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Metallica Goes Disco

Metallica Goes Disco

For those too young to remember, Leo Sayer was a maestro of disco-pop music in the 1970s. To make things interesting, mashup artist Bill McClintock melded the pop sounds of You Make Me Feel Like Dancing with Metallica’s Sad But True for a combination as delicious as chocolate and peanut butter.

Ride the Boulevard of Lightning Dreams

Ride the Boulevard of Lightning Dreams

DJ Cummerbund combined the sounds of Green Day, Warren Zeiders, Metallica, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage to create a twangy, country-fied mashup of Ride the Lightning and Boulevard of Broken Dreams.

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Radiohead: Follow Me Around

Radiohead: Follow Me Around

Radiohead’s KID A MNESIA drops on 11.5.21, and includes reissues of Kid A and Amnesiac, along with unreleased tracks from their 1999 to 2000 recording sessions. The music video for the acoustic track Follow Me Around looks like it was shot on VHS tape, and features Guy Pearce doing everything he can to avoid the camera.

Bollywood Bagpipes

Bollywood Bagpipes

When we think of bagpipes, we think of Scotland, not India. But Archy J aka The Snake Charmer makes these worlds collide with the energetic Bollywood-inspired wedding song Mehndi Da, combining Celtic, Punjabi-Indian, and EDM sounds into a delightful musical melange.

The Ultimate James Bond Medley

The Ultimate James Bond Medley

Nottingham UK’s Rofl Audio Recording Studios assembled dozens of talented vocalists and musicians to perform this grand medley of theme songs from all 25 James Bond movies that will have you glued to your headphones. We totally forgot that Madonna and A-Ha did Bond themes.

Spot Me Up

Spot Me Up

Boston Dynamics programmed one of its nimble Spot robots to mimic the dance moves of Mick Jagger. But that’s not all. Spot is soon joined by the other members of the Robot Stones to replicate the music video for their classic hit Start Me Up.

Ghostbusters on Devices

Ghostbusters on Devices

If there’s something strange in your neighborhood… who ya gonna call? DEVICES! Everyone’s favorite electronic orchestra is here with a special Halloween cover of Ray Parker Jr.’s Ghostbusters theme song. Anyone got a proton pack around here?

House of the Rising Sun (Dark Blues Cover)

House of the Rising Sun (Dark Blues Cover)

The Melodicka Bros. took The Animals’ classic House of the Rising Sun and transformed it into a dark and moody song that’s so emotive that it almost certainly will turn up on a soundtrack to set the stage for an intense movie or TV scene. The music video’s direction works perfectly with the gloomy track.

Cheap vs. Expensive Pianos 3

Cheap vs. Expensive Pianos 3

Vineteiro follows up on his comparison of inexpensive vs. fancy-pants pianos with another round of very different musical instruments. After the jump from the $40 hunk of junk to the $600 used upright, the shades of grey become fuzzier and fuzzier to our untrained ears.

13 Vintage Halloween Songs

13 Vintage Halloween Songs

It seems like Halloween songs have become a bit of a lost art. But back in the 1920s and 1930s, we had plenty of creepy songs to choose from for our trick-or-treat playlists. History Tea Time with Lindsay Holiday compiled an appropriate quantity of these vintage tracks to set the mood for your festivities.

The Muppets Sing Mr. Blue Sky

The Muppets Sing Mr. Blue Sky

The ELO track Mr. Blue Sky has turned up in a variety of movies and cover versions over the years. Now, The Muppets join that list with a joyful rendition of the tune by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The performance is part of the Dear Earth special, celebrating our planet and helping to raise awareness about climate change.

Deep Purple Symphony

Deep Purple Symphony

The members of Epic Symphonic Rock provide their orchestral take on three rock classics by Deep Purple: Smoke on the Water, Burn, and Highway Star, a song that brings back memories of getting our asses handed to us playing Rock Band on Expert difficulty.

Peanuts Sing Roundabout

Peanuts Sing Roundabout

One of the more popular things to do with footage from the classic Peanuts cartoons is to edit them dancing and singing to make them look like they’re performing a different song. Garren Lazar’s latest edit has the gang tackling the 1971 Yes track Roundabout, and it’s quite perfectly synced up with the prog-rock masterpiece.

