113 comments on “Cover Tune Grab Bag – “Never Gonna Give You Up”

  1. amazing! the dancing really makes this one! Guys this series is amazing, I can’t wait for the next installment. Oh gosh I just got to the percussion bit! I laughed so hard!

  2. LOL! Love this, guys! The smooth moves you all have was the cherry on top! Hee hee! Thanks for the laugh! Have a blessed day!! :-D

  3. I never realized the vocal ability needed to create your very own Rickroll. Very impressive.

    The rewind part freaked me out. I don’t like it when stuff is backwards like that…it’s unnatural.

  4. You guys are awesome! I love “Cover Tune Grab Bag”; cracks me up. You prove that you can have a blast while serving Jesus Christ. But where are Jim and Robby in these? Surely one of them is behind the camera…

  5. I think the Cover Tune Grab Bag just hit a new standard of excellency.
    Where in the world did you resurrect that song from?!?! Hadn’t heard it since 1987!
    Great job though, guys. You’re like only the best boy band ever. Like, totally.

    :)

  6. I’ve been anxiously awaiting another Cover Tune Grab Bag. I haven’t heard that song in forever….but I love the random dance moves and the percussion….they were totally awesome!!!!!!! Definately entertaing me thoroughly…..I can’t wait until you come back to N. CA….your only scheduled concerts are in S. CA and are scheduled during the time I’ll be in IL, ha! Keep the CTGB coming….I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of them!!!

  7. I wish I had been able to give you more dancing ability Mike, however if it took away from anything else I’m glad I didn’t. You guy’s are the bomb! I can’t wait till the next one…..

  8. Half hour ago was just reading my local papers in Singapore of “Rickrolling” hitting it big time in the internet, resurrection of rick ashley who is also coming to town. Coming in here to see this was like… WOH!… divine appointment???! Hope GOD is not telling me to go watch his concert…mercy me, nooo! This video has gotto to make it to my facebook. Thanks boys for the “stress release” moments. GOD BLESS AMERICA!

  9. thanks guys – i am going to be laughing all day! i’m sure people will stop and look at me & wonder what is wrong with me because of my non-stop laughing. it’s never a dull moment over here! :)

  10. Wow.

    This takes the sting ut of the fact that my Rick Astley cassette got broken so many years ago…. sigh.

    You SLOBs are givers.

    Every last one of you.

  11. I would like to place my vote for an old-school CCM song or two. There are some songs out there begging for some MM Cover Tunes Grab Bag love. What about:
    Not Gonna Bow – R Taff
    Heaven Bound – dct
    Get On Your Knees and Fight Like a Man – Petra
    Luv Is A Verb – dct

    Just think, er.. pray about it.

  12. The choreography in that video is astounding! Y’all have some killer dance moves.

    Next Cover Tune Grab Bag suggestion…Sister Christian. Please.

  13. You guys are just too much fun. I’m amazed at Bart’s vocal abilities, and that dancing…wow! You’ve been taking classes from Charlie. Admit it!

  14. Wow!! that was good… i must admit i didnt recognize the title though.. maybe i ‘m just young LOL bt once you guys started singing it , i recognized the song WOOOWWW!! Outstanding loved the dancing !!!!! Where are JIM AND ROBBY??? ARE they still in the band ??!!! LOL keeeeeeep the laughter coming!!!!!!!! God’s Blessings :) :)

  15. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE LOVE IT!! I love it when ya’ll get tickled. I think you should incorporate a few of these into your shows. Let everyone see that you can walk the straight path & STILL have a sense of humor! Keep it up guys… It makes my day to come home from work & get a chuckle! Thank you so much!!!

  16. Boy, you guys really pulled out all the stops! The highlight for me was Bart’s “never gonna RUUUUUN around.” :)

  17. Its amazing how you can replicate the song to the T!! I almost choked I was laughing so hard.I Love u guys!

  18. Amazing stuff! I, too, enjoyed the dancing. This just demonstrates how creative you are.

    I have to admit, I am jealous about how much fun you are having. I’m a cartoonist for Christ, and even though I enjoy it, I have never once been paid just to be me.

