Star Wars Characters Sing Smash Mouth's 'All Star' and It's Annoyingly Good

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You can blame Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show for all those “lol you’ve gotta watch this!” emails from your mom that you constantly have to delete. But we begrudgingly have to admit that aliens, Jedis, droids, and Sith singing Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is shockingly well done.

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The video uses clips from every single Star Wars movie, right up through Rogue One (but wisely leaving out Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure). These days May the Fourth has become a non-stop barrage of brands trying to cash in on the popularity of Star Wars via social media, but somehow this—despite being based on one of the most obnoxious, overplayed songs of all time—doesn’t feel quite as gross.

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This is done in the same style as the “rapping the news” videos that he does—which are always good. I lay that goodness at the feet of interns scouring video and editors who are really good at their job. Also, apropos of nothing here, this should also be mentioned on Star Wars Day: