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Music

Shallow Bad Lip Reading

Shallow Bad Lip Reading

“Cause it’s cool when the arachnids are friends.” Bad Lip Reading does their thing, entirely rewriting Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s hit song from A Star Is Born using footage from their live Academy Award performance.

Dad Dances (for an Hour)

Dad Dances (for an Hour)

“Dad is feeling oh so good, with Walker Texas on the tube.” Actor, stuntman, and dancer Nathan Barnatt takes an hour out of his busy day to entertain us, as his character, “Dad” turns in his best moves, accompanied by the appropriate track Dad Feels.

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A Flock of Metal

A Flock of Metal

Musician and producer Andy Rehfeldt transformed the 1980s classic I Ran (So Far Away), leaving the original vocals intact, and then re-recording the instrumentals with his own original hard rock arrangement. He should do a whole new wave album like this.

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Enter Sandman: Bowie Style

Anthony Vincent focuses on a single style for another cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman, done in the sonorous style of David Bowie, with instrumentals reminiscent of Let’s Dance. That’s Talor Steinberg on guitar, Mat Graham on trumpet, and Rocky Yera on sax.

And the Moon Stopped

And the Moon Stopped

Artist Arktk Berkut created the mindblowing visuals to accompany Moa Pillar’s track And the Moon Stopped, complementing the dizzying ambient track with a kaleidoscopic journey through a virtual world made up of digitally-manipulated photographs.

The Muffin Song

The Muffin Song

TomSka’s latest addition to the hilariously warped asdfmovie series is an adorably weird music video that doubles as a recipe (and a suicide note) for delicious, fresh-baked muffins, performed with the accompaniment of Schmoyoho aka The Gregory Brothers.

100 Familiar Songs

100 Familiar Songs

There are lots of instrumental pieces we’ve heard over the years, but don’t know the names of them. Pianist Vinheteiro decided to play a whole bunch of these pieces to help us connect these melodies with their names and composers. See how many you know.

Muse Ukulele Medley

Muse Ukulele Medley

Black Holes and Revelations is one of our favorite Muse albums. EatMyUke is a fan too, and put together this great medley from the album, including Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole, and Knights of Cydonia, which sounds particularly great on the ukulele.

Ghost Vocals Explained

Ghost Vocals Explained

We always assumed that the phantom vocal sounds we hear in some songs were intentionally placed there, but You Can’t Unhear This‘ explains how that’s not always the case, and how sometimes they’re simply a remnant of old school studio recording.

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

O’hene Savant: Rap Opera

(PG-13: Language) Musician and producer O’hene Savànt just dropped what might be the most epic rap ever released, a 30-minute long autobiographical song comprised of “scenes” about a man whose love of music drives his life, and the struggles he faces along his path.

DJ Cummerbund: Happy with Jesus

DJ Cummerbund: Happy with Jesus

Remix magician DJ Cummerbund is back with another mashup that shouldn’t work, but does. He tossed Depeche Mode, The Turtles, Britney Spears, Gunhild Carling, King Kong Bundy, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage into a blender to create his latest amalgamation.

Firestarter: A Tribute

Firestarter: A Tribute

Resident metalhead Leo Moracchioli pays tribute to the The Prodigy lead singer Keith Flint in the best way possible, with a perfectly amped-up cover version of their 1997 hit track Firestarter, loaded with intense vocals and powerful guitar riffs. Rest in peace, Keith.

Tetris: Big Band Cover

Tetris: Big Band Cover

The 8-Bit Big Band is back with another phenomenal cover of a classic video game tune. This time, they take on block-stacking fun of Tetris, adding a bit of swing and a cinematic flair to the Soviet-era sounds of the theme song.

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The Chemical Brothers: We’ve Got to Try

The Chemical Brothers: We’ve Got to Try
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The latest track from The Chemical Brothers‘ album No Geography features the intense, driving electronic beats we’ve come to expect, accompanied by inspiring vocals, and a music video about a dog who first learns to drive race cars, then pilot a rocket ship.

Making SNES Music

Making SNES Music

While the Super Nintendo system provided us with countless hours of memorable gaming, it turns out that making music for its games was extremely difficult given the system’s memory limitations. The Nerdwriter explores some of the clever workarounds composers employed.

