YouTube Guide: How to get kids into classical music

Collective Cadenza's answer: Just put pop lyrics over the classical greats. Boom! Instant education!


Chase Hoffberger


Published Oct 23, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 8:54 am CDT

With over 72 hours of footage uploaded every minute, it’s physically impossible to keep track of the content on YouTube. But in YouTube Guide, the Daily Dot will curate its five favorite finds for each workday.

1) Collective Cadenza, “How to Get Kids Into Classical Music”

Alyssa Lower and Aiden Medina think they have a solution for the fact that kids their age refuse to pay attention to classical music: Put pop lyrics on top of classical standards. Thus, Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” meets LMFAO’s “Party Rock,” Beethoven’s “Fur Elise” meets Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” and John Williams’ “Jurassic Park Theme” meets PSY’s “Gangnam Style.”

2) Let’s Go To Class, “Davida Gets a Divorce”

The foremost source on Internet Comment Etiquette is also quite the sketch comedian. In this routine from his comedy duo Let’s Go To Class, Erik confronts the woman he married because he thought that she was a man.

3) Peter Gilroy, “Red Bull Space Poop”

Think Felix Baumgartner’s free fall from space is impressive? Take a look at Peter Gilroy. The Joe Dirt descendent decided to eat a cart full of burritos before ascending into space in an effort to break the record for “the highest poop ever taken.” “And it just broke the smell barrier.”

4) The Realest Candidate, “Leaked: Pulled Campaign Ad”

Unlikely fictional presidential pundit Michael Che’s most recent campaign ad for Mitt Romney got pulled off YouTube, but the Above Average Network was able to bring it back. “We need a president that believes in the American dream of everybody having a vodka company,” Che says. “I want a president who’s not afraid of taking advantage of natural resources—in other people’s countries.”

5) Harvard Sailing Team, “Intervention: Unfunny Dad”

What’s the worst thing that a child could possibly go through? How about a dad with no sense of humor. The New York-based Harvard Sailing Team troupe tackles the embarrassing issue surrounding unfunny dads and provides a blueprint for the best way to talk your dad right off the comedic ledge.

Photo via Collective Cadenza/YouTube

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*First Published: Oct 23, 2012, 7:07 pm CDT