#ThrowbackThursday: 10 Great Musical Performances From Robin Williams


This morning I wrote a bit about Robin Williams, and how his passing—and his daughter—may inspire change in social media policies. I don’t know about you guys, but I am not finished celebrating this man’s career yet. Today I put on Hook for my boys (okay, mainly for me), and I thought we could keep the party going for #ThrowbackThursday. Click inside for more!

Last week we looked back at some of the best woman-on-woman musical collaborations, and we had a blast. This week we are going to enjoy ourselves on a whole ‘nother level—and maybe cry a little too. Again. Trent relived the magic of the Genie of Aladdin after learning of Williams’ passing, and it got me thinking about how musical the comedian was. So here are a few of my favorites.

10 Great Musical Performances From Robin Williams


10. American Idol Audition


He doesn’t even start singing until about 3 minutes in, but it’s glorious. Even Simon Cowell had to bow down, lmao.

9. The Grim Rapper


I friggen love when he raps.

  • MeshaJ

    This was a PERFECT tbt. I laughed so hard and cried all over again. So talented and brought us all so much joy over the years.

  • Brittany

    Shannon, thank you! I forgot about the Ferngully rap I need to find the VHS tape or Netflix fast. Wow! His career pretty spanned most of my life. :(

  • nicole

    aww Shannon..i love this!

  • Iris B

    Awww Shannon, this was truly the best. I agree with you that when Mrs. Doubtfire/Hook first came out, the reason why it was truly special was because of heyyy, dad issues, but honestly, Robin had always had a project that was meaningful in my life.

    I need to watch Fern Gully again – asap.

  • Alecia

    This was awesome Shannon. Ever since I heard the news I’ve been down. Robin Williams for many of us wasn’t just an actor and comedian- he was a perfect reflection of childhood. He had an innocence, honesty, and curiosity you don’t see in many people-famous or not and most of us related to that. Many of these videos I hadn’t seen but I’m glad I did. It makes me even more thankful he shared his talent with the world and gave us all a reason to smile and laugh. That legacy will never fade.