Mark Kanemura Is the Best Part of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Party for One"

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Another #CutToTheFeelingFriday, another instantaneously iconic viral moment brought to you by Mark Kanemura.


This summer, we brought you the heartwarming saga of how dancer/choreographer/fierce Internet denizen Mark Kanemura basically came to be the muse of synth-pop princess Carly Rae Jepsen—and vice versa. Today, there is a new and exciting installment in our tale: Kanemura stars in Jepsen's brilliantly batty new music video for the single "Party for One."

[Editor's note: Certain content in the following videos may not be appropriate for younger dancers.]

You probably know her best from "Call Me Maybe," but be warned: Jepsen's real area of expertise is the #important subgenre I like to succinctly describe as, "It's a total bop yet the lyrics perfectly depict the epic struggle over my inner darkness." Translation? This track will have you dancing/crying your face off—and you will be here for every darn second of it.

In the video, Kanemura plays a hilariously idiosyncratic (and, of course, totally ripped) guest at a spoOoOky hotel where every one of the kooky characters is clearly, well, going through some stuff. I won't spoil the SO SATISFYING ending for you, but just know this: By the time Carly & co. are done dancing their way to radical self-love, you won't want to dance with anyone but yourself.

Carly Rae Jepsen - Party For One www.youtube.com

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