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Smash Mouth All Star But It's Shrek
I forgot one.
posted by Fizz at 5:56 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Onion video is great.

I don't think I can watch more than one of these a day.

For fun, re: Shrek: replace every "rock star" with "donkey" and "star" with "Shrek" (courtesy of cortex)
posted by curious nu at 5:57 PM on February 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


i am unfamiliar with this song
posted by um at 5:58 PM on February 21, 2018 [12 favorites]


I don't think I can watch more than one of these a day.

*proceeds to watch them all anyway*
posted by curious nu at 5:59 PM on February 21, 2018 [9 favorites]


Oh my god the cartoon impression one is best.

BEST.
posted by curious nu at 6:02 PM on February 21, 2018 [11 favorites]


Dante's little known seventh-and-a-half circle of Hell.
posted by Palindromedary at 6:03 PM on February 21, 2018 [6 favorites]


Thank you, I needed this today.
posted by beandip at 6:04 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]




tetracycline: came to post exactly that! My favorite.
posted by potch at 6:12 PM on February 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


SomeBODY toucha my spaghet!
posted by rp at 6:15 PM on February 21, 2018 [6 favorites]


Dante's little known seventh-and-a-half circle of Hell.

Searching these videos....let me tell you...it's a rabbit hole and it is endless...
posted by Fizz at 6:16 PM on February 21, 2018 [1 favorite]


I clicked on every link. I can't say I made it too far into most of them but still, I did at least attempt.

The one with Vonzell Solomon is actually kind of great. I typically find those sorts of things tiresome, but this song works pretty well in that context.

I am planning another karaoke night at some point. I am now wondering how many of (and also how quickly) my friends would abandon me if I insisted all we sing is "All Star."

(To be fair, I think this post has convinced me "All Star" is the only song that exists.)

(I ... uh ... also don't really hate this song.)
posted by darksong at 6:24 PM on February 21, 2018 [6 favorites]


Onion video is great.

She's a trouper.
posted by kirkaracha at 6:24 PM on February 21, 2018


Smash Mouth Singer Freaks Out When Food Fest Crowd Won’t Stop Throwing Bread At Him

I pray his band mates were trying to calm the singer down with encouraging words like “hey man... you’re an all star... get your game on... “

posted by porn in the woods at 6:26 PM on February 21, 2018 [9 favorites]


Hey now!
posted by Itaxpica at 6:27 PM on February 21, 2018


Car Seat Headrest did not cover "All Star" for some reason, but "Fallen Horses." What a missed opportunity. I mean, you're already covering Smash Mouth -- just go all the way with it.
posted by darksong at 6:27 PM on February 21, 2018


All Star but it's metal

Which reminds me of Metal without Distortion (plus #2).
posted by Celsius1414 at 6:29 PM on February 21, 2018 [10 favorites]


> All Star but it’s a Bach chorale following the conventions of the Common Practice Period

All Star but it’s a Bach chorale following the conventions of the Common Practice Period but it's performed by a real choir
posted by a mirror and an encyclopedia at 6:30 PM on February 21, 2018 [24 favorites]


This thread would be incomplete without a link to Mouth Sounds.
posted by Johnny Assay at 6:35 PM on February 21, 2018 [11 favorites]


Mods, please delete Fizz.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 6:41 PM on February 21, 2018 [10 favorites]




Mods, as I've been on the site ages longer than TheWhiteSkull ( 0.07% longer ), I use the influence I wield because of that to veto The WhiteSkull's request.

TWS: Dude, not my fault you dithered for 3 days, 11 years ago. Let there be a lesson in this for you.
posted by maxwelton at 6:57 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


The XP one tho.
posted by feckless at 7:04 PM on February 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


If they delete Fizz, MetaFilter loses like 90% of its gaming content.

He's cashing in his chips for this, and hitting the ground running. It doesn't make sense not to live for fun, and in this post there's so much to do, so much to see, so what's wrong?

I have a prank with a co-worker where occasionally I'll work in as many Smashmouth lyrics as I can into the Slack conversation and see how long it takes him to notice.
posted by Merus at 7:06 PM on February 21, 2018 [27 favorites]


I guess this means we've given up on Rick Astley, because this has gone well beyond AllStarRolling.
posted by oneswellfoop at 7:17 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


I've long wondered: what, exactly, did somebody tell him? The world is going to roll him? What does that mean, exactly?

And is he admitting he isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, or is that too something somebody once told him?

And who is this somebody?
posted by Frayed Knot at 7:53 PM on February 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


*Adds to favorites*

Yessssssssss, I love these. My only quibble is that you didn't include the classic "All Star by Smashmouth but every other word is "bee" from Bee Movie and the instrumental is Seinfeld."
posted by aka burlap at 7:53 PM on February 21, 2018 [10 favorites]


That chiptune mix is oddly missing any glissandos, the overuse of which is kind of mandatory for the genre, and barely any arpeggios which I'm not terribly fond of but the demoscene seems to love. eg. The result is a song that feels more 1995 MIDI download than chiptune.
posted by pwnguin at 7:53 PM on February 21, 2018 [7 favorites]




Hmm. Not bad, not bad, but maybe a little less Smash Mouth All Star next time.
posted by Naberius at 8:07 PM on February 21, 2018 [12 favorites]


Are you supposed to call ska “vintage reggae” and I’m just being a jerk about it?
posted by vorpal bunny at 8:48 PM on February 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


Anyone else spend the entire olympics hoping one of the figure skaters would just go for it
posted by theodolite at 8:49 PM on February 21, 2018 [8 favorites]


I am laugh-crying so hard at this post that I'm not even making distinctive "haha's" anymore and instead am doing a sort of high pitched keening and I keep playing these for my husband and he is looking at me with growing concern.
posted by castlebravo at 8:53 PM on February 21, 2018 [21 favorites]


Pwnguin, I have found there are two kinds of things people mean when they say “chiptune”.

The first is stuff that’s full of arpeggios. That’s the mode that started in Europe on the c64 and spread to the demo scene.

The second is stuff that’s got the most boring beeps and patches possible, because it’s emulating the sound of NES music composed by Japanese people who had never met the crazy tricks the c64 scene used to try and make fatter sounds. The chiptune mix at hand is this kind of chiptune.

(The first kind of chiptune has shown up on the NES, pretty much entirely from UK software houses.)

Let’s do Steamed Hams But It’s... next! Or not.
posted by egypturnash at 8:55 PM on February 21, 2018 [9 favorites]


Which reminds me of Metal without Distortion (plus #2).

holy crap, slayer was a surf rock band
posted by murphy slaw at 9:05 PM on February 21, 2018 [9 favorites]


None of the high concept versions can touch the fact that the original video is set in, and incorporates people from, Mystery Men.
posted by Halloween Jack at 9:12 PM on February 21, 2018 [11 favorites]




Hmm. Not bad, not bad, but maybe a little less Smash Mouth All Star next time.

This one doesn't have much Smash Mouth All Star in it.
posted by rhizome at 9:31 PM on February 21, 2018 [4 favorites]


All Star But All the Notes Are Inverted

(I like it quite a bit more than the original actually.)
posted by rifflesby at 9:35 PM on February 21, 2018 [7 favorites]


All Star But All the Notes Are Inverted

Non-MIDI version
posted by a car full of lions at 9:49 PM on February 21, 2018 [7 favorites]


The cartoon one made my day!
posted by greermahoney at 9:58 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


What, no Quad City DJs version?
posted by Wretch729 at 10:08 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Thank you for teaching me the word mukbang.
posted by oneironaut at 10:09 PM on February 21, 2018


I've long wondered: what, exactly, did somebody tell him? The world is going to roll him? What does that mean, exactly?

'Being rolled' in 90s Cali slang is short for 'being rolled over' - the world is going to take advantage of him. The 'someone' is clearly female, as she's then referenced doing an 'L' sign on her forehead, which I believe means 'loser'.

Basically, some girl told him when he was presumably a kid that he was an idiot and a loser and he would not survive the real world.

Given the incoherence of the lyrics from that point, it's unclear whether that was the case.
posted by Merus at 10:10 PM on February 21, 2018 [9 favorites]


All Star But All the Notes Are Inverted

Dang, it actually makes for a fun chiptune.
posted by jcreigh at 10:17 PM on February 21, 2018




stuff that’s got the most boring beeps and patches possible, because it’s emulating the sound of NES music composed by Japanese people who had never met the crazy tricks the c64 scene used to try and make fatter sound

Ehhh, here's the Akumajou Dracula (japanese Castlevania 3) sound track rip. And the Crystalis soundtrack rips. Shatterfist for good measure. The Euro/c64 repeated rapid arpeggios IMO make everything sound like a nightclub and typically feels out of place.

And it's not like the Japanese composers didn't have their own tricks: the reason that first link sounds awesome is because Akumajou Dracula's composer Hidenori Maezawa --a real all-star -- designed an addon chip for the game which adds a few extra channels to kick out the jams with. Unfortunately the NES's lower pinout count meant I didn't even know what I was missing until like last year.

Anyways, beyond the lack of vibrato (which I guess is in keeping with the original) it's kinda weird how the Allstar chiptune chooses to arpegiate Chiptune Harwell's synth voice.
posted by pwnguin at 10:28 PM on February 21, 2018 [4 favorites]


All Star but it's Space Oddity.
posted by retrograde at 10:31 PM on February 21, 2018 [2 favorites]


Smash Mouth's "All Star" but it was originally Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?"

