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  • Hey, how's it going?

  • Welcome back to another episode...

  • Of Twoset Violin.

  • You already know from the title,

  • but today we will be listening to some pop music.

  • *Gasp*

  • Oh!!!

  • - Pop?! - Pop music on TwoSet Violin??

  • How's that pop-ssi, pop-ssi, pop-ssible?

  • Our friends sent us some links of pop...

  • Songs, I wanted to say pieces,

  • but songs that apparently...

  • Were either inspired or influenced by classical music.

  • We just thought we'd watch it together today.

  • Listen to them, see if we can identify the source and...

  • And try not to cast our judgment on them.

  • On one hand, it would be cool to see how...

  • Classical music is still truly alive in today's pop music.

  • Mhm.

  • But also just to see...

  • Whether how creatively or un-creatively

  • - they have reimagined it. - That's true.

  • And first one we have...

  • Z...

  • A piece, I mean...

  • Song.

  • Called "Blue" by a guy called Zayn,

  • - who apparently has 11.2 million subscribers. - Whoa...

  • Zayn...

  • I don't know who he is.

  • Makes me feel quite in-Zayn!

  • - Oh!!! - Oh!!!

  • Oh, yeah, that's um...

  • Um... The Bach Prelude.

  • C major.

  • - It's also the Ave Maria chords, right? - It is.

  • Ooo.

  • The harmony is the same.

  • - But his melody is completely different. - He changed the melody.

  • Which I actually appreciate.

  • Yeah, thank you.

  • Because um...

  • It's definitely Bach, but it's different.

  • Yeah.

  • And I like it.

  • But, I mean, I don't like it cause it's pop, but I like it.

  • Yeah, I still prefer Bach.

  • To be honest.

  • It's a bit more pure.

  • Purer than Zayn.

  • I mean no offense to Zayn.

  • 11.2 million Zayn subscribers just like...

  • "Dislike."

  • "You guys are attacking pop s -"

  • I know, I just prefer Bach.

  • I think it's cool too that it's also like doo-doo-doo-doo.

  • - Yeah. - It's like a...

  • - Honky-tonk. - Voice.

  • A voice.

  • Okay, it's a voice.

  • Instead of piano.

  • - Yeah. That's true. - Nice.

  • It looks like coffee beans in the background.

  • Anyway, that's all I see.

  • Next one.

  • All right, this isn't like modern day pop.

  • But it's a very famous song.

  • Celine Dion's "All by Myself."

  • Which we all love.

  • But, I mean, I don't like it cause it's pop.

  • When I was young

  • ♪ I never needed anyone

  • I don't know it.

  • - You don't know this song? - Nah.

  • Bro...

  • And making love

  • Celine Dion's O.G.

  • Just for fun

  • Those days are gone

  • Livin' alone

  • ♪ I think of all the friends I've known

  • But when I dial the telephone

  • Da~ Da~ Da~

  • - ♪ Nobody's home ♪ - Da~ Da~ Da~ Da~

  • - Oh, I know this one. - Yeah.

  • - ♪ All by ♪ - All by~

  • I mean I don't know it, cause it's pop.

  • I don't know if you guys caught it,

  • but that was very clearly

  • Rachmaninoff concerto no.2. Piano concerto.

  • A little bit, right?

  • Yeah, it sounds kind of similar.

  • Yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • And then, this bit.

  • It's the same, right?

  • In the, no... The strings, listen to the strings.

  • - That's the same. - Da~ Da~ Da~

  • Da~ Da~

  • And this one is...

  • Da~ Da~ Da~ Da~ Da~ Da~

  • - Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah. - It's the same.

  • But just in the violins.

  • - Yeah. - Versus the...

  • Wow, Celine Dion, didn't know you like the violins.

  • - Hmm... - Hmm...

  • Rachmaninoff, the O.G romantic.

  • Did you guys hear that?

  • Next one.

  • Apparently, this is an Asian song.

  • By S.H.E called "Bu Xiang Zhang Da."

  • Like...

  • A combination of everything.

  • Dude, that had like freaking Indian drums.

  • Indian drums, bass line, techno.

  • Doom!

  • Bro, that was the most confusing mix of genres.

  • I wanna listen again. That was so funny.

  • Da-da-da!

  • All right, in case for those of you that

  • don't know the original, we'll play it here for you.

  • Very, very, very famous.

  • If you don't know, be ready for an IQ boost of 50.

  • Oh god.

  • I mean, this whole video is going to be copystriked.

  • I know.

  • So please check out our apparel,

  • cause it's going to get copystriked.

  • Check it out. Mmm.

  • Don't forget to practice.

  • But it's the famous...

  • *Hums music*

  • Isn't it crazy that

  • a semitone can become so recognizable?

