Song: David Guetta’s “Titanium”
Why we’re obsessed: We first saw Noah when he performed a bluesey version of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” — proving that the song can actually sound classy. His new acoustic cover for “Titanium” is even more electrifying than the storm literally happening right outside my window right now. According to his YouTube channel, he likes to make music with minimal effects and tricks, yet his simple covers capture a spark of something incredible.
Since Noah’s cover really only consists of him strumming the guitar, he can showcase his intriguing chops and visible passion as an artist. More than 106,000 views in six days is well earned.
Background: At just 18, this South Carolina native has been wowing us all by uploading various top 40 covers since 2010. Strumming the guitar or playing the piano, Noah notes he loves all kinds of music, but what he writes is pretty “organic” and includes some good melodies, lyrics and a message.
Watch it here:
I know I already mentioned it here, but I really love the Olympics. It’s such a fantastic way to build communities across the country, and for athletes and spectators to learn more about other countries. Also, how many times can you say you just watched someone’s dreams come true? Because that’s exactly what happens when you watch someone win gold. It’s amazing!
It must be mentioned that an added bonus is just how gorgeous these athletes are. They’re all ripped and look like Greek gods. Seriously, IT’S LIKE THEIR BODIES WERE SCULPTED BY ZEUS HIMSELF. I already married five Olympics athletes in my imagination, including Australian swimmer James Magnussen (wedding registry at the imaginary Crate and Barrel down the street).
One of the standout athletes making many hearts aflutter has to be diver Tom Daley. The 18-year-old from Great Britain is already a celebrity in his own country as his charms and looks match his diving skills. Just in case you haven’t seen enough of Daley, here’s a video from back in February as he and fellow Team GB diving members dance to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.”
A lot of us listen to LMFAO during our
hardcore workout routines as a subtle form of motivation. RedFoo and SkyBlu are large proponents of working out to maintain a high sense of confidence in outward sexiness, as laid out in their song “Sexy and I Know It.”
Now, from the same creators AND Jimmy Fallon comes “The Spin Bike Song,” a more blatant reminder that exercise is important. Plus, they don’t let high intensity workouts interrupt their sexiness.”
See if you can figure out which one is RedFoo and which one is Jimmy.
Watch it here:
We were all inspired by Noah’s bluesey and soulful version of LMFAO’s electronic track “Sexy and I Know It.” The 18-year-old managed to strip the song bare and take it to a new organic place. Unfortunately, we can’t all be as sexy as Noah — that’s when the parody covers come in.
Here are three hilarious covers of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” and “Party Rock Anthem.”
“Sexy and I Know It” — Brett Domino Trio
Brett Domino and Steven Peavis cover LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” using only a MicroKORG, Mini Kaoss Pad II, and Kaossilator II. I don’t really know what those things are but the track is hilarious. Brett sparkles in his glasses and completely buttoned-up collared shirt. Plus his accent adds an extra class and blasé attitude to the track, kind of like he’s singing the song for a Wes Anderson movie about a guy who wears dad jeans a pursues music in his basement.
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A classy cover of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It?” I know it’s shocking, but it’s actually possible. You just have to change the song’s beat, tempo and vibe drastically.
I love this cover by Noah, which turns the electronic song into a blusey and soulful track. Other than the lyrics, it’s hard to hear the original track in his arrangement. On YouTube, one commenter wrote: “sexiest version ever ! His voice is like pure sex.”
The 18-year-old singer and songwriter is from South Carolina and writes on his Facebook page: “As you may have guessed, I’m obsessed with all things music. I love all kinds of music but most of what I write for myself is pretty organic. I’m not into a lot of effects and tricks. Just good melodies and lyrics with something to say.”
Watch the cover here:
Barack Obama is sexy and everyone knows it, including him. Someone with a lot of time on their hands scoured through scores of Obama’s speeches to find him saying the exact words from LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.” The mashup has received over a million hits since Monday. The editor also created videos of Obama singing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and Rihanna’s “Drink to That.”
What do you want to hear Obama sing next?
This dressage team is sexy and they know it
In the world of upper-level dressage, Bent Jensen and his horse are something of rockstars. Performing at the Dressage Under the Stars, the duo performed a routine to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know it,” among other interesting song choices.
The Ceiling Cat
If cats can play basketball, this one could. Showcasing its mad jumping skills, this cat turns off the light switch.
In celebration of raising over $158,000 dollars in fundraising campaign for the Broadway musical Allegiance, George Takei celebrates the success.
With the reluctant permission of husband Brad Altman, Takei released a video of himself demonstrating a “happy dance” to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.”
I haven’t heard of Allegiance the Musical before today but seeing how adorably awkward the Star Trek actor’s little jig is, I am now quite intrigued.
We know the big question on everyone’s minds this weekend is, what would an LMFAO song sound like if Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young sang it?
Not to worry, Jimmy Fallon has you covered. Springsteen and Fallon, er, I mean Neil Young, sang an acoustic version of the song “Sexy and I Know It.” Fallon donned a low hat and rocked out on the harmonica and guitar while Springsteen wore his
infamous red bandanna and denim vest. They’re both totally sexy and they know it.
The song was performed to close out Springsteen Week on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
The other question on your mind is obvs, what would LMFAO sound like in the 1920s? Maybe I’m feeling sentimental becuase I watched The Artist today, but I kind of like this ultra cheesy Charleston version of “Party Rock Anthem.” The exact song they mashed it with is called Green Hill Instrumental.
LMFAO is NOT sorry for party rocking, even though they claim they are. In their new video for “Sorry for Party Rocking,” the third single from their sophomore album, they throw an epic party in a cartoon-like house.
Unfortunately their elderly next door neighbours (who appear to be SkyBlu and RedFoo under some intense makeup) are not so appreciative. The nearly 8-minute video includes a cameo from David Hasselhoff and lots of zebra print. The video is directed by Mickey Finnegan, who directed “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sex and I Know It.”"
I prefer when artists release videos like this, because they’re essentially short films with story lines — it’s much more interesting than a glammed-up singer lip-syncing on a stage. Plus the video features some pretty impressive dance moves.
Nothing screams fun like a sexy beach party to LMFAO’s Sexy and I Know It. I’m wondering what would compel someone to throw on a sparkly Speedo, grab their gigantic neon boombox and sunnies and put on a spontaneous beach show — but I’m not questioning it.
All we know about him is his name is Spandy Andy and he’s at St. Kilda Beach in Australia. All he asks is that if it makes you smile, to share it. So here goes: