Shake it off, Shake it off
December 23, 2016 10:28 AM   Subscribe

It's time for the best mashups of 2016! The very talented Adrian & Mysterious D have assembled a phenomenal album of the best mashups of 2016. Freely available to stream and download, with an archive of many previous years. Some sweet tunes to help you shake off those troubles.

2016 was a pretty tough year for many. Sometimes, all you can do is put your cares aside for awhile and have some fun.

Of course, it wouldn't be a 2016 post without some tragedy to it. The late Lemurrhea was the one who introduced these to me, and was himself often inspired by the terpsichorean muse.

For the tone-deaf and uncool such as myself, these are an excellent soft intro to pop music.

Previously on the blue.
Also famous for their "Santastic" mixes
posted by LegallyBread (12 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
yaaaaay I've been waiting for this all year!
posted by numaner at 10:38 AM on December 23, 2016


2016 was also the year I mashed up Lionel Richie and Mulan. Why? I haven't got a clue.
posted by a car full of lions at 10:47 AM on December 23, 2016 [3 favorites]


Adrian & D are both really sweet people and Bootie is so fun, def don't miss it if you have a chance. their mashups are great :)
posted by supermedusa at 11:35 AM on December 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


Sesamy Generation and Super Freaks On Film That Feeds really work surprisingly well. The latter sounds like a real song, even though I know all 3 individually.
posted by ctmf at 11:53 AM on December 23, 2016


I loved BoB 2006-2010, but haven't listened since. This was a great reminder and a fun mix. Thanks for posting!
posted by matrixclown at 12:12 PM on December 23, 2016


"vs." has never made sense to me in mashup credits. You're mashing them up together, not pitting them against each other. Oh well. Off to download.
posted by emelenjr at 2:11 PM on December 23, 2016


"vs." has never made sense to me in mashup credits. You're mashing them up together, not pitting them against each other. Oh well. Off to download.

In a mashup you're doing your parts separately and competing for props which is why it's vs. (for example, Elvis vs. JXL).
posted by Talez at 2:31 PM on December 23, 2016


Sweet I know what I'm making the office listen to on Tuesday!!
posted by jferg at 3:53 PM on December 23, 2016


"Versus" makes sense to me in the context of "mashing" one thing into another (which has a connotation of chaotic commingling, even if in practice many mashups are very carefully crafted and edited). It means "against" or "in contrast with", and apparently in Latin means "toward". Seems entirely appropriate for two things that weren't meant to go together being nonetheless combined into one song.

The bit that a car full of lions posted above is a superb exemplar of the versus heart of mashups.
posted by NMcCoy at 12:51 AM on December 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


and apparently in Latin means "toward".

Yes and no. Versus is derived from "verto" which is turn. As an adverb it means more "facing" or "turn toward". Like when two opponents face each other, fighters, armies, what have you. Same principal applies to adversary. You turn to face their direction which is quite literally what the word means.
posted by Talez at 7:28 AM on December 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


I love "Grapevine By The Ocean." I'm surprised how well that works!
posted by SisterHavana at 2:25 PM on December 24, 2016


The ones from previous years are great too.
posted by schmod at 7:29 AM on December 28, 2016


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