A little while back we threw up our hands and said, “Yes, thank you, more please,” to Hanson’s “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin'” — an infectious slice of 60’s soul-pop. But never did we think we’d get the added bonus of a video that at once paid perfect homage to one of the craziest, funniest musical comedies ever made or matched the joyous, summer-ready vibe of the song so perfectly. So without further ado, here are five reasons we adore Hanson’s “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin'” video.
1.) “The Blues Brothers”
Props to Hanson for digging through the crates for this. The classic Dan Aykroyd/John Belushi musical comedy came out the year Isaac Hanson was born. But that doesn’t stop the Hanson brothers from imitating “The Blues Brothers,” borrowing the film’s classic pawn shop scene for the “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin” video.
2.) Taylor Hanson’s Ray Charles Impersonation
Playing the part of Ray Charles in this Blues Brothers homage is middle brother Taylor Hanson, who goes to work on the electric piano with the famed soul singer’s patented shades on, thankfully leaving any Jamie-Foxx-style mimicry on the side.
3.) Isaac Hanson’s Beard
Kudos to Hanson for going the distance in the tribute; Isaac Hanson dons an incredible, long beard in the style of Blues Brothers (and Booker T. & The MG’s) guitarist Steve Cropper.
4.) Weird Al Yankovic Cameo!
Why yes, that is Weird Al Yankovic playing tambourine with the band. My brain just broke.
5.) Group Dancing!
Not only do Hanson perfectly re-create the famed Blues Brothers dance routine, but they even got a whole gang of people to do the group dance scene in front of a graffiti-tagged building. We dare you not to smile through the entire thing.