It’s over now. No more lip dub videos. Broken Arrow (Okla.) High School just won.
This took three weeks to film, according to Broken Arrow’s video production manager Greg Spencer, and I’m legitimately shocked it didn’t take longer. Imagine how hard it is to coordinate a high school football team. Now stretch that to 3,600 students. Mind. Blown.
Spencer coordinated the project with Broken Arrow leadership teacher Spencer VanDolah and Jason Jedamski. It lasts almost 12 minutes, and Spencer says on the school’s student website that YouTube muted a few songs from the original. As it stands now, the choir, cheerleaders, dance team, drama club, soccer teams, baseball and softball teams, swim teams, golf teams, wrestling team and football team — along with their administrators — flawlessly lip sync a mashup of Kanye West’s “We Don’t Care,” Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” Walk the Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” Taz Da Realist’s “All of the Lights,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Downtown,” Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches,” Major Lazer’s “Lean On,” Fetty Wap’s “My Way,” Silento’s “Watch Me,” Kanye’s “All Day” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop.”
I can’t tell you how impressive this is. There are too many highlights to list them all here, so I highly recommend you watch from start to finish, but here are five things to keep an eye out for during your viewing pleasure:
1. The wrestling team doing the “Stanky Leg.”
2. Aptly named Tulsa-bound offensive lineman Rowdy Frederick lip synching Miley Cyrus.
3. The softball team’s “only hit dingers — never bunt” sign, which is fantastic.
4. The administrators doing the “Whip/Nae Nae” dance.
5. The entire school singing “We’re All In This Together” from “High School Musical” in unison in the gym.
Bravo, Broken Arrow. Bravo. Good luck to the Tigers’ football team in their Class 6A, Division I state semifinal against Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe on Friday night. If they’re anywhere near as well coordinated as the video, they shouldn’t have a problem.