Watch Fred Astaire Dance to…Radiohead

February 11, 2014

If you’re like us, there was a period of time, a couple of years ago, when you were obsessed with the Radiohead song “15 Step.” First, it has an infectious little melody, which is always great. But it’s also done in a snappy, hand-clappy, totally danceable 5/4 time.

Well, it turns out there’s a great scene form the 1945 movie Yolanda and the Thief in which none other than Fred Astaire also dances in 5/4 time. And thank you, internet: Somebody mashed the two together, so that now we can watch Astaire (and the none-too-shabby Lucille Bremer) glide around the floor to Radiohead. It’s kind of mind-blowing.