I love mashups! All kinds. Whether its mashup up different data sources and creating a new app, or mashup with various songs and creating an awesome new one. With the end of the year coming up, people have been releasing mashups of the most popular songs of the year. These are the ones I liked the most.
1. DJ Earworm – United States of Pop 2011
This is my favourite mashup for the songs of 2011. Some say his 2009 mashup was better, but personally I like this one is far better. The beats are great and as with all Earworm remixes, he actually tries (as much as possible) for the different peices of lyrics to somehow tie in together. Its strange though that some of the biggest hits of the year – Coldplay and Drake are not included in this, which I guess is probably because they were released late in the year and Earworm was probably in the middle of finishing the track.
2. Mashup-Germany – Top Of The Pops 2011
This is also a great one. This also doesn’t use Coldplay and Drake. I wonder how early these DJs start work on their end of year mashups!
3. Isosine – Wait a Minute
This was created by am amateur DJ and posted on r/mashups on reddit. I think it was a great effort, especially the slow part at the start. Usually end of year mashups focus on making it as dance-able as possible, but every now and then you appreciate the slow stuff as well.
The following two are not end of year mashups. However, they are my favourite two mashups yet!
4. Madeon – Pop Culture
This is an amazing mashup! It is an amazing dance song! I wonder how much practice, experimentation and thought went into such an effort.
5. The Killers vs Muse When You Were A Starlight (TEAM 9 REMIX)
This is my favourite mashup of all time, and the one that really got me into listening mashups in the first place. Part of it has to do with the Muse and the Killers being some of my favourite bands, and ‘Starlight’ and ‘When you were young’ some of my favourite songs. However just the way the remix is done, the subtle layering of beats and lyrics is just amazing and probably took a lot of effort. The result is a spectacular song, and I wish someday the Killers and Muse would appear on stage and perform this song live together. I would pay to see that!
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