YouTube may host some dross that prompts a weary shake of the head from cynics like this writer, but it also has some amazing content. When creative and talented individuals turn their skills to honouring popular culture and gaming, the end results can be amazing.
This video from 10 Second Songs certainly qualifies - a channel with nearly two million subscribers, its latest hit video is a performance of the iconic Pokémon theme song that shifts through 20 '90s music styles. It pays tribute to diverse acts such as Cher, Beastie Boys and Radiohead, and the result is quite something.
It's an impressive effort, and made this 30 something raise a smile. Let us know what you think of it in the comments.
[source youtube.com, via gonintendo.com]
He ruined the song
This theme really doesn't work in other styles, but he did solid job. He has done some better videos in the past, though.
What an era of music the 90's was,so many great British bands.Stone Roses,Oasis,Blur,The Verve,Radiohead,Happy Mondays,Pulp,Gomez and countless other bands with quality 1 hit/1 album wonders.Then superb dance music like Underworld,The Prodigy,Ultrasonic (loved them) .Even a lot of the cheesy pop music was decent.It was an absolute pleasure to grow up as a teenager through this decade.For me,only the mighty 60's UK/US music scene can top the UK's 90's.Then we had gaming scene which was the gaming equivalent of the 60's music scene.What a decade!
Some of these styles make me want to hear a rendition of the entire song in just one of them.
Why do they pretend its just recorded in the booth when its auto tuned to death?!
90s music was kewl - death metal was at its finest, also rise of power metal.
But the bideo says late 90s not through. But to be honest, the guys should've called it 90s bands. Some of those screamed 70s and 80s in style and sound.
Man, leave it to the comments section to tear an amazingly talented individual down. The fact he can replicate the production values of each act so well is a testament to his ear for nuance.
@JnFnRu Curious how you think autotune works. You still have to sing it and it's best to do in a booth. It's one guy so many of the parts are done separately but he is performing how he did different parts and creating an entertaining video. That was the goal here. An entertaining video. It worked for me!
@H_Hunter I know, right? Now the cartoon is starting with this version and no one will ever hear the original or all the other variants again! There can be only one version! No catching them all! Just jabbing you a bit, but i do wonder what the point of your post is. lol.
Agreed. This guy did an amazing job. He also knew to keep it short and had just the right length and variety for the styles, in my opinion. Helps that he's very talented. You really have to love music to get each of these styles so well — actually, I don't think I know these styles well enough to state that with too much confidence, but most of them felt solid.
@Dave24 I'm no music buff, but the 90s, to me, was a scattered state where access to information and music from everywhere was starting to happen on a grander scale so there was experimentation all over the place. It was exceptionally derivative, so individual bands and pieces of music you could always trace to direct influences, but overall it had no driving identity. Pfft. I really don't follow the music industry enough to talk about it. lol. I just try listening to all kinds and enjoy all sorts.
@JnFnRu That's exactly how autotune is recorded. What do you think it is, Microsoft SAM?! All it does is correct your pitch.
So I checked out his channel and he's just great at this and, yes, he really knows his music or knows how to pick out distinctiveness in styles from a band or song. Great stuff, but it's not something I'd personally want to listen or watch a ton of. Thanks for bringing it to attention Nintendo Life!
The only one I recognized was Blink-182 and I don't even like them!
That was awesome!
whoa. The 90's were weird. But I liked the Aqua, Bjork and Radiohead portions. This guy has a lot of talent.
Also, is it just me or does it look like his shirt is wet. I couldn't stop staring. (o. o )?
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