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March 18, 2015 12:00 PM   Subscribe

Twitter person @electrolemon has been making awful, amazing 30-second mashups of Hozier's "Take Me To Church".
posted by naju (34 comments total) 28 users marked this as a favorite
 
His looks to camera as Hozier kicks in - brilliant!
posted by billiebee at 12:16 PM on March 18, 2015


Yep I'm dead.
posted by ominous_paws at 12:17 PM on March 18, 2015


This is your official warning that the video for Hozier's "Take Me to Church" is upsetting.

Also, awful and amazing is right. I loved the agonized off screen "TURN IT OFF" in the third one.
posted by yasaman at 12:25 PM on March 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


Metafilter: Twitter person has been
posted by cashman at 12:34 PM on March 18, 2015


The last one (in reply to Deadspin) is INCREDIBLE.
posted by everybody had matching towels at 12:35 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


But can anyone explain WHY it's so freaking incredible by the end? I thought the first one was terrible but continued clicking through until I was barely holding back tears of laughter at the Deadspin one, but I don't understand how it happened.
posted by specialagentwebb at 12:55 PM on March 18, 2015 [4 favorites]


Needs more screaming cats.
posted by schmod at 12:55 PM on March 18, 2015


Hes perfectly captured how I feel about that song.
posted by johnnydummkopf at 12:57 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


But can anyone explain WHY it's so freaking incredible by the end? I thought the first one was terrible but continued clicking through until I was barely holding back tears of laughter at the Deadspin one, but I don't understand how it happened.

Because it's art.

(that's not just a joke.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 12:57 PM on March 18, 2015 [5 favorites]


It's like he's rickrolling himself. And us. And that guy in his office.
posted by tchemgrrl at 1:03 PM on March 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


Posts like this make me trust Metafilter less.
posted by echocollate at 1:11 PM on March 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


As someone who's been following and making mashups for years these have more effort put towards them than a good third of the ones I've come across. A little time-stretching goes a long way.
posted by flatluigi at 1:18 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


For those who don't know, @electrolemon (aka Demi Adejuyigbe) is also the guy behind for this classic.
posted by alexoscar at 1:33 PM on March 18, 2015 [14 favorites]


This made me feel like I was in a staring contest. (I lost every time.)
posted by glhaynes at 1:42 PM on March 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


I am forever in favor of people spending a lot of time and attention crafting a deliberately terrible product. The deadpan straight man routine is a bonus in this case.
posted by muddgirl at 1:46 PM on March 18, 2015 [11 favorites]


The point where this started to get funny was also the point I couldn't take any more of that godawful song.
posted by corvine at 2:12 PM on March 18, 2015


Electrolemon is wonderful and silly on Vine as well.
posted by SarahElizaP at 2:54 PM on March 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is the only thing I have ever enjoyed about "Take Me To Church", which I'm going to assume is playing right now on at least one radio station in this market.
posted by brennen at 3:51 PM on March 18, 2015


I love this. His deadpan is wonderful. And I kind of hate "Take Me To Church". (Also, a few of the mashups sound like they could be legit good if someone tried.)
posted by threeants at 4:17 PM on March 18, 2015


Also also, since this is The Mashup Thread right now, guys guys listen to this Taylor Swift / NIN mashup IT IS THE BEST
posted by threeants at 4:18 PM on March 18, 2015 [9 favorites]


Clearly I'm missing something here.
posted by raider at 4:23 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I kind of like "Take Me to Church"? But that's probably because I only heard it once before today. I didn't know it gets as much radio play as it does, and the news that it's somehow a pop hit is actual Bizarro World shit.
posted by Clueless in Crocodilopolis at 4:44 PM on March 18, 2015 [3 favorites]


what is happening
posted by tickingclock at 4:54 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


I kind of like "Take Me to Church"?

I love the song. I mean, like, I'm in love with it. But I still think this is funny. I bet Hozier would get a kick out of it. y'know, cos I know him so well
posted by billiebee at 5:29 PM on March 18, 2015 [2 favorites]


Ha, I had a rental car for a couple of days and was thus reduced to listening to the actual radio, and it was only then that I realized "Take Me to Church" had blown up. I had been linked to the music video by a friend and spent weeks obsessed with the song, and I hadn't realized it had hit the mainstream. I love the song and am somehow still not sick of it yet, but I still thought this was funny too.
posted by yasaman at 5:52 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


Using the mashup with "Semi-Charmed Kind of Life" as an alarm clock? Brilliant.
posted by dhens at 5:54 PM on March 18, 2015 [6 favorites]


Electro lemon isn't "this guy" Deadspin. He's a national. goldang. treasure.
Thanks for the post god bless your family.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:14 PM on March 18, 2015 [1 favorite]


This is your official warning that the video for Hozier's "Take Me to Church" is upsetting.

I have to admit, I've been trying to figure out why folks love this song so much... I'm not trying to knock on anyone's musical tastes, I just don't get it. (Watched the video once, and now I change the radio channel when it comes on.)
posted by joycehealy at 7:28 PM on March 18, 2015


Bark-laughed out loud alone in my apartment, A+.
posted by clavicle at 7:50 PM on March 18, 2015


That song plays, by my conservative estimate, fifteen million times a day on the radio station they play at my gym. I am in favor of doing terrible things to it.

(Also, here is electrolemon's mashup of Creep and Crocodile Rock, and here is his mashup of, well, you go ahead and find out for yourself. Really, you must.)
posted by gingerest at 8:15 PM on March 18, 2015 [8 favorites]


Whenever I hear this song I crack up. It's so bloody awfully overwroughtedly gross, and this guy is like, supposed to be an up and coming star? I didn't realize this song was by Hozier. Incredible. It's the kind of thing I'd expect to be played in one of those Boondock Saints kind of movies where two guys are on their knees in a dark alley during a rainstorm, baring their chests to the world as they fire semi-automatic handguns into the sky. TAKE ME TO CHURCH
posted by ReeMonster at 8:33 AM on March 19, 2015 [2 favorites]


theory - this song signals the beginning of your (not YOUR, of course) VH1 years, as far as the industry is concerned - that's why you hate it
posted by thelonius at 1:45 PM on March 19, 2015






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