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Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Fred Astaire plays (and dances to) Nice Work If You Can Get It in an iconic scene from 1937’s A Damsel in Distress. This was shot in one continuous take. There are more classics and dancing in the archives. Th...

Lusine – Two Dots

Released in 2009, Ghostly International and director Britta Johnson present Lusine's Two Dots.

NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts: No BS! Brass Band

Twelve minutes of blasting brass funk: NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts presents three songs from No BS! Brass Band. 

Louis Armstrong performs Basin Street Blues and Reveille

Louis Armstrong performs Basin Street Blues and Reveille on television in the 1950s.

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.

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....