Somebody Turned Smash Mouth's 'All Star' Into a TED Talk, for Some Reason

'You'll never shine if you don't glow.'

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At this rate, the iconic 1999 smash hit will never leave our heads. Eighteen years later, Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is making its way back to screens again -- and this time not as the background music for ’s Shrek.

What better way to use the '90s classic -- which is full of inspirational lines such as “You never know if you don’t go” and “You’ll never shine if you don’t glow” -- than to turn it into a Talk? The video series, with the slogan “ideas worth spreading,” seeks to motivate, inspire and educate individuals, which is similar to the purpose of the lyrics in “All Star.”

Related: 7 TED Talks That Will Change the Way You Look at Business

Getting creative, Australian group Collective Noun presents the pop song, which was up for a Grammy and Kids’ Choice Award, through powerpoints, analysis and of course, the actual song lyrics. With an , laughter and claps -- the new video can take you back in time and be source of inspiration for your life.

Of course, the song has seen numerous renditions as part of a weird meme.

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