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Voldemort and His Death Eaters Do Their Best Bruno Mars Impression in “Dark Lord Funk”

The Dark Lord with some snake swag.

Still from YouTube

Since hitting the airwaves in November, Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” has obliterated the charts and consumed the culture. That’s not hyperbole: The song’s been No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for 10 weeks and counting—a feat only 3 percent of chart-toppers have pulled off—and its retro sound and music video have inspired countless tributes.

The latest to pay homage? Voldemort. YouTube user KWaveTV has blessed us with “Dark Lord Funk”, a very well-executed parody that features the villain indulging in some last-minute braggadocio (“Albus sent you, hallelujah”) before his assault on Hogwarts. This should’ve been another half-baked gimmick, but the song’s sparkling lyrics (“fill my goblet, put some fire in it”) and the video’s subtle Harry Potter references cast a pretty powerful spell.