August 3, 2015 7:45 AM   Subscribe

Every day this month, I’m searching the word “mashup” on Twitter and turning 31 jokes into real mashups. Why? I don’t know. Probably as a distraction from real things I should be doing.

Demi Adejuyigbe, aka @electrolemon, who you may previously remember from his terrible mashups of Hozier's "Take Me to Church", decided to spend July making twitters wildest dreams (nightmares?) come true.

0) Blink-187 by @joshgondelman, Blink-182 - "I Miss You" & Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg - "Nuthin' but a G Thang"
1) LED Soundsystem by @roaringblood, LCD Soundsystem - "Someone Great" & Led Zeppelin - "Whole Lotta Love"
2) Biggie Azalea by @yelix, Notorious B.I.G. - "Party and Bullshit" & Iggy Azalea - "Whole Lotta Love"
3) Mackleback by @SandwichMeats, "Thrift Shop" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis & "How You Remind Me" - Nickelback
4) Get Back / Get Back by @bassoonjokes, The Beatles - "Get Back" & Ludacris - "Get Back"
5) MAGIC! At The Disco by @pattymo, "Rude" - MAGIC! & "I Write Sins, Not Tragedies" - Panic! At The Disco
6) Takk For the Memories by @thomas_violence, Sigur Ros - "Hoppípolla" & Fall Out Boy - "Thnks fr th Mmrs"
7) Space Springs by @bafeldman, Fleetwood Mac - "Silver Springs" & Quad City DJs - "Space Jam"
8) LANA DEL REZNOR by @jesshopp, Nine Inch Nails - "The Hand That Feeds" & Lana Del Rey - "Blue Jeans"
9) Two Chainz None the Richer by @pattymo, Sixpence None The Richer - "Kiss Me" & 2 Chainz - "I'm Different"
10) NICK / DRAKE by @piss_wizard, Nick Drake - "Pink Moon" & Drake - "0 to 100/The Catch Up"
11) SEINFIELD by @trillbin, Garfield and Friends Theme Song & Seinfeld Theme Song
12) SPEED OF SELF by @cakemittens, Eminem - "Lose Yourself" & Coldplay - Speed of Sound"
13) Comfortably Thriftin by @swarthyvillain, Pink Floyd - "Comfortably Numb" & Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - "Thrift Shop"
14) BEN-GAZI by @extranapkins, Ben Folds - "You Don't Know Me" & Fugazi - "Waiting Room"
15) Sinead O'Skrillex by @socialdiss/@ellenpage, Sinead O'Connor - "War" & Skrillex - "Bangarang"
16) Illmatic Schillmatic by @freecialis, Harry Nilsson - "Without You" & Nas - "If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)"
17) DUEL OF THE KNOTS by @gerardway, John Williams - "Duel of the Fates" & Slipknot - "Psychosocial"
18) Beach Boyz II Men by @yelix, Beach Boys - "Wouldn't It Be Nice" & Boyz II Men - "End of the Road"
19) Ground Control to Major Lazer by @cryptoterra, David Bowie - "Space Oddity" & Major Lazer - "Get Free"
20) JOURNEY CYRUS by @suppushpop, Miley Cyrus - "Wrecking Bell" & Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'"
21) DAVID BOOSIE by @yelix, Lil Boosie ft. Bun B and Webbie - "Show Ya Tattoos" & David Bowie - "Suffragette City"
22) HOOBASTANKONIA by @goth_dad_666, Hoobastank - "The Reason" & Outkast - "B.O.B."
23) YANK N' WOBBLE by @desusnice, V.I.C. - "Wobble" & Lady - "Yankin'"
24) HAKUNA COLADA by @koala_hugs, Jimmy Cliff & Lebo M - "Hakuna Matata" from The Lion King & Rupert Holmes - "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)"
25) Radiofeld by @jitka, Jonathan Wolff - "Theme from Seinfeld" & Radiohead - "My Iron Lung"
26) BOSTON POLICE by @tarashoe, Boston - "More Than A Feeling" & The Police - "Roxanne"
27) COME (SAIL AWAY) by @dudehugs/@ughrevolution, Enya - "Orinoco Flow" & Styx - "Come Sail Away"
28) I'm too sexy for the floor, by @mikesacco, Drowning Pool - "Let the Bodies Hit the Floor" & Right Said Fred - "I'm Too Sexy"
29) MILEY PARTY by @debbie_hairy, Ciara - "Body Party" & Miley Cyrus - "We Can't Stop"
30) NICKELBACK GIRL by @brockwilbur, Nickelback - "Rockstar" & Gwen Stefani - "Hollaback Girl"
31) SOME FOLKS ARE BORN THIS WAY by @suppushpop, Lady Gaga - "Born This Way" & Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son" (with a bonus reverse version)
32) AMERICAN BEASTIE by @toomuchnick, Green Day - "American Idiot" & Beastie Boys - "So Whatcha Want"

