John Oliver joins Stephen Colbert for their own version of Clinton’s ‘Fight Song’ video
The friends and singers of “Pitch Perfect” came together to film a version of Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song,” which Hillary Clinton has been using as her campaign’s anthem. The video was released Monday night at the Democratic National Convention and made a repeat performance Wednesday, but “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert and “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver decided to film their own version of the video.
It begins like the original video, but Colbert appears in a box singing “drum, drum, base, high hat, base, drum, drum, drum.” At another point, his face slides into frame, where he begins singing the Chili’s Grill & Bar song, “I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs.” He then blows into a long horn for some extra sound effects.
At one point, John Oliver appears on screen wearing headphones and standing in front of the microphone. “I did not agree to appear on this. I was just told to wait here with these things on my ears. No one mentioned this was part of a weird acapella song for Clinton. Awful!”
Colbert appears again with a blond wig and hat complaining that he thought they agreed at the acapella meeting Colbert would go that route.
At the end, John Oliver appears again wearing the black and white wig Sia is known for wearing, with a large bow on top. “Again, I did not agree to be part of this. This song is going to irritate people.”
Check it out below:
Here’s the original version, which has just shy of one million views in three days.