It’s that time of the year, folks – Halloween is right around the corner! There’s no denying that it’s still so much fun to dress up in costume and have an awesome time at the end of October even when you’re an adult. There’s just something about it that brings you back to childhood and makes you remember not to take yourself so seriously all the time.
One song that’s really appropriate for every Halloween party is Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Not only is ist an amazing song by the king of pop himself, but the iconic video basically put werewolves and zombies on the map again.
Plus, the spooky dance moves are unmistakable to folks across the generations. There’s no denying that this is a song that deserves to be on super heavy rotation, especially this time of the year.
If you don’t know what Postmodern Jukebox is, they’re a group that remakes modern pop and rock songs as 1920’s/30’s jazzy renditions. Their covers of pop hits make you wonder why you don’t hear more of this kind of music these days. They’re real toe tappers!
When they decided to take on “Thriller,” they turned to Wayne Brady to lend his voice to the song. They also chose him because you also need a sense of humor to really throw yourself into this kind of performance! Halloween and everything spooky really requires you to find the inner child in you, and Wayne Brady definitely has that down. He’s arguably one of the best parts of Whose Line Is It Anyway?
It’s simply impossible not to smile when he does just about anything at all. He’s just a beam of light!
The jazzy version of this song takes on a life of its own. It amazing what this group is capable of! It’s almost hard to choose which version I like better.
The beginning of the song is great as it is, but towards the middle, that’s when it gets even better.
Two tap dancers dressed up to the werewolf nines creep in from the right and the left, and it’s their dance moves and the clickety-clack of their shoes that really make this performance the best.
These dancers are so talented and animated, bringing the vibe of the original video back to the 1930s. It’s hard to take your eyes off of them as they switch from dancing in unison to doing their own thing.
If this doesn’t put you into the Halloween spirit, then I don’t know what will. This makes me want to get in costume right now, go to a haunted house or watch a scary movie, and gorge myself with trick or treat candy.
Like I said before, Wayne Brady can pretty much do no wrong. His voice sounds perfect on this rendition. While it’s pretty different from Michael Jackson’s voice, the velvety tone works perfectly on this cool jazz version.
Which version do you think you like better?
You have to wait until the very end because there’s one last surprise that pops up at the very last minute! It really made me smile.
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