With the force of a category five hurricane, "Hotline Bling," the hot new single and music video by Drake, has swept across the nation, leaving all it has touched forever changed. Like many key events in this nation's history, we will all remember where we were when Hotline Bling first graced our ears. I was eating Cheetos on my friend's couch in Wicker Park, Chicago, when a sweet melody arose from his laptop speakers, drifted across the room, entered my ears and warmed my soul.
Not only is Hotline Bling the hottest song of the fall, but its iconic music video is both unforgettable and borderline dangerously addictive. Drake dances behind a surreal backdrop, back lit by changing club colors, dancing a dance so goofy, yet so hilariously imitable. It is like Drake is mocking the way we all awkwardly break it down at the club with a few too many drinks egging us on. Don't be surprised if you start seeing many of Drake's new patented moves appearing on a dance floor near you.
The song details Drake's soft spot for an estranged lover. He's basically whining the whole time about what she's probably doing with other men. Properly enjoying this song requires ignoring the lyrics and simply rocking out to the unbearably groove-inducing tune.
Regardless, Hotline Bling is a decade defining video. A timeless staple of the 2010s that will undoubtedly live on in the annals of pop music history. There's no escaping this song as it's everywhere, at least until the next viral sensation distracts us. Just let it into your heart and join the masses dancing stiltedly, proclaiming, "I know when that hotline bling/ that can only mean one thing."
And thanks to the bored masses of the Internet, Hotline Bling has become a viral parody sensation. Virtually all segments of pop culture have been combined with the Hotline Bling song or video to create comedy gold. Here are the best of the best, the Hotline Bling parody videos I found particularly hilarious.
10 Pokemon Master
Watch as Drake lives out our childhood fantasy, throwing Poke balls with reckless abandon. Which Pokemon has Drake chosen? Will his Pokemon fight for the good of the land? Or for evil forces like Team Rocket? We may never know. But as Drake duels with an unknown Poke opponent, there is only one question that matters: Does he have what it takes to catch them all?
9 Star Wars Jedi
8 Vote for Pedro
7 The Carlton
6 Feel the Bern - Bernie Sanders
5 Wii Tennis
4 Pizza's Here
3 Hotline Pug
2 Drakes Cakes
1 Can't Stump the Trump
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