The best thing all day

Someone took a bunch of music videos and removed the actual music, re-recorded it, and it’s the best thing I’ve seen all day:

Moral:  Even the coolest people in the world look like dorks without backup music.  So if you feel stupid or awkward, it’s probably just because you don’t have music behind you.

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  1. This is even better than watching sitcoms with the laugh track removed

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  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X579raKjc7Y This is my favourite, although technically it is not completely music free.

    Hugs from a faithful reader who generally only lurks🙂

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  3. I beg to differ. When I ride my bicycle, it’s all the Wicked Witch of the West/Mrs. Gulch backup music.

    doot dootly doot do do doo
    doot dootly doot do do doo

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  4. OMG! Thank you Jenny for this🙂

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  5. I saw this and didn’t know whether to send it to my friend who is a HUGE Mick Jagger fan or not.

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  6. Cannot. Stop. Laughing.

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  7. You know when you try to “sing” a song your thinking of to someone? My husband and I always preface by saying, “I can’t sing it right, but….” Well, this is how we sound!

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  8. Cool. Reminds me of Bad Lip Reading on YouTube. The one they did on the DNC was pretty funny. Football ones are the best though.

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    Jenni (aka Sassypants)

    Musicless music videos are my spirit animal!

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  10. That is amazing, thanks for giving me a much needed laugh

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  11. OMG, crying and peeing my pants watching this……

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  12. I only need the music in my head. My kids say I’m the worst dancer and singer. That just makes it better!

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  13. So, the fact that my cat was watching this attentively, just like he does when I sing and dance for him makes me very sad. I tried to point out that I actually look and sound MUCH better than this, but he didn’t seem convinced…

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  14. This is amazing! I can’t stop laughing

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  15. Probably the best start of an ear worm ever.

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  16. I can tell this will supply hours of entertainment for myself, yes indeed.

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  17. I think the lesson learned here is that we should all have soundtracks in our lives.

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  18. I feel so much cooler than I did. Thanks, very funny!

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  19. Thanks to the person/people who did this, and to you for presenting it to more of us. It may help in future. Also, it’s hard to get your cues right without the soundtrack that they lay in after the fact.

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  20. You should read the book…I Want My MTV.. super fun!

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  21. So, basically, this video is Bowie and Jagger re-enacting a typical Tuesday night for me and my husband, complete with those exact sweatpants.

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  22. This s hilarious…..literal videos. https://video.search.yahoo.com/video/play;ylt=AwrBT9wCHMtXaAQA0jbBGOd;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw–?p=literal+videos&back=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fsearch%3Fp%3Dliteral%2Bvideos%26ei%3DUTF-8&fr=uh3_news_web_gs&turl=http%3A%2F%2Fts3.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOVP.V1b6bb59d2c8aedaf0e685de056c0b84f%26pid%3D15.1&rurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DfsgWUq0fdKk&tit=Total+Eclipse+of+the+Heart+Literal+Video+Version&l=333&vid=a814dda66598ba71fc7dc66b2ac53692&sigr=11bu84451&sigb=11pond2u7&sigt=11ggksist&sigi=12b5cbsmn

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  23. Well, that link doesn’t work. Google literal video total eclipse of the heart.

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  24. What we all look like when we are being awesome karaoke dancers around our houses. Go on with your bad self and boogie down!🙂

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  25. I think the lesson learned here is that we should all have soundtracks in our lives.

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  26. This was awesome. Makes me feel better about yesterday’s singing to myself at the computer. I didn’t realize it was out loud till I heard people trying not to laugh best part it was a song I made up 😂😂😂😂

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  27. Totally sharing this. 😜

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  28. The song says it all: “All you need is music…”

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  29. When I do something stupid, I’m going to start saying, “Sorry, that looks cooler with my backup music.” Then people might look at me like I’m even weirder….but I’ll edit them out in my life’s music video. Nbd.

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  30. Jen you are absolutely right!

    best pick me up ever Jenny!! You post a lot great laugh until you cry pick me up videos.

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  31. I need a soundtrack to my awkward. I have no idea where to begin.

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  32. Check out Bad Lip Reading.
    I think you’d really appreciate it.

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  33. As someone who has had an extreme dislike of Mick Jagger forever, this is something I’d seen linked to but had avoided because ewwww, Mick Jagger but now I’m happy I saw it. Thanks Jenny!

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  34. It’s like someone filmed me after last call. Only more famous. So, probably better.

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  35. love it, sharing it, thank you!

