21 Mashups That Totally Shouldn’t Work But Totally Do

Originally posted on buzzfeed

1. Nine Inch Nails and Carly Rae Jepsen, “Call Me A Hole”

Producer: pomDeter
Like a Mixture of: Hot Topic and Forever 21

2. The Beatles & Shaggy, “Let it Be Me”

Producer: SOUNDWASTA
Like a Mixture of: A Red Stripe and a cup of green tea

3. System of a Down & Elton John, “Crocodile Chop”

Producer: Neil Cicierega
Like a Mixture of: A mosh pit and a bar mitzvah electric slide

4. The Strokes & Christina Aguilera, “A Stroke Of Genius”

Producer: Freelance Hellraiser
Like a Mixture of: A Chuck Taylor and a stiletto

5. George Michael & Missy Elliott, “Get Ur Faith On”

Producer: Kurtis Rush
Like a Mixture of: Ripped jeans and a chic black trash bag

6. Madonna & Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Crosstown Groove”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: A flowy scarf and bondage gear

7. Britney Spears & the O’Jays, “Backstab Me One More Time”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Pepsi and cognac

8. Sex Pistols & Madonna, “Ray of Gob”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Leather pants and glitter

9. Notorious B.I.G. & Miley Cyrus, “Party And Bullshit In The USA”

Producer: Hathbanger
Like a Mixture of: Weed and salvia

10. John Lennon & Van Halen, “Imagine a Jump”

Producer: Mighty Mike
Like a Mixture of: A poet and a frat boy

11. Nirvana & the Jackson Five, “Smells Like Rockin’ Robin’”

Producer: Go Home Productions
Like a Mixture of: Plaid and sequins

12. The White Stripes & the Eurythmics, “Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army”

Producer: DJ Poly
Like a Mixture of: A horror movie and a rom-com

13. Blondie & the Doors, “Rapture Riders”

Producer: Mark Vidler
Like a Mixture of: Zima and bourbon

14. Korn & Taylor Swift, “We Are Coming Undone”

Producer: Isosine
Like a Mixture of: Dreadlocks and tiaras

15. Janet Jackson & Tears for Fears, “That’s The Way Love Shout”

Producer: DJ SeVe
Like a Mixture of: Lust and existential dread

16. Justin Bieber & Slipknot, “Psychosocial Baby”

Producer: Isosine
Like a Mixture of: Saw and Air Bud

17. Katy Perry & Kylie Minogue, “Get Outta My Teenage Dream”

Producer: DJ PJW
Like a Mixture of: Cotton candy and pop rocks

18. Daft Punk & Will Smith, “Get Lucky Wit It”

Producer: Arcade Jump
Like a Mixture of: Miami and Mars

19. Iggy Pop and the Stooges & Salt n’ Pepa, “No Fun, Push It”

Producer: 2 Many DJs
Like a Mixture of: Acid wash jeans and stone washed jeans

20. AC/DC & Ray Parker Jr., “Thunder Busters”

Producer: Wax Audio
Like a Mixture of: Tank tops and jumpsuits

21. Nelly & the Bee Gees, “Stayin’ Hot”

Producer: lobsterdust
Like a Mixture of: Bell bottoms and Band Aids

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Deer Tick covers The Beatles and Lou Reed with Special Guests — watch

Deer TickDeer Tick is in the midst of a rather unique celebration of the Rhode Island outfit’s 10th anniversary: a six-night residency in which the band covers a different classic album each night.

Friday’s performance was NRBQ’s Tiddlywinks, Saturday’s was Lou Reed’s seminal Transformer with the help of fellow Reed disciples Sharon Van Etten and Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles, who guested on lively renditions of “Perfect Day” and “I’m So Free”, respectively. Sunday night was dedicated to The Beatles’ second US album, Meet the Beatles!, and featured a handful of guest appearances from The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, Robert Ellis, and The Felice Brothers’ James Felice.

Watch fan-shot footage of the some performances below.

