The Newfangled Four – Nine People’s Favorite Thing (parody)

The Newfangled Four – Nine People’s Favorite Thing (parody)


[Ryan] You guys, we just opened up the International Quarterfinals with Smash Mouth. I mean what else could we possibly do? [Joey] We could quit.
[Ryan] Well, that’s true. [Jackson] Or, or, [singing] We could either follow our instinct or take advice from every joker. We can either be distinct or windup merely mediocre. But not me, not me, no, not me. Oh, when we set out to sing this song today, we said we’d sing a song that we’d wanna hear. We knew we’d never please everyone. Remember that night in Las Vegas you said to me? You said to me (to me)? I’d rather be nine people’s favorite thing than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing. Nine people’s favorite thing than a hundred people’s ninth favorite thing. Ninth favorite thing. Yeah, you’re right, Jackson, let’s not compromise. Let’s keep singing something we’ve never heard. A risk was taken with “Supercal” and there was room for The Newfangled Four last year in the ten. A special shout-out to Lemon Squeezy! Now that we’ve discovered how to crack the ten should we stop, or continue to climb up again? No don’t stop now or else we’ll end up ninth again. I’d like to think at some point some medals would look nice. I’d rather be five people’s favorite thing than a hundred people’s fifth favorite thing. Five people’s favorite thing than a hundred people’s fifth favorite thing. One, two, three, four, five, fifth favorite thing. When you handed me the first draft of this song, I’ll admit I was a little like . . . No, no, no But I’m not giving up on you guys until all of us have learned to sing in the same dang key. In the same dang key. (all sing in different keys, it sounds bad until they resolve the chord) Yeah! [Ryan] First try, thank you!
[Jake] Ugh, you do that every time! [Ryan] Oh, I nailed that one!
[Jake] You get one chord, then you go up. [Ryan] Oh, I know you guys are clapping for me. Thank you so much. I appreciate it. [Jackson begins] And who says three guys need a baritone [Jake] to sing a funny song? We’re enough with only the three of us! We’re okay with only us three. We’ll be fine with only us three. A perfect team with only us three! [Ryan, sadly] Oh [Jake] All right, come on get up. Get up.
Come on. [Ryan] You guys are meany poopy heads. [Jake] Well, we’re not wrong though. We’re excited to be in Orlando. It is time for the barbershop convention. There is a big singing contest, but we’re just here to have lots of fun! And I don’t want to sing a pretty ballad or a forgettable uptune that’s boring and square. [Jake] Nice diphthong. So we show up with pride this evening, with a suit, and Jackson’s red hair! And they try to push us aside, say we’re funny, but we’ll never win. And, sure, most of the judges reward the good singing, But one judge picks Jackson’s red hair. My gosh, look at his luscious red hair. I’d rather be (ooooo) Jackson: fifteen people’s favorite thing than fifteen people’s least favorite thing. Yeah, fifteen people’s favorite thing than fifteen people’s least favorite… [whisper-counting] [Joey] What are those ones? [Jackson] Those are the contest administrators. [Joey] Do they give us points?
[Jackson] Nope.
[Joey] Hm. I’d rather be fifteen people’s favorite thing than fifteen people’s least favorite thing. Yeah, fifteen people’s favorite thing than fifteen people’s least favorite thing (favorite thing). So the decision’s made and we’re on our way, and we may lose or maybe we might be everyone’s favorite thing. Everyone’s favorite thing when we sing tonight. We’ll be your favorite thing tonight! Yeah! We’ll settle for fifth! [audience applause] Woo!

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    Opher Philms

    I almost hope they don’t win so they stay together and always have to make new arrangements together for the contest because sheesh, this tag blew my butt off

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    Vincent Strange

    Every member of instant classic are such talented arrangers, and NF4 are fantastic at performing. They might not be the best strictly music-wise, but their stage presence and ability to tell a story with the song is unmatched.

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    A Huddle of Penguins

    at 5:25 listen closely to the Jake (bass). It sounds like his voice does some weird growl thing that makes it sound down an octave for a moment. Anyone know what's happening here?

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    James Gurley

    Its amazing the following they have. Most other videos are lucky to break 1000 views. They so doing 60k on videos that are a week old.

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    Shawn Klein

    NF4 are such a fantastic group, it’s awesome to see them improve vocally without sacrificing their very unique, established brand of humor. If anything, they turned it up a notch. It paid off, big time. Gold is within their grasp.

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    Chase Anthony Brewer

    Really creative with the changed lyrics, when I saw a song from [Title of Show] I thought it was gonna flow very weird, but this was wonderful!

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    PolarBrain

    BHS videos average 1k views per vid

    except NF4 videos who average 55k views per vid

    A LOT of people's favorite thing

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    Mark Joyce

    Now – this is entertainment – originality, blend, visuals, timely – with no screeching – great job guys – keep it up – eventually the judges will come into the 21st century

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    thisistheginny

    “You guys, we just opened up the international qutarntet finals with Smash Mouth.” I cannot stop watching the first 10 seconds of this video… and then the rest of it as well. #newfangirlfriend #groupie

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    syrinx32

    "You guys are meanie poopy heads." – "Yeah. We're not wrong, though." That completely went over the audience's head…

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    Greg Stickler

    Now main st and instant classic are gone there my quartet
    Funny and well blended
    Great lead and what a last note
    Love love love

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    Mini_Marauder

    Anyone else feel that these videos have really bad audio levels? They're all so quiet. I have to turn my computer, YouTube, and headphones volume to max to get it to a comfortable listening volume.

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    flaminlo

    joeys voice sounds like itd be great on broadway or something but im glad his place is with these other three rockstars

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    RalfsStuff

    Well, you're my favourite thing at least.

    Also. Does the concept behind the Song remind anyone (probably all if you) of Main Streets "We have a dream"?

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    Noah D

    They said theyed be ok with only the 3 but that chord really was missing a baritone and it was really obvious and kinda empty

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    didderjade

    Maybe they didn't win Gold, but you can see the adrenaline rush in their faces at the end. They owned that stage and that audience and they knew it.

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    A wild Filing cabinet

    Oh. I thought that this was gonna be a NF4 version of “A Few of My Favorite Things.” But it’s NF4, so it’s great no matter what

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    Fist Fight

    I actually think their my favorite thing.. and I watch anime-most strangely addicting thing in the world.

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    James Lamb

    Can someone help me confirm the voicing on the second to last chord of the tag? Jake (Bass) is obvious; I'm pretty certain Ryan (Bari) goes from an F up to an Ab, and that Joey (Tenor) goes from D to Eb. I'm just not 100% positive about Jackson's (Lead) second to last note. I think he ends on the high C as the third but I really can't discern the note before that. To me, it sounds like he's on the F with Ryan but that would be pretty awkward voice leading for the tag. The only other note that makes sense to me would be that he is on the Ab and then moves up to the C. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

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    Martinique Junebug

    You guys Rickrolled my family. I tried to warn my mother… But I wasn't fast enough. I'm still bitter. And if I ever meet you guys I want hugs. You guys rock!!! 😋💞

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    robwarriors62

    That dominant seventh on 'square' at 3:46 might just be the most perfectly pitched chord I've ever heard.

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