Best Mashups of 2007
Posted on Feb 5th, 2008 by Alan @ 3:17 pm

With thanks to the excellent mashup sites mashuptown.com and bootieusa.com, who both released “Best of 2007” mixtapes, I have immense pleasure in sharing with you my five favourite mashups of last year. I compel you to go and download the whole shootin’ matches because I could have easily have picked a top 20 just from those two sources.

Party Ben – Every Car You Chase (The Police vs Snow Patrol)
I thought the vocals were by Semisonic the first time I heard this, but it turns out it’s Snow Patrol. I’ll have to check them out because I like the sound of this – I’d mentally filed them as unimaginative indie rock, but I guess that was pretty harsh, I’m probably confusing them with someone else. Use the comments field to suggest your choice of unimaginative indie rock that I should avoid.

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DJ Topcat – More Than On Point (House of Pain vs Boston)
This reminds me of Run DMC vs Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way”, with that chunky guitar riff running through it perfectly matched to the rap vocals.

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Divide & Kreate – Illiterate City (Jackson 5 vs Guns ‘n’ Roses)
This is, in equal parts, both brilliant and hilarious. Wee Jacko going totally nutso over the guitar solo is my favourite point in the track.

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A plus D – Standing In The Way Of Connection (The Gossip vs Elastica)
Two very different vocal styles here – Justine Frischmann of Elastica’s laid back approach was perfect for the shoegazing 90s, whereas Beth Ditto of The Gossip could never be described as laid back. Apart from when she’s asleep I guess. I’d happily listen to the original version of either of these tracks, but mashed together they’re even better.

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The Illuminoids – Pretend We’re Alala (L7 vs CSS)
I can’t recall anything by L7 other than “Pretend We’re Dead”, and if their bass player hadn’t got her minge out on The Word that time I probably wouldn’t have paid them much attention in the first place. I could probably do a Google Images search or look on YouTube to check this out, but I’m too lazy so I’ll just shoot from the hip: I reckon that was a merkin.
That said, it was a quality song, and so is this mashup.

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