R.E.M.: Aaron Johnson goes dance crazy in the new video for 'UBerlin'

REM-Aaron-JohnsonImage Credit: Cass Bird; Landmark/PR PhotosIs it National “Hey, Remember You Can Dance To Rock Music Too” Year? First Thom Yorke got his groove on for Radiohead’s single “Lotus Flower.” Now those R.E.M. folks have released the clip for their single “ÜBerlin” which finds actor Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass, the John Lennon movie Nowhere Boy) making like Fred Astaire. Okay, I’m not sure Astaire would have approved of Johnson’s casual attire — or, for that matter, his dance moves. But take a look and tell us what you think.

Who has the best moves: Yorke or Johnson?

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  • crispy

    That rather somber song does not even match this guy’s guidoish dance moves. I’m sure Youtube will correct this shortly.

    • Mae

      i’m thinking something pop-y like britney. i like the song though, i missed REM

    • tina

      I love the song and aaron johnson but not together. go make kick-ass 2 please!!!!

    • michelle

      aaron johnson is sssssoooooo CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!! even though he looks funky dancing he’s still HOT

      • abby

        thats so true true that

  • Louise

    Fred famously preferred casual wear. And I’m sure the man who danced on the ceiling and with a coatrack would have loved Aaron’s bits in the doorway and with the lampposts!

  • Cris

    About 90 seconds in, I started wishing Chloe Moretz would show up and go all Hit-Girl on him.

  • Vanessa

    had me captivated…definitely johnson. adorable and fun.

  • Ann

    He is no Thom Yorke.

    • Nado

      agreed! i love REM, but the video clashes with my own interpretation of the song. seemed like the guy in this video was doing a thom yorke impression, and i agree – no one does it like thom

  • DRG

    Wow! EW actually has a post in the music section that is NOT about Lady Ca Ca! Wonders never cease!

  • Tom

    Still love R.E.M. music. And this is probably their best video since Losing My Religion.

    • Sam

      Totally agree with Tom – best video since the 90s. And the new album is really incredible – it’s a shame EW hasn’t really covered it that well, as R.E.M is getting incredible press for it elsewhere.

      • DRG

        That’s becasue it doesn’t have anything to do with Lady Ca Ca and at EW it is all Ca Ca all the time!

  • nmo

    It would be better if he had his shirt off.

  • Jill

    Fantastic film. Haven’t been able to stop watching it all day long. Funny, magic.

  • GQs

    oh I adored it, hot!

  • Robin

    Song good. Dancing painful to watch.

  • Carol

    Got the wrong dancer, not Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly.

  • Dusty Durst

    I think it’s great and can’t get enough of it. Aaron is fab and the song DOES fit
    besides I want that Tee shirt!!!!!!~!

  • CLC

    Captivating is the only word for the music and Aaron Johnson losing himself in it!

  • Diana

    I Love it!!! It made me laugh…that’s always good :)

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