Mashup Friday! Take the best parts of multiple songs and blend them together to make a new music experience. Some songs have been overplayed so much they’ve lost that spark that first attracted us. Mash-ups change everything.
Fox’s Glee! has jumped on the bandwagon since their first episodes. DJ’s have been playing megamixes in the clubs for years. The trick is blending the vocals and the hooks to seamlessly flow into each other. It’s a real talent and when it works, it completely transforms the song. Here’s 4 to energize your day!!
“UNITED STATES OF POP 2007” – DJ EARWORM
My favorite mash-up DJ is DJ Earworm. His biggest claim to fame is his countdown song of the biggest hits of the year. 2008’s version is the best and I added to an earlier blog. Here’s that link: 2008 Mashup. DJ Earwood’s first year end countdown was 2007, enjoy! For fun, how many songs can you name here? Artist hints: Rihanna, Timberlake, Fergie, Mims, Maroon 5…..
“FADE INTO SOMEONE LIKE YOU” – AVIICI vs ADELE (DJs FROM MARS Remix)
Adele’s “Someone Like You” is so hauntingly beautiful, it’s almost painful to listen to because we can all relate to her pain. Her song is mashed with one of the hottest DJ’s, Aviici, to add some punch to the mix. It’s not better than the original but it’s hot!
“SMOOTH ROMANCE” LADY GAGA VS. ROB THOMAS VS. VAN HALEN
Recipe: Two scoops of “Smooth” by Santana, a half of a cup of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” and a few sprinkles of “Jump” from Van Halen. Mix well, serve hot!
“MOVES LIKE JAGGER / JUMPIN JACK FLASH” – GLEE CAST
Is it just me or this version WAY better than Maroon 5’s? If you would have told me that Glee would have mashed up a hallowed Rolling Stones song and done this well, I wouldn’t have believed it! I actually like the guy in the wheelchair, Artie’s, dance moves better than the other guys. He has a Justin Timberland-like voice that works great here.