Sometimes, two songs are so good that someone has to put them together and see what they can create. Other times, two songs are so different that when they are put together, something surprising might happen.
Given these facts, here are 6 awesome mashups you need to listen to in order to give your opinion on whether or not the songs actually work together.
Some of these combinations can be quite surprising while others sound so good that you may wonder why people haven’ done this sooner.
Let’s get started!
1. Nirvana and Michael Jackson
Smells Like Teen Spirit and Billie Jean. What can go wrong? I mean, both Nirvana and Michael Jackson are big names in the music industry and their music have inspired millions of people. But does this combination actually work? You might be surprised. “Smells like Billie Jean” is the name of the mashup which can be found on youtube.
2. Bullet for My Valentine and Lady Gaga
Bullet for My Valentine? Yes, I heard about them. A welsh rock band with some cool tunes.
Lady Gaga? Meat dress? Worldwide phenomenon of rebel woman with sometimes nasty outfits and some okay music.
Bullet for My Valentine AND Lady Gaga? In one song? Well what do you know…
Yes, Bullet for My Valentine and Lady Gaga put together actually sounds like something catchy and you can check it out here.
3. Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith
Sometimes, people create mashups by covering two songs at the same time rather than editing two songs together. This is the case of this Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith mashup with Thinking Out Loud and I’m Not The Only One. The mashup was created by SamTsui on youtube and is definitely worth checking out as this covered mashup is amazing.
4. Taylor Swift and Swift Taylor
You don’t always have to put together two songs of two different artists to achieve something great. Here you will find a mashup of two songs performed by the same artist, “Style” and “Blank Space” by Taylor Swift. Both Songs are covered on Louisa Wendorff’s youtube channel and they are even more catchy when put together. Of course, the performance of the two artists is also notable, in fact it was so notable that even Taylor Swift saw it and shared it on here twitter so overall, this is one of those mashups you need to listen to.
5. Katy Perry and Bruno Mars
Sometimes, two songs are different but still similar in tune so they can be put together with a sort of ease. This is the case for this awesome mashup between Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Bruno Mars’ “Grenade”. Taken by themselves, both songs can be considered major hits so combining them should lead to an even bigger hit, right? Find out here how a guy covered both songs, thus realizing a great mashup.
Mashup of 2014 Songs
DJ EarWorm has become quite famous on youtube due to his annual Mashups of Pop Music. Every year, this youtuber makes a huge mashup of all the popular songs that filled our radios in the previous year. Here you will find the 2014 version of DJ Earworm’s mashup which features all the famous pop songs in 2014 starting “Animals” by Marron 5, “Black Widow” by Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea and “All of Me” by John Legend. Even though many people who follow the DJ’s work claim that the 2009 version of the Masup is the greatest, you have to check it out by yourself to reach a conclusion.
These were 6 awesome mashups you need to listen to. What do you think about mashups in general? Do you think that these songs should be left alone?