With Ariana Grande's hit single "7 Rings" officially dominating the top 100 on the Billboard chart for the fifth week in a row after debuting at number 1, the song also qualifies for the utmost form of flattery:
a parody video.
And what better to riff on the song's use of a soundbite from the Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things" than featuring a Julie Andrews-type character in said parody video? It doesn't get any more meta than a song paying homage to a traditional musical later to be parodied by the very musical.
The video features actress Julia Aks channeling her inner Maria to step into the habit to get down and dirty a la Grande.Aks says in the introduction:
"Now whenever something bugs me and I feel unhappy, I just try and think of nice things. Daffodils! Green meadows...stacks on stacks!"
And then all hail Mary breaks loose with the same fuchsia lighting washing over the interior of a house party like in the original "7 Rings" music video.
7 RINGS - Julie Andrews feat. the Von Trapp Queens (Ariana Grande Parody) www.youtube.com
The spoof is becoming a viral Twitter moment.
@kaylahedwall @casxvii https://t.co/0D9Ucay3Vk— old account, new @Luxmua (@old account, new @Luxmua)1550627674.0
Aks is an actress and opera singer in Los Angeles who needs her own show.
@kaylahedwall SHE SOUNDS EXACTLY LIKE MARIA HOW I LOVE IT— Esther🎭🏴🇮🇪🖖 (@Esther🎭🏴🇮🇪🖖)1550580807.0
@kaylahedwall https://t.co/zbBuXOggJX— Tyler Mead (@Tyler Mead)1550547199.0
An eventual comparison was drawn.
@kaylahedwall @tercer00 Better then the original https://t.co/u2BfM9WRrE— ⁶pips (@⁶pips)1550702949.0
@kaylahedwall @jayhaydee the musical theater kid in me is screaming lol— °•○G○•° (@°•○G○•°)1550667614.0
The video has so far amassed 126K likes on Twitter.
People just can't get enough.
@kaylahedwall @MidnightPursona This is the most incredible thing I’ve seen in a long long time— Send Soup Dumplings @ BLM ✊🏽 (@Send Soup Dumplings @ BLM ✊🏽)1550707116.0
@thenameisidah @kaylahedwall It just came out of nowhere 😂🙏🏾— joanna like the song (@joanna like the song)1550776532.0
@catc73_ @kaylahedwall @LupesujeyCuevas omfg i absolutely LOVE this i have to scream— XXX (@XXX)1550658223.0
@kaylahedwall @itsMogs That ending. I wasn’t ready.— B. (@B.)1550789937.0
This video is now one of my favorite things. *hits repeat button*