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When CaptainSparklez crushed the original artists on YouTube: TNT – Minecraft parody of Taio Cruz’s Dynamite

In our days of parodies and remixes, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that sometimes the parody is more loved than the original.  Here are some parody songs that CaptainSparklez did better than the original artists – and some that he didn’t, according to Youtubers.

CaptainSparklez, whose real name is Jordan Maron, released TNT (a parody of Taio Cruz’s Dynamite) on February 26, 2011.  It was the first Minecraft song posted on his YouTube channel, CaptainSparklez.

At the end of the music video, he shares the song’s credit with Igor Gordienko (TryHardNinja to many Youtubers) for vocals and Christopher Lee (Doc Exx on YouTube) for his part in audio mixing and production.  As for the rest, such as assembling, animating and editing visuals, as well as, recreating the Dynamite instrumental using Minecraft note blocks and writing lyrics (with some input from TryHardNinja) were done by CaptainSparklez himself.

 

Song Title: TNTArtists: CaptianSparklez and TryHardNinja

YouTube Channel: CaptinSparklez

Views: 93,751,770

Likes: 769K

Source: YouTube

Song Title: DynamiteArtist: Taio Cruz

YouTube Channel: Taio CruzVEVO

Views: 32,175,398

Likes: 127K

Source: YouTube

 

Let’s Compare Lyrics

I came to dig dig dig digI’ll build a city oh so big big big bigJust wait a sec, gotta kill this pig pig pig pigCook me some bacon and take a swig swig swig swig
Yeah, yeah
There must be something I can craftTo ease the burden of this task, Yeah
I shoot my arrows in the air sometimesSaying ay-oh, that creeper’s KO’d
Loot his remains and now his sulfur’s mineSaying ay-oh, not today no
And then I’ll go to workUnder the birch treeAnd I’ll make myselfTons of TNTCause I’ll use these blocksI’ll build a big cityAnd I’ll mine it allUsing TNT
I came to blow blow blow blowUp everything you’ve ever known known known known

Expel you out of house and home home home home

Biome to biome you shall roam roam roam
Yeah, yeah
Cause I’m a creeper I will rob

All of your items it’s my job, yeah
I shoot my arrows in the air sometimes

Saying ay-oh, creeper’s KO’d
Teabag his ghost and now his sulfur’s mine

Sayin’ ay-oh, MLG pro
And then I’ll head back home

Where I’ll smile with glee

That now I can make

Lots of TNT

‘Cause I rule my world

Made in 3 by 3

I’m-a blow stuff up

With my TNT
I’m gonna blow it all up

Every mountain every valley

Ruler of the world, yup

All of the animals will fear me

Cause TNT is awesome

And TNT, is just really cool, is just really cool

I’m gonna shoot my arrows in the air, yeah

Arrows in the the air

Shoot your arrows in the air-air-air-air-air-air…
I shoot my arrows in the air sometimes

Saying ay-oh, creeper’s KO’d
Teabag his ghost and now his sulfur’s mine

Saying’ ay-oh, MLG pro
And then I’ll head back home

Where I’ll smile with glee

That now I can make

Lots of TNT

‘Cause I rule my world

Made in 3 by 3

I’m-a blow stuff up

With my TNT

Source: LyricsFreak

I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,Saying AYO! Gotta let go!I wanna celebrate and live my life,Saying AYO! Baby, let’s go!
I came to dance, dance, dance, danceI hit the floor ’cause that’s my plans, plans, plans, plansI’m wearing all my favorite brands, brands, brands, brandsGive me some space for both my hands, hands, hands, hands
Yeah, yeah
‘Cause it goes on and on and on…And it goes on and on and on…
Yeah!
I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,Saying AYO! Gotta let go!I wanna celebrate and live my life,Saying AYO! Baby, let’s go!
‘Cause we gon’ rock this club,We gon’ go all night,We gon’ light it up,Like it’s dynamite!’Cause I told you once,

Now I told you twice,

We gon’ light it up,

Like it’s dynamite!
I came to move, move, move, move

Get out the way of me and my crew, crew, crew, crew

I’m in the club so I’m gonna do, do, do, do

Just what the f***, came here to do, do, do, do
Yeah, yeah
‘Cause it goes on and on and on…

And it goes on and on and on…
Yeah!
I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,

Saying AYO! Gotta let go!

I wanna celebrate and live my life,

Saying AYO! Baby, let’s go!
‘Cause we gon’ rock this club,

We gon’ go all night,

We gon’ light it up,

Like it’s dynamite!

‘Cause I told you once,

Now I told you twice,

We gon’ light it up,

Like it’s dynamite!
I’m gonna take it all,

I, I’m gonna be the last one standing.

Higher over all,

I, I’m gonna be the last one landing.

Cause I, I, I believe it,

And I, I, I, I just want it all…

I just want it all…

I’m gonna put my hands in the air!

Hands, hands in the air!

Put your hands in the air!
I throw my hands up in the air sometimes,

Saying AYO! Gotta let go!

I wanna celebrate and live my life,

Saying AYO! Baby, let’s go!
‘Cause we gon’ rock this club,

We gon’ go all night,

We gon’ light it up,

Like it’s dynamite!

