Are you Sick of Let it Go?

(164 votes, average 4.44 out of 5)


Due to illness, today's review will be pushed back one more week. Until then, enjoy a musical interpretation of the latest fad that will just not die.

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  • Kano
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    It feels so good not knowing what this fuss is all about. I may have heard of that film, but it's this very video I've learned about the song from.
  • Gadzinisko
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    I haven't seen the film yet, but I know this song... And got tired by it.
  • secretsheik
    I haven't seen it yet either and these gobs and gobs of videos are making me not want to even though I originally did.
  • zaku_kai
    I get where you're coming from. Though it's maybe not worth skipping the movie because of this. Generally I thought it was a good movie. Disappointed me a little here and there, it's not quite up to what I like to think of as the Pixar standard... But most of it was very genuine, I thought, and therefore powerful.
  • Bloodrealm
    Same with me. Hell, it's even on freaking news programs, sometimes! And when I see my friend going through her Tumblr, there's always like a million posts about Frozen, mostly about Let It Go.
    For me, it's less about hearing the song than just seeing people talking about it. People need to take the song's title to heart and just let it go, already.
    ... Then again, the Critic makes a good point. People could be spewing "Everything is Awesome" all over the place. I haven't seen that movie, either, but just hearing clips of that song is kind of annoying.
  • lastlife0726
    I totally agreed... until I saw the movie last night. The Critic nailed it with the line, "it fit the film perfectly." When I saw the movie, it went from "not another pop song" to a song with meaning. It was truly beautiful to see this song coupled with the scene. Don't be turned off from seeing it.
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    It's actually a really good movie. I was hoping Doug would review it, to be honest, but if he's that worked up about it then nevermind.
  • Ethan1994  - Re: Fullfiguredalchemist
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    He and Rob already did a Sibling Rivalry review of the film.
  • cjkelley333
    He likes it, actually. He put it in his Top 5 movies of 2013.
  • TheLAW1202
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    He did a Sibling Rivalry review with Rob. They both loved it.
  • Darkling
    Doug likes the film, he's just tired of the song being over played, he loved the film actually.
  • Thunderbang
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    I am too. Though perhaps not as much as he is. I actually love the song, extremely much even. But I am tired of seeing parodies of. That is my problem. Even though it gives us some varity, instead of having to hear the original all the time, I cringe a lot when I hear most of them, especially since most were recorded with a microphone plugged into a potato. You know what I would wanna hear more of again? The Ghostbusters theme song! Especially now that Ramis is gone and we will probably never see a third film. So, in conclusion, I am not tired of the actual, original Let It Go, and probably never will tire of it. Just the tons of imiations. They are a bit annoying :( Except covers done on violins and other classical instruments, that's awesome! Perhaps I could listen to a fear electric guitar and drum covers of it too. Just a few. Oh, and it's definitely not worse than Hakuna Matata! How could even the Critic say such a thing? :P And I wouldn't mind hearing some Everything Is Awesome. That song IS awesome :D In a GLAdoS song-kind of way. In fact, I wish there was a cover of the song with her voice.

    By the way, this may be a little off-topic, but if anyone want to hear a very awesome version of Let It Go, try and listen to the Danish dub's version of the song here https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=3U2_we0U65A You may not understand the Danish lyrics (though it has subtitles) but you can really hear how the vocals are damn impressive! It's sung by Danish singer Maria Lucia.
  • Sablemint
    Who told you about my potatophone?!
  • Lotus Prince
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    Ditto. I haven't seen the film and I haven't heard the song, though I sure am tired of my facebook feed overflowing with "Let it Go" posts and videos.
  • Elphaba645
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    Love Idina's version... But yeah, it's getting old. The movie was really good though.
  • Kingvald
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    I liked this one more than the actual song! Not a big Disney fan anymore. Keep up the stellar work Doug ;D
  • Angrier_Jack
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    ikr? with all the overlaying sets of lyrics this almost reminded me of the le mis review
  • SpeedyEric
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    I haven't seen Frozen yet, so I haven't yet have an opinion of the Acadamy Award winning song.
  • EpicFish
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    After having listened to it for the 500th time, I can safely say, I'm not letting go of this song! Yes, go ahead and hate me for that joke, I'll rise like the break of dawn and overcome it! (Okay, okay, I'll stop now.)

