Woman performs a clever—and catchy—quarantine parody of the global hit 'Dance Monkey'

One of the greatest things to come out of the coronavirus lockdown is the creative musical burst coming from our fellow humans. We watched Jimmy Fallon, Sting, and The Roots use random household items to play The Police's "Don't Stand So Close to Me." We've seen parody takes on the Bare Naked Ladies' song "One Week" and enjoyed Hamilton cast members peform "The Zoom Where it Happens."

So many pandemic parodies, so much time.

Kelsey Walsh posted her at-home quarantine version of Tones and I's global hit "Dance Monkey" on Facebook, where it's been viewed more than 3 million times. Even if you haven't heard the original song, Walsh's performance is enjoyable and impressive in its own right. Check it out:

Clever use of homemade instruments, lovely voice, totally appropriate coronavirus mitigation and quarantine lyrics—this is one of the better pandemic parodies we've seen. Well done, Kelsey.

And for reference in case you've missed it, here's the original "Dance Monkey" song. It's been making waves around the world since it was released last year, topping the charts in 20 countries. In February, it became the first song written by a woman to hit the U.S. Billboard Top 5 since 2012.


This article originally appeared on 09.06.17

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Poor Brody was only able to get four signatures in his yearbook, two from what appeared to be teachers and one from himself that said, “Hope you make some more friends."

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She posted about the incident on Facebook.

“My poor son. Doesn’t seem like it’s getting any better. 2 teachers and a total of 2 students wrote in his yearbook,” she posted on Facebook. “Despite Brody asking all kinds of kids to sign it. So Brody took it upon himself to write to himself. My heart is shattered. Teach your kids kindness.”

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