Happying sad songs and sadding happy ones with creative key changes

March 27, 2014 | 2 comments

The Gregory Brothers take famous songs from today and years past and amusingly screw around with the mood of the original by changing keys (and a few other things), including a wonderfully ironic version of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”…

Remove the music from a Michael Jackson music video and you get a creepy dancer stalking a girl

March 26, 2014 | No comments

Mario Wienerroither removed the music from the video for Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” replacing it with sound effects that leave only a weirdo harassing a woman in a sketchy part of town…

(via The Daily What)

What if your favorite iconic bands were Lego minifigures [20 pictures]

March 25, 2014 | No comments

As both a music and Lego junkie, Adly Syairi Ramly created a photo series that perfectly blends these two passions — classic bands imagined as minifigs.

His attention to detail is so great that many of the bands portrayed by these Lego creations would be immediately recognizable to even a passive music fan without the band’s name accompanying it…

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Songwriter sings to his wife as she becomes 9 months pregnant and gives birth in 3 minutes

March 24, 2014 | 1 comment

Tom Fletcher, well known in the UK as a lead singer and guitarist with the chart-topping band McFly, has written ten UK number one singles. But what’s impressive here isn’t just the new song, “Something New,” that he wrote for his newborn son, Buzz Michelangelo.

What’s impressive is that Fletcher’s wife, Giovanna, posed for a photo each day of her pregnancy, so that they could make a time-lapse video and he could seem to be singing to her as she went all the way through her first pregnancy. The result is this touching video…

We all know and love at least one music snob… Here’s how to understand them

March 21, 2014 | 1 comment

Idiot's Guide to Smart People - Music

“Any old idiot — even you — loves music, but it takes a smart person to love music in a way that takes all the fun out of it.” …That’s how this video begins, and it only gets better from there.

In a new series from comedy network Above Average , everyone in society is playfully simplified into two categories: idiots and smart people. This helps us idiots understand how smart people think about important topics — in this case, music — and we soon learn that the smart people are really just mostly ridiculous.

Here are a few notable quotes from this video:

Remember that it’s not enough for smart people to like a band. They have to explain why they like a band. And the answer can’t be because it sounds good, even though that’s the only answer that actually matters.

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Uncommon time signatures are especially intoxicating to smart people, finally achieving their lifelong goal of injecting math into music.

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Both [jazz and classical music] light up all the pleasure centers in a smart person’s brain: they’re obscure, hard to enjoy…and you can study them in college.

There are plenty more, but at this point, it’s time to just watch the video…

(via Tastefully Offensive)

Very versatile singer performs Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” in 20 different styles

March 20, 2014 | No comments

Taking us on an unexpectedly spectacular musical journey from Sinatra to Slipknot, songwriter Anthony Valbiro sings Katy Perry’s hit “Dark Horse” in the style of 20 other major musical acts.

You might think that doesn’t sound that amazing…but you’d be very, very wrong…

(via Reddit)

By the way, this guy is available to compose you a 10 second song in any style for $5.

Baby hears Bruno Mars, goes straight from a deep sleep to shaking his butt and grinning

March 20, 2014 | No comments

When someone plays music in your ear, it’s bound to wake you up from the deepest sleep, and you’re probably grumpy about it. But if you’re Baby Christian and that music is Bruno Mars, you flash a smile and immediately start jamming to the beat…

(via Happy Place)