I’ve had a long-held belief that Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” is not only the perfect song, but that no matter how hard you tried, you couldn’t ruin it. It’s meant to be belted at obscene levels in a bad voice accompanied by heroic fist pumps. How could you possibly screw that up?
Ellen Page somehow figured it out. I have no idea what’s going on this video, featuring Ellen Page and Alia Shawkat (an almost unrecognizable Maebe from “Arrested Development.”) It looks like it was filmed with a camera phone. I suspect it’s intentionally bad, but I didn’t even know that was possible with this song.
In either respect, I think I love it. And I love Ellen Page for risking the ridicule by putting it out there. And just a warning to all of you: Don’t press the play button if you don’t want to see it all. It’s hypnotizing. Cover your ears.