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Hear System of a Down’s ‘Chop Suey!’ Sung in 20 Different Styles

Anthony Vincent imagines prog-metal anthem performed by Michael Jackson, Wu-Tang Clan, Beach Boys, Bee Gees, Boyz II Men, more

Anthony Vincent, the genre-bending vocalist behind YouTube series Ten Seconds Songs, re-interpreted System of a Down‘s prog-metal anthem “Chop Suey!” 20 different ways in his latest mind-boggling video.

Vincent crowd-sourced musical suggestions for the challenge and fans demanded to hear System’s manic single from 2001’s Toxicity. After opening with the original song with Serj Tankian’s howl, Vincent shifted stylistic gears on a dime, morphing the song into Thriller-era Michael Jackson to lush Beach Boys’ harmonies. 

Vincent takes “Chop Suey” through even more bizarre styles, like Meat Loaf’s grandiose belting, the Bee Gees’ high-pitched disco hooks, Wu-Tang Clan’s gritty hip-hop, Pentatonix’s poppy a cappella, the Three Tenors’ opera and Boyz II Men’s melismatic R&B. Other highlights include Vincent’s impressions of Bobby Darin, George Michael, Faith No More, My Chemical Romance, Ghost, Sammy Davis Jr. and Mongolian throat singing.

Vincent’s previous covers include Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Adele’s “Hello,” Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” Eminem’s “Rap God” and the Pokémon theme song.  

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