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Awesome Mashups

Poker Face: Western Swing Edition

Poker Face: Western Swing Edition

There I Ruined It is back to demolish another popular song – this time taking on Lady Gaga’s hit song Poker Face, and transforming it into something straight out of Texas in the 1940s. If you’re into steel guitar, fiddle, and jangly old pianos, this one is for you.

Eminem as a Talking Heads Song

Eminem as a Talking Heads Song

About the only thing Marshall Mathers and David Byrne have in common is that they both had hit songs. But what if the Talking Heads had written a song about Eminem’s career and his rhyming abilities? It might have sounded something like this track by Nick Lutsko. So put your orange door hinge in storage and hit play now.

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Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go to the Grave

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go to the Grave

Mashup maven Bill McClintock combined two highly-incompatible songs into one, amalgamating Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go and Black Sabbath’s Children of the Grave, thus forming a new band called “Blam!” He snuck in a sweet guitar solo from Eddie Van Halen too.

Kermit the Frog in Half-Life 2

Kermit the Frog in Half-Life 2

It’s not easy being green. Kermit the Frog finds himself in a dystopian world where he encounters terrifying creatures, a fascist army, and an interdimensional bureaucrat. eli_handle_b.wav dropped the chief Muppet into Half-Life 2 where we fully expect him to go all higgledy-piggledy the first time he encounters a headcrab.

Home Alotus

Home Alotus

Artist Jamie Umpherson rings in the holidays with a version of The White Lotus season two opening credits but with characters from Home Alone. He used the AI imaging software RunwayML to generate character portraits and scenes, then blended them into moving compositions. Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal!

Breaking Kitchen: Episode 1

Breaking Kitchen: Episode 1

Gordon Ramsay is the danger in this hilarious mashup of Breaking Bad and Hell’s Kitchen from Alternative Cuts. Walter White goes up against the always unhinged Tuco Salamanca and his cousin Lalo in a battle for cooking supremacy. But then a wildcard turns up with much more experience in the food service industry.

Hey Trooper!

Hey Trooper!

Shake it like a Polaroid picture and plunge into certain death with this unexpected mashup of Outkast’s Hey Ya! and Iron Maiden’s The Trooper. Remixer Bronze is Bored put together this great edit, and deserves way more subscribers with other gems like Head by the Hole, and The Fresh Prince of Slip Knot.

Daft Science: A Daft Punk x Beastie Boys Remix Album

Daft Science: A Daft Punk x Beastie Boys Remix Album

Two of our favorite bands are Daft Punk and Beastie Boys. So when Dangerous Minds turned us on to this 2014 remix album by producer Peter Chapman aka COINS, we had turn it up loud. The free-to-play album includes eight amazing remixes, kicking things off with a groovy combo of Alive and Intergalactic.

Never Gonna Give Tame Impala Up

Never Gonna Give Tame Impala Up

We’re big fans of Tame Impala. Musician Max Frost imagines what it might sound like if the Aussie alt-pop group Rickrolled us all and recorded a cover of Never Gonna Give You Up in their unique electro-psychedelic style. It sounds pretty awesome if you ask us.

Mentallica: Land Down One-der

Mentallica: Land Down One-der

Can’t tell if this is true or dream… Bill McClintock’s latest musical mashup imagines what might have happened if Metallica and Men at Work were the same band and created this oddly pleasing combination of Down Under and One. Does anyone else have a taste for a Vegemite sandwich?

If The Smiths Sang a Radiohead Song

If The Smiths Sang a Radiohead Song

Radiohead and The Smiths are both English bands, and they’ve both taken up political and social causes in their music. But sonically, they couldn’t be more different – until now. Musician Desmond Doom took the restrained sounds of No Surprises and gave it the jangly guitar and vocal stylings of This Charming Man.

Can’t Stop The Distance

Can’t Stop The Distance

Hungry? Enjoy a slice of Cake wrapped in spicy Red Hot Chili Peppers in this amazing remix from DJ Cummerbund. The track perfectly melds the song Going The Distance with Can’t Stop, and sprinkles in a dash of R.E.M.’s It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) for flavor.

Electric Sex Machine

Electric Sex Machine

Get Get Up. James Brown meets Judas Priest in another genius mashup by music editor Bill McClintock. Mixing soul vocals and heavy metal rhythms, the track is a real banger that makes us wish this collaboration had happened in real life. See if you can spot the audio cameos by Metallica and Megadeth.

