NOW WATCHING: Never Gonna Wake Up (Avicii vs Rick Astley)

Okay bear with me, there is A LOT going on here.  BUT, it’s a lot of totally extreme awesomeness.

First and foremost, this is a mashup of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” and Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” with some Chumba Wumba thrown in for good measure.  While I’m not 1000% sure that the two songs completely mesh together, they work well enough, and the Chumba Wumba is, of course, an amazing addition.

We could stop there.  A good mashup is worthy of a post.  And this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

But we can’t stop there.  This video is just…too good.  First of all, in case you forgot (like I had), the video for Never Gonna Give You Up is one of the greatest videos of all time.  From Rick Astley surprising you with his cherubic face to all the dancers breaking it down 1987 style, it’s all that is right with music videos.  But then, then it gets SO. MUCH. BETTER.  What’s that?  A super cut of the some of the greatest dance sequences from Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Michael, and Saturday Night Fever? WITH TURK DOING THE SAFTEY DANCE?!?!?  Ugh.  I’m actually dead right now from joy.  I’m writing this to you from the grave.  I have been murdered by fancy footwork.

But seriously, just watch the damn thing.  And don’t just listen, WATCH.  You can thank me later.

PS – I feel like this should probably be called “Never Gonna Wake Me Up,” right?

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