The sad clown with the golden voice turns in another soulful performance, with his take on the 1967 classic, made famous by Louis Armstrong. Puddles imbues it with a decidedly bittersweet undertone given some of the awful things going on in the world these days.
Awesome Music On The Awesomer
Mashup maker Happy Cat Disco brilliantly combined House of Pain’s Jump Around with Meghan Trainor’s No Excuses, resulting in a track that will have you dancing right there in your office chair. The trippy imagery was plucked from the Disney classic Dumbo.
We recently came across this amazing arrangement of Radiohead’s hit Paranoid Android, performed as a series of layered cello tracks by musician George Durham, with the string instrument taking on duties of both the melodic and rhythmic parts of the 1996 classic.
(Spoilers) This music video from the band GUNSHIP serves as a wonderful tribute to the characters in Ready Player One, as told through 16-bit pixel art. The band is also giving away a custom arcade cabinet if you can figure out the secrets hidden in the video. (Thanks Lee!)
Postmodern Jukebox teamed up with multitalented musician Gunhild Carling to transform hair band Europe’s 1986 hit The Final Countdown into a swinging dixieland jazz tune with vintage cabaret vocals. Bonus fact: most of Europe’s members and Gunhild are all Swedish.
News recently broke that iconic toy store Toys ‘R’ Us will be closing or selling all of its U.S. stores. Yes, we’re sad too. To pay his respects to the end of an era, Chase Holfelder created a super sad minor key version of I Don’t Wanna Grow Up. Is someone cutting onions in here?
With the passing of astrophysicist and big thinker Stephen Hawking, we decided to bump this back to our home page. So sit back and enjoy his charming performance of Monty Python’s Galaxy Song via his vocal synthesizer. Always look on the bright side of death.
The big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s wonderful Ready Player One comes out soon, but we won’t be hearing Demi Adejuyigbe’s theme song because it was apparently just too good for Spielberg. This is so much better than every original song that was up for an Oscar.