Nothing (aside from maybe sad pugs in costumes) sums up the totally amazing / totally pointless dichotomy at the heart of half the internet than the chiptune cover. At first glance a digitised version of a familiar tune is the best thing ever, then about halfway through it becomes questionable, before pretty much vanishing from memory by the time it plays out.

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Following on from yesterday's Super Morrissey Bros, here's ten more quite good powered-up covers, the post-millenial answers to Panpipe Moods' 90s comedy value. Add yours below.

[subhead]The Pixies, 'Where Is My Mind'[/subhead]
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[subhead]Pink Floyd, 'Money'[/subhead]
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[subhead]Michael Jackson, 'Beat It'[/subhead]
(A personal favourite)
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[subhead]The White Stripes, 'Seven Nation Army'[/subhead]
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[subhead]Journey, 'Don't Stop Believing'[/subhead]
(From an actual Atari game)
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[subhead]Foo Fighters, 'Everlong'[/subhead]
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[subhead]The Killers, 'Mr Brightside'[/subhead]
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[subhead]Weezer, 'Buddy Holly'[/subhead]
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[subhead]Muse, 'Apocalypse Please'[/subhead]
Courtesy of the Guardian's Tumblr
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[subhead]Daft Punk, assorted tracks[/subhead]
Chiptune collective Da Funk are so into the whole thing they just released a whole second mixtape of Daft Punk covers, with an attention to detail above and beyond most quick fixers. I especially like 'Harder Better Faster Cheaper' from this set (via theverge.com).

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