The song was released as a single back in April, but the video has been getting a lot of play on VH1 and the MTV networks as of late. The four minute eleven second clip, directed by Todd Edwards, is almost a shot-for-shot remake of Ray Charles’ “Shake Your Tailfeather” scene in The Blues Brothers.
It’s not an exact copy. We are visiting Tay’s Music Exchange instead of Ray’s Music Exchange, Zac Hanson apparently doesn’t own a black suit, and since the Hanson song is longer than the Ray Charles’ song, the former deviates from the latter towards the end of the song.
And if the person stepping into the shoes of Murphy “Murph” Dunne in the Hanson video looks familiar, well, that’s because he is. He is recording legend “Weird Al” Yankovic. Yankovic is friends with Hanson, and appeared in the cameo as a favor.
For your viewing comparison, here is the original:
And here is the Hanson remake:
Personally, I think this is pretty darn cool.