2021 Midterm Links

The first set of materials are the “background” material – you may already be familiar with them and need not review them if you are.  A “good” answer does not necessarily need to reference all of these materials, and may emphasize some rather than others depending on the direction your answer takes:

The Man Your Man Could Smell Like:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

Old Spice Video Series: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9F260CE56D04E73&feature=plcp

Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic

Cee Lo Green —  Fuck You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc0mxOXbWIU

Lady Gaga — Bad Romance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I

LMFAO — Party Rock Anthem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8

Billie Eilish – Bad Guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyDfgMOUjCI

Britney Spears – Piece of Me:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4FF6MpcsRw

Meghan Trainor – Me Too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDRORgoZxZU

NPR – How the ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ Melody Came To Represent Asia: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/08/28/338622840/how-the-kung-fu-fighting-melody-came-to-represent-asia

Wikipedia – Oriental Riff — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_riff

Nations of the World – Animaniacs — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1508wboZXk

Vox  – https://www.vox.com/2016/5/10/11652258/meghan-trainor-photoshop-me-too-video

Question Material (Hint:  Take notes as you watch the videos, and organize them into broad categories as you watch):

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLiB0OONjec  (Grandma/Party Rock)

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhHfGyhFv0Q (CH/Staying In Anthem)

3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRY-eAxHyqY (Muppets/Cluck You)

 4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv3tadz5Q3o and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOWoUdrA0Cc (Fuck You Sign Language)

5) https://funnyjunk.com/movies/3887145/Call+me+maybe+parody/ (CH/CMM) {NOTE: Apparently Safari on some versions of MacOS will not play the video – please use another browser. If that still does not work, click here}

6) https://www.metatube.com/en/videos/196407/Jimmy-Fallon-Carly-Rae-Jepsen-Sing-Call-Me-Maybe-w-Classroom-Instruments/ (Fallon-CRJ / CMM)

7) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qTIGg3I5y8  (Cookie Monster/Share it Maybe)

8) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX1YVzdnpEc  (Obama/CMM)

9) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLEWLP4fjXE (Various/CMM)

10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSXHXet6JFA  (buffy bad romance)

11) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWxTGJ3TK1U (KOA/Lord&Lady Gaga)

12) http://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/7607035255

13) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEpj9w1yz64  (Badder Romance)

14) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xd-xFRT1azE  (Mike Relm/Old Spice)

15) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkd5dJIVjgM  (Grover/Smell Like a Monster)

16) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCOMkbZw2XI  (Toboscus / I’m on a Horse)

17) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQNwSAMWJAA (KOA / Me Too)

18) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvrasDK_WwI (Me Too / Side By Side)[1]

19) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxNGO7FwTWc – (Ali S / Bad Guy)

20) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IncQIx_m_FM (Rubber Chicken / Bad Guy)

21) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_6Oxhso5P8 and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ay6NXxH-Jso (Chicken ft. Britney / Piece of Chicken)

22)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWBKExaTUwM (World Leaders / Yakko’s World), and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cxs4oVPsggE (Biden), and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2r1dS93Wdw (Trump), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN8-JSSVO_0&t=0s (updated)


[1] One of the comments on this video regards setting the playback speed to 2.  It appears that the original video was created by slowing down the playback speed of the video AND the audio; simply taking an existing audio and making it temporally longer will lower the pitch.  Youtube’s playback speed adjustment takes this into account, and then shifts the pitch accordingly so that the notes are the same; applying this to a video that has been sped up (or slowed down) using a process that doesn’t compensate for the change results in a very pitch-shifted playback (set playback speed to 2 and see for yourself….)