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Never Gonna Wake Up - a mashup of AVICII and Rick Astley, featuring Chumbawamba and John Travolta [SLYT]
posted by Lutoslawski (18 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was really good. Thanks!
posted by Malice at 10:18 PM on February 25


I officially love you Lutoslawski. Have I enspousenated you yet? If not, I am doing so right now.
posted by hippybear at 10:31 PM on February 25 [2 favorites]


Having two of those videos shot in the same location made this terrifically cohesive. What's the older-Travolta footage from?
posted by davejay at 10:39 PM on February 25


Looks like Michael (1996)
posted by carsonb at 10:52 PM on February 25


Not gonna lie, I've got the hots for Annie Potts.
posted by KMB at 11:09 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


That AVICII song drives me crazy, because the first time he plays through that banjo riff, it has this really beautiful, lush, unique sound, and then for the ENTIRE REMAINDER OF THE SONG he covers it up with a terrible synth.
posted by threeants at 11:46 PM on February 25 [1 favorite]


Let's face it - if Astley could ever have danced like Travolta, the "Rick Roll" would have been somebody else's video to be adequately cheezy. (Maybe something by Will Smith :) )
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:51 PM on February 25


Having two of those videos shot in the same location made this terrifically cohesive.

Which two videos?
posted by Ursula Hitler at 1:11 AM on February 26


That AVICII song drives me crazy, because the first time he plays through that banjo riff, it has this really beautiful, lush, unique sound, and then for the ENTIRE REMAINDER OF THE SONG he covers it up with a terrible synth.
posted by threeants at 11:46 PM on February 25 [+] [!]


I hear you man. The first few times I heard that AVICII song I thought, cool, this band is kind of like Mumford, and they went a little hog wild on the 808 for this one song, but the rest are probably just cool modern folk, right? WRONG. AVICII is just this generation's lame Paul Oakenfold ripoff.
posted by ben242 at 4:26 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


I have no idea what just happened, and it was awesome.
posted by ersatzkat at 5:06 AM on February 26 [2 favorites]


A superbly crafted piece of work.
posted by Monkeymoo at 5:20 AM on February 26


AVICII is just this generation's lame Paul Oakenfold ripoff.

Actually Avicii is one of the biggest DJs on the planet.

When he debuted music off his then-unreleased album True at a music festival (with a live band, no less), it was met with less than appreciation by the crowd. He was taking risks and going against his reputation with this release.

I like True. It's an interesting album that is working to push the sounds of dance music into different directions. Some of it works, some of it does not. But it is certainly adventurous and fun.
posted by hippybear at 5:47 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


Do you remember Rick Astley?
He had a big fat hit that was ghastly.
He said I'm never gonna give you up or let you down.
Well I'm here to tell ya that Rick's a clown
posted by peeedro at 6:13 AM on February 26 [3 favorites]


Will Smith dancing and having fun makes me smile.
posted by Gwynarra at 8:06 AM on February 26 [1 favorite]


That AVICII song drives me crazy, because the first time he plays through that banjo riff, it has this really beautiful, lush, unique sound, and then for the ENTIRE REMAINDER OF THE SONG he covers it up with a terrible synth.
posted by threeants at 2:46 AM on February 26 [1 favorite −] Favorite added! [!]


I always said it was like and R&B singer was covering a folk song that was then produced by whoever puts out Ke$ha's music.
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:51 AM on February 26


But really I loved this thank you for posting because it's hella fun.
posted by FirstMateKate at 8:52 AM on February 26


As a collage artist with no musical talent I love these kinds of mashups. I know intellectually how it's put together it but it's so beyond my practical reach that it's like I'm looking at Ray Johnson's work with no understanding of his process, just sheer joy. If that makes any sense.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:23 AM on February 26


I'm never heard of AVICII, but I really liked this. Thanks!
posted by brundlefly at 12:00 PM on February 26


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