beloved 1999 hit gets a much needed makeover for 2016 – give it a listen here!
"Multimedia memester" James Nielssen (also known as @cool_as_heck on Twitter) is a goddamn genius.
Piggybacking off the success of Jon Sudano's "All Star" cover project (in which Sundano sang Smash Mouth's 1999 hit over a bunch of karaoke tracks), Nielssen released a video in which every word of "All Star" has been replaced with the first word of the song ("someBODY").
Side note, can we put a global moratorium on using the phrase "the hero we need?" We don't need that many heroes. It's irresponsible to use it as much as the Internet does right now.
In case you've forgotten the original lyrics to "All Star," (but how could anyone forget those iconic lyrics?) here's how the first verse and chorus go:
Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead
Well the years start coming and they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb
So much to do, so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow
Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play
Hey now, you're a rock star, get the show on, get paid
And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold
The comments section of the YouTube video, which Nielssen released sneakily the day before Thanksgiving (giving us something to truly be thankful for), has some real Internet gold in it.
One commenter asked, "What kind of decisions have I made in my life that lead me to this?" to which Nielssen replied, "all the correct ones" (we couldn't agree more).
Another noted, "The internet was a mistake" (another sentiment I'd like to echo here, because without the Internet you all wouldn't be reading my crazy thoughts).
For more of Nielssen's "All Star" memes:
This stuff is cool as heck.
Also dope: Nielssen's remix of The Office theme.
Follow @cool_as_heck on twitter for more awesome multimedia memes and stay tuned to Popdust, where we share dank memes whenever we can.
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