As I understand it a musical mashup is the blending together of two or more existing songs, by superimposing the melody of one song over the backing track of another. The practice has existed for centuries but with modern DJ and sound editing software tools it has become something of an art form in itself. The better ones have a smart ass snarky appeal *(“Oh, aren’t we clever”) that I find to be the right antidote for these times so below are some of the better musical mashups (IMHO).
Sweet Fat Bottomed Alabama (Queen + Lynyrd Skynyrd) Mashup
Stayin’ in Black (Bee Gees + AC/DC Mashup) by Wax Audio
Whole Lotta Sabbath (Led Zeppelin + Black Sabbath Mashup) by Wax Audio
Mashup James Brown vs Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Sex Machine
Michael Jackson vs The Doors – Billie Jean on the Storm
We Will Rock You, Bossa Nova! Mashup (Elvis vs RHCP vs Queen vs Flo Rida vs Cee Lo Green)
For the music geeks out there, the video below from You Tuber extraordinaire Adam Neely goes into the theory of musical mashups.
The music theory of mashups