Bonus topical mashup not based on a tweet: BAD BLOOD/ANACONDA, Taylor Swift - "Bad Blood" & Nicki Minaj - "Anaconda"
posted by DynamiteToast (17 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 8:15 AM on August 3, 2015 [4 favorites]

The Eminem/Coldplay one is awesome in a beautiful/horrifying way.
posted by specialagentwebb at 8:17 AM on August 3, 2015

Inspired? You can do this yourself: Yes vs. Nicki Minaj
posted by kurumi at 8:30 AM on August 3, 2015

I haven't even had a chance to listen to these as I'm at work, but regardless, it's all worth it for the phrase "Two Chainz None the Richer".
posted by Rock Steady at 8:36 AM on August 3, 2015 [3 favorites]

I have no skills when it comes to this sort of thing, so if someone could please mash up the Buzzcocks' "Oh Shit" with Pharcyde's "Oh Shit", I would really like to get that idea out of my head. Thx.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:43 AM on August 3, 2015

Some of these could be improved by changing the keys so they actually match. Unless that's part of the charm?
posted by fiercekitten at 8:53 AM on August 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

Journey + Miley is fucking awesome
posted by vuron at 8:54 AM on August 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

and the Miley Party mashup could totally exist in a club right now
posted by vuron at 9:00 AM on August 3, 2015

The HOOBASTANKONIA link doesn't seem to work.
posted by ilama at 9:59 AM on August 3, 2015

That's odd, it looks like it got taken down. That was one of my favorites. Maybe it got flagged for copyright stuff or something?
posted by DynamiteToast at 10:14 AM on August 3, 2015

I listened to about ten seconds of HAKUNA COLADA and I already have the entire three-minute song stuck in my head.
posted by nebulawindphone at 3:52 PM on August 3, 2015

I listened to the entire set... and the stand outs for me are Blink-187, BEN-GAZI, Journey Cyrus, I'm Too Sexy for the Floor, and American Beastie. They all sound too much like a Girl Talk show though...but I like the effort. Mrs. Benway was dancing around the kitchen as I played loud on the HI-FI!
posted by Benway at 6:40 PM on August 3, 2015 [1 favorite]

I wish more people know about this kid, but like in a way where he won't be famous so his vines and his mashups will still feel genuine to me.
posted by numaner at 7:11 AM on August 4, 2015

I listened to a couple of them and they seemed somehow... I dunno, I lack the musical vocabulary to explain... not quite right. Like, I wanted to like Journey Cyrus, but there was somehow no resolution to the musical tension. Same with Boston Police. Maybe as fiercekitten said, they could be improved by key shifting or something. There are mashups that painstakingly meld their source material into a new, perfect union that sounds like it always existed as that song, and these are not that. Still a fun idea and interesting to click through.
posted by Hal Mumkin at 7:17 AM on August 4, 2015

I'm a big mashup fan, and basically YMMV much like how general music tastes go. For example, I get a big kick out of Easy Heaven (The Cure vs The Commodores), but a lot of people I know just don't hear what I hear.

That said, for having these done within a day, which means not a lot of tinkering, quite a few of these are pretty great!
posted by numaner at 8:52 AM on August 4, 2015

Before all these, he made Royal Funk, which is self-explanatory, and he said he has "an awful new hobby".
posted by numaner at 9:46 AM on August 4, 2015

Late to the party but mixing Beyoncé's "7/11" with Robert Palmer's "Looking for Clues" on YouTube Doubler is pretty awesome if you mute Beyoncé (sorry sweetie)
posted by sidereal at 1:20 PM on August 6, 2015

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