Adreana Langston Run And Watch These My top Bed Intruder Song cover videos Culturally I must h a v e been under a rock during the summer of 2010 The attacker had the gumption to climb into a second story window of the Dodson home and attack Dodson’s sister. The reason for because somehow I just discovered the Antoine his rage is that when he first called the police Dodson video. The Dodson phenomenon has to report the incident they laughed at him. It’s been a viral sensation since August when the the flamboyancy and the passion that is funny, Gregory Brothers mixed Mr. Dodson’s interview not the content or the context. The videos that audio with synthesized music to make the made it on to my list all share the quality that Bed Intruder Song. I’m not going to explain or they do not appear to be making fun of Mr. apologize for why I can be empathetic with Dodson or of the attack on his sister. and respectful of Mr. Dodson (who I think is the NUMBER 3) ShinobiNinjaMusic living embodiment of “It Gets Better”) while I LOVE how a story about what happened Antoine Dodson’s news interview went viral and became an online laughing my behind off at his interview video to a gay Black man and his sister in the South phenomenon. and subsequent Bed Intruder Song at the same gets made into a punk/funk hybrid song sung time. by an urban Black woman and a backwards- What I am going to explain is why baseball-cap-wearing white punk rapper in a the following seven YouTube videos made my East Coast band. Only in the United States! I Black marching bands are the shizzle! cut as the top Bed Intruder Song covers. Before love the creativity of my nation. Black Eyed Peas with the Bed Intruder Song – getting to my favorite covers, let me touch on NUMBER 2) VektorMusic brilliant! Plus, for you hetero men out there, the original. The Gregory Brothers put the Bed I just like the jazzy, soulful hipness of the “dancers” in the marching band look like Intruder Song up for sale on Itunes and split their interpretation of the tune. I also like the the kind you see at “the club”. sweetness of the singer’s voice. NUMBER 4) BearAPalooza the profits with Mr. Dodson. With that money NUMBER 5) Anatnavarro Dodson and his family live in Louisiana. Dodson was able to move his family out of Ms. Navarro’s version of the song sounds So I like the fact that this cover is bluegrass the Louisiana public housing project where kinda creepy. I like this. I mean some man style, which is a style that originated in the his sister was attacked. Even though Dodson climbed in the sister’s window and tried to South. I also like the solidarity of two gay and his family benefited from the Bed Intruder rape her. I think creepy music is appropriate. white Southern men (or at least the one with Song I don’t think the Gregory Brothers pimped Ms. Navarro does this with a good melody, a the bead covered gourd is gay) covering a Dodson in the song. The song, in my reading, smooth voice and without making the song song about an incident that happened to a gay did not appear as if it was making fun of gimmicky. Black Southern man. I also just personally like Dodson due to his Southernness, his gayness, NUMBER 8) Victor Kim and Dumbfounded bluegrass music and I think this is a really well his race, or his socioeconomic class. I laughed Asian soulful hipster Victor Kim and Asian done song, even if gourd man is a tiny bit off during the interview and I cracked up during rapper Dumbfounded. Dumbfounded actually key. But what makes this video is how deeply the song but I never felt like Dodson was a drops some pretty funny original raps on this gourd man is “feeling it”. That part of the video buffoon or a fool. He was just a guy who was version. cracks me up. flamboyantly and passionately letting some NUMBER 6) A&T State University NUMBER 1) BenBaMusic attacker out there know how much rage he felt. Marching Band There’s nothing to say about this video Swearing muppets, a harmonica and a ukulele – ‘nuff said. 2 other than the fact that these dudes turned this into a really good song, “fo’ real”. They put a bridge on it for heaven’s sake. The piano is great. Their voices work great together. Their theatricality is funny. This is just the best cover of the Bed Intruder Song ever! I was singing that “so dumb” build up ending in my head for hours after watching this video. At the very end when they realize they just created a really good performance they crack themselves up. That part is just delightful. HONORABE MENTIONS ShatteredPersona -I don’t expect you to get all the way through this video because it is so awful. But please make it to at least 00:24. At first I thought these guys were making fun of Dodson but when I watched the whole thing I realized that they were awful and earnest, which makes this video hilarious. The DJ on bongo drums in the back had me cracking up just as much as those cute non-singing boys in the front PineappleSodomy – Swearing muppets, a harmonica and a ukulele – ‘nuff said. TzitzimitChanson - Guy with Mohawk and thick Slavic accent does the song reggae style – again, ‘nuff said. Adreana Langston has been a resident of Long Beach, CA since sixth grade at Longfellow Elementary. She now resides in downtown Long Beach where she freelances in Graphic Art, Web Design and Photography.