DC’s latest outing for the Clown Prince of Crime, Joker, is a dark, distressing two-hour journey into mental illness, terrorism, crime and abuse.
And yet, something so pure and magical has come out of it. No – I’m not talking about Joaquin Phoenix’s fourth Oscar nomination – which will inevitably come.
I’m talking about mash-ups, where people have taken the infamous scene where Joker dances on a set of stairs, and set it to different music. If only Batman had watched some of these, then maybe he wouldn’t have it in for Joker. Sheesh.
Nicki Minaj – ‘Anaconda’
There’s something so right in believing that during this scene, Joaquin was prancing down the stairs reciting the lyrics “Oh my gosh, look at her butt”.
Far East Movement feat. The Cataracs and Dev – ‘Like A G6’
I’m not even mad with the Joker, at this point. All I wanna do is buy him a couple of WKDs and possibly piss outside a Wetherspoons with him.
Harry Styles – ‘Lights Up’
While this may not be, technically, the greatest mash-up, it is going to be the one that gets the fans clicking on my website, so here it is. Who knew I was a sucker for clickbait?!
Britney Spears – ‘Toxic’
Replace that red suit with that lycra air hostess outfit, and you never need to worry come award season again, Joaquin.
Haddaway – ‘What Is Love’
I came here for Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell’s rendition of ‘What Is Love’ in A Night at the Roxbury. I stayed for the Joker version.
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – ‘Come On Eileen’
At every wedding I’ve been to, my father will hear ‘Come On Eileen’, chug his Peroni, waltz to the dance floor, kick off his Fly Flots and make a complete tool out of himself for 4 minutes, 12 seconds, precisely.
And he’s a bit of a clown too, so this just works.
Fergie – ‘Fergalicious’
Joker is dancing to a song that ends in ‘-alicious’. Need I say anymore?
Thirty Seconds to Mars – ‘Kings and Queens’
I don’t condone online trolling. But there is a small loophole if it’s directed to Jared Leto, a man who previously sent dead rats and used condoms to his co-stars.
Nicki Minaj – ‘Super Bass’
There’s something so right in believing that during this scene, Joaquin was prancing down the stairs reciting the lyrics “I mean my, my, my, my you’re like pelican fly”.
Toto – ‘Africa’
One of the greatest films of the year honestly deserves one of – if not the greatest song ever made, doesn’t it? From now on, I will only walk down a flight of stairs if Toto’s ‘Africa’ is playing. Which could make getting to the third floor at work slightly problematic.