Remix magic

The other day I stumbled on a remix on YouTube of two songs that led me down a rabbit hole of remixes, and then all afternoon I was like, “Jon, just one more. ONE MORE.” And he indulged me until finally he was like, “You said the last one you played was really, this time, going to be the last one, but you’re asking me if I’d like to hear another one. What is the correct answer to this question?” And then I reminded him of how many times he’s forced me to listen to his geek podcasts while we’re driving somewhere, podcasts that have made me so nuts with all the “but the button is two centimeters too far to the right” bullshit that goes on when some new piece of hardware comes out that I almost jumped out of the car in the middle of the freeway. YOU CAN BROWSE THE INTERNET ON YOUR PHONE, DUDE. SHOW UP TO MY HOUSE AND I WILL SHOW YOU WHERE YOU CAN PUT YOUR DAMN BUTTON.

I’m not going to feature all the ones I found the other day, but I will share my favorite three, all from YouTube user thriftshopxl. First up, “Toxic” by Britney Spears remixed with “Love Shack” by the B52′s.

Next, and this one is beyond brilliant and I wish I could favorite it sixteen hundred times, “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J remixed with “Come on Eileen” by Dexy’s Midnight Runners.

And finally, two of my most favorite songs ever both in line together: “No Scrubs” by TLC and “Close to Me” by The Cure.

If you guys know of any good ones, please share in the comments.

  • babbletwit

    The only mashup you’ll ever need:

  • cwelpton

    OMG, I could spend all day doing the exact same thing. And I so know about the nerd podcasts.

    Here are a few of my favorites:

    Not sure if you ave heard of Jaydiohead, but know you are a Radiohead fan. LOVE his stuff. Here is one (this is a medley) but check out all his stuff if you like this. He has quite a bit to download for free:

    Also dig this 50 cent In da Club and Staying Alive mashup:

    Check out Best of Bootie for some other cool maships too if you have not already found them all!

  • higginsjennifer

    This dj is the mashup God. He takes all the popular songs from a year and does a mashup with video. He’s a genius. My favorites are from 2007, 2008, 2010. He does amazing two song mashups as well but the ones with multiple songs are really amazing. Amazing talent.

  • Crazy Card Lady

    My daughter loves to search youtube for videos, but I’ve never gotten into it as most of the time the sound quality is poor. It’s bad enough I still play vinyl and I have to change that every 15 to 20 minutes. I don’t see where finding and playing single songs is going to be that much fun.

    I can just see Jon rolling his eyeballs now with all the stuff you’re going to want to show him.

  • moochisima

    I will second, third and fourth the comment by saying GET GIRL TALK. Don’t feed the animals I think is the album name…its the front yard with the grass on fire. It is by far THE best CD in the world and one of my favorites. Plus that LL Cool J and Come On Eileen song are both in it…aweseomeness….There are about 12-15 tracks but you can listen to them all as one long track. Also, BOMB workout music that makes you want to run and punch and basically kick ass when youre listening to it. SO SO GOOD!

  • JenO

    Someone beat me to Rock Sugar! They played Beale Street Music Fest last year and were awesome. They basically got shoved into the line-up after getting air time on Drake and Zeke.

    My fave though is Dreaming of a Whole Lot of Breakfast:

    Also look up Q-Unit, mash-ups of 50 Cent and Queen.
    This is How We Bite the Dust:

  • katebou

    i agree with the masses re: girl talk.

    best remix album i’ve heard (maybe EVER) is a mash-up of the black keys ‘brothers’ album with big boi’s ‘sir lucious left foot.’ ESPECIALLY track 3. it’s oh my lawd amazing:


  • Ala-hanna

    is a good website for everything! :)!/

  • lorddon

    My favorites are

    Kylie Minogue/New Order – Can’t Get Blue Monday Out of My Head:

    and Ace of Base/NIN – She Wants Animals:

  • devcarter

    I can’t wait to check all these links, I love mashups for my gym mix.

    This is my favorite, Vampire Weekend, TI & Rihanna

  • sciencegeek

    No video, but the mash up of Kanye West’s Gold Digger with the Muppets Mahnamahna is bloody brilliant and everyone should listen to it every day.

  • mom2meerkat

    OOOO! I love mash-ups.

    Jay-Z + Radiohead = Jaydiohead:

    No Karma:

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  • MsMLJ

    This one just for the hilarity aspect (and the fact that I can watch it 20 times and it never gets old).

    Also–Have you heard of Girltalk? He is an incredible mashup artist in the indie world. Apparently his concerts include him, a laptop, screaming fans and his sweat. Here is an example of his work, but just check out his albums, he is incredible.

  • stan7826

    A good source for these is They have songs posted there by a lot of the top DJs:

  • agablack

    Definitely GIRL TALK. Brilliant!


    Bittersweet symphony vs Dirt off your shoulder

    Love it, the only mash up I have ever liked enough to put it on my ipod.

  • gitana

    About your octagonal window…you should check out Trove..they do some pretty spectacular window films ( as well as custom wall papers and wood veneers) you might find something that helps you feel a little less, exposed…
    their stuffs a bit pricey, but it’s alot more unique than most of the stuff you see out there.

  • jenspends

    I love “Glass Octopus” – Beatles vs. Blondie

  • krynknox

    I really like “If I Were a Free Fallin’ Boy” – a Beyonce and Tome Petty mashup.

