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Monday, August 11, 2008

Canon Rock on YouTube

In the Baroque years of around 1680, Johann Pachelbel from Germany composed his Canon D in Major. Centuries later, that particular meme has spread to YouTube as well in the form of Canon Rock, a search for which yields 19,000 results right now. Below is an example by Japanese user Khaluah20, but at currently 187,000+ views it’s not the most popular example... with over 47 million views, Guitar90’s version (“Practice, Practice, Practice and get a copy of Guitar Master Pro, that’s how I did it!”) ranks higher, creating the 86th most watched YouTube channel.

[Via Spiegel, which currently asks if the internet is making us dumb – the latter word in Google-colored letters.]

Update: Embedding of above video has been disabled by the user, though you can still watch it on YouTube.


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