Lotus Land Story, has been remixed by fans myriad times.
- The Hanson Project, an album of sorts of 25 songs inspired by Hanson's music and career (with a few covers thrown in as well).
- Arkham Rock Opera, a Batfamily fansong.
- Five Nights at Freddy's fandom is now for having a popular fansong community.