My Faithful Readers know me as a real purist with classic film -- I saw a commercial years ago that had used special effects to have Fred Astaire doing one of his best numbers with a vacuum cleaner replacing the girl. I almost had to call paramedics to be taken to the hospital! So this is a surprise to me ... in looking for Gene Kelly numbers on YouTube, I ran across a tribute to Kelly set to 80's singing star Robert Palmer's hit song, "Simply Irresistible." My first thought was, oh Lord, here we go again. I've seen several posts on there which replace the music from classic film musical number with stupid rap songs or disco crap. Makes me sick and shivery every time.
This is completely different. For one thing, I love Robert Palmer and this great song, but even that wouldn't do it. The creator of this clip, KYO175, put an incredible amount of work into it. The clips of several Kelly dance numbers actually match the rhythm of the song, and it's absolutely thrilling. To anyone who knows me, they know it has to be really good for me to even like it, much less highlight and share it. Hope you like it too!
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Thank you KYO175 for your creation, which matches its name!