Whether you're down in the dumps or as happy as a clam, you need to watch this video of Will and Monifa Sims singing karaoke at a gas station pump. Yes, you read that right. And yes, this is part of a "Pumpcast News" prank on Jay Leno's "Tonight Show," but don't let your opinion of The Chin affect your decision to watch this, because you deserve to see it.
The prank itself is seemingly pointless. Tim Stack hosts a news channel broadcasting at gas stations, which most folks would just ignore as background media. Except the person onscreen can see and talk to you. Like, totally crazy, right? Initially, Will Sims, quietly singing to himself while getting his gas, is taken aback, as you would be.
But this insanely charming man just goes with it and when asked if he'd like a free tank in exchange for a song, Sims belts out Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer."
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B52s, "Love Shack"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 8/10 Vocal difficulty: 4/10 Length of song: 4:18 <em>Members of the B-52's, from left, Cindy Wilson, Fred Schneider and Kate Pierson perform during the TV Land Awards, Saturday, April 14, 2012 in New York. </em>
Tone Loc, "Wild Thing"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 7/10 Vocal difficulty: 6/10 Length of song: 4:20 <em>LAS VEGAS - SEPTEMBER 05: Tone Loc performs at Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand Hotel/Casino on September 5, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. </em>
The Proclaimers, "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 8/10 Vocal difficulty: 2/10 Length of song: 3:37 Intangibles: Up the ante by making your buddy harmonize.
The Ramones, "I Wanna Be Sedated"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 8/10 Vocal difficulty: 3/10 Length of song: 2:30 <em>Concert by the touring Ramones, at the New Yorker Theater</em>
Joan Jett, "Bad Reputation"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 8.5/10 Vocal Difficulty: 4/10 Length of song: 2:43 <em>LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Recording artist Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform the 18th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on April 29, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. </em>
Van Halen, "Jump"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 9/10 Vocal difficulty: 5/10 Length of song: 4:42 <em>LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Van Halen, (L-R) Dave Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen perform as part of their 2012 North American tour at Staples Center on June 1, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. </em>
The Rolling Stones, "Satisfaction"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 10/10 Vocal difficulty: 5/10 Length of Song: 3:44 <em>FILE - This March 26, 1971 file photo shows British rock and roll band The Rolling Stones during their farewell performance at London's Marquee Club, in London. The band members are, from left, Mick Jagger, vocals; Mick Taylor, guitar; Keith Richards, guitar; and Charlie Watts, drums. The musician in background is unidentified. Thursday, July 12, 2012, marks 50 years since Jagger played his first gig with the band. Now in their late 60s and early 70s, the band members are celebrating the anniversary by attending a retrospective photo exhibition at London's Somerset House _ and looking to the future by rehearsing for new gigs. </em>
Bon Jovi, "Wanted Dead Or Alive"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 8/10 Vocal difficulty: 6/10 Length of song: 4:10 Intangibles: Make sure you tease that hair, wear your best snakeskin pants and stand close to the smoke machine.
The Kinks, "Lola"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 9/10 Vocal difficulty: 4/10 Length of song: 4:03 Intangibles: It's just incredibly fun to roll those Ls and shout "Loooola!"
Madonna, "Like A Virgin"
Drunk sing-along-ability: 10/10 Vocal difficulty: 4/10 Length of song: "Like A Virgin" -- 3:50, "Papa Don't Preach" -- 4:39
Meanwhile, his wife Monifa is howling in the passenger seat, but is soon drawn out of the car and convinced to croon Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams," which the pair eventually turn into an amazing duet. Usually this "Candid Camera" type of prank is intended to embarrass ordinary folks, but Will and Monifa Sims are not being laughed at here.
Instead, their infectious joy and and utter lack of embarrassment -- seriously, that dance break? -- not to mention their awesome singing voices, are as wonderful and uplifting as anything we've seen in a long time.
Then a couple days later, Leno invited the Sims onto the "Tonight Show" itself so they could sing with the band and be amazing some more. So enjoy. We're gonna go watch it again (and again).