It’s a simple game. A song with a video that does any of the following:
– sticks in your head like a little robot bug inserted into your ear demanding that you whistle or hum the chorus throughout the day or you will be punished
– Is a damn good song that you would prefer never disclosing your excitement with friends
There are more rules, but they evolve. You just need to feel it.
Not shockingly, most winning YouTube Wars material comes from the “pre-auto-tune” days. Once you hit the “back to life” beat, all music goes downhill until you hit Nirvana where the artists can actually play an instrument. We are a bit stuck at the moment while we wait for the next Nirvana or Beatles or Winehouse. In the meantime, I’ll stick to the early eighties and below to give you this gem that still ceases to amaze and astonish my being. The leg warmers. ( worn by dudes! ). The whistling. The clap double clapping. The Jazzercize. For you … Hot Chocolate, Girl Crazy :