This week on the Tune-Up will be devoted to mash-ups, remixes, and covers of other songs. A good cover or mash-up can elevate the song to a whole other level – it’s a real bit of genius. One of the best mash-ups I have ever heard is today’s offering. The DJ pomDeter took the music of that ear worm “Call Me Maybe” and layered the lyrics of Nine Inch Nails’s “Head Like A Hole” on top. The result is just brilliant. The lyrics are all about the corrupting influence of money on society. What better backing than that utterly fake, lab-created song? I’ve listened to this a hundred times at least and it still thrills me.
Original “Head Like A Hole” here:
Original “Call Me Maybe” here: