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Also can we know admit, as a nation, that Single Ladies totally bites Buzz Lightyear?
posted by The Whelk at 5:02 PM on June 13, 2011


Wow, that song is really obnoxious.
posted by cogneuro at 5:13 PM on June 13, 2011


Wow, that song is really obnoxious.
posted by cogneuro at 5:13 PM on June 13 [+] [!]


Wow, threadshitting two comments in. New record? Anyway, LOVE this, and I don't love the original. Well done.
posted by tantrumthecat at 5:20 PM on June 13, 2011


Endless noise? That's about right.
posted by bwg at 5:21 PM on June 13, 2011


Metafilter: Endless noise? That's about right.
posted by wheelieman at 5:35 PM on June 13, 2011 [2 favorites]


Thank you, both for the video and the group. I'mma have me some fun mash-up listening tonight.
posted by Rory Marinich at 5:40 PM on June 13, 2011


For once, a mashup post that doesn't talk about X vs Y, as if the two different songs are competing against each other instead of working together. Never did understand the reliance on that naming convention.
posted by emelenjr at 5:52 PM on June 13, 2011


For once, a mashup post that doesn't talk about X vs Y, as if the two different songs are competing against each other instead of working together. Never did understand the reliance on that naming convention.
posted by emelenjr at 5:52 PM on June 13 [+] [!]



I always assumed that it was a holdover from the early 90s, when a hot, then-new electronic act would remix an older, more established pop/rock act.
posted by tantrumthecat at 5:59 PM on June 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


It says something about how well this was done that the original now sounds to me like a stripped-down remix of it.
posted by Beardman at 6:00 PM on June 13, 2011


Wow, threadshitting two comments in. New record?
posted by tantrumthecat at 5:20 PM on June 13 [+] [!]


Actually, my first post ever was a threadshitter, and it was the first comment.

Of course, I was really only trying to be clever with my first comment ever, but it pretty much just made me look like an arsehole.
posted by ronofthedead at 6:03 PM on June 13, 2011


I hate mash ups. I'm not a fan of SYTLs. I didn't love the original song. But this is sooooo much fun. Thank you. I smiled all the way through it. I really like the way they mad eit sound almost like a 60s song with just a bit of tweeking. Well done, I say!
posted by cccorlew at 6:15 PM on June 13, 2011


My favorite part about this is that I have a vision of The Whelk finding this and toe-tapping along. Thanks for this jolly little tribute.
posted by ms.jones at 6:15 PM on June 13, 2011


One third listen here. Just wanna quickly add that whomever put this together REALLY gets what makes a set of chord changes "Motown" (as opposed to "Not Motown").
posted by tantrumthecat at 6:22 PM on June 13, 2011 [3 favorites]


ON my THIRD listen, rather. Guh.
posted by tantrumthecat at 6:22 PM on June 13, 2011


I like both versions, fuck you very much.
posted by fungible at 6:27 PM on June 13, 2011


This actually reminds me what a great piece of arranging the original is.
posted by scrowdid at 6:27 PM on June 13, 2011


For once, a mashup post that doesn't talk about X vs Y, as if the two different songs are competing against each other instead of working together. Never did understand the reliance on that naming convention.

Well, the youtube comments suggest that the music here is original, so there's nothing for Beyonce to versus.
posted by 23skidoo at 6:30 PM on June 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


For once, a mashup post that doesn't talk about X vs Y, as if the two different songs are competing against each other instead of working together. Never did understand the reliance on that naming convention.

The backing track is original; this is a remix and not a mashup.

(on preview: what 23skidoo said)
posted by flatluigi at 6:36 PM on June 13, 2011


I love this post. Before this, I thought that the only way women ever sold their music was by running around in a circle in leotards while rhyming "it" with "it". Now I realize they actually dressed in awesome, classy dresses and, you know, sung.
posted by wayofthedodo at 7:02 PM on June 13, 2011


This made me smile, thank you!
posted by whitneyarner at 7:49 PM on June 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


wayofthedodo: "Before this, I thought that the only way women ever sold their music was by running around in a circle in leotards"

Wait wait wait. Forget whether you like the music or not. You'd really call that dance "running around in a circle"? Really?

Really?

wayofthedodo: "while rhyming "it" with "it". "

Feminine rhyme. See also.
posted by roll truck roll at 10:04 PM on June 13, 2011


This is really fun! Well done.

And shows how obnoxious the content filtering has gotten, that even a remix can not be watched in germany anymore. I'm glad that hidemyass is still around, if only the quality were better...
posted by ts;dr at 1:49 AM on June 14, 2011


Marvellous!
posted by prettypretty at 4:09 AM on June 14, 2011


I love this post. Before this, I thought that the only way women ever sold their music was by running around in a circle in leotards while rhyming "it" with "it". Now I realize they actually dressed in awesome, classy dresses and, you know, sung.

The dance in the Beyoncé video was adapted from a Bob Fosse-choerographed dance from the time period in which you state that women dressed in classy dresses and, you, know, sang. It wasn't just "running around in a circle in leotards."
posted by blucevalo at 6:44 AM on June 14, 2011




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