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A 15-Piece Orchestra Played Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger Than Daft Punk Themselves

When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins, and cellos, you’re probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart. But the Rundfunk-Tanzorchester Ehrenfeld (or Radio Dance Orchestra of Ehrenfeld, in english) plays a near perfect rendition of Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger in this delightful clip. Read More >>

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4,000 Google Earth Photos Were Edited and Assembled Into This Dizzying Race Across the Earth

You don’t always need a wealthy record label to create a memorable music video. As YouTube’s Adnaan demonstrates, all you need is access to the massive archive of satellite photos on Google Earth, and enough time to painstakingly assemble over 4,000 of them into a frantic race across the Earth. Read More >>

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Here’s Where Gorillaz Get All Their Unusual Samples

Daft Punk isn’t the only musical group who packs its hits full of obscure and eclectic samples. Gorillaz have been borrowing funky beats and catchy rhythms from other artists for over 16 years now, and YouTube’s Kirima Nagi has found the source of almost every last one in this comprehensive quarter-hour video. Read More >>

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This Incredibly Catchy Drum and Bass Track Was Made Using Only Video Game Weapon Sounds

It’s only May, but there’s a good chance we’ve already found our song of the summer. Eclectic Method is back with another pop culture mashup, but this time he’s created an incredibly catchy Drum and Bass earworm by painstakingly assembling the sounds of video game weapons being fired and reloaded. Read More >>

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This Is Where All of Daft Punk’s Impossibly Catchy Samples Come From

Have you ever found yourself listening to some classic 70s funk, rock, or disco and suddenly recognised a portion of the song you swear you’ve heard elsewhere? As YouTube’s Daftworld reveals, it was probably in a Daft Punk track, given the duo’s almost bizarrely impressive ability to turn classic samples into electro hits. Read More >>

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Did Guns N’ Roses Rip off This Australian Song for Sweet Child O’ Mine?

An ongoing internet brawl over the authenticity of the GNR classic is rumbling away like an unruly moshpit, with apparently huge similarities between the 1981 track Unpublished Critics by Australian Crawl seeing plagiarism accusations rock the legacy of the US rock giants' back catalogue. Read More >>

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A Scientifically Accurate Version of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" has persisted as a lullaby because it's sweet and catchy and encourages curiosity and star-gazing. It also doesn't explain a bloody thing about astronomy, something this updated rendition of the traditional ditty strives to correct. Read More >>

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Witness the Shitness of Samsung’s Disastrous Corporate Rap

Samsung's the latest company to go completely insane and release a corporate song, employing a Jay Z sound-alike to record a breathless rap ode to the company's peerless employment practises. Read More >>

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The Top 100 Songs of all Time as Graphs and Diagrams

Billboard's top 100 list of all time—well, of all time since the Hot 100 list began in 1958 anyway—is a nostalgia trip through American music of the past half century. Even if you're a cold-hearted music snob, Nathan Yau's charts and diagrams are a fun, clever spin on these familiar old songs. Read More >>

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Bohemian Rhapsody Reworked as Science Nerd A Capella Work of Genius

US physics student Timothy Blaise has gone rather off-piste when it comes to his coursework, recording a staggering a capella cover version of Bohemian Rhapsody that explains the high-level physics encountered when writing a masters thesis. Read More >>

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Former Groupon Boss Releases Motivational Business Rock Album Hardly Workin’

Andrew Mason has been busy since being booted out of Groupon earlier this year, with the founder of the daily deal site putting together a 1980s style rock album he calls Hardly Workin'. It's not clear if he's joking or being serious. Read More >>

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This is Kim Dotcom’s Latest Amazing Attempt at a Song

The Mega-maestro is back again, this time unveiling his latest ensemble in his undoubtedly awesome upcoming album. Listen to this and tell me it doesn't make you laugh. An instant classic right here. Read More >>

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Twitter Music Is Finally Here for Normals

To say that Twitter Music is debuting today would be to discount the man hours celebrities have spent assaulting their earholes with it. But, as shared on Good Morning America, Twitter's music service will debut today on the web and on the iPhone for the common man. Read More >>

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“The Instagram Song” Will Make You Laugh and Cringe

Serious Instagrammers are a hardcore bunch. And, from what I can tell, you're either with 'em or you're just not. (Me, I've used it maybe all of four times ever.) Read More >>