Jono and Ben create 'Hey Judith' Beatles parody song to farewell Judith Collins

The Hits radio hosts Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce delighted listeners by bidding farewell to former National Party leader Judith Collins with a parody Beatles cover called 'Hey Judith'. 

The song and accompanying music video, recounting some of Collins' best known moments, was shared on The Hits social media platforms, where many dubbed it "gold" and "hilarious". 

Set to the tune of the 1968 smash 'Hey Jude', the lyrics include lines such as "Hey Judith, it's not that bad/Raise an eyebrow, to show you're glad", referring to the politician's assertion the public should be able to tell when she's joking "when her eyebrows go up"

Another lyric reads: "You can still say, my husband's Samoan, talofa", paying homage to the now-infamous way Collins answered a question from Aorere College head girl Aigagalefili Fepulea'i Tapua'i during a leader's debate ahead of the 2020 Election. 

The song was released in the wake of Collins' ousting from her role as leader of the National Party on Thursday after she blindsided her colleagues with a statement demoting Simon Bridges due to an allegation of serious misconduct from a female caucus member. 

"Maybe tried to cancel Simon," one line from the song goes, "or maybe that was just a Bridges too far, yeah." 

At the time of writing, Collins had not responded to the clip.