Friday, July 26, 2013

The 90s Button

Sue Fransten and David Aldalberth Anderson created a way to enjoy 90s nostalgia with one click on David Hasselhoff's face.

The 90s button complete with dancing MC Hammer gifs allows you to view the greatness of random 90s music videos such as Seal's "Kiss From a Rose" and get "good vibrations" from Marky Marky and the Funky Bunch.

There are not many places where you can get this song to randomly play either.

The 90s button is the button we deserve, but also the one we need. [via avclub]

Friday, July 19, 2013

Inspired by Iceland: Best Tourism Video Ever

This tourism video for Iceland is three years old but it's still as great as ever.

Maybe it's all the random dancing or the fact it's Icelandic people dancing, but it just works.

I wasn't aware Iceland's population was so diverse either.

Although it's entirely possible they just got every minority in the country and put them in the video, like a college brochure touting diversity.

By far the best part of the video is the breaking dancing fisherman.  You just don't see that everyday.  In fact, that should definitely be the plot of the next "Step Up" movie: Step Up 6: Take it to the Wharf.

Friday, July 12, 2013

The Influence of 70s Funk/Disco Music in Today's Pop Music

It's hard not to notice the strong influence of 70s funk and disco in today's pop music.

Three 70s influenced songs are in the top eight in Billboard's Hot 100 chart.  Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" is number one, followed by Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and Bruno Mars's "Treasure" sits at number eight.

Even Justin Timberlake's new single "Take Back the Night" from his upcoming album 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2 embraces the disco sound.

I mean the fact you can just seamlessly set old "Soul Train" clips of people dancing to "Get Lucky" just proves how similar the sound is.

Then "Treasure," not only sounds like Michael Jackson's "Rock With You," but basically recreates the video.