An artform in itself, mashups are underappreciated. Taking two different songs and blending them together to create a new sound requires a lot of talent and a special ear for music. Here at Popternative, we rounded up some of our favourite mashups.
Bad & Boujee x Super Freak
These two songs somehow fit together so flawlessly. The creator was a genius to take the vocals from Migos and mix it with Rick James’ classic up-tempo hit.
Promiscuous x Motive
The goal of mashups should always be to make it better than the original. I don’t want to discredit Ariana Grande or Nelly Furtado, but there’s just something about this mashup that hits different. It’s also a great reminder to why Timberland is considered as one of the greatest producers of all time.
Duality x Space Jam Theme
The beauty with mashups is its ability to collide two worlds together in a way where sometimes our ears may not be ready for it. This would be fun to hear in the new Space Jam movie.
Billie Jean x Dior
RIP to Michael Jackson & Pop Smoke. Fans around the world are robbed of what would have been an incredible collaboration, but this song is still a great preview of what could have been. I never thought I would hear Michael Jackson singing on a Brooklyn drill type beat.
Smells Like Teen Spirit x Never Gonna Give You Up
No, you aren’t getting rickrolled. This song is as if the 80s and the 90s had a baby. When people think of mashups, this song is normally one of the first that comes to mind.
Numb x Encore
This has to be the greatest mashup of all time, right? Most millennials probably had this song on their pump-up playlist at some point in their lives. This song was so popular and successful that people probably don’t even realize it was a mashup.
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