    I love watching the sequence, singing it at the top of my lungs... I especially love seeing the different versions of the song. I particularly like the Multi-Language version of it. :3
  • Ethanol
    I don't think I'll ever get sick of this song, let the storm rage on!

    (unintentionally rhymed btw)
  • tubofluxar
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    voice of an angel
  • irishgirl
    that was fantastic! Oh Travolta, you'll never live down getting Adele's name wrong. sigh.
  • Guild Navigator
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    Within the hour of Travoltas faux pas there was already over a million tweets and memes going on... :D

    As for this song...NO. There is no escaping it until Spring comes. Ned warn us all and we didnt listened!
  • MogwaiBrody69
    Not really. If you don't like something...ignore it.
  • taykel
    I have yet to see the movie, but the song is really good. I'm not sick of it yet.
  • 11112111112
    LETS SEND TO DOUG MORE LET IT GO!!!
  • botenmaru
    So cute, so funny, so well made. Awesome guys.
  • NCcritic
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    Nice singing guys.

    However, the movie is just an overrated piece of sh*t imo.
  • HanSK
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    why exactly?
  • SpikeGal
    Is NOT!!

    Why? Cause the Prince doesn't rescue the girl at the end? Cause it's more about sisterly love than man/woman love?
  • Cronnix
    Holy crap, way to turn it into an argument about feminism. No, it sucked because it was cliche and plain out boring, I couldn't care less who rescued whom and what love it was about.
  • Falconfly
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    "Cliché"? Boring, maybe, but the plot is quite inovative and subversive.
  • Clefable
    OMG ITS THE NC!
  • Timebolt
    You know I do really like this song but I didn't know how bad the amount of videos was.
  • Baby Hitler
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    Well, Doug kinda made one himself, in a way, with this video!
  • Amesang
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    *cleanses his mind with some Macarena*
  • Ozzie Scribbler
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    Glad someone made that point. It's the best song in the movie, hands down, but WOW did it get old fast...

    Also, let's be real: Let it Go, as much as it is catchy, was never that original to begin with. It obviously takes a lot of notes from Defying Gravity.
    Not to the point of being a ripoff, but it feels like written with a very strict "How to use Idina's range in the most award-winning way" formula.
  • Laxpolilla
    I don't think that makes it a rip off. They're cut from the same cloth, both being the main character's realization song, but it would be a crime not to write a song that utilizes Idina's range. Otherwise there's no point in paying the money to use her.

    Not to mention, if they were really into ripping off Broadway musicals, they would have given Jonothan Groff a song. WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE HIM A SONG, DISNEY!
  • faerietalejunkie
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    Actually it wasn't written to use her range at first, she had to change some parts to use her range. And Defying Gravity is a billion times better.
  • Gborr
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    I dunno... I personally prefer Let It Go over Defying gravity, and to be honest, the two are really not all that similar. The only reason why people keep comparing the two is because of Idina Menzel.

    As for whether I am tired of it, it's a resounding -NO-. Probably because I am not an idiot who watches hundreds of random covers of questionable quality until burnout sets in.
  • pinky75910
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    No, they're comparing them because they're the same song doing the same thing in the same story.
  • Thessa
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    Well I only last weekend saw the film (I didn't even know about the movie before that) and heard a bit of the song when my mom was watching the Oscars.
    I liked the movie and really liked the song but I'm not going to let possible over popularity ruin either for me. I will just pretend as if no one else would have seen or heard Frozen. :D
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    Good call. I don't see why other people MAYBE obsessing over something should ruin anyone else's enjoyment. Just ignore all that stuff if it bothers you!
  • Xonxt
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    Well yeah, Rachel's singing was much better... :( I already miss her.
    And the song is very good, but it did get boring after a few dozen replays.
  • The Honk  - Really?
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    You didn't like Tamara's singing? I thought she sang wonderfully. Any particular reason you didn't?

