“I’m gonna get some peaches, gonna put ’em in a pan…” You don’t need to know K-Pop boy band BTS to get a chuckle from Bad Lip Reading’s latest music video. Funny thing is, these could be the actual lyrics to IDOL, and it would make just as much sense to us.
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“It’s the stuff that’s organic, and the stuff that’s not. It’s the cars that won’t fit in the parking lot.” If you’ve ever shopped at a Trader Joe’s, you will immediately relate to every single word in carlsfinefilms‘ little ditty that dates all the way back to 2009.
YouTuber t.p. took animator Guy Collins‘ amazing Kaizo Trap video, and reworked it with a fresh electronica soundtrack that fits perfectly with the protagonist’s challenging journey into a platform video game world. Even if you’ve seen the original already, it’s worth a rewatch.
Michael Jackson truly lived up to his “King of Pop” nickname. Nerdwriter1 looks back on the musical mastermind, and attempts to deconstruct what made his tunes so popular. As we previously learned, repetition and variation in rhythms had something to do with it.
Famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma lights up the NPR offices with a moving solo performance, playing three pieces from J.S. Bach, Prelude (from Suite No. 1), Sarabande (from Suite No. 6), and Gigue (from Suite No. 3), regaling us with a story about why each piece is meaningful to him.
In talking about his book Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction, Derek Thompson explains the balance of repetition and variation which drive us to enjoy some songs more than others. He goes on to show how similar patterns apply to language.
Synthesizer fanatic Look Mum No Computer (of Furby Organ fame) turns in a crunchy and funky electronic cover version of TLC’s 1999 hit track No Scrubs, with a fantastically analog sound provided by his wall of modular synths, and an audience of Furbies looking on.
“Jupiter is the largest, all the planets could fit inside…” Learn a thing or three about the planets in our solar system with this catchy little ditty by Clare and Si Bennett of Planet Custard. A kid-friendly track that’ll have adults tapping their feet and singing along too.
Brock “The Man of a Kajillion Voices” Baker uses just 29 of his available impressions to follow in the footsteps Toto, Weezer, and everyone else on the Internet with his cartoon character version of the 1982 hit track Africa. Mostly he just made us miss Zoidberg and Brak.
A charming and thoroughly entertaining cover version of Florence + The Machine’s 2010 hit track Dog Days Are Over, arranged by Michael Charles Smith and performed by the students of his Marimba Lab. Their cover of Portugal. The Man’s Feel It Still is wonderful too.
“I wonder where you are tonight, if the one you’re with was a compromise.” In Thank You for Today, Death Cab for Cutie talk about loss, heartbreaks, disillusion and general sadness the way only Ben Gibbard can, while pairing his words with new and refreshing pop sounds.
While visiting Viennna, musician Viktoria Yermolyeva stopped by the showroom of vaunted piano maker Bösendorfer, and decided to tickle the ivories a bit with a tune we’re pretty sure has never been played in their store before, System of a Down’s 2001 hit Chop Suey.
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