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June 27, 2012 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Sometimes the choreography of one song's video fits another song perfectly, and the result... well, it just transcends either of its predecessors. [slyt]
posted by ricochet biscuit (36 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
oh my god
posted by DoctorFedora at 2:20 PM on June 27, 2012


And the original upload of the mashup.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 2:20 PM on June 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


I LOLed.
posted by saladin at 2:22 PM on June 27, 2012


Very Benny Hill.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:23 PM on June 27, 2012


That's a thing of beauty. Also, I'm trying to imagine the venn diagram that includes both of those things. I am both too old and too young to have watched that video and thought "you know what song would fit this..."
posted by Eumachia L F at 2:41 PM on June 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


So people do realize that the LMFAO video is chopped and looped to make it appear to sync to the Cantina song, right?

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Yoh23 16 hours ago 127 likes

Never mind.
posted by item at 2:50 PM on June 27, 2012


Literally giggled in delight. I don't care if it's chopped and looped, it's still a thing of beauty. Reminds me of the Oops I Did It Again / Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up mashup, in which yes, the backing track was slowed, cut and looped, but it's still wonderful.
posted by KathrynT at 2:53 PM on June 27, 2012


And before everyone tells me 'nuh-uh item it isn't cut', I will admit that it actually doesn't appear to be - the extended dancing segment is just way more into the video than I've ever managed to make it before.
posted by item at 2:55 PM on June 27, 2012


It never ceases to amaze me that one of the LMFAO guys used to be a day trader.

Also, I keep hearing some variation of "people don't realize that LMFAO is just a big joke." I wish someone would explain that. I mean, they look goofy, but the music and lyrics don't seem to be going for laughs any more than the Black Eyed Peas do...
posted by naju at 2:58 PM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


So people do realize that the LMFAO video is chopped and looped to make it appear to sync to the Cantina song, right?

No, but I have learned in my time on the blue that some people are unable to enjoy the simplest of light-hearted pleasures without being thrown into paroxysms of snippiness.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:06 PM on June 27, 2012 [19 favorites]


I don't know if I want to watch Star Wars or learn to dance, but I like it!
posted by iamkimiam at 3:20 PM on June 27, 2012


I hear they originally tried to mash up the LMFAO video with "Jedi Rocks" but abandoned it after realizing the resulting abomination would likely constitute a crime against humanity under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.
posted by Effigy2000 at 3:59 PM on June 27, 2012


Try this: Gwen Verdon dancing Bob Fosse's choreography, matched to Unk's Walk it Out.
posted by keep it under cover at 4:09 PM on June 27, 2012 [6 favorites]


This made me giggle. The link between the modern and the Charleston is pretty strong in this choreography, so I'm not surprised this occurred to someone, but the Star Wars tweak is delightful.
posted by EvaDestruction at 4:18 PM on June 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: paroxysms of snippiness.
posted by mediated self at 4:22 PM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Also, I keep hearing some variation of "people don't realize that LMFAO is just a big joke." I wish someone would explain that. I mean, they look goofy, but the music and lyrics don't seem to be going for laughs any more than the Black Eyed Peas do...

The Black Eyed Peas embraced a coordinated effort to become what they are now. Seriously, compare this very fun track from 2000 that actually features decent rapping and a talented guest vocalist to this mindless, even by dance-pop standards pap with a singer who actually can't sing very well at all. Every step they took from Elephunk (2003) on has been part of their be-as-dumb-as-possible strategy.

So when a new act comes out of the gate doing exactly that thing while laughing and winking the entire time and they're directly related to Berry Gordy? Yeah, they know. They know. (And I think their lyrics are hilarious. Just because they're not making jokes doesn't mean they're not funny. See also: Sparks, Pet Shop Boys.)
posted by beaucoupkevin at 4:35 PM on June 27, 2012 [3 favorites]


Please do not give Mr Lucas any more ideas.
posted by Hogshead at 4:43 PM on June 27, 2012


Can't link to it here but google Michael Jackson and Fred Astaire and Smooth Criminal. It's my favorite example of a dance re-set to different music.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 6:14 PM on June 27, 2012


Please do not give Mr Lucas any more ideas.

Well, wouldn't it be nice if he had at least one idea after all these years?
posted by loquacious at 6:14 PM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


Godflesh Superstar (previously)
posted by googly at 6:19 PM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


I have never seen a more wretched jive of scum and villainy.
posted by Dr. Zira at 6:31 PM on June 27, 2012 [7 favorites]


Relatedly amazing
posted by felixc at 7:11 PM on June 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


>The link between the modern and the Charleston is pretty strong in this choreography

I have been waiting for an excuse to link this.
posted by KChasm at 7:16 PM on June 27, 2012 [4 favorites]


This makes me so, so geekily happy.

I've had a soft spot for LMFAO since the first time I heard them, at the Dragon*Con 2011 Masquerade cosplay contest: with my favorite costume of the night, Black Swan PARTY ROCK OUT!


(Second favorite: the bellydancing zombie was also badass)
posted by nicebookrack at 7:21 PM on June 27, 2012


I prefer this.
posted by uosuaq at 7:26 PM on June 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


So when a new act comes out of the gate doing exactly that thing while laughing and winking the entire time and they're directly related to Berry Gordy? Yeah, they know. They know. (And I think their lyrics are hilarious. Just because they're not making jokes doesn't mean they're not funny.

Quoted for truth! "Sexy and I Know It" is like Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy" updated to new highs of deliberate hilarrible. ("I got passion in my pants and I ain't afraid to show it"?!) Or there's the sensitive ballad "I Am Not A Whore":
Most girls I meet are quite savage
Always tryin' to grab up on my package
They say I look yummy and they want a taste
But I'm a human not a sandwich
But any attempt at dignity sputters and dies at "Yes":
Every time I dive in my pool it's hard to be humble
When I do the breaststroke through an underground tunnel
And come up on the other side in a Jacuzzi
Being greeted by two naked models with suds on their booties
They give me hugs and lots of kisses
And they ask me what my wish is
I say go and call your bitches cause there's gonna be a party
Then they wash my body as a team
And they say "Fool, your royal penis is clean!"
PENILE HYGIENE=SRS BSNS
posted by nicebookrack at 8:24 PM on June 27, 2012 [1 favorite]


It made me think of this Charleston dance off from the International Lindy Hop Championships a few years back
posted by ChuraChura at 8:33 PM on June 27, 2012


Uh, the band's name is LMFAO. Of course it's meant to be humorous.
posted by delmoi at 8:49 PM on June 27, 2012


Party Rock Anthem is a song that seems like it wasn't even written as much as spat out of a Markov generator that had been fed all the dance music of the past twenty years. That's not really a criticism, though.
posted by KathrynT at 10:09 PM on June 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


Came in just to reinforce that Godflesh Superstar is a thing of great and fantastic delight, and I still watch it often to this day. And also that that fucking song SHOTS makes me want to stab someone in the chest over and over until my arms don't work anymore.
posted by FatherDagon at 10:09 PM on June 27, 2012


My very favorite of the genre: Daft Charleston.
posted by BungaDunga at 10:51 PM on June 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


BungaDunga, are those guys vogueing?
posted by KathrynT at 11:22 PM on June 27, 2012


There's a filking joke that goes,
Every song ever written can be categorized as either Greensleevable lyrically (which means that the lyrics of Greensleeves can be sung to its music) or musically (the lyrics of the song in question can be sung to the music of Greensleeves). If a song is both at once, it is called "perfectly Greensleevable."
Dance is not different. A well-known Scottish folk dance, typically danced to the song "Road to the Isles", can be easily adapted to many other songs, including the B-52s "Roam Around the World". Swing dance and the Hustle are the same dance, separated by 30 years, and both are danceable to another nearly endless list of songs.

So, this mashup isn't surprising in the least. Fun, and funny, because both of them are so frivolous, yet the connection is a leap.


KChasm: ">The link between the modern and the Charleston is pretty strong in this choreography

I have been waiting for an excuse to link this .
"

THIS is the mashup that needed to be done!
posted by IAmBroom at 12:26 AM on June 28, 2012


Oh, I think I know how this goes. To put it in the words of a very distinguished Jazz trumpeter...

"This is a concept which is well understood by everyone that keeps up with modern broadcasting techniques. So what happens teams is that we take a selection of songs and switch the words around between them. It might help to think of the songs as Grand Prix racing cars and their drivers. All the drivers could easily get out and swap cars in any combination, and it wouldn't matter which car with which driver - you'd still have the unrivalled spectacle of grown men dressed in romper suits driving mobile fag packets round in circles for two hours.

"So, Tim, will you sing the words of Staying Alive by The Bee Gees, to the tune of The Toreadors Song from Carmen..."

(and previously on the blue).
posted by ewan at 1:11 AM on June 28, 2012


Uh, the band's name is LMFAO. Of course it's meant to be humorous.
posted by delmoi at 11:49 PM on June 27 [+] [!]


Party Rock Anthem is a song that seems like it wasn't even written as much as spat out of a Markov generator that had been fed all the dance music of the past twenty years. That's not really a criticism, though.
posted by KathrynT at 1:09 AM on June 28 [1 favorite +] [!]


I think these two comments triangulate on my own take on this: the don't-take-us-too-seriously name of the band and the ultra-generic song title are both examples of what I see all the time in the descriptions for YouTube videos ("this is just something I threw together in five minutes") and in ten thousand different Flickr/ Facebook photo collections online entitled "Random" -- it is a linear descendant of what Douglas Coupland termed Derision Preemption twenty years ago: "a life-style tactic; the refusal to go out on any sort of emotional limb so as to avoid mockery from one's peers."

That is what Mr. Occam tells me fits best the situation of jokey-named band putting jokey-named title on undistinguished slice of dance music product. Don't like our music? Whatever.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:14 AM on June 29, 2012


I just found this. Highly amusing.
posted by rmd1023 at 5:59 PM on July 5, 2012


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