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  36. This is basically every vid my kids crank out.

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  37. I always knew all my problems would go away if I just had the appropriate soundtrack…

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  38. I had a really shitty week & this made things infinitely better!!!!!

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  39. Check out musicless Elvis! https://youtu.be/5Jd9AmepgdM

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  40. There is also the classic “Shreds” videos which go up and down on YouTube all the time. Mick “appears” in this one with the Stones…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8CtWUY7nvg

    Peace and Love.
    @WriterDann

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  41. I love how you pick ’em😉

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    Rachel CrazyMum

    How about 1 Direction without auto tune? Yes, I think I will:

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  43. This is the best thing all week!!! Perfect way to start September.

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  44. OMG, my side hurts from the laughter…

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  45. Oh that YouTubez and that interwebs. Anything can be dug up with enough taps.
    This is pretty great.

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  46. My alarm clock is the music from Indiana Jones, so it gets stuck in my head, and I end up humming it at random points throughout the day. Having dramatic theme music while I mark exams, go to the supermarket, find my keys, etc… really makes my day (seem) much more exciting!
    I highly recommend humming whatever your version of “dramatic theme music” is while you go about your day. Even if noone else can hear it, at least YOU will know that you have an orchestra backing you up!😀

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  47. The crickets during the external shots. I. JUST. CAN’T. LOL LOL LOL LOL

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  48. I love literal videos. If you haven’t watched those, you should…but go pee first. My favorite is Billy Idol’s White wedding…if you can find it.

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    Laurie Stoker

    Oh. My. God! I was laughing so hard I started coughing!

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  50. Cocaine’s a hell of a drug.

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  51. I love literal videos. If you haven’t watched those, you should…but go pee first. My favorite is Billy Idol’s White wedding…if you can find it. A lot of them are on Funny or Die.

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  52. Oh my god. That was probably the funniest thing I’ve seen in awhile. It doesn’t help that it was Bowie and Jagger who I’ve er..heard..might have had a bit of a fling once. Which I can TOTALLY believe probably happened.

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  53. Honestly this video is just as dorky with the music.

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  54. ha ha, but I don’t know. Jagger’s still got some pretty cool moves🙂

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  55. OMG!!! I HOLLERED!! Too funny and God knows I needed the laugh. I love your blog. Usually when I “lie” and put up the letters LOL I’m not laughing at all, let alone out loud, but your blog literally makes me laugh and smile to the point that my hubby is peeking over my shoulder, making sure I haven’t sparked a new internet romance.

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  56. Oh, and they ended on the butt shot! hahahahaha Priceless, and brought a smile to my face. Nicely done! 😀

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  57. I love this one.😀

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  58. Good to know that “cool” people need help to look that way. It gives hope to the rest of us.

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  59. I usually don’t click through to videos. This one was well worth it. And I can tell myself “Hey, I sing better than Jagger.” Because sometimes I need that.

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  60. So that’s my problem, now to hire a band

    Sent from my iPhone

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  61. Good morning. That’s hilarious. In some ways much better without the music.

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  62. Really good!

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  63. My favourite bit is around the two minute mark, where I imagine Bowie creaking behind Mick so he can pop up on the other side😀

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  64. Creaking??? Autocorrect! I meant “crawling”…

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  65. What if I often imagine backup singers, yet still look or sound that dorky?

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  66. All I see is a happy coupla blokes had a bit too much down the pub.

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  67. I knew I was missing a soundtrack to my dorky life! (To be fair, they look like dorks in this video WITH the music.)

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  68. Thanks so much for sharing. Freaking Hilarious!

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  69. I must NEVER be eating and reading your posts st the same time. I choked on cupcake/laughter and my poor dog, Esther, got scared and jumped on me. ( Perhaps she was trying to give doggie medical assistance but i really think she was trying to steal the cupcake.). Thank you for the laugh that almost killed me!

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  70. Once again, thank you Jenny for bringing laughter into my day!

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  71. I thought I had the put a smile on my face today video nailed, you beat me by a long shot!!! Love this. Curling with kitties is still pretty good. https://www.facebook.com/1444062342526911/videos/1777083249224817/

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  72. I’m dying laughing – thank you Jenny. This is the best thing I’ve seen all day also!

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  73. Thank you, Jenny! I really needed a laugh today.

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  74. Oh, good one, now I know what’s missing…I must play music wherever i go so I look cooler…

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  75. A lot of movies are this way as well. They make no sense when you remove the background music. Think of the award ceremony from Star Wars: A New Hope. They march down this super long hall with all those people watching, just smiling back and forth at east other. No speeches, no orchestra or band. Just awkward.

