Yes-Roundabout as an internet meme

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  1. blowtorch

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    You guys know about this, right?
    Due to its heavy usage in the first two arcs of the popular manga-anime series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, the song has been frequently used by JJBA fans in various Vine and YouTuberemixes, along with the "to be continued" graphic logo featured in the manga-anime series, typically at the climax of the video for comedic and suspenseful effects.
    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/yes-roundabout-to-be-continued

    That Jojo series paid huge homage to classic rock, BTW, in taking for names of their characters iconic band and song names, including Yes, Dio, REO Speedwagon, Led Zepp, Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Poco, Wang Chung, ELP, Doobie Bros, Styx, Loggins and Messina, AC/DC, The Cars, Santana and many more
    http://jojo.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_cultural_references_in_JoJo's_Bizarre_Adventure

    As mentioned, the use of "Roundabout" in the Jojo anime resulted in tons of short "To be continued..." clips uploaded, using part of the intro of the Yes song underneath tense "OMG what is happening" scenarios similar to this...


    Kinda cool and very silly :p I wonder what the guys from the band think about this being possibly their biggest legacy, at least in the terms of contemporary and current relevancy.
     
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    I don’t know anything about anime-derived stuff, I just know that when I’m in a hurry I listen to this version :

     
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    Wang Chung is now classic rock? Go figure...
     
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    Gotta remember, this is from a Japanese perspective
     
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    My local classic rock station plays Green Day songs.

    From 2006.
     
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    I don't get to control the radio dial ( :( ) so I have to be content with listening ironically. One station, called Beach Radio, plays music from the '80s and '90s. You are safely insulated from any new music. My game is to identify who they are playing who is dead. About half.
     
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    Some more examples



     
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    Those are awesome
     
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    The use of Roundabout is nowhere near as puzzling as why Toto's Africa is all over the place.
     
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    Weezer's biggest hit in a very long time is a Toto 'Africa' cover. Go figure

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/music/ct-ott-weezer-0706-story.html
    It started on Twitter, as these things often do.

    A then-14-year-old Weezer fan named Mary (@weezerafrica) began a public campaign to persuade the alt-rock band to cover the 1982 Toto hit “Africa.”


    These things are often steeped in irony that adults don't get. My own kids listen to many songs of my youth ironically, including "Danger Zone", "Eye of the Tiger", and "September" (by Earth Wind and Fire); I don't get it at all, and, I don't think I want to
     
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    These are great. I remember Heart of the Sunrise being used for a movie trailer, it was really well done.
     
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    These are brilliant. Thank god humor isn't lost on kids nowadays.

    Reminds me of 70's era action shows on the tube. Always a freeze frame to drive home the intensity of the situation.
     
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    JoJo's Bizarre adventure is great. They used Roundabout as the outro song in the first season. The second season they went to "Walk like an Egyptian" since the series took place in Egypt. The last season used Savage Garden.
     
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    Sounds like my vinyl copy
     
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    You need to find a new classic rock station.
     
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