Friday, February 27, 2015

Oldtown Funk

Just when you thought you'd had enough of Uptown Funk, here comes an invigorating cover by Nigerian singer Alex Boye.

Apart from the fantastic vocal harmony arrangement, the video is a shot-by-shot parody of the original - with dancing pensioners playing the part of Bruno Mars's backing band The Smeezingtons.

Boye posted on Facebook the cast of his "oldtown cover" were all grandparents who "did their own stunts". A strict Mormon, he's also sanitised the lyrics - so "put some liquor in it" has been amended to "put some Kool-Aid in it", and "hot damn" has become "hot dang".

Thank goodness he didn't hear my five-year-old's interpretation of the lyrics. Last week, I caught her spinning around the kitchen gleefully singing: "Up, down, fuck you up".

Alex Boye - Oldtown Funk

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