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Musical Montage: The Chemical Brothers “Get Yourself High”

Posted on January 11, 2021 by

Kung fu movies seem to be fertile ground for musical inspiration whether it be the rhymes of the Wu-Tang Clan or getting remixed for music videos, like The Chemical Brothers “Get Yourself High”.  Released in 2003, the song was a single for the duo and also appeared as a bonus track on their Singles 93-03 album.  Joseph Kahn, the director of Torque and most recently most of Taylor Swift’s music videos, directed the music video for “Get Yourself High”, which remixes and re-edits footage from the 1980s Shaw Brothers movie, The Two Champions of Shaolin.  Kahn digitally edited the footage, adding in digital lip-sync and slowing down the timing of the movie so it appeared the characters were singing.  The song was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording but lost to “Toxic” by Britney Spears.  Check out the music video below.

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