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I Can’t Go for That Instrumental Cover

I Can’t Go for That Instrumental Cover

The Daryl Hall & John Oates track I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do) is a true classic. KOSMusic teamed up with saxophone player Kevin Bene to perform this instrumental cover that nailed the 1980s synth sounds of the original so well that we kept expecting the vocals to kick in.

Bill Wurtz: More Than a Dream

Bill Wurtz: More Than a Dream

Musical philosopher Bill Wurtz is here with an uplifting little song about believing in our dreams and living them in real life. We hope you feel as inspired as we did after listening to it. Now it’s time to get some sleep and start dreaming.

Punk But It’s Upstrokes Only

Punk But It’s Upstrokes Only

Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! But only in one direction. Musician Bloxsy imagines what punk rock might sound like in an alternative universe where guitars and basses could only be played with upstrokes. He’s also tested how punk rock sounds with EEEEEE tuning, and if the intro to The Beatles’ Helter Skelter never stopped descending.

Adam Barrett: Acoustic Covers

Adam Barrett: Acoustic Covers

We couldn’t pick just one song from musician Adam Barrett’s YouTube channel, so we’re recommending that you listen to all of them. The talented guitarist and vocalist will fill your ears with warm and soulful sounds through his acoustic covers of tunes by The Beach Boys, The Cure, The Smiths, The Jam, The Beatles, and more.

Steamroller: Heavy Metal Edition

Steamroller: Heavy Metal Edition

Guitarist Andre Antunes has unofficially joined the US Navy. He took footage from Communication Specialist Josiah Trombley’s awesome call-and-response Steamroller troop march, and turned it into a heavy metal song. Seriously, they could go into the studio and record this.

Enter Gloveman

Enter Gloveman

The main riff from Metallica’s Enter Sandman isn’t that hard to play on an electric guitar. But it’s much trickier to hold a pick and get the fret positions right while wearing rubber gloves. JMAPMUSIC wanted to see how many pairs of gloves he could wear before the song became unrecognizable.

Where Is My Mind? Roy Orbison Style

Where Is My Mind? Roy Orbison Style

We’re suckers for The Pixies song Where Is My Mind? and always love hearing fresh interpretations of the track. Vocalist Allison Young teamed up with Postmodern Jukebox to deliver a great cover version with a melodramatic style inspired by the late Roy Orbison, who gave us such great songs like Crying and Only the Lonely.

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Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Pictures of Fat Dogs Metal Song

Do you know what’s better than looking at pictures of roly-poly dogs on the internet? A heavy metal song that pays tribute to these adorably chonky and well-fed pooches, courtesy of YouTuber Frazee Wooster. He needs to do a version for all the other round boys.

Master of Puppets in 50 Styles

Master of Puppets in 50 Styles

Singer Anthony Vincent is a master of voices, so it only makes sense that he’d take on Metallica’s Master of Puppets with his versatile vocal cords. If you ever wondered what the heavy metal track would sound like sung by James Brown, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, or Clown Core, Anthony has got you covered.

The History of Orchestras (More or Less)

The History of Orchestras (More or Less)

Orchestras have been around for hundreds of years. But why is it that certain instruments can be in an orchestra and others aren’t? Why do they have so many strings? Composer and educator David Bruce answers these and other questions about the origins of orchestras in this good-humored history lesson.

Bad: Euphonium Edition

Bad: Euphonium Edition

The musicians of theFivEquartet perform a lively brass arrangement of Michael Jackson’s 1987 hit track Bad. The instrument they’re playing is called a euphonium – which sits somewhere between a trumpet and a tuba. And how about those dance moves?

Get Back (Trailer)

Get Back (Trailer)

Compiled from rare and restored footage of The Beatles captured in 1969, director Peter Jackson provides an intimate and fascinating portrait of John, Paul, George, and Ringo at work in the studio on Let It Be. The three-part documentary premieres from 11.25 to 11.27.2021 on Disney+.

Iron Maiden Symphonic Medley

Iron Maiden Symphonic Medley

The talented musicians of Epic Symphonic Rock live up to their names yet again, this time with a live tribute to heavy metal maestros Iron Maiden. The medley includes big, orchestral versions of The Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, and Fear of the Dark.

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