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Musicians Mesmerize Playing Famous Tunes on Glass Bottles

Take one down, pass it around, 99 bottles on which to play classical music?

As someone who has studied music extensively, I've seen many interpretations of famous pieces of music played on glass bottles, but hearing these four interpretations of famous pieces (not all classical) completely blew my mind.

#1. Flight of the Bumblebee

"Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky Korsakov was composed in 1899 as the orchestral interlude to his opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and has since become one of the most recognizable pieces of orchestral music of all time.

Well, leave it to a bunch of bored college kids studying abroad in Italy to take a well-known piece of music and turn your expectations upside down. (If you like this rendition, make sure to check out Nick Lachey's a cappella version, too.)

#2. Csárdás

After seeing great success from their first musical bottle endeavor, the trio from above upped the ante by playing Monti's Csárdás on 146 bottles in Ireland. Csárdás is a traditional Hungarian folk dance, and Monti's version was written for violin and piano. There are many different sections in a traditional Csárdás with varying tempos, hence why the guys needed a few more bottles.

The poster of the video, Colm O'Regan, went on to become a famous conductor and musician. You can check out more of his work on Twitter or Facebook.

#3. Super Mario Theme

We've already shown off cover versions of this famous famous jingle that use strange instruments, but this version might take the cake.

A radio-controlled car is navigated along a line of bottles that are spaced out enough that if the car travels at a constant speed down the line, the rhythm and tempo of the melody will be kept consistent. The ingenuity required to coordinate the timing and precision of the melody in this video is just ridiculous. I can't get over it.

#4. Tetris 'A Theme'

Continuing with the video game themes, this next video puts a glassy spin on "Korobeiniki," or as it's better known, the "A Theme" from Tetris. This melody actually comes from a Russian folk song detailing the encounter of a peddler and a girl.

This video was made by slowly playing the theme and then increasing the speed of the video, hence why it may look like stop motion. While these glass bottles are blown into, not struck like in the other videos, I had to include it because of how well the final product turned out.

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