8 Peanuts Music Video Mashups

Did you know that there's a whole sub-genre of music video mashups out there using Peanuts cartoon footage? Some of these gems are Christmas related, some are not, but they're all definitely worth watching.

1. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police

This is probably the most famous in the sub-genre, and definitely a good way to start to see what all the fuss is about. Am I the only one who thinks Linus actually resembles Sting a little?

2. Peanuts - The Police

Appropriately enough, the genius that did the mashup above followed up with the Police tune "Peanuts." I think the synching is even better than on the first one.

3. Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne

Fun fact: In 2007 the 1970s band The Rubinoos sued Avril Lavigne alleging that her hit "Girlfriend" ripped off their song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend."

4. The Rockafeller Skank - Fatboy Slim

Did you know? "Right about now, the funk soul brother. Check it out now, the funk soul brother" is a vocal sample of rapper Lord Finesse?

5. Perfect Night For A Hanging - Tourniquet

Tip: You might want to turn the speakers down a notch for this one, which definitely goes to 11.

6. Peanuts Theme Song - Pat Travers

This is the classic Peanuts theme song done as a cover by Pat Travers.

7. Snoopy's Christmas - Royal Guardsmen

Did You Know? The Royal Guardsmen became famous for this song, which was their first big hit. It reached #2 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

8. Hey Ya - OutKast

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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