  • juliejackson

    Those were great ones! This is one of my faves: RuPaul and Kraftwerk mashup:

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  • Alpha Betti

    You just made one middle-aged woman very happy and a little bit hurty in the lower back. I went and put overalls on and pretended to be Kevin Rowlands. Again.

    I wish I knew where I put my youth, it’s here somewhere…

  • strawberrygoldie

    Oh mah effin’ GAWD. I have never even heard of these.

    The Mommy Worm Hole I live in grows deeper and deeper.

    I LURVE “TOXIC.” I sing it in my car. Loud and proud.

    My children hate me for this.

    Now, to immerse myself fully in this video remix phenomenon. Of which I knew nothing about. Dammit.

  • strawberrygoldie

    Somebody needs to show me how to move like TLC. Holy CRAPOLA.

    Are my hips even capable of that?

  • heymissk

    You can download hundreds of mashups here:

    One of my favorites Dance Dreams, Lady Gaga vs. Eurythmics… you can find it on the Best of Bootie 2008 cd.

    Next time you’re in San Francisco, come out dancing!

  • gogirl11

    One of my faves is by Mashup-Germany and is made up of several artists.

    I’ll Be Missing You (Don’t Raise Your Glass)

    PS This whole comment thread is AWESOME. Thank you for starting it!

  • allovesz3

    I heard the song “Whip It” in the gym the other night and was thinking that someone needed to mash that up with “I Whip My Hair Back and Forth.” And thankfully, someone did!

  • keelyjane

    Dood, go download some Girl Talk! He does endless mashups, and they’re AWESOME and FREE ONLINE (though you can also buy them on CD, I know someone who did that.) His label is Illegal Art, according to the wikipedia page. It’s all very rap heavy, your second video sounded like Girl Talk.

    Edit: LOL. Apparently this wasn’t a new suggestion in your comments. Um, I agree with other people’s thoughts re: girl talk!

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  • hartmanj684

    Again with the Girl Talk (despite all the profanity in the lyrics) – some of my personal favorites:

    “Let It Out” –
    “Steady Shock” –
    (um, ALL THE GIRLS STANDING IN LINE FOR THE BATHROOM! is the best lyric ever)
    “That’s Right” –
    (Miley Cyrus what what)

  • JessicaRabbit

    Come Together, The Beatles mashed with Closer by Nine Inch Nails. Epic in its awesomeness.

  • mmoxxie

    Linkin Park and Jay-Z made a remix album together mixing their songs. It was pretty awesome.

  • whomajigi

    Enya Oronoco Flow + Prodigy Smack My Bitch Up = Mashup of epic proportions.

  • Sarah Says

    Love this:

    the Ghostbusters song and AC/DC’s Thunderstruck.

    Even the video mix is awesome!

  • kew17

    All time favorite: Lynyrd Skynyrd Vs. Nelly – Sweet Home Alabama Vs. Country Grammar

  • royalrn

    LOVE the mixes…have you heard of Literal Videos? LIFE CHANGING! start with this one…it’s Total Eclipse of the Heart..but a friendly warning… a. make sure you have Depends on…and b. make sure you won’t be upset at the hours you spend looking at all the others… enjoy, and thanks for all the great posts!

    Teresa, Scranton, PA

  • cuonghvn

    Nice post! Thanks for share. Good luck to everybody

  • Gemcat

    This one’s for dancin’:

    The Cure vs Busta Rhymes – Woohah Close to Me

    Speaking of dancin’, a few people are doing a Viva la Vida vs Katy Perry firework mashup if the Armstrongs are after another kitchen dance session with a side of self esteem:

  • tigerlily.

    I am going to also recommend Girl Talk like half of the comments. I introduced a friend to them when we were in the Caymans for a marathon and it caused an instant dance party. Definitely not something you can listen to with the kids though!

    I shared the cover of Crystalised that Blur did on facebook and a friend shared this with me:

    The Notorious B.I.G. vs. The xx

  • CynthiaNOLA

    Rudolph vs. Roxanne (This one BLOWS MY MIND!!)

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  • Raevin

    The best mash up I’ve EVER heard is here:

    It’s Jett’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” vs. The Muppets’ “Mahnamahna”. It’s perfect in every way.

  • katielady85

    OK. Remixes are fun but mash-ups are AMAZING!

    I know you have tons and tons of comments on this post, but go listen to Norwegian Recycling.
    How Six Songs Collide
    Soul Fireflies

    You will be glad you did….

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  • CKSmith

    Must check this out! The British DJ Osymyso, mashes up the intros of one hundred and one different, well-known songs, all by different artists, into a twelve-minute long song. It is too long to fit into one youtube video, but be sure to watch/listen to both. The beginning is good but, just like a fireworks show, he really pulls out all the stops in the second half. The build really starts when he goes from the Eurythmics, to Blur, to The Kinks, to Guns N’ Roses!

    Osymyso – Intro-Inspection (part 1)

    Osymyso – Intro-Inspection (part 2)

  • Yellaphant

    Dude. Download everything by Girl Talk. Immediately. This is important. You’re welcome.

  • Cararaej

    Thanks for sharing the addiction… : )

  • sarathelaundress

    Linkin Park/Britney Spears

  • antifuse

    Somebody already posted Imagine A Jump, which is FANTASTIC… But personally? The whole Danger Mouse “Gray Album” (Lyric track from Jay-Z’s Black album put to music from the Beatles’ White album) is pretty much the seminal, and still my favourite, work of mashup goodness.

    Incidentally, if you look for the term “mashup” instead of “remix”, you’ll probably get more results. :)