8 Rockin' YouTube Remixes

Lasse Gjertsen: Amateur

This amazing video from Norwegian musician/animator, Lasse Gjertsen, has had almost 11 million views since it was posted in November 2006. Lasse uses stop-motion edits to remix his own chopsticks-like single note drum and piano playing into an actual song.

VIDEO: Amateur by Lasse Gjertsen

Stephen Colbert: Remix Challenge

After Stephen Colbert interviewed Lawrence Lessig about his book, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, Colbert suggestively "warned" viewers that he'd be angry if a "remix with some great dance beats" were to show up. As you'd expect, they did, and here's the trippy music video Colbert made for one of the first remixes.

VIDEO: Remix Challenge by Stephen Colbert

DJ Le Clown: Xmas in New York City

This video mashup of Frank Sinatra, AC/DC, the Rolling Stones, Benzino, and the Pogues won Totalrecut's Video Remix Challenge 2008. One of the judges (the panel included Lawrence Lessig) said that it "perfectly captures the spirit of anarchy, irony, and pop culture that infuses remix culture in its purest form."

VIDEO: Xmas in New York City by DJ le Clown

DJ Steve Porter, Michael Jackson: This Is It

We were going to finish up with this funny "David After the Dentist" remix. Instead, and in honor of the late great Michael Jackson, we'll close with Steve Porter's remix from earlier in the year, when MJ announced what were to be his final London concerts. RIP Michael.

VIDEO: Michael Jackson: This Is It by DJ Steve Porter

For other PC World stories with a YouTube focus, check out the following links:

• "12 Ways to Bring YouTube to the Boob Tube"

• "Make Your Own Video Mashups for YouTube"

• "Monster YouTube MashUp Videos: Remix This"

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