Am I the only one how HASN'T done this?

Sunday, January 18, 2009
Feel free to blame Candy Minx for this post. The other day she posted a YouTube video of someone recreating the dance from Beyonce's video for Single Ladies. Surprisingly I had never heard the song before (yes, I'm THAT unhip) but after watching the homevideo, I quickly discovered I couldn't get it out of my head. I decided to watch the original in order to judge this fellow's talent for myself and was shocked to discover the enourmous number of videos online of people who felt the need to try to recreate her moves. And suddenly it seemed as though I was the only person in the world who hasn't made their own video for Single Ladies.... Some of them are very interesting. Check them out for yourself (you'll never get this song out of your head!). Here's the original:

There's one that strikes me as wrong on a number of levels so I won't show it or link to it. Kids are great imitators. I need only to look to my niece for proof of that but having a little kid slap her ass and grinding while wearing a leotard? What are her parents thinking????

Then there are those out there who decide to freestyle. Despite not sticking to the original routine, he gives it his all. Shame that he had to sneak away to the garage to bust a move.

And some who probably should have pulled out the hot wax prior to donning the leotard.

Sure the tune is so repetitive it becomes stuck in your brain but the lyrics are terrible. And her dance moves aren't all that original. As one YouTuber pointed out by posting the following video, she's obviously heavily influenced by choreographer Bob Fosse.

And finally, I give you my favourite Single Ladies recreation. These ladies may not have the Beyonce Body but I think they're fantastic. They prove that you don't have to weigh 120 pounds in order to be sexy when you're shakin that ass. Gives me hope that I look good while working the dance floor - the 'lil devil with the belt is about the same size as me (although I don't have her booty) - oooh I MUST be sexy then.

And, in case you're wondering, NO - I won't be making my own version...


Wandering Coyote said...

Oh Jesus Christ...That song is so bad I couldn't finish the video...As for the knock-offs...I just don't know what to say other than that woman who pulls off the splits at the end of the final clip was impressive.

tweetey30 said...

Dont have time to watch the video;s but I like the captioning you put with them.. Hope things are good.

Heather said...

Those videos...are somewhat disturbing on some level.

Some days, I just don't understand the interwebs.

Candy Minx said...

Wow...I'm just catching up here today...(bad blogger Candy) and this was a riot to see how the video had stuck in your head. Fun!

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