How to play Macklemore’s song using mostly household sounds

It turns out you already own just about everything you need to play Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ hit song “Can’t Hold Us Back.”

A YouTube user named StonysWorld posted a video of his version of the song, which he recreated using various sounds around the house.

The user does play a riff on his keyboard, but the rest of the song is carried by homemade sounds he adds by slamming doors, drumming on guard rails, and craftily timing the “ding!” of the microwave. “I don’t know what i’m doing. Please enjoy,” wrote StonysWorld on his YouTube page.

We’d have to disagree.

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Martha is a web journalist, a lover of books and a midnight cook. Prior to joining KPLU in March 2013, Martha spent six years on the digital team of KOMO News, reporting and producing stories for the station's website, and leading the station's social media efforts. Martha has worked as a news writer at Northwest Cable News, and as a freelancer at WLS-TV in Chicago. In the spring of 2013, she was awarded the Kiplinger Fellowship by Ohio State University's Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.