The Grand Rapids LipDub, an undertaking sparked and executed by Rob Bliss, is already an internet sensation.
In the description of the video on Youtube, Bliss says:
This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a "dying city." We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's "American Pie," a song about death, was in the end, triumphant and filled to the brim with life and hope.
Well, it seems that Newsweek got the message loud and clear!