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Dancing Thom Yorke meme meets Lady Gaga, Guns N' Roses, 'Black Swan': Which is your favorite?

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lotus-flower-radioheadMove over Sad Keanu and Hipster Ariel, there’s a new meme in town: Dancing Thom Yorke.

The Radiohead frontman has become the target—or should we say, beneficiary?—of a slew of internet mash-up vids since last Friday, when his band released a video of Yorke dancing his Limey heart out to the track “Lotus Flower” off their just-released album, The King of Limbs. (See the original clip here.)

The first hybrid was an ingenious mix of Yorke and Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” a song that already knows a thing or two about web spoofs. Since then, crafty fans have set Yorke’s herky-jerky hoofing to any number of other songs, with predictably hilarious results.

Below is a round-up of a few of our favorites: Yorke boogeying to songs like Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and “Maniac” from Flashdance, and even auditioning for Vincent Cassel in a cleverly spliced Black Swan parody. Check them out, and then head to the comment board to let us know which one is your favorite:

Lady Gaga, “Bad Romance”

Michael Sembello, "Maniac" (from the movie Flashdance)

Thom Yorke auditions for Black Swan

Guns N' Roses, "Welcome to the Jungle"

and of course, the one that started it all….

Beyoncé, “Single Ladies”

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More on EW.com:
Radiohead meets Beyonce in pretty much the only way possible: Internet mashup
Radiohead’s new album and single released early today: Watch the video for ‘Lotus Flower’ here

 

Originally posted February 21 2011 — 5:34 PM EST

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