Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday Night Music Club VI

Yes, it's time for another chapter in these all-too-infrequent music posts!

This one is extra special, because it puts a brand new spin on a classic MTV music video from the 1980s.

The Norwegian New Wave band a-ha released "Take On Me" in 1984, but the song gained huge international play with the video in 1985. The video of the song, a pop-techno number, won several awards at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

Dust Films took the video and re-dubbed it, with a sound-alike singer who sings the literal interpretation of what you see in the video. Here's their version of Take On Me. Give it some time until the lyrics kick in, and if you watched as much MTV as I did when I was younger, you'll get a kick out of this:

For more "literal music videos", visit the Dust Films website. They have a good version of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Under the Bridge".

UPDATE: some cock-knocker complained about the video apparently, because it's no longer available. There's always some dick who has to spoil everyone's fun. You can still see the video at the Dust Films website linked above.

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