You could make the argument that La La Land was the best movie of 2016 (we did), and a big part of that has to do with the movie’s jazz-inspired soundtrack, which sold enough copies to peak at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Composer Justin Hurwitz’s score and original songs are a striking tribute to the vintage musical and classic Hollywood, and now it’s his turn to be the object of praise. One fan decided to honor La La Land with a medley that charmingly mashes up the film’s music with other beloved musicals and familiar songs.
Los Angeles DJ SLEEPER’s “La La Land Reimagined” features footage from the movie interspersed with clips from the film’s musical forefathers, including Broadway Melody of 1940, Shall We Dance, Sweet Charity, Singin’ In The Rain and West Side Story. The video is scored by vocals from a bunch of performers we’ve loved over the years — Adele, The Beach Boys, Boyz II Men, Sia, and Nina Simone, among others — mashed up with La La Land music. A lot of the source material comes from different eras and styles, so it’s surprising to hear how cohesively they blend together in a single project.
“I love La La Land,” SLEEPER wrote in the video description. “The movie presents the agony and wonder of dreams in spectacular ways. I think it captures a tiny taste of God’s dreams for us. I wanted to create an audio and visual experience that allows you to enjoy the film over and over again. It’s a turntable tribute to La La Land.”
Check out the video above, and if you somehow haven’t heard the original La La Land soundtrack yet, stream it here.