    (Not being an annoying troll. I'm genuinely curious.)
  • Xonxt
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    Just the overall impression of her singing. It was nice, but that's it, nothing more.
  • ShadowHand
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    Great parody song hope your feeling better
  • DevotedIdeal
    This is what happens when you give a good Disney animated movie with a really catchy song to the age of the internet. Will Disney learn from this? Yes, but in motivation to keep selling/exploiting it and keeping the good catchy products coming because everyone's eating the shit up. Doug, just take solace in the fact that spring's on its way.
  • pinky75910
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    "Learn"? You think all this attention is "hurting" Disney?
  • Fablenerd
    That was awesome!!!!!!!
  • pantsflakes
    I liked frozen, but i thought the wind rises was better. Also, ordinary love to me was better than let it go
  • The Honk  - Brilliance. Sheer Brilliance.
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    This completely exemplified my feelings of the phenomenon. Thank you Doug. Thank you, from the bottom of my soul.
  • Rockabore
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    I am getting tired of hearing about Frozen. I liked the movie but the way people are about it, basically treating it like a 'Beauty and the Beast' level classic, makes me notice the movie's short-coming and it takes the fun out of enjoying it for what it is. I'm happy it's getting praises but it's not nearly as perfect as people say it is. Even after seeing it the first time I thought it seemed like it was between drafts, like it could have been honed to be better storywise.
  • Kradeiz
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    Agreed. I thought it was okay, but I just didn't see why people are so over the moon about it.
    (Although if anyone wants to hear a very different version of the song, check out Screamo's grunge metal version, it's hilarious.)

    And I'm kinda divided about it breaking a billion dollars this past week. On one hand, I like that an animated film is getting appreciated; on the other, why Frozen? Tangled may not have had 'Let It Go' but I thought the story was way better. Plus, no trolls. (Mythological trolls, not internet trolls.)
  • Fontinau
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    _'Tangled' may not have had 'Let It Go'_

    Well, no, it had "I See the Light," which, unlike "Let It Go," is actually a good piece of music - the words for both songs are, of course, dismal - but nobody really cares about that.

    As for why people are so over the moon about "Let It Go," well, Ozzie Scribbler said it further up in this comment section: It satisfies the same appetite as did "Defying Gravity" for songs about how sorry you feel for yourself and how great you are. Why a lot of people currently want that kind of song - well, that's a whole other discussion.
  • Falconfly
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    Say what you will about Frozen, but Tangled's plot was pure shit.
  • Kradeiz
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    Thank you for that pithy, enlightening statement.
  • Laxpolilla
    As far as Tangled goes, I'm going to have to stand my ground that Frozen is better. Tangled, as well written as it was, was still just another coming of age story where the heroine is whisked off by a mysterious guy. It's still another Disney romance. The heroine is driven by a man's suggestions, not her own motivations, and her relationship with her "mother" and her reunion with her parents was downplayed to the romantic relationship, even if they were arguably more important.

    Frozen, on the other hand, has no man motivating our characters (Hans doesn't count. Anna's feelings for him act as a trigger, but are not the reason she goes on her journey. Her love for her sister is) and romantic relationships never outshine the important themes of the film. IN fact, I'd prefer it if Hans hadn't been there at all, or at least hadn't become a stereotypical villain in the end. Does every movie need to be like Frozen? No. But it's one of the few movies to come out last year that really had a believable portrayal of women, the themes were more mature, and for Disney that is especially a big deal.
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    Completely agreed, Lax! :D Though Hans wasn't that stereotypical. I didn't see the revelation of his true motives coming at all, and I like that he had an actual realistic motivation for being a tremendous dick. The monologuing could have been handled better, and that much was stereotypical, but there was at least no maniacal laughter or ridiculously overcomplicated evil scheme.
  • Kradeiz
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    I agree that Frozen did some new things I liked, and I did like that the heart of the movie was about the bond between the two sisters. But I thought that message was botched a little bit by not putting enough emphasis on it in the middle. I know the girls were separated at that point, but it would've made the ending a lot more poignant if we'd seen more of them together.

    That all said, I do agree that Hans didn't need to be a villain, in fact, no one really needed to; Elsa's powers and fear would've been enough of a force to deal with in this movie.

    I also liked how Anna was a strong, independent character who didn't need to prove herself to anyone (even the audience).

    But those factors alone weren't enough to make me really like this movie. Tangled may have stuck more to some typical Disney tropes, but it accomplished pretty much everything it set out to do. Frozen though, tried a lot of new things, but while it accomplished some, sorta fell flat on others.
  • Fontinau
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    _"As far as Tangled goes, I'm going to have to stand my ground that Frozen is better..."_

    Notice how from here Laxpolita goes on, not to describe how well (or badly) either film is executed, but simply to note that one movie is a romance (a currently unfashionable genre) and the other a story about sisters bonding (a fashionable genre).

