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Judy Garland sings Over the Rainbow for US troops (1943)

Judy Garland sings Over the Rainbow for US troops in this 1943 radio show performance during World War II. A timeless classic, the song debuted in The Wizard of Oz in 1939, and is a kiddo favorite.

Night Stroll

Night Stroll, animated by Tao Tajima, who filmed the footage near his home in Tokyo, Japan. Music by Ris Paul Ric. via icecreamhater.

Blues Brothers & Ray Charles – Shake a Tail Feather (1980)

When you’re looking to buy an instrument, you should really test it out to make sure it’s still in good condition. In this scene from the Blues Brothers (1980), Elwood and Jake get some help from music st...

Royal Canoe – Bathtubs

The kiddos really enjoyed this instrument and effect-filled video for Royal Canoe's Bathtubs, directed by Nathan Boey, about the band’s perfectly imperfect rehearsal space in an apartment building in ...

cdza: Daft Pianists

How many people can play the piano at the same time? Music video experiment makers cdza help answer this question in Daft Pianists. Damian Sim, Erika Dohi, Michael Thurber, Allan Mednard, and Mark Johnson conceived ...

Grant Olney‘s Not From Body

This beautiful paper cut-out animated video for Grant Olney's Not From Body was directed by Hlín Davíðsdóttir. It follows an owl being ostracized by other animals in the forest and how the owl moves beyond that experi...

Otamatone Jumbo

This is the Otamatone Jumbo, not to be confused with the Otamatone or the Otamatone Deluxe. They were developed in Japan by the Cube Works Company along with Maywa Denki and Novmichi Tosa. Otamatones are available on...

Bodypercussion music videos

Bodypercussion, choreographed and performed by Santi Serratosa and Mariona Castells, to the song Not Worthy by Jack Savoretti. A fun DIY, we were able to mimic a few sections of the choreography ourselves. I...

Singing bird boxes

While googling about mechanical inventions like Mark Galt’s walking mechanical humans, I happened upon this lovely 1890 piece of restored gears and springs, with the original bellows: a singing bird mechanism. F...

AsapScience: The NEW Periodic Table Song

How fun is this AsapScience video written, directed and performed by Mitchell Moffit? Based on the famous can can piece from Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach, The NEW Periodic Table Son...

Tom Lehrer performs The Elements live (1967)

Watch singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician Tom Lehrer perform The Elements live from Copenhagen in 1967. Set to the melody, ”I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-Ge...

We Can Be Ghosts Now by Hiatus featuring Shura

Director Tom Jobbins and team bring us on the epic journey of two colorful triangles in We Can Be Ghosts Now by Hiatus featuring Shura. More shapes and patterns in the archives.

Commander Hadfield: Wringing out Water on the ISS and Space Oddity

To celebrate Commander Chris Hadfield's return to earth today, Monday, May 13, Scientific American has collected the Top 10 Commander Hadfield Videos from the International Space Station. Ex...

Plane Geometry – Angle Dance

Math + 80s glamrock = Angle Dance. The rock group “Plane Geometry” singsplains angles in this clip from Children’s Television Workshop's Square One Television, a show dedicated to teaching math....

OK Go: This Too Shall Pass (2010)

Even if you’ve seen This Too Shall Pass, the 2010 instant classic from inventive band Ok Go, it’s a great video to watch again (and again). With the help of SyynLabs, director James Frost, and the suppor...

A-Trak & Tommy Trash’s Tuna Melt

Toast slices as dominoes? Yes, please. This domino-driven Rube Goldberg-esque video may not be all in one shot — and maybe some of it is helped with some digital post-production? I’m looking at you, parach...

Sesame Street: Pinball Countdown

Has the kid seen this 1977 Sesame Street classic? Pinball Countdown, featuring the Pointer Sisters.

More (The Hunter Pixilation Project) + Joey Ramone’s New York City

Inspired by Joey Ramone's posthumous love letter to New York City, directed by Greg Jardin, high school student Kevin Chiu spent two months taking 1991 photos of 140 Hunter College HS peers and teachers to create his...