Let’s get one thing out of the way first: No, DNCE’s cover of Rihanna’s “Work” is not better than the original. There’s no single soul on this planet who could top the hazy, dancehall sleekness of Rih and Drake’s ANTI duet — not even you and your leprechaun-red hair, Joe Jonas.
Nevertheless, Jonas and Co. have remade the tune, but with their own clever twist. Rather than give it a straightforward reworking (which probably wouldn’t have turned out so great, tbh), they used a gaggle of office supplies to give literal definition to “work, work, work, work, work, work.” Jonas, Jack Lawless, JinJoo Lee, and Cole Whittle ditch their instruments and go to town with staplers, retro calculators, and stacks of Post-Its, to predictably strange results.
It has to be said, though: As great as it is to see Jonas suggestively lick a manilla envelope, the dog was clearly the best part of this vid, right? We can all agree on that? Good.