R&B music usually falls outside my radar. Still, I am a bit familiar with “Single Ladies”, a video by Beyonce. Or rather, its effect of making certain famous lads don leotards and high heels to gyrate for the camera.
The first, and quite infamous, video that I discovered belongs to SNL, where you have Beyonce leading some lads as her back-up dancers to “Single Ladies”. Look at Justin Timberlake go!
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And now, perhaps with slightly less grace, but a generous amount of enthusiasm, elbow angles, and flippy hair….Joe Jonas of Jonas Brothers takes on the role of dancer for Single Ladies.
If this is his first time dancing in high heels, he’s not doing too badly — considering some people can’t even balance enough to walk for the first two minutes. Still needs to work on it though .
Yknow, I’d never heard of the Jonas Brothers before this, so it was certainly an interesting introduction.
I sometimes find videos of crossdressing for comedies to be executed in very bad taste, but I reckon the two videos have a certain balance to them beyond the semi-tottering on high heels
Celebrities aren’t the only one getting down to Single Ladies on Youtube. You do get other varieties like Tyrone Jone’s:
To end the videos of lads dancing, I think you can’t go wrong with Paul Rudd. He was in the SNL skit above (as the host), and he’ll be in the bromance “I Love You, Man”, coming to theatres soon. No, he’s not dancing to Single Ladies, nor is he getting intimate with another man (sorry)…but look how zippy he gets on the dancefloor:
You know you want to dance with Paul Rudd.
Enjoy trawling the internets, I’ll get back to you all next week. I’m off camping at The Grampians for the weekend (my bff mistook my meaning when I said “I like campy men”), so ta!
Let me know what you thought of the videos, I’ve put links under each of them in case you have trouble loading all of them in this page.