From 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' to 'You and Me Ain't Nothin' but Mammals'

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Half a century of "wooing women" in music goes downhill fast, from the syrupy romantic ballads of the 1950s to the graphic language of today's hip hop and pop. The viral video collective cdza, a group of Juilliard-trained musicians featuring the vocal stylings of Jeremy Haines, puts it all together in one humorous medley. 

The team has found YouTube success creating inventive "music experiments," like History of Whistling, a mashup of 100 years' worth of whistling in pop songs:

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Don't miss their History of Lyrics That Aren't Lyrics:

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For more by cdza, visit http://www.cdzamusic.com.

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