Sometimes the internet is so wearying you wish it could just be shut off for a couple of days, while other times you want to embrace it to your bosom for doing such a wonderful, absurd, pointless job. This is one of those times.
YouTube user Sonny Crockett not only altered Human League’s undeniable classic ‘Don’t You Want Me’ so that every line is “You were working as a waitress in a cocktail bar” by pitch-shifting the vocals and speeding them up and slowing them down, but he synced them up with the music video to boot.
The result is brilliantly silly, as if singer Philip Oakey lost his mind mid-recording.
It follows a fine tradition of bastardising pop hits.
I think it started with this version of Lenny Kravitz’s Fly Away, which has almost half a million views:
Then came a triumphant, fist-pumping American Beauty plastic bag edition of Katy Perry’s Firework:
Never change, internet.Reuse content