8 GIFs of Moments in Music History [PHOTOS]

Posted on: January 4th, 2013 at 10:18 am by

Music history recreated in 8-bit GIF format. That’s the genius premise behind a six-month-old Tumblr called, simply enough, Music History in GIFs. Check it out, as it’s totally worth the distraction. Here are eight of our favorite Nintendo-esque animated interpretations:

1. The opening theme to Flight of the Conchords (2007-2009)

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2. PSY releases the candy K-pop video for “Gangham Style” (2012)

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3. Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips jumps into a hamster ball at Coachella (2005)

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4. The Strokes release their debut album, Is This It, ushering in the garage-rock revival of the early aughts (2001)

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5. Napster launches and upends the entire music business (1999)

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6. Weezer basically invents emo with its self-titled debut effort (1994)

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7. MC Hammer samples “Superfreak” to create another monster hit with “U Can’t Touch This” (1990)

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8. MTV launches. ‘Nuff said (1981)

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