There’s something almost eerie about taking two segments from completely different songs (or even genres in some cases) and mixing them together. Sometimes this combination of songs can work well, however in most cases it doesn’t. Here are 10 mashups I’ve found recently that will give you goosebumps, because there’s nothing that compares to hearing two of your favourite songs properly mixed with one another into an incredible track.
#1 Eagles / Red Hot Chili Peppers: Hotel Californication
I’m still awestruck by this one. It works almost too well.
#2 Beatles / MGMT: In My Kid’s Life
#3 Metric / Ellie Goulding: Sympathy Song
Ellie Goulding’s ‘Your Song’ compliments Emily Haines’s voice from Gimme Sympathy in this simple mashup of vocals and piano. Grab a tissue, this one may make you shed a tear or two.
#4 The White Stripes / Eurythmics: Seven Nation Dreams
There’s a sinister vibe these two songs share that allow them to blend well that really set up an amazing chorus. The synth from ‘Sweet Dreams’ really mixes well with the guitar from ‘Seven Nation Army’.
#5 Grizzly Bear / Tears For Fears: Two Weeks + Head Over Heels | Performed by Kimbra
Kimbra’s cover of both Two Weeks and Head Over Heels shows you how talented she is. Performed in her usual quirky way, she blends both rock songs along with her own acapella style.
#6 The Flaming Lips / Modest Mouse: The Float Float On Song
#7 Chvrches / HAIM: If a Gun Could Change Your Mind
Fittingly, HAIM and Lauren Mayberry from Chvrches actually hang out. During this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, the group discussed the correct pronunciation of “GIF” in this podcast.
#8 The Killers / Gorillaz: Somebody Told Me to Feel Good
This one sounds awkward at first, give it a minute and you’ll hear why it made this list.
#9 Pheonix / Gorillaz: Lisztomania Coming Out of a Monkeys Head
#10 Kings of Leon / Foo Fighters: Everlong on Fire
Earlier this year, Kings of Leon, Foo Fighters, and Future Islands payed tribute to David Letterman for retiring from his Late Night Show. Foo Fighters performed ‘Everlong’ on the final episode.