How is someone singing and playing a little song on a cup so freaking charming? It doesn’t even make sense how charming it is! Whether it’s Anna Kendrick or a normal person in a viral video, someone playing Lulu and the Lampshades‘ “You’re Gonna Miss Me” on a Solo cup is the new plastic bag dancing in the wind: the sum is way more than its parts! Kendrick got her cup song on during last night’s Letterman, explaining how she learned the darling performance on her own time…only to have it made into a Pitch Perfect scene later. “Because I’m a huge loser, I thought the best way to spend an entire afternoon would be watching, like, this video 50 times and teaching myself how to do it,” Anna laughed. “So when they found out that I could do it, they wanted me to do it in the movie.” Uh, loser? How about adorable famous person? We’re with Dave on this one!
Maybe this song-and-cup trick is so cute for the same reason everyone seems to love a cappella right now. The rest of us just bought our tickets to see Pitch Perfect tonight, but those of us who have seen PP already have been swooning about it for weeks. Which do you think is more adorable: Anna’s nervous, slightly sped-up version from last night, the original or what we think is the most well-known imitation of it by Anna Burden? Keep in mind that there are no wrong answers and any video you pick is the right one/ a delight.