Tegan and Sara Premiere Lego Masterpiece “Everything Is Awesome,” Are Playing Dinah Shore

Today, the internet gifted us with “Everything is Awesome,” a demented video game synthesizer explosion performed by Canadian wonder-twins Tegan and Sara and their partner in lesbian haircuts, Andy Samberg of the Lonely Island.  The track is two minutes and forty-three seconds of sugar-high hyper enthusiasm, and it’s the lead single off the soundtrack of Warner Brothers’ upcoming The Lego Movie.  The rest of the soundtrack is mostly scored by Devo’s Mark Mothersbaugh, save for a mysterious track called “Untitled Self Portrait” by Will Arnett.

The film (out Feb 7 in the US) is based on the trials and tribulations of some brightly-coloured plastic blocks most of us played with as children.  Ever since Rihanna and Liam Neeson delivered Oscar-worthy performances as they battled sinister aliens on the high seas in the epic masterpiece of a film known as Battleship, movies based on generally context-less kids’ toys have become very sought-after.  Thank you, Hollywood.  Thank you.

I see you, Alternative Lifestyle Haircut Lego Woman.

I see you, Alternative Lifestyle Haircut Lego Woman.

Anyway, the song’s pretty great.  Tegan and Sara’s next move will be to bring “Everything is Awesome” to Dinah Shore, whose musical guests also include Mary Lambert, Hunter Valentine and Iggy Azalea.  The notorious ladies’ weekend takes place between April 2-6 in Palm Springs, California, and it promises to be just as wholesome and charming as singing a song about happiness in a children’s movie.

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      I only became a fan two years ago and even I miss their “This is Everything” days.

      That being said – I’m happy for their success! I saw them live last summer and they’re still extremely talented and funny and nice.

      (This song, however … I really can’t keep up with it. It’s not my thing!)

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    I can dig it. A saccharine, hyperactive dance tune for what will probably be a saccharine, hyperactive movie that is all fluff and no substance that I will probably still go see because LEGOS. COME ON GUYS.
    Kudos, Tegan and Sara. I won’t begrudge you your commercial success. Just remember your roots and don’t give up making music that we can actually connect with.

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    It’s a kid’s movie. Of course they’re not going to be singing about how they “feel the knife going in” and whatnot. This song is exactly what it needs to be. I don’t take it as a sign that Tegan and Sara will stop making great songs for adults anymore than I take it as a sign that The Lonely Island will stop being vulgar.

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    I can’t get into it. I’d say I’m not the target audience, but it’s Lego so I should be – I spend a boatload of cash on Lego and Lego video games. They kinda have an all-ages target market.

    What happened to those well-crafted songs/movies/toys that appealed to both kids and adults? You know, with the cute stuff that kids like and the funny stuff that kids don’t understand but adults love?

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