As if Mick Jagger and David Bowie’s 1985 Dancing in the Street video wasn’t hilarious enough with all those surreal dance moves, extreme facial expressions and wacky outfits, a clever fella by the name of Mario Wienerroither has gone and turned it into something even funnier.
Mario’s schtick is to take a music video, remove the original track and then replace it with sounds he imagines were actually made at the time – with comical results.
His “musicless musicvideos” have been gathering quite a following on YouTube over the last year, but his latest one – Dancing in the Street – must surely be his best to date.
Picking up more than a million views since landing on the video-sharing site just four days ago, Mario’s 60-second Jagger-Bowie effort (below) sits alongside others on his YouTube channel, including, most notably, Queen’s I Want to Break Free and Michael Jackson’s The Way You Make Me Feel.
All the videos come with the message: “Created for parody purposes; no copyright infringement intended.” Let’s hope the record companies have a sense of humor and leave these up – it’d certainly be a shame if these superbly crafted sequences were to suddenly disappear without a trace.
[via The Verge]