- Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell’s anti-reparations argument Wednesday 7:52 PM
- Whoopi Goldberg stirs debate over her opinion regarding Bella Thorne’s nudes Wednesday 7:04 PM
- Joe Biden really, really hates raves Wednesday 6:02 PM
- RIP to the Twitter geotagging feature that no one actually used Wednesday 5:14 PM
- Facebook contractors reveal the horrors of moderating graphic content Wednesday 4:42 PM
- Prosecutor almost directly quoted Bible in trial against man who helped migrants Wednesday 4:05 PM
- TikTok’s time warp videos get it twisted Wednesday 4:03 PM
- Is a ‘Stranger Things’ and Fortnite crossover event going to happen? Wednesday 3:55 PM
- YouTube reportedly thinking about moving all kids content off the main site Wednesday 3:50 PM
- AOC calls out Democrats for tone-deaf Beyoncé tweet Wednesday 3:15 PM
- Democrat candidates come out as ‘wife guys’ Wednesday 2:45 PM
- Poll of best Batman actors fails to include Adam West, and fans are not happy Wednesday 2:25 PM
- ‘Pose’ producer Janet Mock lands historic Netflix deal Wednesday 1:54 PM
- Teen confesses to killing her best friend on video to get $9 million from a stranger online Wednesday 1:28 PM
- Democrats vote to block transgender troop ban Wednesday 12:17 PM
Let’s bring the ’00s back.
The biggest thing on Reddit today is a throwback dorm-room cover of Sugar Ray’s 1999 hit “Every Morning,” performed by a trio of extremely chill German college students. Their adorable version of the song was uploaded to YouTube in 2008, but judging by their style, the video quality, and the Offspring Conspiracy of One poster on the wall, this was recorded circa 2001.
This gem by “SamSayonara,” “Raizerblade,” and “JackDaRip08″—oh, the whimsical screennames of the aughts—sat largely undiscovered for years until it was posted to Reddit’s r/videos Sunday under the headline “This college dorm Sugar Ray cover just made my day. So wholesome.” Wholesome good times and nostalgia are apparently in demand right now, because the cover video shot up to the top of r/videos and now has more than 100,000 views.
The comment thread is also worth checking out, because discussion centers on two things: the challenges of imitating songs that aren’t in one’s first language, and the time Sugar Ray singer Mark McGrath became enraged at a teenager who called him “Sugar Gay.”
— Adam Ellis (@moby_dickhead) June 10, 2017
Finally, an eloquent response to the clearly obvious… https://t.co/EvyqoNsuFk
— Mark McGrath (@mark_mcgrath) June 10, 2017
Maybe it’s not as wholesome as everyone on Reddit is making it out to be.
Jay Hathaway is a former senior writer who specialized in internet memes and weird online culture. He previously served as the Daily Dot’s news editor, was a staff writer at Gawker, and edited the classic websites Urlesque and Download Squad. His work has also appeared on nymag.com, suicidegirls.com, and the Morning News.