If you’ve entered a nightclub, shopping mall, or pretty much any American establishment of any kind in the past two months, you’ve probably heard Pitbull and Ke$ha’s ridiculously catchy earworm of a pop song, “Timber.” You might even be kind of sick of it. But the folks of Postmodern Jukebox have injected new (or, actually, old) life into the tune with a 1950s-era doo-wop cover.
Here’s what you have to do: Stop fighting how thrillingly infectious this is, quit shaming yourself for enjoying it so much and just let its gratifying melody wash over you. Somehow, you’ll simultaneously feel nostalgic for songs of the past and appreciative for the music of the present. And once that’s over, you’ll probably just get annoyed realizing that this will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
If you’re craving more vintage versions of modern pop songs, this crew also turned Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” into a swingin’ jazz number:
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