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22 pop songs reimagined as Shakespearean sonnets

October 2, 2014

“To act my age I oft have been beseech’d, but I cannot recall the age I’ve reached.” - Blink-182, “What’s My Age Again?”

Are you one of those people who think Magic!’s “Rude” is bogged down only by its lyrical simplicity? Do you think a little iambic pentameter can take Blink-182’s “What’s My Age Again?” to the next level?

Every Thursday, Pop Sonnets does exactly that, most recently nipping ABBA’s “Dancing Queen” with a little Elizabethan flair. 16th Century disco? YUP.

We’ve culled together the best of the Pop Sonnets archive in the gallery up top. If this teaches us anything, it’s that if something can exist anywhere, it’s Tumblr. [h/t Pleated Jeans]

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