This has been something creeping in the back of my mind for awhile now. I mean, if you have a voice like he does, you have to use it in the genre it works best (makes you shitloads of money earns you a living). But ever since his appearance in Jimmy Kimmel’s “I’m F’n Ben Affleck,” the case study has been building.
EXHIBIT A – “I’m F’n Ben Affleck”
This is a TripleDoubleU phenom and a played out meme, but as a refresher, check out the 7:40 mark:
EXHIBIT B – “2008 Emmy TV Theme Song Medley”
By no means or stretch of the imagination is any of this good. But the fact that he willingly participated in it speaks volumes (to me at least). I’d like to think he knew those theme songs by heart before this idea was ever a twinkle sty in anyone’s eye:
XZIBIT C – “You Don’t Know Me” by Ben Folds and Regina Spektor
Directed by the awesome Tim and Eric (of “Tim and Eric’s Awesome Show, Great Job!“), Josh Groban makes a guest appearance twice in Ben Folds‘ video, while for some reason, Regina Spektor does not. Check him out at the 2:46 and 3:07 marks:
In closing, you’ll have to judge whether Josh Groban is cool or not, but based on the above samples, I think he is cool.
If you want to judge my judging, I used to think this was cool: