Mash-ups are made by combining two separate songs, thereby creating a completely new track. They typically combine the vocals of one song with the instrumental version of another, but other approaches exist and more than two songs can be involved. Views on the history of mash-up vary. Personally, I consider the megamixes of the 70s and 80s (Stars on 45, Mirage, Patrick Cowley, etc) as a precursor, with the practice being implicitly present in mixing culture for decades and brought to the surface by 2manyDJs around the turn of the century. The phenomenon has resulted in very popular tracks, some hugely popular as bootleg records, some re-released (or re-recorded) officially, a dedicated MTV show and mainstream artists even collaborating and doing live bootlegs. This playlist contains my favorite ones, including one by yours truly. Pretty sure that you’ll be surprised to find out that some are in fact mash-ups, as they are more popular than the originals. Full track listing if you continue reading.
1. Destiny’s Child vs. 10cc = Independent Holiday.
2. Stardust Vs. Madonna – Music Sounds Better On holiday
3. Justice ft Simian – We Are Your Friends
4. Justin Timberlake vs Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam Like I Love You.
5. Fragma vs. Tocadisc – Toca’s Miracle.
6. Mylo vs. miami sound machine – Doctor pressure.
7. David Guetta vs. The Egg – Love Don’t Let Me Go (Walking Away)
8. Madonna vs Black Legend – Like a prayer (later re-recorded by Mad’house)
9. Daft Punk Vs. Chaka Khan – Ain’t No Television
10. Danni Minogue Vs. Dead Or Alive – I Begin To Spin
11. Sugababes – Freak Like Me. (re-recorded mash-up of Adina Howard’s Freak Like Me and Tubeway Army’s Are friends electric?)
12. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head (Blue Monday Mix)
13. Soft Cell vs. Depeche Mode – Tainted Jesus
14. The Strokes Vs Christina Aguilera – A Stroke Of Genie-us
15. Survivor vs. Adele – Rolling with the Tiger
16. Nirvana vs. Destiny’s Child – Smells Like Bootylicious
17 Bob Marley vs. Iron Maiden – Ffrom Exodus to Revelations
18. Stevie Wonder vs. Metallica – Sad But Superstitious
19. Linkin Park vs. Jay-Z – Numb/Encore
20. Texas vs. Method Man – Say What you Want