Have you guys ever been to Europe? When Occupy Wall Street succeeds in making us all rich, you should totally go to Europe. It’s nice there! But one thing about Europe is the dancing. Like, you know that adage that begins “dance like nobody’s watching”? (See also: 30 Rock, Thursdays on NBC.) Well, the people of Europe take that adage VERY SERIOUSLY. Guys! Europe! Sometimes, just FYI, people ARE watching! During a single visit to Europe, I swear I heard a house music remix of “I Will Survive” at least one billion times, no exaggeration. And each time that I heard it, there was some white dude in a weird shaped backpack going CAH-RAZY. Haha. On the one hand, this is always hilarious. On the other hand, it almost makes you jealous. I mean, they are having f-u-n, for sure. They love it! They ain’t care! God bless them. All of this brings us to the rest of the adage, which also includes a line about singing like no one is listening, and living like it’s heaven on Earth, both of which apply to the dude in the video after the jump. He’s like the Europe of church singers. Cuttin’ loose! Smelling a little funny! Whatever, life is 4 tha living.

This is the song that has made him pretty famous over the past few years, which is probably why it sounds so familiar and why he is so famous. (Thanks for the tip, huckabeast.)

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Comments (30)
  1. this city was built on rock & roll…that’s the devil’s music, so please, stay the fuck out.

  2. That guy’s lucky to have such ridiculously polite friends.

  3. A lot of you guys, due to aversion to the horrible noises that this guy is making or, perhaps, workplace time constraints, are going to click out of this video prematurely. This would be a YUGE mistake, as you would miss 3:00-3:05 which displays an unprecedented range of human emotion and behavior that rivals even the best Meryl Streep performance.

  4. I TOLD you guys.

  5. Eh. It’s still better than a Catholic mass.

  6. They may be preserving traditional definitions of marriage, but they are really stretching traditional definitions of music.

  7. I think that guy sits next to me in choir.

  8. Taking a vacation day today and decided to put this on repeat, go check the mail and see how Dog Lloyd Wrong would react. He can’t get enough.

  9. Steven Tyler has put on some weight since his National Anthem performance!

  10. Brian Freen Insurance? NO.

    Brian Free & Assurance

  11. white people’s problems

  12. Can we reserve a spot on our summer mix tape for this? Cause I am soo going to balst this with my windows down and sunroof open.

  13. “For my encore, I will be singing ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’ by The Darkness.”

  14. I mean…has it not occurred to anyone involved in this that they could….they could just change the key? Like, just lower that fucker an octave! Bring it down! And then when you modulate an unprecedented 73 times, you won’t have to channel a tone-deaf Mariah Carey.

    • Tone-deaf or plain deaf?

      • There you are! Where have you been? I feel like you’ve been gone for some time, no? Let’s inappropriately use the comments section to catch up.

        • I post on occasionally. I don’t work on a computer most days anymore (only one of my three jobs has me at a computer, so here today), so I don’t check Videogum as thoroughly. Still hanging out in Btron, wondering where the heck winter is.

          How goes with you?

          • Eh, fine, living in Montpelier, eating lots of quinoa and sprouted grains and going to poetry slams and ukelele shows. I alternate almost constantly between “this is so quaint and great and i love it!” to “fuuuuuuuuuuck.”

  15. love the long spoken intros, guy, you’re like the boss

  16. this guy reminded me of this Mr. Show sketch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDaFMZfIsV4

  17. I can’t believe God put his love on top.

  18. [Lana Del Rey Joke]

  19. “he tried, and therefore no one should criticize him!”
    - this guy’s church, apparently

  20. Hi! First time commenter long time non-commenter. Here is a relevant video maybe.

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