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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.

  • 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:

  • jenspends
  • 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!

  • kathyk
  • 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!!)

  • kellkell
  • 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. 🙂

  • atpanda

    Best mashup ever is the entire Beatles Love album. It is so genius. If you like The Beatles, you’ll sit there trying to figure out all the little snippets of stuff from all their songs all put into single songs.

  • michelleann2804

    I just want to say a huge THANKS to all of you for successfully ruining any chances of me getting work done today!!

  • mosprott

    Adele vs. the Rolling Stones: Rolling in the Deep/Gimme Shelter – AWESOME!

  • beautiful_heartache

    ALL TIME FAVORITE: Sesame Street + Willow “Whip My Hair” mashup. 0:25 plus all the “shake it” make laugh! My husband and I thought of this when we first saw “Whip My Hair” and did a low-tech mashup: opened both videos in YouTube and played them side by side. Glad someone actually edited it together (and better than we could have). Yeah, that’s the kind of things we find fun these days. A toddler & newborn will do that to you!

    Not my favorite to listen to but like previous YouTube commentors have said, the title is awesome:

    Black Eyed Peas + AC/DC = You Humped Me All Night Long

    The muppets “singing” Gold Digger (Not the Mahnamana mashup):


    Love the mash-ups! Especially the Radiohead vs. Dave Brubeck!

    Here’s Martin Solveig vs Amerie vs Eve – “Work The Tambourine” (a DJ Nicky T Mash Up):

  • specialkrispy

    So glad men wearing overalls without shirts is no longer socially acceptable. Wait, was it ever? Thanks for posting those. It was almost better than coffee!

  • sksanders

    To all my peoples in the struggles…

    it’s called “Juicy-R” [Biggie’s Juicy vs. the xx’s VCR]. and it’s awesome.

  • Rebekah

    I know you’ve mentioned how much you like The Xx – found out about this courtesy Mamapop – Notorious B.I.G. vs. The Xx by DJ Wait What a.k.a. “The Notorious Xx” – I can’t find my favorite on YouTube anymore, which was The Xx’s “Intro” mashed up with Notorious B.I.G.’s “Dead Wrong”… hope you can find it somewhere, it’s awesome. Enjoy!

  • NicoleC

    Blur vs Nirvana “Smells Like Song 2”

    Need I say more?

  • Nhiro

    Stumbled on this one a couple of days ago. I love it to pieces, because Robyn is the shit.

  • JGBenson

    Arcade Fire V. Blondie: Sprawl II Heart of Glass

  • Kristinaac

    GirlTalk…Girltalk times 2348071923. He puts all these remixes to shame. You MUST download Night Ripper, Feed the Animals, and All Day…IMMEDIATELY (and they’re all for free!). All of them are phenomenal, but All Day is the latest (and best, IMO). If you listen to music while you exercise, this will revolutionize your workout. And it’s great party/dance music. Earcrack…I’m telling you!

  • Ashley_the Accidental Olympian

    For sure the best one EVER is Notorious B.I.G. and Miley Cyrus.


    So fun.

    I think I love it the most because B.I.G. would freak out to hear his “Party & Bullshit” song with “Party and the USA” overlapping his chorus. But I hate to say it B.I.G., but this mash up is CATCHY.

  • kristinaj21

    It’s called “I Want a Bulletproof Dancer” — La Roux, Robyn, Whitney Houston and Taylor Swift — it’s pretty awesome and really well made 🙂

  • Smash

    Not the typical remix. A friend pointed this one out to me and with Alice in Wonderland being my favorite Disney film, I fell in love with it. His other mixes are quite catchy too, especially UPular. 🙂

  • theoriginalmgirl

    You find some great YouTube videos! How do you find them?

  • EarlGreyHot

    I love this mashup of Nirvana / The Jackson 5: »Smells like Rockin’ Robin«. Sooo fun and danceable. It’s got spunk! (Wait, do people still say spunk?)

    Anyway, get ready to dance/jump around wildly:

    I’m also loving the Brubeck/Radiohead one. Got it on repeat right now.

  • emsxiety

    And I am now addicted to this and can’t stop listening. My husband is now annoyed cause I keep replaying, I am totally blaming you.

    I should add the video isn’t all that great, but the music is absolutely great.

  • megalimugwump

    Team Canada- they have awesome mash ups. And they’re from Montreal, my hometown. Double bonus.

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