Playing Riffs Where They Belong

Playing Riffs Where They Belong

From Metallica’s Fuel played at a gas station, to RHCP’s Under the Bridge performed under a bridge, musician Danilo Vicari’s compilation video provides some overly literal context to familiar bass and guitar riffs. We were hoping he would play Def Leppard’s Rocket.

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA Goddard released this beautiful and moving video of data captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, rendered as a digital 3D model, and accompanied perfectly by Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, which translates to “moonlight” in English.

99 Brass Balloons

99 Brass Balloons

Everyone’s a super hero… everyone’s a Captain Kirk. ’80s kids will get a kick out of musician Seb Skelly’s all-brass rendition of Nena’s bi-lingual hit track 99 Luftballoons aka 99 Red Balloons here in the states.

Office Supply Garage Band

Office Supply Garage Band

To celebrate their plans to quit their “terrible office job,” ThePustulioFoolio decided to create a track in Garage Band using sounds sampled from various things found around their office, from the printer, to rubberbands, to the stapler, and even the toilet.

Stamp Album Prints

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UK Printmakers Dorothy presents a series of posters featuring fictitious postage stamps, each inspired by a classic album. The collection currently includes Post-Punk, Post-Rock, Psychedelic, and Electronic genres. Each lithograph measures 80cm H x 60cm W.

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This Too Shall March

This Too Shall March

OK Go performs a fun arrangement of their 2010 hit This Too Shall Pass, on drums, accordion, xylophone, and accompanied by a full marching band. While the video lacks the complexity if the original Rube Goldberg edition, it’s every bit as entertaining.

Piano Ga-Ga

Piano Ga-Ga

Musician Francesco Parrino performs a stripped-down, but energetic piano cover version of Queen’s synth-heavy stadium anthem Radio Ga-Ga that will make you want to sing along and clap your hands by the end.

Take on Me Classroom Cover

Take on Me Classroom Cover

Weezer dropped by The Tonight Show and performed their remake of the A-Ha classic Take on Me along with Jimmy Fallon and the Roots. The low-fi instrumentation included multiple kazoos, tambourines, spoons, a melodica, and a toy piano.

Video Killed the Piano Star

Video Killed the Piano Star

Ireland-based musician Luke T Duffy shares a wonderful piano cover of the seminal MTV classic, the Buggles’ 1979 hit Video Killed the Radio Star. Be sure to check out some of Luke’s original compositions on Soundcloud.

Back to the Accordion

Back to the Accordion

A fun performance of Alan Silvestri’s theme, by Les covers de Persiflette. This version of the movie clearly takes place in an alternative timeline where Doc and Marty land their DeLorean on a Parisian Boulevard in the 1930s. We imagine Doc Brown wears a beret.

Evolution of Film Music

Evolution of Film Music

Violinist Rob Landes looks back the history of film scores, performing 60 themes from 1938’s Snow White, all they way up through 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, while dressed up in a series of silly costumes. It’s interesting how the newer themes aren’t nearly as memorable.

Pirates vs. Thrones

Pirates vs. Thrones

Musicians Eshan Denipitiya and David Loke present a simply wonderful piano and violin medley that bounces seamlessly back and forth between the theme music from Game of Thrones and Pirates of the Caribbean. Now there’s a crossover series we’d like to see.

Michna: Solid Gold

Michna: Solid Gold

Christophe Thockler created this minimal, but nonetheless captivating stop-motion video using 8,500 individual photos of rocks collected from around the world. It serves as the perfect visual for Michna’s warm and inviting EDM track.

The Greatest Album Never Made

The Greatest Album Never Made

After the release of the archetypal rock opera Tommy, The Who’s Pete Townshend had a vision to create an even more ambitious concept album and movie. But his plans for “Lifehouse” imploded. Polyphonic digs into the story behind the album that never was.

No Metal Scrubs

No Metal Scrubs

While we’ve been enjoying Weezer’s cover of TLC’s hit No Scrubs, but it’s a little on the mellow side. For those of you who prefer your 1990s R&B with a harder edge, you’ll want to check out Leo Moracchioli’s metal-infused take on the track.

Never Played Watchtower Before

Never Played Watchtower Before

Musician DØVYDAS likes to take requests during live shows. But when he was asked to play All Along the Watchtower, he had apparently never played it before. So what’s a talented musician to do? Look up the tabs on his smartphone, then perform it anyhow.

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