7/9/11

Robyn's "Call Your Girlfriend"

How else to explain this week's post other than the fact that I couldn't get this music video out of my head? I kept watching it over and over again until eventually I found myself emailing my friends sentences like: "I want to bon appetempt this video." And I guess when you say this kind of thing to people who happen to be talented and hilarious go-getters that will also allow you to take over a room of their house for the afternoon, borrow their clothes, and helpfully shout directions at you while you dance, the below happensthe below being Bon Appetempt's first music video.

Robyn's version:


my version:

Many many thanks to Heather, Jeana, and Brad for what was easily one of the most fun afternoons I've had in a long time. Let's do it again sometime?
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106 comments:

Matt said...

Hilariously awesome! Hats off to You, Heather, Jeana and Brad! Also, way to nail the nose wipe at the end! xoxox

Sarah said...

This is great! Moar music videos.

jeana sohn said...

i'm ready for the second one!!! you are so awesome, amelia! LOVE YOU!

penguin brad said...

yay!!! your performance is so great! i'll keep the smoke machine warmed up for the sequel :)

Mary Anne said...

HAHAHAHA, this is sooooo awesome!!! You really nailed those killer moves! Wish I could have been around for the practice sessions. Major props to your cinematographer, lighting/set designer, and costume designer! Love it all!

amy t. said...

oh yeah, what a great video! seriously makes me want to go clear out the furniture in the living room :)

Katie said...

I have ALSO been obsessed with this song and video -- I love, love, love your interpretation...

Kimberley said...

Oh my God this is so epic. This is what happens at dinner parties at my house once dinner's over, except that there's usually a lot more falling down.

Alex said...

Agree with Matt. The nose wipe seals the deal. Much better than the original. I can't believe it's not Robin!

Rebecca said...

OMFG you're awesome :D :D :D

Heather Taylor said...

best day of my life!

Megan Taylor said...

It makes me smile so I've watched it multiple times. Thrilled that this happened. Want to be at the next one. NOSE WIPE!!! xo

W said...

Just: Yes.

Vivier said...

Wardrobe - A +
Choreography - A ++
Nose wipe - B for Beyond

Anonymous said...

Your version is better than the original one!!! Ha ha...It is true.

Sandy

Anonymous said...

SO CUTE!

Ashley said...

Out of control amazing.

keepfeeling said...

i'm speechless.

you rule.

xo

sara said...

okay...so many things to say about this.
1. the first time i saw this video i actually thought her dancing at one stage (the floor hump, clearly) reminded me of you. WEIRD?
2. i need more of this kind of thing in my life.
3. you are my hero.

JeanBean said...

I think I love you Ms Amelia.
Awesome AWESOME bon appétempt!
Ground humping and nose wiping deserve an award... not sure what kind but you deserve it regardless! Do it again...

Fave said...

Wow Amerz, this is AMAZING!!!! AH-MAZING!!

Stephanie

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Janet said...

umm, I think this could seriously be the next aerobics trend. awesome!

Jessica said...

LOVE. I agree, I NEED more of this in my life!

amelia said...

Thanks, everyone! This was so much fun! Super glad the ground hump and nose wipe are being well received -- really didn't want to botch those!

p.s. Robyn is @ the Hollywood Bowl this October. Who's with me!?

sk said...

AWESOME!!!! Totally wonderful. You rock!!!!

Anonymous said...

Amazing. I haven't been able to get this out of my head ALL WEEKEND! Thank you.

Mark and Marsha said...

Incredible. Strong finish. More videos please.

sara said...

i finally got them synced up so i could watch both at once. hilarious!

Jenny said...

BWAAAAAAAAAAHHH HA HA HA HA!!

Paola said...

Amazing. This is the best thing I have ever seen!! I love it! You are awesome!

Rachel said...

Two things come to mind: First, how fast can this go viral? Second, perhaps here's your excuse to invest in platform sneakers? Really, there are not enough people sporting that fashion.

Tiffany said...

tiny disco ball really made it for me. i'm totally inspired!!!

Ginny said...

This made my morning!

Emily said...

I love this SO MUCH.

Leah said...

SECRET BEST FRIEND! I DO THIS DANCE EVERY WEEKEND!

keepfeeling said...

is it weird if i want to watch this all the time?!?!

JOHANNA said...

OMG; this is hilarious! I love Robyn and her "call your girlfriend" video is amazing.. I was at a concert w her the other day and she's soo cool!

Good job ;)

nileta said...

thank u sososososso much for this! it really put a smile on my face! is it true? you will be doing a new one?

Virve said...

awesome video!

MacKenzie Smith said...

OH MY GOD, you are fucking awesome. I love this so so so much.

Heather Taylor said...

hiiiiii! loving this all day! my soundtrack!

JennyT said...

Major kudos for this. I was pretty much waiting to see if you would do the little back flip thing. Flawless!

Megan Taylor said...

Can't STOP!!!

kori said...

Watched this on Friday and it made my whole weekend better! Now I can't get that song out of my head or the thought of how much fun that must have been to do! Looking forward to the next one. :)

Jennifer said...

This is AMAZING.

Kimberly said...

I have had a crappy day from Craptown, and this video made me smile anyway. It was awesome and you did a phenomenal job. THANK YOU :)

commoncents said...

CONGRATS on being chosen a Blog of Note!!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Danny said...

hahah great stuff, more videos like this, pleasse

Matt said...

Rent a tour bus and do Hang With Me? Just a thought.

Zoey said...

Haha, the tiny discoball in the corner adds a nice touch!

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Savory Tv said...