    (Granted, he says at the end that the women in Frozen are "believable," but he doesn't say why - and then he finishes up by again talking genre as though it were the same thing as quality - "more mature.")

    Well, it's Laxpolita's world today, criticism-wise; the rest of us are just living in it. Likewise, the world of animated movies now probably belongs to Tangled and Frozen - movies that hate fairytales as much as Shrek but pretend they don't - for a while.
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    I don't know why you're trying to pretend-critic other people's comments, but you are honestly not doing a very good job of it. Further, your sarcasm and passive-aggressiveness are not accomplishing anything, nor is the hyperbole or outright falsehoods.

    Lax did a good enough job explaining, and I have seen no detailed explanations from you in any capacity.

    It's not anyone's "world", and I don't know what "rest of us" you're talking about if it's just you who is upset, but attacking someone because they happen to disagree with you is not going to convince anyone of your viewpoint.
  • Fontinau
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    Laxpolita can't have done a "good enough job explaining," since he didn't explain, period.

    Of course I didn't explain either, but I'm not pretending to.

    As for the rest: "Pretend-critic?" As opposed to for-real-critic? And there is nothing passive about my aggression.

    _'It's not anyone's "world"'_

    Oh no, it's YOUR world - and one of its features is a lack of self awareness.
  • Falconfly
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    "Notice how from here Laxpolita goes on, not to describe how well (or badly) either film is executed, but simply to note that one movie is a romance (a currently unfashionable genre) and the other a story about sisters bonding (a fashionable genre)."

    Notice how Fontinau is both evading the content of the comment and generalising, utilising a condescending, passive-agressive argumentative method to mask the fact that it cannot adress the actual comment by itself, being forced to horrendously simplify things because it cannot honestly argue like a rational sophont.
  • Fontinau
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    _"passive-agressive argumentative"_

    It can't be both.

    _"like a rational sophont."_

    It occurs to me that the apparent appeal of the supposedly feminist Frozen to science fiction fans - generally not a very feminist set - is perhaps telling.
  • Swanpride
    Disagree. Tangled is a movie in which everything goes perfectly together. The songs might not be as good as "Let it go", but none of them are the annoyance which is "Fixer upper" and if you ask me, the score is ten times better. The story is well though out and just works from start to finish, while the one in Frozen is very contrived. The characters are more layered and more likable, and Rapunzel is a way stronger main character than Elsa and Anna combined.
    Yeah, Tangled is a love story and Frozen is a sister story with a love story on the edge. But Rapunzel IS a love story and Disney improved on it at every turn. The Snow Queen already is a story about a sibling relationship (brother and sister in this case) and Disney made it WORSE by removing every single female side character from the story in order to replace them with males ones, by making the heroine helpless and dependent on the help of a hero, while in the original the heroine went out alone to search for her brother (and was quite able to do so, thank you very much) and shoehorning in this whole romance theme which played a very, very minor role during one of the parts of the story in the original.
  • Fontinau
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    Since we're now talking about things they ditched from the Hans Christian Andersen story: Can you imagine what, say, Vladimir Tylta could have done with a character like the little Robber Girl circa 1940? Or the songs Howard Ashman and Alan Menken could have written for her circa 1990?