‘Cause I told you once,

Now I told you twice,

We gon’ light it up,

Like it’s dynamite!

Source: A-Z Lyrics

 

Since was uploaded on February 2011, reaction from the population was nothing short of explosive.  (Pun totally intended!)  Past four years, many Youtube viewers have added comments ((196,476 of them, to be exact) to the video to express wide range of their love, support and other various reactions.  Among, literally thousands and thousands of comments, here are some that have caught my eyes for one reason or the other.

There were many nostalgic comments about how good Minecraft used to be – or not, in some cases:

Angry nostalgia

“Anyone remember the good days before eight years old took over Minecraft? And when Notch ACTUALLY made useful updates? Or the time when Sky actually cared? Or when Vanoss was at 1Mil And Sky was at 3Mil? Anyone remember when Tf2 wasn’t invaded by f***tards. I hope all of you do cuz ANY popular games now a days is gonna dunf***… So have a happy day! CUZ Eight-year-olds are going to f*** any other “cool games” left…” (holo51man1, 3 months ago)

Realistic nostalgia

Remember the good days before eight year old’s took over Minecraft? Remember when cobblestone had more contrast and Grass looked more bright neon. And when the land actually looked good. When the mountains would go so high that the trees would reach the limit and cut in half. Remember when PaulSaursJr. built that hot tub or did minecraft dad? Well i remember because I don’t know about you guys but i found out a way to play the old update on xbox. Just simply delete the update in the system storage. I wish people would still make old version servers. If you don’t know what i mean by “old”, then you don’t need to read this.” (SillyWaffleFace, 1 month ago)

Less on nostalgia and more on anger

F*** MINECRAFT 1.8 F*** MINECRAFT 1.7 BETA IS 10 TIMES BETTER!!!  LIKE IF YOU FEEL THE SAME! (PrankcallKing NL, 5 months ago)

Anti-nostalgia

“Quit it with all the “remember when…” comments! If you like the older versions of Minecraft, just play the older versions, for God’s sake! About 80% of the comments I’ve seen so far are people just hating on how far Minecraft’s come! Everyone’s complaining about how Minecraft is slowly dying away; maybe that’s because nobody’s supporting change! On another note, I DO think Mojang should add an enchantment for bows that decreases the draw time. Maybe at level 3 (or whatever the maximum level) we can come close to that machine gun-like firing speed that everybody loves!” (TheGigaBrain,  3 weeks ago)

Then, there were some with the hushed tone of true conspiracy theorists.

Conspiracy

“2:12 Horse in background. :0 …There were no horses back then. o_o” (Ktrbrady, 3 months ago)

“Did anybody else notice the horse at about 2:12? It’s the same exact model as the ones in 1.6… SPARKLEZ PREDICTED IT” (Sophie Serino, 1 month ago)

“if this video is in 2011 how come there is a horse seen in the time 2:12 ….. WTF” (Hunter_Kieran, 3 hours ago)

“Everybody’s talking about the horse in the background but nobody gives a damn about the birds.” (Ano Nymous, 1 hour ago)

The odd one…

Then, there is the one that has an answer for all questions.  Well, except about birds.  We won’t tell Ano Nymous…)

“1:30 : Fox

2:10 : Horse

2:26 : Cat

3:03 : Crow

Mo’ Creatures CONFIRMED” (salman shahzad, 1 month ago)

There is one that was pretty heavy on conspiracy theory but very light on facts.

“how does this have 90 million views if there are only -7 million people in the world! captainsparklez quit hacking! you hacker” (Boobon, 1 month ago)

According to PoluationInstititue.org, there are over 7 billion, not 7 million people in the world.

And, other honorable mentions…

Very ambiguous one

“who kills a pig with a shovel?” (Ian Tennant, 2 weeks ago)

I am not sure if this Youtube viewer’s outrage is on ‘kill’ or ‘shovel’

Either pointless or Zen, you tell me

“He said swig instead of sip” (shoncidemon, 1 month ago)

This one seems bit lost

“this song is like dynamite byt diffreat” (Lana V, 2 months ago)

Two replies for above statement were

“NO SHIT…. I WONDER WHAT F***ING PARADY THIS IS…..” (TheFriendlyHoloMan, 2 months ago)

“god you ar a 3 year old” (amanda haines, 2 weeks ago)

The one that I am pretty sure is all gibberish

“Kdjshhshwuek Hgwhwhhjwldm.rhgskrjjf R Jsjskgskssysjdhvgcycjj” (Leonardodaniel Roman, 1 month ago)

 

And of course, a damn fancy one

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DAMN THIS COMMENT IS FANCY! ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬۩۞۩▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

(Agnieszka Rapala, 3 weeks ago)

 

TNT, since its release, has been viewed 93,656,997 times, shared 42,509 times and liked 769,000 times. (Cumulative through March 9, 2015)  Compare it to Taio Cruz’s Dynamite music video that has been viewed 32,199,181 times and liked 127,000 times, I would need to quote CaptainSparklez and say, “This is gnarbuckle, bro!”

Source: YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2rDbRUDkds&list=PL46AC023F645C709C&index=3)

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