I’ve already posted elsewhere the second video that’s below. But I want to showcase how PMJ, as PMJ typically does, can ingeniously rearrange a famous song, and add fantastic talent and humor to the set as well.
First, the original song. It has over 2-1/2 billion views so far:
Now the PMJ rearrangement, with two of my very favorite singers. (I don’t know the third singer.) It only has 103 million views, so far:
And if anyone’s interested, here is another, much deeper than usual technical analysis from The Charismatic Voice. It’s only gotten 353k views, so far.
As teenager I’ve heard the terms ‘Torch Song’ and ‘Torch Singer’ but didn’t know what they meant. I didn’t recognize anything I was familiar with in those terms. And I didn’t care enough to ask anybody. But when I went to see Woody Allen’s movie ‘Annie Hall’ and watched Diane Keaton sing, I was moved.
I think I broke my own rules already. PMJ’s Mad World doesn’t give me goosebumps as often as it used to, and I definitely don’t get goosebumps from watching The Charismatic Voice, where my motivations are more technical.
And I need to admit that my objectivity is off kilter recently, as I’ve aged and feel more sentimental at 70 years old, plus I’m experiencing strong emotional connections for the first time in my life to complete strangers, not just because of more years. It has to do with my inability to have those feelings until after years of therapy. So I’ll try not to go overboard on these new experiences. I know that a lot of other people consider such feelings “normal”, while they still feel new to me.
The term torch song comes from the expression “carrying a torch” for someone. Here’s a definition of the expression: “Carrying a torch” for someone is a figurative expression that means to harbor strong, often unrequited, feelings of love or admiration for a love interest. It implies a devotion and passion that burns brightly, like a flame held in a torch.
Examples include Stormy Weather, Cry Me A River, Someone To Watch Over Me, and My Funny Valentine.
Thanks for the info about music copyrights.
I know nothing about music copyrights. I’ve never heard of ‘reactors’ before. (and don’t care to) I am more familiar with comix copyrights.
I used to have a site about underground comix. I posted several hundred comix covers (that is book covers, .JPGs, not music).
I felt a single page, the cover, was ‘fair use’ and educational.
And got permision from the two biggest underground publishers (out of dozzens).
The only copyright complaint I got was from the artist of the cover of one issue of ‘Gay Comix’ (note, that is the comics title, not a description).
So I removed all issues of ‘Gay Comix’ (just that title, not all gay comics). They needed the recognition more than I needed to include them.