Culture Club's "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" but it was originally Joe Jackson's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
posted by vverse23 at 11:10 PM on February 21, 2018 [3 favorites]


All those all-stars will be lost to time, like things somebody once told me.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:34 PM on February 21, 2018 [8 favorites]


I have a collection of covers of “Creep” by Radiohead but now I need this one.
posted by bendy at 11:58 PM on February 21, 2018


Forwarding to DJ Bus Replacement Service now…
posted by LMGM at 2:43 AM on February 22, 2018 [1 favorite]




All Star but it's in a minor key so it makes you question life & realize the years start comin and

Augh why is that only ninety seconds long I need more
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:16 AM on February 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Gotta throw in some love for Jon Sudano in this thread. He sings the lyrics and melody of All Star over other pop songs (like Creep, Mad World, and Smells Like Teen Spirit) and....it works.

My favorite: ALL STAR, BUT IT’S 1 BEAT OFF

darksong, you should throw in some of these songs for your All Star karaoke takedown.
posted by chara at 5:07 AM on February 22, 2018 [3 favorites]


MY GOD, IT'S FULL OF ALL STARS!
posted by chavenet at 5:40 AM on February 22, 2018 [12 favorites]


None of the high concept versions can touch the fact that the original video is set in, and incorporates people from, Mystery Men.

This is exactly why I can't hate on the song, it was a perfect fit for an underappreciated superhero comedy. Its continued association with/appropriation by the Shrek franchise still irks me, all these years later.
posted by Strange Interlude at 6:07 AM on February 22, 2018 [4 favorites]


• Smash Mouth All Star But It's Shrek yt

Smash Mouth All Star But It's Just Briefly Mentioned During Shrek Is Love And Also This Is Shrek Is Love (nsfw, nsfyoursoul)
posted by FatherDagon at 6:25 AM on February 22, 2018


I know this is an All-Star thread, but somebody already posted "Steamed Hams but it's All-Star", so I'm going to drop this here anyway:

Steamed Hams but it's pork bao.
posted by tobascodagama at 6:33 AM on February 22, 2018


omg i had no idea this was a thing. How did i have no idea this was a thing?!?

i can't stop snorting, literally every link i've clicked on is hilarious
posted by alleycat01 at 6:44 AM on February 22, 2018 [1 favorite]


Oh, I'm shocked nobody has posted my favourite All-Star meme yet. All-Star but they don't stop coming.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:04 AM on February 22, 2018 [8 favorites]


Oh my god the cartoon impression one is best.

Hey now, you're a Homestar!
posted by Rock Steady at 8:03 AM on February 22, 2018 [3 favorites]


All Star but it’s a Bach chorale following the conventions of the Common Practice Period but it's performed by a real choir

Also I just sent this to my daughter to see if she can convince her advanced choir to do it. They perform at Carnegie Hall in a month or so, but I think they can get it down in time.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:04 AM on February 22, 2018 [7 favorites]


Now I want to hear "All Star but it's a Madrigal" or "All Star but it's a 40-part motet composed in the style of Thomas Tallis."
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 8:27 AM on February 22, 2018 [5 favorites]


Also I just sent this to my daughter to see if she can convince her advanced choir to do it. They perform at Carnegie Hall in a month or so, but I think they can get it down in time.

If this happens and you feel comfortable sharing, we'd love a follow up video/recording of this, because AMAZING!??! :)
posted by Fizz at 8:27 AM on February 22, 2018 [5 favorites]


Well, her immediate reply was "I hate this" followed by "I hate you so much 😂😂😂" when I suggested she push to get it on the Carnegie Hall program, so don't get your hopes up. She did play it for her choir director though, so the seed has been planted...
posted by Rock Steady at 8:36 AM on February 22, 2018 [3 favorites]


Body Wants
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:38 AM on February 22, 2018 [2 favorites]


Imagine my surprise this morning when, after watching nearly all of the above links last night, I get to my workout class and ALL STAR IS THE FIRST SONG THEY PLAYED. I was not able to explain to my instructor why I was laughing so hard.
posted by BuddhaInABucket at 10:04 AM on February 22, 2018 [9 favorites]


Playlist of everything so far, with two added – including Neil Cicierega's Mouth Sounds, a truly amazing mashup of various songs with "All Star". (The YT copy is not optimal; it can be found here.)
posted by WCityMike at 11:13 AM on February 22, 2018 [6 favorites]


The XP one tho.

Makes an entirely serviceable Christmas carol.
posted by DrAstroZoom at 12:52 PM on February 22, 2018


None of the high concept versions can touch the fact that the original video is set in, and incorporates people from, Mystery Men.

This is exactly why I can't hate on the song, it was a perfect fit for an underappreciated superhero comedy. Its continued association with/appropriation by the Shrek franchise still irks me, all these years later.


Mystery Men (1999), Shrek (2001) and Rat Race (2001) collectively make up the Smash Mouth Trilogy.
posted by Faint of Butt at 4:38 AM on February 23, 2018 [4 favorites]


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