This Frozen number has taken the internet by storm. “Let it Go” is a catchy winter ballad scheduled to make an appearance at the 2014 Academy Awards, where the Tony award-winning actress who plays Elsa in Frozen, Idina Menzel, will be singing it live. Regardless of whether her song also wins the Oscar for which it’s been nominated, Menzel’s on-screen rendition has long-since won over the web. Here are seven musical tributes, covers, and spoofs so strange that they have to be seen to be believed.
1. The Mom Parody
“Let the tantrum rage on! The screaming never bothered me anyway…” declares this blithe anthem to overworked mothers everywhere.
2. Disgruntled Alto Version (NSFW!)
One YouTuber with a self-described “sexy low range” decided to vent her rage against the fact that Disney musicians' songs always seem to be written exclusively for high-voiced singers. Hilarity (and profanity) ensues!
3. Frozen versus Google Translate
Sorry foreign language students: you’ll have to finish your homework the old-fashioned way. Malinda Kathleen Reese exposed the inadequacies of Google Translate by typing “Let it Go” lyrics into several different language-adapters on the site (such as Chinese, Macedonian, and Creole), which she then translated back into English. Her final product is a beautifully-sung linguistic spasm that’s well worth checking out.
4. Fake Traffic Reporter Sings “Just Don’t Go!”
Leave it to Disney to release a mega-hit called Frozen in the middle of a polar vortex. Bob Herzog, a popular Cincinnati news anchor, capitalized on the coincidence by re-writing the lyrics to reflect the trials and tribulations of a dejected traffic reporter. The result? An epic parody with lyrics like “I must share what dispatchers say. All the traction’s gone … the schools closed or at least they’re on a delay.”
5. Mister Freeze’s Cover
A Schwarzenegger sound-alike sings a karaoke version while adding footage from Ahnuld’s memorable portrayal of Mister Freeze in the nausea-inducing 1997 box office bomb Batman and Robin.
6. The Star Trek Parody
This one’s based on Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s “make it so” catchphrase, though it sadly doesn’t include a duet with Patrick Stewart…
7. The Literal Version
Want to hear someone musically describe Queen Elsa’s every move in painstakingly-literal detail? Look no further.