Monthly Archives: June 2010

United State of Pop

After posting about his alternative side, I couldn’t help it: here are the United State of Pop mash-ups as far back as he made them. Well done, Earworm…these work almost too well. 2009: Blame It on the Pop 2008: Viva … Continue reading

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DJ Earworm’s Softer Side

DJ Earworm has definitely established himself as one of the best mash-up artists around. In terms of notoriety, I’d go as far to put him on top of Girl Talk in many ways– his “United State of Pop” tracks are … Continue reading

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The Manic Pixie Dream Girl

I never intended to post about movies, but the rise of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl (MPDG) in recent cinema inspired me. Typically, the Manic Pixie Dream Girl serves as the eccentric, quirky, slightly indie one-dimensional love interest for the … Continue reading

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I think Juicy has been mashed up more times than any other song in history. I still think the original is the best, but here’s a sampler of some of the various Juicy mash-ups and covers out there. In fact, … Continue reading

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Gym Class No-Nos

Stealing a Supertramp song called “Breakfast in America” and turning it into “Cupid’s Chokehold” is a no-no, Gym Class Heroes. It’s like when Vanilla Ice stole the beat from “Under Pressure” and then re-named it “Ice Ice Baby”. In fact, … Continue reading

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(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay

The last post reminded me about the whistling in (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding. He recorded the song a few weeks before he died, and never got to finish it fully. As it turns out, … Continue reading

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Peg (De La Soul, Steely Dan)

Before Steely Dan was Steely Dan, they were called The Leather Canary and Chevy Chase was their drummer. Fortunately something happened to change that. They also were sampled from time to time (albeit sparingly). Here’s their song “Peg” followed up … Continue reading

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