The Karate Kid: Daniel Larusso and Mr. Miyagi lead this original song recap.

This Karate Kid Recap in Original Song Is the Best Around

This Karate Kid Recap in Original Song Is the Best Around

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April 15 2015 10:19 AM

A Karate Kid Recap Like You’ve Never Seen Before

This original song recap may just be the best around.

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Movie recaps are fantastic. They allow fans to relive the lines, scenes, stunts, and chemistry that capture the essence of favorite movies. But noticeably missing are the catchy hooks and choruses of original songs. Not anymore. In the video above, The Karate Kid (1984) is summarized in song, reminding us that this ’80s classic, and the relationship of Daniel-san and Mr. Miyagi, really is one of the best around.

Correction, April 15, 2015: This post originally misspelled Daniel-san as Danielson.

Daniel Hubbard is a writer, editor, and director living in New York City.

David Lawlor is a singer/songwriter living in Cambridge, New York.

Erica Walsh is a senior producer for Slate Video.