December 03, 2012

Presenting “Extraneous Lyrics 2012”!

Our own Dave Werner is not just a kickass designer, he’s a musician with a penchant for goofing on popular music. His Extraneous Lyrics series, “where some of the year’s most popular songs are given a wordier acoustic mashup treatment,” is closing in on 1 million YouTube views (!).

Now that he works at Adobe, Dave’s traded his guitar-in-front-of-tablecloth aesthetic for After Effects motion tracking and more. So without further ado, check out “Extraneous Lyrics 2012”:

Includes Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen, Boyfriend by Justin Bieber, We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift, Gangnam Style by Psy, Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye, What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction, and We Are Young by Fun.

Posted by John Nack at 10:36 AM on December 03, 2012


  • Kirk Nelson — 12:04 PM on December 03, 2012

    Wow. Just wow. This is all kinds of awesome.

    or shall we say…

    “Quite the cornucopian assortment of astonishing and wonder-causing.”

  • Rob — 1:00 PM on December 03, 2012

    As Neil Innes said in a Bob Dylan takeoff in the mid-70’s, “I’ve suffered for my music, and now it’s your turn.”

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