The 7th Element
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"The 7th Element" is a 2001 pop song and music video by Latvian singer Vitas, which circulated widely online and inspired the creation of numerous remix videos after being posted to Reddit in mid-2015.
On December 13th, 2010, the vipnews2010 YouTube channel uploaded the 2001 music video for the song "The 7th Element" by the Latvian singer Vitas (shown below). During the chorus, Vitas can be seen dancing around in a silver jumpsuit and black crown while making a gobbling noise (shown below). Over the next seven years, the video received more than 11.7 million views.
On June 30th, 2015, Redditor jai_kasavin submitted the music video to /r/videos, where it gathered upwards of 9,300 points (91% upvoted) and 1,000 comments prior to being archived. On July 2nd, YouTuber Random Channel reuploaded the Vitas music video, which gained upwards of 29 million views and 72,000 comments over the next two years. The following day, YouTuber Leo Sandström uploaded a 10-hour loop of "The 7th Element" video (shown below, left). On July 25th, YouTuber Zariis uploaded a remix of "The 7th Element" (shown below, right).
On August 23rd, 2016, the Reaction Time YouTube channel uploaded footage of themselves reacting to the music video (shown below, left). On September 24th, the shittyflute YouTube channel uploaded a cover of the song played poorly on a recorder instrument (shown below, right). On January 5th, 2017, Redditor akrosii submitted the original music video to /r/Music, where it gathered upwards of 9,400 points (85% upvoted) and 820 comments within five months.
On February 18th, 2018, YouTuber Aldo Jones uploaded a parody trailer for the film Avengers: Infinity War, featuring a clip of the antagonist Thanos singing "The 7th Element" (shown below). Within three months, the video gained over 4.5 million views and 12,100 comments.
On February 20th, 2018, Aldo Jones uploaded a 1-hour loop of the Vitas Thanos clip (shown below, left). Three days later, Aldo Jones posted an edited version of the clip featuring 100 Vitas Thanos singing at once (shown below, right).
That day, YouTuber PDizz Studios uploaded a parody in which Vitas Thanos confronts the superhero Thor (shown below, left). On February 24th, YouTuber Tangy Jason uploaded a parody in which Vitas Thanos appears in the film Guardians of the Galaxy (shown below, right).
On May 4th, 2018, Aldo Jones released another 1-hour Vitas Thanos parody video (shown below).
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