  • - I know. - Na, na, na, na, na~

  • Mozart nailed it.

  • Apparently it's someone called Little Mix.

  • 13.6 million.

  • Have you heard of Little Mix?

  • No, are they going to mix a lot of classical music?

  • - Just a little bit. - Just a little bit.

  • - It's a little mix. - Little mix.

  • - Not a lot, a little mix. - It's a little mix of classical music!

  • Da~ Da~ Da~ Da~ Da~

  • - You know it, right? Yeah. - Yeah.

  • She lives in the shadow of a lonely girl

  • Voice so quiet

  • Oh, it's still going in the background.

  • It's still running.

  • The harmonies.

  • Doo-doo~ It's a very famous pavane by Fauré.

  • Mmm...

  • But they just added some hip-hop beats.

  • Tchkchakck.

  • We'll show the evidence...

  • That it is indeed inspired by Fauré.

  • Dude, the most iconic.

  • O.G.

  • So, the next one.

  • Maroon 5, "Memories."

  • 530 million views...

  • Woah...

  • Did you get it, guys?

  • If you didn't...

  • Check this out.

  • - Mmm... - Hmm...

  • They took every cellist's favorite piece.

  • Oh yeah, every cellist is like...

  • "How dare you take it away from us?"

  • - "We suffered all these weddings." - "We suffered for so long."

  • Here's to the ones that we got

  • Cheers to the wish you were here, but you're not

  • ♪ 'Cause the drinks bring back all the memories

  • Of everything we've been through

  • You know what would be so funny?

  • Imagine you started playing at a gig.

  • Pachelbel's Canon in D,

  • - because it's the same chords. - It's the same chords.

  • And the first violinist starts playing...

  • Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo~

  • I mean a lot of people won't know

  • it's from classical music actually.

  • - Subconsciously. - Subconsciously.

  • But they won't be able to put the dots together.

  • Yeah.

  • They be like, "oh, that's the one!"

  • "Yeah, Pachelbel! Yeah!"

  • Pachelbel just got another hun -

  • 530 million views.

  • Yeah.

  • - In the background. - Whoo!

  • All right.

  • - Bum Bum Tam Tam. - Bum Bum Tam Tam.

  • I think we made a short skit about this once.

  • Oh, really? Okay.

  • Yeah, I think you'll recognize it.

  • Oh.

  • Oh, yeah, yeah.

  • Yeah.

  • Eh!

  • Ah!

  • Ah.

  • Uh.

  • Ah.

  • ♪ É a flauta envolvente que mexe com a mente

  • De quempresente, as novinha saliente

  • Fica loucona e se joga pra gente

  • ♪ Aí eu falei assim pra ela

  • I love how the beginning is like Bach, right?

  • And then once the beat comes in,

  • the flute part is reduced to...

  • Eh~

  • Eh~

  • It's just like one note from Bach.

  • They had to dumb it down.

  • They had to dumb it down for the masses.

  • Try not to cast our judgment on them.

  • This is literally the reaction of every pop person

  • that is listening.

  • *Hums the introduction*

  • Bom! "Oh, yeah!"

  • I mean, it's cool though.

  • I think it's very creative that they found...

  • Bach and um...

  • - And used that part. - Turned it into something...

  • Very non-Bach.

  • - Imagine Bach hearing this. - He's such a religious person.

  • - Seeing this music video. - He'd be like...

  • "This is sacrilegious."

  • - He would be. - "Oh!"

  • - So sacrilegious. - "Oh, my fugues, my toccatas."

  • All these toccatas on screen.

  • Apparently, some people have said this one.

  • I'm not so sure about, but we'll listen to it.

  • This is "White Stripes."

  • You know this.

  • - Oh, I know this one. Yeah. - Pretty famous.

  • - Doo-loo-doo~ - Doo-doo~

  • I've never actually watched the music video for this.

  • Me neither.

  • Dude, it's so trippy.

  • I feel like I'm unlocking some consciousness.

  • All right, so some people on the internet

  • have been saying that it is taken from Bruckner.

  • Let's see if it's true.

  • It's kind of fun listening to that and listening to this.

  • - Yeah, cause they're so different. - It's so...

  • It's so different.

  • I don't think so for me.

  • This one to me feels like,

  • it could have been a coincidence.

  • I believe it was a coincidence.

  • I mean, he might have copied it from Bruckner

  • or be inspired,

  • but it also very much could have been...

  • He just came up with that idea.

  • Yeah, and I also highly doubt

  • they would listen to Bruckner.

  • Is that too rough?

  • And try not to cast our judgment on them.

  • They just don't strike me as a -

  • They just don't strike me as

  • people that will listen to Bruckner.

  • Maybe they do.