I have no idea who you are, but I like your version more! Because...you rock it with sauce in a 200 sq ft NYC apt, and you shoot in better light :) Cheers!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Haha, I bet you had a fantastic time!! :)

Simone said...

MY HERO. Seriously made my week. Beyond.
xxS

Game Classifieds said...

This is one video that should definitely go Viral!

And BTW:
Congratulations on your "Blog of Note" award.

from Games Classified

Canadianbloggergirl said...

Congrats on receiving Blog of Note yesterday, hence the reason I came across your blog. I love the recreation of the music video. You truly have some talent there.

CBG
canadianbloggergirl.blogspot.com

vananhshop.com said...

This is great! Moar music videos www.vananhshop.com

CINCHED AT THE WAIST said...

amazeballs- i'm referring to your dance moves and of course those leggings of note. rock them florals.

stunning job,
Annina
www.cinchedatthewaist.com

Rachel said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. HAMAZING.

Alex said...
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Alex said...

Had to Tweet this immediately! Next time I run to this song, I'll be all smiles and laughs thinking of your hilarity :D
(Also, I'm totally going to attempt this attempt next time I'm home alone with a tiny disco ball.)

Amit said...

good
i like it



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lisa fika said...

yeay amelia and co.! this put a giant smile on my face!!! xo.

Kate said...

that was AWESOME!

Nata-tat-tat said...

i was practically smiling the whole time and envied at how much fun you were having while I am trying to finish my homework.

Luisa said...

So, I hope this isn't awkward or anything, but AMELIA OMG I LOVE YOU. This is so beyond awesome. The dry ice! The bubbles! Freaking hilarious. Thank you for making my day. xo

bercton said...

Beautiful voice! Nice Video!

Sad eyed lady (of the Lowlands) said...

Don't you just love the Google errors, it makes me forget there's an error at all.. Finally something not so businesslike.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Congrats you were awesome!!

seesaw designs said...

you are incredible! awesome.

david_4325@msn.com said...

Nice video. Good coordinated moves.

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Brian Bedell said...

Good job on getting blog of note. Keep up the Great Work!

Brian

Panna Days, Guinness Nights
An Alternate Truth
The Every Day Guide To Herb Gardening

SG said...

This is incredible. You and your friends are seriously incredible. I love it.

sg said...

I am addicted! I just watched it again!

azerty76600 said...

nice video .

Grace said...

watching this was the best part of my day...possibly my week...you are hilarious!!

PUNTIYO said...

Enhorabuena . Eres un blog notable. El mio fue nombrado así en el año 2007, aun sigo escribiendo ilusionado.

Amy said...

Oh my god..this is brilliant!!! hahah...ur awesome!

Sophia said...

Your version was so funny! But why have I not heard this song before? Either the song is very old or I am very out of touch....

Mike said...

You just gave me an idea for how I'm going to spend next sat

Kerry said...

How fantastic. Just found your blog and this is the first one I read. I might be hooked already. How fun!

Janae said...

Beyond amazing.

you-wee because said...

Nice yellow curtains.

They make the different.

Definitely.

Hälsningar / regards / Gruesse

Uwe.

The College Cuisiner said...

This was great! Much better that the original! How many times did you start laughing in the middle of it?

Sam said...

Like all of your blogging, this would be way better if you were a gay guy. (I originally thought you were, when I first read a couple of posts, maybe because I was linked from Lottie & Doof.) Robyn's not really for straight people...

racingyogagirl said...

You have caused a serious obsession at our house with your fabulous video! It involves turning on your video & family members imitating YOU! We think you are better than Robyn! Can't wait to see what Greg James at BBC Radio does with his version on Friday!

amelia said...

@racingyogagirl awwww, that is so fun/hilarious to hear!! And thanks for pointing me to the fact that Greg James is doing a version. I will certainly check that out come Friday!

Hannah said...

This was amazing! I definitely subscribing! x

Chilly Beans said...

I just found your blog through "Blog of Note" and I'm an instant fan. You're awesome. That video was pretty cool, and your interpretation? Pure genius. You totally nailed it. Thanks for making me smile, laugh, and want to dance! Keep rocking it out.

Jimmy Martini said...

hahaha,
yours was waaayy better than the original!
;)

Angiee said...

This was absolutely amazing! My friend and I have been dyingg to learn this dance (she was in a cast)

Mrs.Anonymous said...

Hahaha awesome video! You did a great job! I enjoyed it! :)

Carmen said...

wow

Fiona said...

Genuinely one of the best things I've seen online. Ever. I now have plans to clear a room in my house and do just this!! xx

Jennie said...

OMG I love this. Amelia! Teach that dance to me!!!

My name is Susan Hazel. said...

I'm a little late on this, but I think you're my new favorite person.

My name is Susan Hazel. said...
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Anonymous said...

Have you seen this? Not nearly as fun as yours, but lovely voices!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNE9bUa2D0c

amelia said...

@anonymous -- that's so rad! thanks for sharing.

Mary Anne said...

This is to just to give you...your 100th comment!! Does it count???

Anonymous said...

I seriously love this, makes me happy just watching!!! YAY

Rosie said...

This is the best thing I have ever seen.

Kara said...

Might just watch old BA videos for the rest of the day...

Lydia said...

Oh my gosh. I just came to your space via The Wednesday Chef and have taken the grand tour this afternoon. Pretty terrible 'cause I need to be clocking hours. I have danced in the privacy my own home to this music video on countless occasions. It just makes me happy to know you're out there.

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Great!!!! Totally wonderful. You rock!!!!

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