    I look forward to it though, just as I look forward to more of this blog!

    Love, Jim

  19. That was a hoot-and-a-half! COMEDY GOLD, I tell ya! I love it when you all get tickled! This video will live in infamy! MercyMe has a special place in my heart. GOD BLESS MercyMe!

    pssssst, how ’bout doin Milli Vanilli, Devo, or B-52’s (Love Shack or Rock Lobster).

    And, last but definitely not least, WHERE ARE JIM AND ROBBY?

  20. What about… Don’t Worry,Be Happy…. Don’t worry be happy now… ooh ooohoo oohooo ohhhoohhhoohhh…Don’t worry be happy now.. sorry… started singing & couldn’t stop! lol

  21. That was great! Bart, I am really amazed by the range of your voice. I liked it when you got tickled but then recovered just as quickly. By the way, I like the hat.

    Mike, you are looking so cool back there with your shades on. You look so serious through it all and I liked the way you cracked up at the very end.

    Man, I miss you guys! I can’t wait till your back in the Memphis area again. I agree with the others you need to incorporate some of these songs in your concerts.

    Daniel, Why would you try to avoid the 80’s? That era had some of the best music ever.

  22. I’m loving the growth in these videos…amazing. I have a request. It’s a fun song, and I know y’all could pull this off easily…

    “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” by Wham!

    Do it…

  23. You need to do these live. I would love it when I came to concerts if you ever come back to Fort Worth Texas! Love ya’ll

  24. you guys are amazing !!! First you help me change my life and then make me laugh. I before I was saved thought being a “Christian” , was sopposed to be boring. Ya , right!!!

  25. My birthday is tomorrow but I feel like I just received my birthday present today =o) That was great!!! You guys are awesome! Is there a way to download these on ITunes?

  26. Ok, i started to post earlier but realized i miss parts of the video from laughing so much. Second around saw the whole thing this time, i had tears in my eyes by the time i was done watching. I mean tears from laughing and coughing too. I loved it! Please do more grab bags and god bless you guys for being silly.

  27. My kids just love you guys! I showed them some of the previous blog entries and by far, the Cindi Lauper song got the most laughs! Nathan, your facial expressions just crack us up!! Bart, the hat is priceless. We love you guys!!

    I must ask… where in the world are you recording these grab bag songs? It always looks like you all are stuffed in a closet somewhere!
    ~Lisa

  28. I just had the best idea 4 yall to do 4 the CTGB- Dont Mess Around With Jim. i can picture it already! please do it

  29. Its nice to see you all having fun. Just be careful with your voice Bart! :) How about Open Arms by Journey? I know it can happen.

  30. im savanna im 10 years old that was halarious im a big fan of yall and yall r amazing keep on doing great im a slob lol

  31. I love you all so much. I needed a good laugh!!! Thank you!!! It cracks me up when Bart starts to lose it =]
    Nathan def. knows how to work the camera!!!
    Love&Prayers,Charity~

  32. I think Jim and Robby are actually purposely timing their absences so they avoid having to do the Cover Tune Grab Bag!
    I loved how Bart was sitting their wailing away at his triangle with that stoic expression on his face.

    (Was it my imagination or was Mike playing tambourine with a baby toy?)

  33. yes it was one of my kids tambourine toys…the triangle was too…that’s why Bart had to hit it so hard…the plastic mallet wasn’t loud enough. Glad you’re all digging these…we’re having a blast making them for you!

    mike

  34. if only we could hit 100 comments on this topic, then could force Jim and Robby to participate. Sigh. Cue sad violin music.

  35. Bart, are Jim and Robby being party poopers? They’re missing out on all the fun!! Here’s an idea, if they don’t want to participate…take some random footage of them and include it in the video….and voila, they’ve participated without knowing it. lolololol. :)

  36. Mike, I don’t see earpieces on your sunglasses. How are they staying on your face? Tape, glue, magnets? An appropriately structured nose, excellent equilibrium?

