Have you ever wondered what one band’s song would sound like with one another artist’s music and/or lyrics mixed in? Well that is called a “mashup.” It is always interesting to hear your favorite song mixed to the music of someone else. Just like a cover song, sometimes they suck, sometimes they rock, and sometimes they’re just… “meh.” Here are six mashups that have been handpicked for your listening pleasure:
“Car Radio” by Twenty One Pilots/”Heartbeat” by Childish Gambino
This features the music of “Car Radio” with the rap melodies of Childish Gambino combined with a verse from Twenty One Pilots. You can listen to more Twenty One Pilots/Childish Gambino mashups here. They all go really well together.
“Speed Of Sound” by Coldplay/ “This Twilight” by Nine Inch Nails
We hear the sounds of Coldplay mixed with the vocals of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. If you have ever listened to the original version of “This Twilight” the instrumentals are a lot darker, giving the track a more sinister feel. Coldplay’s instrumentals provide a more upbeat version to the Nine Inch Nails song.
“Islands” by Young The Giant/“Intro” by The XX
If The XX were to put vocals to “The Intro” I’d imagine that it would sound a lot like this. Sameer Ghadia’s falsetto vocals work perfectly with the beats provided by The XX.
“Do I Wanna Know?” By Arctic Monkeys/“Waiting For The Rapture” by Oasis
It wouldn’t take a lot of effort to mash these songs together, considering they both have the same beat and tempo. Oasis’ vocals work well with the tune of “Do I Wanna Know?” as well as being mixed in with the vocals of Alex Turner.
“Little Secrets” by Passion Pit/“What You Know About That” by T.I.
This mashup changes a rap song into an extremely catchy dance song. T.I.’s rap has been mixed with the sounds of Passion Pit along with the chorus of “Little Secrets.”
“Animal” by Neon Trees/ “Still Into You” by Paramore
These two go together a little too well. It’s almost as though Neon Trees re-wrote “Animal” to the tune of “Still Into You.” Haley Williams does sing the chorus once, towards the end. Other than that, this features the vocals of Tylar Glenn with the instrumentals of Paramore. But it’s not too far off from something that Neon Trees could have written.
Do You have a favorite mashup that hasn't been included here? Let us know! We would love to hear it!
Written by: Zach McEntire(Intern)(@mcentirezach)
Edited by: Richie T
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