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filk

 (fĭlk)
n.
A genre of music popular among devotees of science fiction and fantasy literature, often involving original lyrics set to familiar melodies.

[Alteration of folk, originally a typographical error in the title of a manuscript of the essay "The Influence of Science Fiction on Modern American Folk Music" by Lee Jacobs (died 1968), American writer of science-fiction fan fiction.]

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9 million subscribers and several comedy channels as of August 2014, produced a parody called Kim Jong Style that criticizes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his father, Kim Jong Il, by using black humor and filk music.
They wrote filk music, a typo-inspired form of folk songs on science fiction themes, about Lagrange living.