Uptown Funk as a mashup of 66 classic movie dance routines

Bruno Mars's ubiquitous, kicky song-of-the summer is even better when it's interpreted through 66 classic cinematic dance numbers. Watch it now, before it is crushed in the remorseless maw of some joyless Vichy nerd’s copyright bot. (via Metafilter)

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  1. fred astaire was such an amazing dancer...never fails to blow my mind. there is a reason he is in so many of these clips, the guy had moves.

  2. Someone spent a lot of time synching up the actions to the song; amazeballs.

  3. I miss the old days when service folks (typically Navy men) danced and sang. Nowadays, it seems like all they do is military stuff.

  4. I've seen so many of these movies. There's something to be said for the old pre cable broadcast TV days when I was a kid in the 70's and you watched whatever movie was on when you got home from school. My buddies and I actually were way more culturally literate than comparable kids today. We watched everything from John Wayne to Fred Astaire. Not many straight boys today have a familiarity with show tunes!

  5. Copying the list of source films from the Youtube comments (by the creator)... while I doubt many of these are available to stream, still worth trying to find.

    Full list of the films and the major performers (distinct film numbers in square brackets):

    1. [1] Red-Headed Woman (1932) – Jean Harlow.
    2. [2] The Littlest Rebel (1935) – Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson.
    3. [3] The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    4. [4] Sensations of 1945 – David Lichine and Eleanor Powell.
    5. [5] Broadway Melody of 1940 – Fred Astaire.
    6. [6] Honolulu (1939) – Eleanor Powell and Gracie Allen.
    7. Broadway Melody of 1940 – Fred Astaire.
    8. [7] Lady Be Good (1941) – Eleanor Powell.
    9. [8] Girl Crazy (1943) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
    10. [9] You Were Never Lovelier (1942) – Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire.
    11. Broadway Melody of 1940 – Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire.
    12. [10] Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949) – Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly.
    13. [11] Colleen (1936) – Ruby Keeler and Paul Draper.
    14. [12] Gilda (1946) – Rita Hayworth.
    15. [13] It Happened in Brooklyn (1947) – Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante.
    16. [14] Animal Crackers (1930) – Groucho Marx.
    17. [15] For Me and My Gal (1942) – Judy Garland and Gene Kelly.
    18. [16] Summer Stock (1950) – Judy Garland.
    19. [17] The Little Princess (1939) – Shirley Temple.
    20. The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    21. [18] Easter Parade (1948) – Ann Miller.
    22. [19] Second Chorus (1940) – Fred Astaire.
    23. [20] Footlight Parade (1933) – James Cagney and Ruby Keeler.
    24. [21] Kiss Me Kate (1953) – Bob Fosse and Carol Haney.
    25. [22] The Pirate (1948) – Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers.
    26. [23] Carefree (1938) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    27. [24] On the Town (1949) – Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller and Vera Ellen.
    28. [25] Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929) – unidentified. Any suggestions?
    29. [26] The Gay Divorcee (1934) – Fred Astaire.
    30. [27] A Day at the Races (1937) – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
    31. [28] Go Into Your Dance (1935) – Al Jolson.
    32. [29] Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
    33. [30] Babes on Broadway (1941) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
    34. [31] Ship Ahoy (1942) – Eleanor Powell.
    35. [32] The Sky's the Limit (1943) – Fred Astaire.
    36. [33] Small Town Girl (1953) – Bobby Van.
    37. [34] Anchors Aweigh (1945) – Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.
    38. [35] Show Boat (1936) – Sammy White and Queenie Smith.
    39. [36] Top Hat (1935) – Fred Astaire.
    40. [37] Broadway Melody of 1938 – Eleanor Powell.
    41. [38] Roberta (1935) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
    42. [39] Love 'em and Leave 'em (1926) – Louise Brooks.
    43. [40] Singin' in the Rain (1952) – Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly.
    44. [41] Babes in Arms (1939) – Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
    45. [42] 42nd Street (1933) – chorus.
    46. [43] Till the Clouds Roll By (1946) – Judy Garland.
    47. [44] The Band Wagon (1953) – Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire.
    48. [45] Born to Dance (1936) – Eleanor Powell.
    49. [46] Broadway Melody of 1936 – Eleanor Powell.
    50. Honolulu (1939) – Eleanor Powell.
    51. [47] Rosalie (1937) – Eleanor Powell.
    52. [48] Swing Time (1936) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    53. [49] Ziegfeld Follies (1945) – Lucille Ball (with whip).
    54. Top Hat (1935) – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
    55. [50] Follow the Fleet (1936) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    56. [51] Cover Girl (1944) – Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Phil Silvers.
    57. [52] Thousands Cheer (1943) – Eleanor Powell.
    58. Anchors Aweigh (1945) – Jerry Mouse and Gene Kelly.
    59. [53] Royal Wedding (1951) – Fred Astaire.
    60. [54] Way out West (1937) – Oliver Hardy and Stan Laurel.
    61. [55] The Red Shoes (1948) – Moira Shearer.
    62. [56] Blue Skies (1946) – Fred Astaire.
    63. [57] Boarding House Blues (1948) – the Berry Brothers.
    64. [58] Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers.
    65. [59] The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle (1939) – Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.
    66. [60] Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) – James Cagney.
    67. Broadway Melody of 1938 – Buddy Ebsen, Eleanor Powell and George Murphy.
    68. [61] An American in Paris (1951) – Georges Guétary.
    69. [62] The Little Colonel (1935) – Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple.
    70. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
    71. [63] Shall We Dance? (1937) – Fred Astaire
    72. Easter Parade (1948) – Fred Astaire.
    73. [64] On the Avenue (1937) – the Ritz Brothers.
    74. [65] Hellzapoppin' (1941) – Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
    75. Lady Be Good (1941) – Eleanor Powell.
    76. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
    77. Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers.
    78. Singin' in the Rain (1952) – Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds and Gene Kelly.
    79. Stormy Weather (1943) – the Nicholas Brothers.
    80. Panama Hattie (1942) – the Berry Brothers.
    81. [66] That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) – Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.
    82. Ziegfeld Follies (1945) – Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire.
    83. That's Entertainment, Part 2 (1976) – Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

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