Monday, August 2, 2010

Music Monday #6 ~ Star Wars fans only need apply

Star Wars

Long time fan here.
An Ewok was the reason I now know that there is no Santa.
(sorry mom for snooping and finding that "From Santa" gift long before Christmas when I was 8 yrs old)

Anyway, I didn't have a lot of time to research look for videos on youtube for this post, so I thought I would share this awesome song with those of you who haven't seen it yet (and I know many have since this video has almost 10 MILLION views).

The song was originally created by Moosebutter who are kind of a parody/comedy singing troupe.
But this skinny kid named Corey Vidal came along and decided that he was going to recreate the original video.
Now the original contains four people singing four parts, but Corey "sung" (as in lip-synced) all four parts separately and put them together so that he looks like one of four identical quadruplets singing the song at the same time.
The music? Well, it was compiled from multiple songs...all by John Williams, the man who composed the scores for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, etc.
The lyrics, created by Moosebutter, combined with John Williams' genius, makes for an amazing song...and funny to boot. You have to watch it a few times to pick up on the small nuances that give light to the Star Wars characters (listen especially close for Luke's funny).
I loved this song enough to acquire the mp3 and put it on my ipod. Now Cecilia and I can belt it out in the car whenever we like. Good times.

Here is Corey Vidal's recreation of the Moosebutter song:

And if you're one of those types who likes to remain true to originals, here is the Moosebutter version:

I don't know about you, but I think Corey is much easier on the eyes than the Moosebutter guys...but I have to give credit where it's due and this group did an awesome job with this.

Have an amazing week and may the force be with you. =)


Joni said...

Too funny. That Corey kid is amazing. Have to check out his other videos on You Tube.

And by the way, did Cecilia read this and now also knows there is no Santa?????


Andrea said...

Nah, Cecilia really doesn't have much access to the computer, let alone to my blog. Besides, being a fairly intelligent 11 yr old, she probably has already figured that out and is just playing along in order to not be left out on the Santa gifts.

Anonymous said...'s..NO..Sa-Sa-Sa-Santa??
Waaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!! Oh, what a cruel world...