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:
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And one can even create one’s own mashup by playing both originals simultaneously and tweaking the timings to align them differently. The REAL mashup, of course, works much, much better, and the lyrics are more distinct. Thanks for giving me something to play with so early in the morning!
Sue – what an awesome idea! I hadn’t even thought of playing both videos at the same time. LOVE it.