Super Best Friends convinced the who’s who of Australian politics to dance and lip-sync to their new track, Round and Round, in a clip which has already had over 250,000 views on the video sharing site.
Everyone gets a look in. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd breaks out the ‘Dad’ moves from behind his desk, Tony Abbot rather unenthusiastically spins the wheels of a bike and Senator Nick Xenophon rocks out with an electric guitar.
Scenes of Bob Katter attempting to spin a lasso and Labour MP Ed Husic spinning a basketball are intercut with the everyday barrage of press conferences and campaigning.
Mr Husic told The Standard: “The best one would have to be Rob Oakeshott ironing his undies.”
Husic said he played basketball with the camera man and they went to all the MPs to use stuff they were interested in to show a little personality.
Husic said he was picked because he “doesn’t mind mucking around on camera.”
The video, which was released on Monday, sheds a new, if awkward in some cases, light on the politicians and is likely to go viral.
The hitherto unheralded band’s previous videos have only ever reached a high of 7,000 views.
The band have posted the video to their website with the caption: “This is the best thing you’ll see from the pollies this election campaign.”
Kevin Rudd tweeted a link to the video and said: ‘Good thing this election isn’t determined on our ability to dance.’
Good thing this election isn’t determined on our ability to dance http://t.co/E0opjJSfeE KRudd
— Kevin Rudd (@KRuddMP) August 19, 2013