    In the next video, I expect to see you balancing a spoon on your nose . . . and high-kicking at the same time! ;)

  37. JIM AND ROBBY, COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE!

    WE WANT ROBBY, WE WANT JIM!
    WE WANT ROBBY, WE WANT JIM!

    (what are ya, chicken or somethin?)

    c’mon gang, help me out here!

    WE WANT ROBBY, WE WANT JIM!
    WE WANT ROBBY, WE WANT JIM!

  38. Doin my part to reach 100.
    Bart, can ya do a chipmunk voice? I’d love to hear ya sing…Christmas, Christmas time is here, time for joy…You get the idea :-).

  39. I was just so overwhelmed tonight with my husband’s health issues. It’s been a rough couple of days. I was spent. Then I found this. OH MY GOSH! What a turnaround. My five-year old son and I laughed so hard. I think the triange jam was my favorite. I gotta watch that again. I can’t wait to show my husband. Thank you!!!!

  40. “I still want a hooly hoop!” ;)

    Hmmm…yeah, I bet Bart can do a chipmunk voice. The guy’s got incredible range!

  41. Never have I seen such passionate triangle playing. I think Bart may have found a new calling. In some churches, it’s the shofar, but I think you have the triangle-playing anointing. AND it looks like you guys have been studying Darrin’s Dance Grooves. Looking forward to the CTGB installment.

  42. This is to help with the 100 comments to get Jim and robby in there. I’d like to see some bongos and an acordian.

  43. …Wow. That…was pretty hilarious. And you know, I’m not sure many people here just realize they’ve been Rick Rolled. It’d be funny to see people linking to this video, rather than the original.

    But yes, you must get Robby and Jim in here. That, combined with more dancing numbers…

    And since there haven’t been many other suggestions this time around, I again refer to Play That Funky Music (White Boy) by Wild Cherry.

  44. Again doing my part to get to 100. I believe this is 92…Come on people, call all your friends…I’m not sure I have 8 of them :-).

  45. WOO HOO… WOO HOO…. Another Covertune Grab Bag coming out!!!! Hurry up guys!! We’ve been waiting WAYYYYYY too long!!!

  46. AWESOME!!! I’m officially a Cover Tune Grab Bag addict!! Don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard watching a cover video in my life!! Loved your dance moves and the jam session at the end with the triangle and other instruments was awesome!! Can’t wait for the next installment!

  47. I think that one is my favorite!! Bart I really like the running part! The dance moves were just like the video, I’m sure. Keep them coming! :)

  48. O my goodness, this was SO funny, I almost wet myself!!! You dudes are hilarious!!! I was crying, I was laughing so hard at this one and the others, and I almost messed my pants!!! Woo! Got to calm down now…

  49. We saw you last night in S. Diego Ca. You were awesome.So great to be with christians,enjoy the presence of the Lord and laugh. We felt refreshed when we left. So wonderful of you to share some personal experiences-gives the songs more depth and connection. Your grab bag is soooo funny.How great our God has a sense of humor!!!

  50. Just discovered these cover tunes! Great stuff. We loved ya’ll when we saw you in Greenville TX (Yay greenville!) last November. Can’t wait til next time. God bless you all!

  51. LOLOLOLOL You guys are serious dorks! But in a hilarious way of course….You have to keep doing this, My tummy hurts from laughing…….I think I might like to see some Lynard Skynard (Curtis Lowe) but that might not be as funny as say….cold hearted snake by Paula Abdul

  52. ahhh!!!! i thought the comments would never end!…congrats anyone who made it this far down the page!….lol…i LOVE this ctgb! i think its the best with the vocal harmonies and the random breakdown at the end….awsome…

  53. I love you guys! You can sure put a smile on someone’s face when they are feeling down and out. Nathan, you need an award for some of the faces you make in these cover tunes. You are hilarious! Bart, the vocals were right on! Hope to see you all at Faith Day in Cincinnati again this year!

  54. You guys really make my day with these grab bag songs! It reminds me of when my dad was young and I was little…he would always do silly songs like that. Give him any instrument and he would go to town! You guys are great! THANK YOU!

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