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"I have no friends so I like to take famous dance scenes from movies and put songs that are the same tempo on top of them" β€” a thread β€” featuring Love Actually vs Billie Eilish, Napoleon Dynamite vs Cher, The Breakfast Club vs Shakin' Stevens, Titanic vs Arctic Monkeys, Mean Girls vs That's So Raven, Mr. Bean vs Ariana Grande, Ferris Bueller's Day Off vs Boney M. and lots more!
posted by bitteschoen (45 comments total) 66 users marked this as a favorite
 
Frankly losing it at how slow the Pulp Fiction dance appears when set to "Potential Breakup Song"
posted by rather be jorting at 10:08 AM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


"Enter Sandman" with Saturday Night Fever was pretty nice.
posted by Beardman at 10:13 AM on July 28, 2019 [7 favorites]


The Mr. Bean clip, in contrast, takes on a whole new chaotic energy when set to Ari. I'd forgotten how limber Atkinson's limbs could be.
posted by rather be jorting at 10:13 AM on July 28, 2019 [5 favorites]


John Travolta in three of them! And somehow I still could not bring myself to watch Titanic again, even for a 90-second fun clip.
posted by TwoStride at 10:34 AM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


The Dirty Dancing one was so well-timed. I'm dying.
posted by lilac girl at 10:39 AM on July 28, 2019 [14 favorites]


dankeschoen, bitteschoen! These are great.
(And yes, the timing on some of these is really magnificent.)
posted by bigendian at 10:56 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Some of these work better than others, but the Grease Lighting scene to β€œHappy” was just about perfect.
posted by The Gooch at 10:59 AM on July 28, 2019 [11 favorites]


Yes these are fantastic. My favorite part though was the final frozen frame of Grease.
posted by ropeladder at 10:59 AM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Molly Ringwald is doing Shakin' Stevens' signature dance there, in the breakfast club. Genius.
posted by biffa at 11:16 AM on July 28, 2019


My daughter's theatre club just did a "best of Grease" show so she knows all the moves to Grease Lightning. I showed her that clip, and she's right in that it works so well because the two songs don't just match tempo but also vibe. Great post.
posted by YoungStencil at 11:20 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


I either didn't know the movie or the song for most of these but they're delightful!! but fuck spiderman 3 x 50 cent made me ugly laugh
posted by gaybobbie at 11:39 AM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Dirty Dancing works so much better this way!
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:49 AM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


I've never seen 500 Days of Summer, but no one will ever convince me that's not actually what they were dancing about.
posted by jameaterblues at 11:52 AM on July 28, 2019 [4 favorites]


Spoiler: That’s what they were dancing about
posted by The Gooch at 12:17 PM on July 28, 2019 [10 favorites]


I've had a kind of shitty day mental-health wise, and this was exactly what I needed. Deep, deep joy.
posted by parm at 12:57 PM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Crispin Glover doing his weird spasmodic skank in Friday 13th to AC/DC is exactly the deep-cut mashup that I needed to see tonight.
posted by slimepuppy at 1:08 PM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]


Most movies are filmed with temp music tracks so this makes you wonder how different these films could have been with different musical choices in post-production. For instance, Staying Alive wasn't even written until after the movie wrapped production.
posted by octothorpe at 1:27 PM on July 28, 2019 [5 favorites]


Yeah, the Dirty Dancing one is just glorious.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 1:28 PM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


Linkin Park set to that scene from Singing In The Rain completely changes the mood of the song from "nothing matters :(" to "nothing matters lmao" and I love it
posted by Aya Hirano on the Astral Plane at 1:53 PM on July 28, 2019 [9 favorites]


Oh, those are funny, and I'd just watched this 1920's piano version of Bad Guy.
posted by Bee'sWing at 2:27 PM on July 28, 2019


The Singin' in the Rain one validates the existence of Linkin Park.
posted by daisystomper at 3:31 PM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


IT vs Outkast is fantastic. Since I’m never, ever watching the movie (scaredy cat), can anyone tell me what the real sound is in that scene?
posted by Knowyournuts at 4:12 PM on July 28, 2019 [3 favorites]


I never knew how much I needed to see Swayze jam to House of Pain before.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 4:36 PM on July 28, 2019 [4 favorites]


Saturday Night Fever to Metallica was a godsend. The next time I go dancing I'm going to blow some minds.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 4:43 PM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


This is the absolute best. And, uh, Hugh Grant in Love, Actually isn't too far off from how I dance to 'bad guy'
posted by Sparky Buttons at 5:04 PM on July 28, 2019


Since I’m never, ever watching the movie (scaredy cat), can anyone tell me what the real sound is in that scene?

Circus music played on a calliope, of course.
posted by RobotHero at 5:16 PM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


/r/sharedbpm
posted by WCityMike at 6:40 PM on July 28, 2019 [6 favorites]


These are all fantastic!
posted by dinty_moore at 6:53 PM on July 28, 2019


Spider Man/50 Cent is incredibly awkward. Great, but awkward.
posted by ethand at 7:28 PM on July 28, 2019


Oh my god this is so addictive. I love everything.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:34 PM on July 28, 2019


Circus music played on a calliope, of course.

Ooooh, creepy. Thank you. That confirms that I’m never watching it (IT).
posted by Knowyournuts at 10:45 PM on July 28, 2019


Since I’m never, ever watching the movie (scaredy cat), can anyone tell me what the real sound is in that scene?

I'm not sure this is exactly the music from that scene, but it gets the right feeling for sure.
posted by Rock Steady at 8:20 AM on July 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


You should have all the friends!
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 10:05 AM on July 29, 2019


For me the high points were Mary Poppins vs Black Eyed Peas and Saturday Night Fever vs Metallica.
posted by bile and syntax at 10:56 AM on July 29, 2019




this post on u/sharedBPM 4 months ago did the same with 500 days of summer / just had sex, but I think it's a better sync because his hand goes up at the beginning right on "sex"
posted by numaner at 1:00 PM on July 29, 2019


all the ones people have pointed out here are pretty great. I also really enjoyed Chris Pratt dancing to Hanson
posted by numaner at 1:06 PM on July 29, 2019


also it would be a disservice to not point out this post from the subreddit with the Bet On It scene from High School Musical 2 using Let It Go from Frozen
posted by numaner at 1:13 PM on July 29, 2019 [1 favorite]


I think Mary Poppins/ Black Eyed Peas is my fave.
posted by Pallas Athena at 3:00 PM on July 29, 2019


Just so everyone knows, they're posting new ones, including this one for seven brides for seven brothers.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:17 PM on July 29, 2019 [3 favorites]


There's so many good ones!

Follow the old town road
posted by mosessis at 9:40 AM on July 31, 2019 [1 favorite]




The author has collected all videos in a Twitter moment so it’s easier to share

And thanks for the pointer to the subreddit, I didn’t know about it!
posted by bitteschoen at 8:12 AM on August 1, 2019


UPDATE: unfortunately the videos were taken down by Twitter, the author of these mashups, Lewis Wake, received a few notices about copyright violations, so he’s going to delete all those tweets and only tweet links to his Youtube channel where he’s still able to publish the videos. *sigh*
posted by bitteschoen at 3:36 AM on August 10, 2019 [3 favorites]


How long before YouTube pulls them though?
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:18 PM on August 10, 2019


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