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'Cleaning Dancing Roommate' Takes Sheena Easton's 'Morning Train' Viral

Sheena Easton photographed in 1983.
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Sheena Easton photographed in 1983.

Easton calls the clip 'adorable.'

Cleaning an entire apartment isn't the most exciting way to start your morning after a Halloween party. Luckily, the Internet has offered a solution: Sheena Easton.

In a clip that has gone viral, Justin Chen secretly recorded his roommate, Jimmy Pope, dancing to Easton's 1981 No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit "Morning Train (Nine to Five)." Pope nails a series of steps, changes and turns -- all while mopping the apartment floor. The clip has been viewed over 9 million times globally on YouTube since being uploaded on Nov. 6.

The fun doesn't last too long before Pope notices the surveillance, but his embarrassed reaction is priceless.

"I wish I could dance to my songs as well as he can!" Easton tells Billboard, who adds that she thinks the video is "adorable."

Thanks to the clip's popularity, “Morning Train" has seen a brief resurgence. U.S. streams of the song rose to 1.8 million for the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen BDS, a gain of 11,325 percent.

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