Deer Tick w/ Sharon Van Etten – Lou Reed’s “Perfect Day”:

Deer Tick w/ Taylor Goldsmith – The Beatles’ “Don’t Bother Me”:

Deer Tick w/ Tommy Stinson, Taylor Goldsmith, James Felice, Robert Ellis – Deer Tick’s “Goodnight Irene”:

Deer Tick – The Beatles’ “It Won’t Be Long”:

Deer Tick – The Beatles’ “Till There Was You”:

Deer Tick’s residency runs through New Year’s Eve and includes performances of Devo‘s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True. Consult the full schedule below.

Deer Tick 2014 Tour Dates:
12/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Devo’s Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing Elvis Costello’s My Aim Is True and Deer Tick songs with special guests)
12/31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl (performing an all fan-chosen Deer Tick set with special guests)

 

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2015

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2015. According to Rolling Stone, Green Day, Lou Reed, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Bill Withers, and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band will be inducted during a ceremony held next April.

Ringo Starr will be given the Award For Musical Excellence. Starr was previously inducted as a member of The Beatles in 1988, though his three other bandmates have since entered the Hall of Fame as solo artists.

Nine Inch Nails, The Smiths, Kraftwerk, N.W.A., Chic, and Sting were among the final nominees who didn’t to make the cut. Better luck next year!

The induction ceremony will take place on April 18th at Cleveland’s Public House and broadcast on HBO in May.

This Day in Music History — November 16

1978 : Replicating their infamous promo stunt for the single, Queen are joined onstage at Madison Square Garden by several dozen nude, semi-overweight women during their performance of Bicycle Race. (Overweight because the single mentions Fat Bottomed Girls, the title of the other half of the A-side.)

1985 : “We Built This City” by Starship hits #1 Billboard Hot 100. It would later be named Worst Song of All Time by Blender magazine.

2005 : Pink Floyd, The Kinks and Eurythmics are among the honorees inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. The second annual show, which takes place in a ceremony at London’s Alexandra Palace, features some momentous reunions, including the gathering of the original Kinks and a performance by the classic line-up of Black Sabbath, featuring Ozzy Osbourne.

2010 : For the first time, The Beatles music is made available for digital download, as iTunes adds most of their catalog. Apple Computer spent decades battling the Beatles’ Apple Corps record label over the rights to sell music using the Apple name, but a 2007 agreement allowed the companies to work together, setting the stage for the deal.

This Day in Music History — October 30

1967 : Brian Jones (The Rolling Stones) pleads guilty to drug possession and gets a nine month prison sentence.

1972 : Elton John becomes the second rock star to play a Command Performance for Britain’s royalty, nine years after The Beatles became the first.

1999 : It’s an early attempt at video over the web, as Neil Young’s annual Bridge School Benefit concert is “cybercast” to a few brave souls trying to get their modems to work. The Who, Pearl Jam, and Brian Wilson perform at the show.

2007 : Singer/actor Robert Goulet dies while awaiting a lung transplant in Los Angeles, California, at age 73. He had been diagnosed with the rare, progressive disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

 

This Day in Music History — October 11

1973 : The divorce between Elvis and Priscilla Presley is finalized. The two remain close friends and walk out of the Santa Monica courthouse arm in arm.

1975 : Saturday Night Live – at the time called Saturday Night – makes its debut on NBC. Music is a big part of the show, and the first episode features two musical guests performing two songs each: Janis Ian doing “At Seventeen” and “In the Winter,” and Billy Preston playing “Nothing from Nothing” and “Fancy Lady.”

1991 : Apple Computers reaches an agreement with The Beatles’ Apple Corps, paying $26.5 million for the rights to run music software – an update to their 1981 deal that prohibited the computer maker from selling anything music-related. The deal is revised from time to time as Apple Computer makes music a major part of their business.

