I FEEL VERY STRESSED, but in a good way maybe??
May 31, 2019 2:03 PM   Subscribe

Half the length, twice the fun: the Song of Summer 2012 — So Claybe. posted by KTamas (43 comments total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
 
That version of Call Me Maybe is a solid jam.
posted by schoolgirl report at 2:26 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


Wait, frickin' Tubthumping is incredible.
posted by schoolgirl report at 2:29 PM on May 31 [6 favorites]


Seriously, So Claybe is like 1000 times better than the original by any metric used to judge the original.
posted by The Bellman at 2:37 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


I'm going to guess that the requested hipster cryptid version of Hall of the Mountain King is this one by Savatage, the band from which Trans-Siberian Orchestra sprang.
posted by smcameron at 2:42 PM on May 31


I am a fan of the beach house song
posted by nikaspark at 3:03 PM on May 31


Tubthumping sounds like cocaine feels
posted by French Fry at 3:42 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


just like it says on the tin, this is extremely claybe
posted by murphy slaw at 4:01 PM on May 31 [7 favorites]


I really feel like Chumbawamba would get a kick out of it too
posted by vibratory manner of working at 4:01 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]




I really feel like Chumbawamba would get a kick out of it too

ITYM Chumwam.
posted by Greg_Ace at 4:08 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


This made me realize that at this point I've heard "All Star" so many times, and manipulated and mauled in so many ways, that yet another reprocessed version just doesn't seem remarkable any more.
posted by ardgedee at 4:26 PM on May 31


Wow, some of these really don't seem to suffer at all from this treatment! Like, I enjoyed the hell out of "Call Me Maybe" and "Tubthumping."

But "Africa"...eesh. It really brought me back...not to the first time I heard the song, but to the 1990s when my goddamn CDs would get scratched and keep skipping :(
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:27 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


Take Two and a Half is abomination.
posted by Nelson at 4:28 PM on May 31 [4 favorites]


yesssssssss
posted by cortex at 4:52 PM on May 31


Take Two and a Half is abomination.

I absolutely love it hahahaha.
posted by nikaspark at 4:55 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


I am enjoying Wo Er Wal waaaaay tooooo much.
posted by 23skidoo at 5:03 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


Good news: Tumblr is blocked at my work but Youtube isn't and this tumblr has a youtube channel too.
Bad news: There's only one song.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:32 PM on May 31


I've been listening to Brubeck for half a century, so my brain was automatically inserting the missing bits, and the cat is very worried now.
posted by halfbuckaroo at 6:02 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Seriously, So Claybe is like 1000 times better than the original by any metric used to judge the original.

So still about 7 times better than this?
posted by bigendian at 6:10 PM on May 31


due to a complete misunderstanding of how the website works I started Short Urt/Ong Jack playing simultaneously with the last half of So Claybe & it was incredible, maybe this is how 2x podcast speed people feel all the time
posted by taquito sunrise at 7:34 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


Wait, frickin' Tubthumping is incredible.

I just want to do this as its own cover.
posted by curious nu at 8:50 PM on May 31


"Half Star" and "Part Star" have totally reinvigorated "All Star" in my head. "All Star" has once again attained legitimacy via these cutups. Thanks for the links!
posted by not_on_display at 9:29 PM on May 31


KNOCK DOWN! GET UP AGAIN! NEVER GO DOWN!
It’s Tubthumping as covered by the Hulk.
posted by deludingmyself at 9:45 PM on May 31 [13 favorites]




KNOCK DOWN! GET UP AGAIN! NEVER GO DOWN!
It’s Tubthumping as covered by the Hulk.


HATE THE STAIRS!!
posted by greermahoney at 10:13 PM on May 31 [3 favorites]


I was playing this at home (So Claybe and Tubthumping), and my partner had to leave the room because it hurt his brain? He's not one to exaggerate. Did anyone else here have a similarly strong negative reaction to any of the songs?
posted by ipsative at 11:04 PM on May 31 [1 favorite]


Adam Emond has been doing tons of innovative stuff with this concept. Some of my favourites:
Shape of You but it's a waltz
Happy but beats 2 and 4 are swapped
Seek and Destroy but is this prog
posted by a car full of lions at 12:06 AM on June 1 [2 favorites]


Tubthumping is a jam, Smooth Criminal is claustrophobic with all of the breathing room squeezed out of it, but I'm giggling my head off at "Touch This", just imagining MC Hammer presenting me with a smorgasbord of tactile opportunities.
posted by NMcCoy at 12:09 AM on June 1 [3 favorites]


I was playing this at home (So Claybe and Tubthumping), and my partner had to leave the room because it hurt his brain? He's not one to exaggerate. Did anyone else here have a similarly strong negative reaction to any of the songs?

Yes. All of them. It's like listening to my impatient friend click on the "FF" button on the CD player over and over again because he's bored of the song in the 80s.
posted by mmoncur at 1:25 AM on June 1 [1 favorite]


This is now the only way all the moral perverts from the Sped Up Podcasts post will ever listen to music again. What have you wrought
posted by ominous_paws at 1:38 AM on June 1 [2 favorites]


Also MC Hammer is GOOD like this??
posted by ominous_paws at 2:50 AM on June 1


I really wanna hear some acoustic songs!
posted by lokta at 3:21 AM on June 1


There’s a part on Touch This where it sounds like he says “F word!” and I just die.
posted by Pater Aletheias at 10:21 AM on June 1


Thank you! Lvg t!
posted by StickyCarpet at 10:33 AM on June 1


These are great! Does anyone know how tumblr works and can find a list of all the songs this person's done?
posted by starfishprime at 10:46 AM on June 1


Hahahahaha this is the best. Except for Take Two and A Half, which I agree is upsetting.
posted by charmedimsure at 12:24 PM on June 1


These are great! Does anyone know how tumblr works and can find a list of all the songs this person's done?

Hahah, the only thing I really know about tumblr is that it doesn't work well at all. But it has tags, and these are all tagged second-beat-song.
posted by axiom at 3:19 PM on June 1 [1 favorite]


OMG Take Two and a Half is so much fun, no matter how upsetting. This trend is delightfully upsetting. I cannot stop listening to these. I want to make some of my own. I HAVE IDEAS.
posted by not_on_display at 10:03 PM on June 1


Metafilter: AWHISKEYDRINK AVODKADRINK ALAGERDRINK ACIDERDRINK THESONGSOFTHEGOODTIMES THESONGSOFTHEBESTTIMES
posted by numaner at 3:36 PM on June 3 [2 favorites]


Now I'm wondering about taking the 1 and 3 from one song and the 2 and 4 from another and if it can be made listenable.
posted by jason_steakums at 6:31 PM on June 3 [1 favorite]


I started doing this to TNT by AC/DC. "Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Oi! Rideout Sunset Me..." It was coming along nice but then I burnt out. (after 15-20 minutes of finding next beat, cutting out following beat, skipping to the next, etc.)

But it must be easier to do this with songs that were recorded with a clicktrack, cause all you would have to do is set Audacity to that specific beat, rather than match the beats visually.
posted by not_on_display at 8:26 PM on June 7


Do yourself a favor and watch "uptown funk but beats 2 and 4 are swapped" with captions enabled.
posted by jason_steakums at 8:25 PM on June 9 [1 favorite]


I’M SO PRAWN! I’M GONNA RETIRE!

Thanks for the tip, jason_steakums. These are way better than the original lyrics. Also the song is no less catchy!
posted by the thorn bushes have roses at 8:43 PM on June 9


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