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Here’s That Chocolate Rain Cover Everyone’s Talking About

This thing’s gone viral in a big way. And, for the first thirty seconds or so, it’s hard to understand why. But you keep watching, and the damn thing grows on you. You can’t pull yourself away. It’s YouTube crack.

The kid singing the John Mayer cover (God, John Mayer must be fucking loving this), is Tay Zonday, a 25-year-old from Minneapolis who many are heralding as YouTube’s first music star. Personally, I think this is a viral flash in the pan, and not indicative of a lasting music career, but who knows? Enjoy.


Ha! And here’s John Mayer, doing a version of Chocolate Rain to the tune of Nelly Furtado’s “Say It Right.” I hate that I always love him.

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  • That’s popular?
    Sorry Beet-you know I always love you, but that vid is just awful. I hope to suffer some minor brain damage in the next 30 seconds, and with any luck, it will erase the offensive memory of it…

  • Why does he dodge the microphone after every verse? Is this a musical method I don’t know about?

  • I have to disagree with Beet and agree with Zelda. I won’t be watching this again. Half way through I was wishing someone would smash me in the head with a sledge hammer. If I hear the words “Chocolate Rain” one more time in that low register I will scream.

    It’s funny though, they have a Darth Vader remix. During the beginning of the song I was thinking this fucker sounded like James Earl Jones.

  • Somebody ate a bullfrog..? hee hee. I bet he would do good with emotional gospel songs and finely tuned backup singers tho..