I have been a fan of mashups as long as I have known that they existed. One of my all-time favorites is a mix of Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” with Ludacris’s “What’s Your Fantasy”, which fits perfectly despite the mismatch that it sounds like. There were mashups long before amateurs were able to do their own mixing, though. Pop stars performing their own songs regularly drop other songs into the middle of a performance to mix things up and get a response from their audience.
Yesterday I got an IM from Canadian singer/songwriter and Pop Culture Maven Will-W. that he had a little something for me to listen to, and I honestly couldn’t stop listening once I started. He recorded the instrumental track for Kylie’s “All the Lovers”, and then recorded vocals over the track from the Dream Academy’s “Life in a Northern Town”, with a little bit of “Lovers” on the chorus and bridge. Brilliant stuff, I tell ya. He’s put it up on YouTube this morning, so check it out, and also check out his blog if you want to keep up with all that’s new and worthy in pop culture.