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Steely Crüe: Look Again

Steely Crüe: Look Again

Mashup maker Bill McClintock combined tracks from two bands at opposite ends of the musical spectrum: Steely Dan and Mötley Crüe. The result is a delicious blend of jazz, rock, and heavy metal. Listen closely, and you might hear some Ted Nugent and Van Halen too.

Halloween Harp (with a Dash of Dre)

Halloween Harp (with a Dash of Dre)

Harpist Kristan Toczko offers up an early Halloween treat with this seamless medley of music from Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies, Halloween, Stranger Things, and The Walking Dead. Then she finishes things off with a little bit of Still Dre. We also love her cover of The Simpsons theme.

Walt + Jesse Play Mario Kart

Walt + Jesse Play Mario Kart

Breaking Bad has been off the air since 2013, but when it comes to memes, the hits keep on coming. With the help of some clever compositing, Chiptuner placed Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in the race of their lives – along the Rainbow Road in a game of Mario Kart Wii. If you liked that, check out Hawkeye in Wii Sports Academy.

The Boys in the MCU

The Boys in the MCU

(PG-13: Language/Gore) What would it be like if Billy Butcher and Hughie found themselves facing off against the supes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Alternative Cuts offers their take on how things might go down if The Boys had a run-in with Spider-Man after Peter Parker got shot up with Compound V.

The Home Depot Music Mashup

The Home Depot Music Mashup

Remix artist William Maranci created this musical mashup which uses the catchy music from The Home Depot commercials as its hook. The track incorporates diverse sound bites like Funky Cold Medina, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet, Work Bitch, and Here in My Garage. From William’s new album The Flamingo Café.

Better Call Saul as a Pixar Movie

Better Call Saul as a Pixar Movie

The final episode of Better Call Saul debuts tonight. We’re excited to see how it ends, but we’ll also miss the Breaking Bad spin-off’s phenomenal writing, acting, and directing. To help send the show off in style, yo chill bruh imagines if the show was created by Disney/Pixar instead of AMC. And then there’s this.

Hell’s Club 3: The Rise of Darkness

Hell’s Club 3: The Rise of Darkness

Movie remixer Antonio Maria Da Silva is back with the third part of his epic Hell’s Club series. The feature-length “love letter to cinema” combines footage of such diverse films as Wayne’s World, Saturday Night Fever, Gremlins, Amelie, and Legend. Join a star-studded cast for one more dance before the world goes to hell.

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There I Mashed It Up

There I Mashed It Up

When There I Ruined It isn’t making horrible versions of classic songs, they’re creating other kinds of musical mayhem. This brief but awesome mashup combines bits of Bohemian Rhapsody, All-Star, Never Gonna Give You Up, Lose Yourself, and a few other sound snippets. Follow their TikTok feed for more fun.

Coldknot: Viva la Psycho

Coldknot: Viva la Psycho

Two bands we’d never picture on a double-bill would be Slipknot and Coldplay. But that didn’t stop musical mashup master Bill McClintock from pairing the unlikely groups, combining Viva la Vida and Psychosocial into a schizophrenic chant.

Thanos Meets Tuco

Thanos Meets Tuco

If you’ve ever asked, “What if the Infinity Stones were made from meth?” we now have our answer. This video from Alternative Cuts perfectly combines footage from Breaking Bad’s bonkers Tuco Salamanca testing some colorful product in front of a typically humorless Thanos.

Red Hot Indian Chili Peppers

Red Hot Indian Chili Peppers

Some of the spiciest peppers in the world come from India, so it’s only natural that the music of the Red Hot Chili Peppers would fit right in. Musician Andre Antunes shows how that works by adding some Flea-inspired bass rhythms to a famous red carpet improv by Jalandhariye vocalists the Nooran Sisters.

Judas James: Super Rock Hard

Judas James: Super Rock Hard

Hit play, rock hard, and ride free, super freaks. Rick James and Judas Priest team up for the latest of Bill McClintock’s unlikely musical mashups. Steve Perry and Journey pop in for a little vocal showmanship along the way.

Puddles x Black Sabbath x The Police

Puddles x Black Sabbath x The Police

Puddles Pity Party takes on haters and trolls by doing what he does best – singing away the pain. His mashup of Black Sabbath’s Paranoid and The Police track Driven to Tears is the perfect combination of madness and sorrow for the Sad Clown with the Golden Voice.

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