Hanson premiered the music video for their bright-and-bluesy new single “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” on MySpace Music today, and it’s basically a shot-by-shot remake of the song-and-dance number “Shake A Tail Feather” from the 1980 comedy-musical The Blues Brothers. Sort of an odd homage for the trio to make, considering oldest Hanson bro Isaac was born the year the movie was released in theatres, but we’re not complaining. Check out the dancetastic vid below—and watch out for the groovy (albeit random) Weird Al Yankovic cameo!
Hanson not only knows how to write one helluva catchy song, they know how to cast their music videos wisely—including Weird Al Yankovic of all people as a background dancer, shakin’ his tambourine with the boys, definitely brings this joyful music video an extra element of fun. We can’t wait for Weird Al’s inevitable food parody, “Thinking ‘Bout Ordering a Pizza.”
Watch the original song-and-dance number “Shake A Tail Feather” from the 1980 comedy-musical The Blues Brothers so you can circle all the differences between the two clips. (Biggest discrepency: Taylor Hanson, though talented, is certainly not Ray Charles, even when wearing a pair of dark sunglasses while playing the piano.)