Creating the definitive audio meme collection
December 12, 2006 5:39 PM   Subscribe

I'd like to create the definitive musical collection of internet memes for my own personal library. I need your help finding the real gems.

The ones I have so far are:

1. The Grape Lady Techno Remix

2. Steve Ballmer's Developer Remix

3. KKKramer (NSFW)

4. One Bank

I'd consider including the Picard song too, but it's too short... maybe as a hidden track. I don't care how old they are, but newer memes would be preferred... unless, of course, you know where I can find the "I Like Sex" song by Mahir.

I'm also not looking for songs that were used in a video meme (i.e. the Numa Numa song, the song that "Where the Hell is Matt" dances to, the Asian Backstreet Boys, etc.), because those songs aren't original to the meme. I'd like this to be limited to only original meme audio.

posted by c:\awesome to Computers & Internet (28 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
A little old, but That Ray song was making the rounds quite a bit.
posted by ktrey at 5:44 PM on December 12, 2006

Hamsterdance song?
posted by loiseau at 5:45 PM on December 12, 2006

Many of the all time top viewed on ytmnd feature memetic audio and/or songs. A good starting point at least.
posted by datacenter refugee at 5:58 PM on December 12, 2006

The Bubb Rubb and Lil Sis song? (Whoo, whoo)

All your base r belong 2 us?
posted by AwkwardPause at 5:59 PM on December 12, 2006

The Interweb Medley. via Metafilter.
posted by ND¢ at 6:02 PM on December 12, 2006

Badger, badger?

The Moon Song?
posted by AwkwardPause at 6:09 PM on December 12, 2006

The Picard song is actually about 4.5 minutes long -- the YTMND just uses the briefest of clips. Search for the Picard Song by DarkMateria. It's fantastic. You know, in that nerd sorta way. (E-mail's in my profile if you can't find it)
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:17 PM on December 12, 2006

Oh, and you'll need the Llama song. And Jonathan Coulton's Flickr Song
posted by Robot Johnny at 6:20 PM on December 12, 2006

Here is The Picard Song in its entirety. It is good. You should also check this out. It seems to be almost exactly what you are attempting.
posted by ND¢ at 6:22 PM on December 12, 2006 [1 favorite]

Numa Numa
Lobster Magnet
Elektronik Supersonik

Heck, just check Wikipedia's list of memes.
posted by ardgedee at 6:25 PM on December 12, 2006

Oh my word, KKKRamer is so funny.

Don't forget "Fhbwgads (Everybody to the Limit)" from Homestar Runner (...however that's spelled.)
posted by Milkman Dan at 6:26 PM on December 12, 2006

Okay, you ruled out Numa Numa. I'm lame. Check that Wikipedia link.
posted by ardgedee at 6:29 PM on December 12, 2006

Hello my future girlfriend
posted by one_bean at 6:31 PM on December 12, 2006

Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring.

deet dada deet
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:41 PM on December 12, 2006

posted by cloeburner at 7:28 PM on December 12, 2006

Gem Sweater?
posted by dobbs at 7:37 PM on December 12, 2006

Cat, I'm a kitty cat, and I dance dance dance and Spiderman will make you gay. And Kikko-man

Boingboing had a good roundup of earworms a while back. Most are popular audio memes.
posted by O9scar at 8:06 PM on December 12, 2006

Hitachi Hard Drive project
posted by fvox13 at 8:11 PM on December 12, 2006

Imagine This
posted by pompomtom at 8:15 PM on December 12, 2006

"Only in Kenya" (info).

"Zero Wing Rhapsody" -- I'm not sure exactly where this falls, but since these lyrics and this recording are both original to the meme, it seems fair to include it.
posted by booksandlibretti at 8:20 PM on December 12, 2006

Beaming back to 2001:

Gonads and Strife
Terrible Secret of Space
posted by icosahedral at 8:46 PM on December 12, 2006

Ding! Fries are done!
posted by SisterHavana at 11:04 PM on December 12, 2006

Also, "Peanut Butter Jelly Time.
posted by SisterHavana at 11:06 PM on December 12, 2006

Ted Leo - Since U Been Gone [link to some guy "Matt Haughey" 's blog]
posted by yeti at 2:26 PM on December 13, 2006

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