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Editing voice clips of someone famous into a full song (original or cover). The more elaborate version of Stupid Statement Dance Mix, which takes only a few statements and loops them.
Examples of Voice Clip Song include:
- Remixer Rx has made a name for himself doing these with politicians:
- Tony Blair does a cover of "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by The Clash, by clipping together individual words from a ton of different sources.
- George W. Bush re-edited to sing U2's "Sunday Bloody Sunday", which closed out an episode of BBC2 comedy show Don't Watch That, Watch This.
- It's so popular now that anyone who types "Bloody Sunday" into Youtube's search bar is likely to come up with that video within the first five video results.
- And Bush singing a mashup of "Imagine" and "Take a Walk on the Wild Side".
- Rx's "Dick Is a Killer" and "Who's the Nigga?" (using George W. Bush's voice again)
- Obama sings Tax Man by the Beatles.
- Similarly, Auto Tune the News is all about this, as well as various BSides, such as Barrack Obama singing about kicking ass.
- David Bowie Changes made from various clips of politicians during the presidential campaign of 2008
- "Rocked by Rape," the Evolution Control Committee's remix of Dan Rather
- Bush seems to be a popular choice, Jonathan Coulton's "W's Duty" makes use of clips to make fun of the way W. pronounces the word "duty".
- The Barack Roll. There are also remixes of US President Obama singing "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson and "Heroes" by David Bowie.
- And also the Strong Bad Roll.
- "Deify" by Disturbed starts with clips of one pro-Bush source, one comment on a repressive government, then clips of Bush himself from his 9/11 speech.
- A Glorious Dawn, mixes and sets a tune to parts of Carl Sagan's Cosmos and Stephen Hawking's Universe. Notably, entire phrases from their respective shows are used. It's rather awesome. And thanks to Jack White's record label Third Man, it was actually given a limited release on vinyl, with a copy of the diagram from the voyager golden record etched on the b-side.
- There's a whole series of these, called Symphony of Science, and they are all made of pure, distilled and drop forged awesome.
- MC Hammer can't touch Mormon Jesus.
- Even Bill Cosby is in on it.
- Most of Negativland's out out falls under this category.
- I Don't Like It is a mix of various statements uttered by controversial Australian politician Pauline Hanson (the video features performer/mix artist "Pauline Pantsdown" lip-synching the performance)
- The Golden Age of Video. Full stop.
- The Picard Song.
- Formula One has one of them as well, coming from Rubens Barrichello leashing out on his team after losing out in the German Grand Prix
- Do "Mentally Dull (Think Tank Remix)" (South Park) and "Batdance" (Batman 1989) count?
- Two Tribes is an even earlier example.
- Lucky Star. Pick a character. Chances are someone made a techno remix song out of their dialogue from the show. Konata and Tsukasa are the two most famous examples.
- The Youtube Poop Music Video "Tomorrow I'll", featuring Dr. Ivo "Pingas" Robotnik.
- Cloud Cult's "The Princess Bride" is a song entirely based around clips of the movie of the same name. There's also "State Of The Union", which is based around quote mining of George W. Bush.
- A youtube user created a video of a double rainbow that slowly became memetic due to his over-the-top enthusiasm over his discovery. Of course remixes followed, including one courtesy of The Gregory Brothers of Autotune The News fame and a different but also auto-tuned mix.
- Andrew Huang's "Do You Like The Smell Of Adventure?", a remix of an Old Spice commercial.
- Jon Stewart is God. Stephen Colbert thinks so.
- Tourettes Guy has inspired countless curse-filled techno mixes.
- The Strong Bad Rickroll and What Is Love videos.
- Homestuck's Toby "Radiation" Fox created The Nic Cage Song.
- Finnish rap artist A-Tyyppi has mixed phrases from sports commentator Antero Mertaranta into a truly hysterical dance song. It's still regularly played whenever Finland manages to kick ass at ice hockey.
- I have one gear: Go! Epic winning!"
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