    The heart breaks at contemplating the missed opportunities.
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    It pretty much is a new classic. I wouldn't compare it to Beauty and the Beast simply because Beauty and the Beast wasn't very good.
  • Swanpride
    Beauty and the Beast is still the only traditional animated movie which was nominated for a best motion picture Oscar and still the only animated movie which was nominated before they raised the number of possible nominations - never mind that it was the first which broke the barrier.
    And yes, Beauty and the Beast is genuinely good. Not perfect (but then I have yet to find a movie with nothing to nitpick on), but impressive in every aspect. Animation because it show-cased the possibilities of the CAP system (it looses a little bit because it ended up a little bit rushed overall). Music because the soundtrack is the magnus opus of Menken and Ashman, every line of the lyrics is meaningful, every song is catchy and the score is just divine. Characters because Belle is still one of the most relatable princesses and the conflict of the Beast. Story and screenplay because nothing in this movie is accidental. And after more than 20 years, it is still going strong.
  • Swanpride
    Yeah, I know the feeling...it was an okay movie, but I see exactly the stuff people praise as its biggest shortcomings. Olav might not have been as annoying as feared but he is still a very useless character overall. The music is impressive (and Let it go deserved the oscar ten times over), but so badly utilized that this was the first Disney movie which made me pray "please, don't sing!!!!" (during fixer upper). The sister relationship is a great theme to tackle, but the plot was so contrived that it was a wonder they made it work at least halfway. And the whole Hans vs Kristoff thing...urgh...don't get me started on that.
  • Solid Mario the Hedgehog
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    I notice that society nowadays seems to hate fads. Remember when Films like Star Wars and Casablanca could permanently ingrained into our culture because they became fads, and no one cared? I mean, you can see so many references several decades after they come out. Today however, in the age of the internet where people can bitch and moan, whenever something unique and refreshing is released, it'll enjoy extreme popularity for about half a year, and then people will complain about it, calling it "overused" and "not as good as everyone says". If you ever say you like something such as the Avengers or the Dark Knight, 5 out of 10 people will say that it's overrated, and that you're a bandwagoner. Hell, you can't look up Gravity without noticing comments or responses that say "WTF, this won 7 Oscars? How! This movie SUX!"

    The reason why we don't get as many classics as before is not because of quality, but people won't allow them to be classics. There's nothing wrong with people enjoying a potential peace of pop culture. If it annoys you, the easy thing to do is to ignore it. That's how I got over Gangnam Style, a song I didn't personally enjoy. But I didn't think I had the right to tell people not to enjoy it.
    All you have to do is...
    "Let it Go".
  • LuciusMadgloom  - Honestly I don't mind
    I haven't seen the movie. But I'm happy it does well cause the idea sounds cool enough.. & I really don't see the problem presented in this editorial. Since the movie came out I saw only few reviews & heard the song 3 times only cause I looked it up after I saw a reaction to the multi lingual version. I saw the rection looked up the full vertion than saw the full Polish & English.. & thats actually it. Seriously thats the only impact the movie had to me so no biggy there were more over hyped annoying shit round. In fact I can make a lit off latest top pop songs I would prefer to be replaced by "Let it Go".. No Joke if for example "Wrecking ball" "Roar" or actually even "Royals" (which to by fair is the only good song out of the 3) would be replaced by "Let it Go" I'd be really happy. Yeah I'd rather hear "Let it Go" as many times as all those songs together then the 3 separately...
    Oh & I don't give a shit if over a million ppl make a cover or parody of the song I still have to click their vid to hear it so its less of a problem than some piece of shit on the redio
  • AlucardNoir  - Good call
    If there was any doubt left that you hired the right replacement for Rachael, it's gone.
  • monsterlord-18
    i can here the angry fangirls a-comin'.
  • austinbjackson  - YYYYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSS
    Damn critic u and that new girl can sing when can we get some more song parodies from u guys that was so damn funny
  • HanSK
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    First, awesome cover and parody

    Second, get well soon

    Third, no, I'm not sick of it, mostly because I only listen to it when I'm in the mood
  • Runya EithelNar
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    I'm not sick, because this song isn't so popular in Poland ;P [And I prefer polish version of this song;].
  • Bagman
    There are so many good foreign dubs (quite a few I personally find better than English) of this song, and I'm really proud of my version, Dutch.

    The Polish version is awesome! Good thing it's not getting shoved in your faces there. It makes you appreciated more when hear it on occassion.
  • KurasuSoratobu
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    Holy *shit*! If this is what we get when you take sick leave, you need to get sick more often. This was glorious. And beautifully sung on both sides.
  • Aroree
    I love this song. I like singing it, but I have NOT uploaded any video of myself singing it. Mostly because I don't have any way of recording myself....also because....um, who cares? I want to hear the original anyways, not the covers. I haven't even been looking for covers, so that was a little...shocking.

    But wow. NC, you can sing! Legitimately too! Not bad! I liked this parody. XD
  • Fullfiguredalchemist
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    Yeah, I didn't even know there were any covers. I still love the song, and don't see why other people uploading videos should impact that.
  • SpikeGal
    You've never heard him sing before? You've been depraved. He can do a duet with Indina Menzel!
  • Vercalos
    I think the word you're looking for is deprived. Depraved means indecent.
  • Nizwiz
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    el oh motherfucking el
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