Watch “Smooth Criminal” Played on a Barrel Organ

Kickin' it old school.
By Rachel Kiley
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  • Barrel organs — the predecessors to player pianos — aren’t necessarily “weird” instruments, but they have fallen quite a bit out of the public eye these days. However, this French YouTube uploader seems to be one of the few who still has one, and has uploaded a pretty awesome cover of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” utilizing the old school system of hand cranking and letting the instrument play the music on its own. There are a million covers of this pop hit out on the internet, but we definitely haven’t seen one like this before!