This is four minutes of repetitious bliss. Daft Punk released "Around the World" back in 1997 on their Homework album, and director Michel Gondry brought it to life in today's oldie-but-goodie-Friday video. After Gondry analyzed the song, he decided to use five groups of dancers to represent the instruments. He explains in the liner notes to the DVD The Work of Director Michel Gondry:
"Bass: athletes with small heads and big legs, because they are physical, move constantly and have no time to think.
Guitar: skeletons, because it sounds itchy.
Synthesizer: Disco girls, because it sounds feminine.
Vocoder: Robots: it's obvious why.
Drum Machine: Mummies. Please don't ask why, but it's a very removed meaning association between M. Jackson (my hero) and what he did to himself."
Check it all out above.