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It would be one thing if this video from Sebastian Desmedt was just a way to show off a well-executed split-screen trick. It’s quite another that this moody montage ends up feeling like its own unique, urban portrait. Yes, it’s eye-candy, but eye-candy can be tasty, too. 

OMG Fraggles! As a lover of all things Muppets, Fraggle Rock was pretty much the highlight of my week as a kid. So obviously, I was super excited when I stumbled across this video. The media brainchild of former MTV personality Chris Hartwick, Nerdist, poured their talent and nerd cred into producing this exclusive video for Ben Folds Five’s new album. In case you were wondering, yes, you’re right. It has been forever (13 years) since Ben Folds released a new track, making them almost as much of a throwback as the Fraggles. But who cares? They “Do It Any Way.”

Before this video even has the chance to prove it’s ‘fucking awesome’ in rolls a Delorean. Wait, what? But it gets better. Macklemore rocks some serious second hand furs and footie pajamas while spitting out the glories of thrift shopping. Admittedly, the clothes featured in this video do err on the outrageous(ly awesome) side. But, when you look this hipster chic, who cares if your wearing granddad’s clothes (they ‘look incredible’).

A karaoke classic sung by just about every awesome movie character you can think of.

Watching for the first time (of 20), I cheered for a few more random cameos including cartoon Batman and Professor Farnsworth. I must say, this masterfully crafted mash-up that took someone a very long time to piece together. According to the video description, Sir Mix-a-lots’ booty-shaking anthem is layered with clips from almost 300 movies.

Bonus cool: if you turn on the close captions you can see exactly what movie each clip is from.

I’m a fan of the Showtime series Weeds and every time I hear the song “Little Boxes” regardless of who it is sung by, I visualize the opening credits rolling through my head. But this video (and subsequently cover) by Walk off the Earth wipes that visual clean. The song is so simple and clean, yet has depth and harmony. Then there is the set, made entirely out of cardboard boxes! As a kid, I loved to build the things I wanted but couldn’t have out of boxes so that I felt one step closer to getting it. Clearly, I needed to think bigger.

Is this an ad? My guess is yes, but do I care? Nope. Featuring the very talented Marquese Scott, aka  Nonstop, this video showcases a new move by the sensational YouTube dancer called the ‘body drive.’ There’s a random car in the background and the video has it’s own landing page. All of pieces scream digital advertisement, but that’s not a bad thing.

Nonstop still impresses with moves that are part street, mime, and Michael Jackson all rolled into one breathtaking take. The first time I watched I thought the parking garage was green screened, but it’s not! According to the video description it was “shot in one take. There are no edits, no visual effects and no pre-planned choreography.’

Also interesting, this video of questionable origin also has four times the viewership of the official video for ‘Feel the Love’ by UKs Rudimental. So why wouldn’t the sponsor at the very least drop their name in the description? Are ad agencies selling subliminal as the next big thing? Or do I just not know the first thing about car brands in Europe?

HSA mega-favorites Garfunkel and Oates have been super-busy being awesome comedian ladies on stage and screen, which is maybe why the new video for their song “My Apartment’s Much Cleaner Without You,” instead of being live-action, was animated by Deanna Rooney. Rooney takes a sad and sweet song about cleaning up the mess of a break-up and, with some judicious use of cats, makes it adorably heart-breaking. Enjoy.