2003 : Justin Timberlake makes his first appearance on Saturday Night Live, doing double-duty as host and musical guest. It’s the first of many appearances he will make on the show through the coming years; his sketches will eventually grow to include a Bee Gees parody, a sketch about dating Lady Gaga, a bailiff in a courtroom trial of an alligator, “the Target lady,” appearing in drag onstage with Beyoncé, and the infamous “Dick in a Box” sketch.

This Day in Music History — October 5

1979 : ABBA visits the White House while on tour for the first and only time in America. They meet President Carter’s daughter Amy, who is a big fan.

1997 : Garth Brooks fans snap up more than 139,000 tickets in less than four hours, selling out eight shows at Chicago’s Rosemont Horizon.

2002 : Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” goes from #52 to #1 on the Hot 100, breaking the record for biggest leap to the top spot. The previous record was held by The Beatles, whose “Can’t Buy Me Love” went from #27 to #1. Maroon 5 beat Clarkson’s record in 2007 when “It Makes Me Wonder” rose to the top spot from #64.

2012 : Adele posts her new theme to Skyfall, the 23rd film in the James Bond series, at 0:07 AM BST. The theme song, written by Adele and her songwriting partner Paul Epworth, featured a 77-piece backing orchestra. In an informal Billboard poll, 69% of responses voted it the best theme to a Bond film ever.

11 Ed Sheeran Covers That Prove He Can Actually Sing Anything

via Buzzfeed

Lets face it, this guy knows what he’s doing.

“Royals,” Lorde

Not only does Ed turns Lorde’s hit into a more soulful version, but he causally learned it during the commercial break during this radio interview.

“We Found Love,” Rihanna

This hip/hop and R&B song sounds even better with just an acoustic guitar. We found love in you Ed ❤

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

Can we just get Sam Smith in there for the PERFECT duet????

“Hit Me Baby One More Time,” Britney Spears

Pop song turned soulful, may be even better than the original.

“She Looks So Perfect,” 5 Seconds of Summer

Are they looking for a fifth member???

“Drunk in Love,” Beyoncé

WHO RUNS THE WORLD??? (just kidding, we all know Beyonce is queen)

“Make You Feel My Love,” Adele

Adele might want to watch out, Ed slays the ballad just him and his guitar.

“Skinny Love,” Bon Iver

Now this is the real Ed, real raw quality of his voice.

“In My Life,” The Beatles

In a tribute to the Beatles, Ed covers this classic song giving it a contemporary feel that is sure not to let you down.

“Little Things,” One Direction

Little known fact is that Ed actually wrote this song for One Direction. Honestly, he should have kept it for himself…

“Runaway/Everybody,” Ed Sheeran and The Backstreet Boys

While not really a cover it will make any 90’s girl fall in love with Ed all over again, just stay tuned until the end.

This Day in Music History — September 10

1963 : While traveling in London, John Lennon and Paul McCartney encounter Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham, who worked as a promoter for The Beatles earlier in the year. Oldham invites them to The Stones rehearsal, where they complete a song they were working on, “I Wanna Be Your Man,” and give it to The Stones, which they use as their second UK single.

1988 : “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses hits #1 for the first of two weeks. The band is opening shows for Aerosmith at the time.

1990 : Starring a young rapper named Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air debuts on NBC. Smith hones his acting skills during his six seasons on the show, which features guest appearances by his musical partner, DJ Jazzy Jeff.

1991 : Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” is released as a single, forever changing the musical meaning of the word “Alternative.”

This Day in Music History — September 3

1967 : A young Swedish singer named Anni-Frid Lyngstad wins a talent-show contest on the TV program Hyland’s Corner with her group the Anni-Frid Four. She would later become famous as one of the two female lead singers of ABBA.

1968 : Ringo returns to The Beatles after quitting in frustration during the White Album sessions. He finds his drum kit covered in flowers.

1982 : Fleetwood Mac plays for the first time in 2 years at the U.S. Festival in California, sponsored by the upstart Apple Computers. 400,000 people come to them play along with The Cars, Jackson Browne and The Grateful Dead.

1991 : Ike Turner is released from prison after serving 14 months for cocaine possession.