    Thank you for sharing with us!

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  76. Thqnk you so much, it made me cry.

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  77. The music is always in my head anyway, so I guess I’m a dork too. And that’s just fine by me:-) God, do I miss Bowie.

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  78. Ha! This kind of looks like my normal day lol

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  79. I posted this earlier today…I love that you did as well!🙂

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  80. You’ve made my day! 😂

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  81. So that has been my problem my whole, something as simple as that?!?! Thanks, Jenny. Thanks for fixing me! 🙂🙂🙂

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  82. Mick coming in and starting to dance is much like me when I start dancing in my living-room, singing to myself.

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  83. Looks as exciting as pounding her like a Texas fence post

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  84. OMG. Dorks! I love me some dorks. This somehow reminds me of that kid who danced and sang at a game to “Living on a Prayer” — so fantastically dorky, and owning that shit.

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    paulasplacewheredreamsgotodie

    Wow too funny! This made my day.

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  86. Awkward is definitely the best word here. Jeez, this video is perfect.

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  87. That’s what I sound like! When The Viking turns off the music I was singing to! And some of those dance moves come right outta my house….like the kicking into the hallway and the bouncy little jumps. Those are my house-cleaning moves, boys!

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  88. these are hilarious and fun, aren’t they?!

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  89. NOW i know why i try to live my life like a music video. I feel less like a dork when i add music to the montage of my life in my head

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  90. This quote makes me feel so much less dorky! “So if you feel stupid or awkward, it’s probably just because you don’t have music behind you.”

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  91. This is pretty mush how I picture my life.

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  92. Holy shit. I need more.

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  93. OMG – This is genius! Made me laugh out loud. Also made me realize that WE’RE ALL ONLY HUMAN. Cough Well except for my parents. They’re demi-gods. Almost.

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  94. this is hysterical!!!!!

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  95. This was a terrible video to begin with, this is hilarious. I might even like it better🙂

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    Plant Based Runner Girl

    This is so awful and so funny.

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  97. Oh dear. At least Bowie sounded half-way decent; Mick sounded like he was just recovering from laryngitis and a hard night of cigarettes.

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  98. Unrelated question…do you know your myers Briggs type?

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  99. The interwebs brought me great joy today too, but from a different angle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_trSIBCgF0

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  100. Let’s be honest. It was never the best video, even WITH the music. I always assumed the video was made on a “you can’t film a video for $200” bet.

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  101. That’s very similar to the “shred” music videos which are also equally bizarre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYc4DT18EJg

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  102. Thank you Jenny for bringing laughter into my day!

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  103. I have a tendency to put background music into certain situations just to amuse myself. For example, the next time you go to an airport, once you clear security, sit down somewhere and watch people walk by. On your headphones, play the theme music to the Pink Panther. I DARE you to not laugh!

    I also was watching people do aqua aerobics on vacation one year. In my mind, I put the “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from the Nutcracker. I was remembering the movie “Caddyshack”.

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  104. So that’s been my problem all along… no soundtrack!

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  105. I don’t know whether I find this more hilarious, or disturbing. Did the voices remind anyone else of Salad Fingers, or was that just me? At least it didn’t have THAT music, though…😛

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  106. Napoleon Dynamite in reverse.

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  107. I made an absolutely devastating discovery yesterday. This is the first thing to interrupt my crying in two days! Thanks Jenny!

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  108. I HAVE TO share this video with you. I thought of you first… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpVXIH24KzQ

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  109. This has made everything about my life seem cooler. Thank you!

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  111. perfect. Ive never liked the Rolling Stones more than during this video. (Im assuming part of that is mick Jagger, right?

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  112. Brilliant! What fun! And I could watch without interrupting my hubby’s TV, except when I laughed. Good find.

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  113. I beg to differ Jenny; it’s the best thing all WEEK! I laughed so hard. There was snot. Worth it.

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  114. my takeaway is not to piss off a Foley artist that happens to have a laptop and an imperial poop ton of free time

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  115. Recently, I showed the original to my children, to demonstrate what “cool” looked like in 1985.

    They. Were. Horrified.

    They cried, hugged me, and apologized profusely for every talk-back, slammed door, and eye-roll EVER. And now, three weeks later, they still whisper and tiptoe around me.

    I wish I’d shown them this one first, because then they’d be pouring extra wine for me, too.

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  116. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
    hilarious!!!

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