Friday Top: 20 Best Mashups Ever

This week’s traditional Wednesday Question saw the people of UG community discussing the matter of the best mashup ever. Based on votes and more than 100 comments, we summed this one up into a Top 25 rundown.

And before kicking things off, the honorable mentions are:

  • Limp Bizkit vs. Thomas The Tank Engine – Break Stuff
  • Avenged Sevenfold vs. Modest Mouse – Float on Easy
  • Animals vs Iron Maiden – The Trooper Believer
  • Bee Gees vs AC/DC – Stayin’ in Black
  • White Stripes vs Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army
  • Queen vs Faith No More vs AC/DC – Epic Black Rock
  • Taylor Swift vs Nine Inch Nails – Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)
  • MGMT vs Nirvana – Smells Like Kid Spirit
  • Nelly Furtado vs Meshuggah – She’s a Rational Man
  • Beastie Boys – Rhymin’ & Stealin’
  • Steely Danzig
  • James brown vs Portishead – I Feel Roads
  • Rock Sugar – Dreaming of a Whole Lotta Breakfast
  • Lady Gaga vs Soilwork – Bricklover

Also, thank you jesse1994 for reminding us that we can’t have only one artist per comment, since it would disqualify pretty much everything on this list.

The full rundown awaits below.

20. Katy Perry vs Periphery – ‘All New Fireworks’

So you really like prog metal, but you also like this girl who is into Katy Perry? You need to worry no more! This combination of “All New Materials” and “Firework” will help you!

19. John Lennon vs Van Halen – ‘Imagine a Jump’

It’s kind of an unexpected combination, but John Lennon’s “Imagine” and the cheerful Van Halen’s hit song “Jump” actually sound pretty good together!

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18. Nine Inch Nails vs Carly Rae Jepsen – ‘Call Me a Hole’

Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here is my nine inch nail, so call me a hole! Get it? Ok, I’ll stop…

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17. Nirvana vs Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit up

These two songs are actually so compatible. One would think that they used to be one song split into two different ones…

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16. Gloria Gaynor vs. Metallica – ‘One Will Survive’

Metallica’s classic song “One” has quite a dark and depressive theme. However, if you put a bit of Gloria Gaynor’s hit “I Will Survive,” you might actually get a bit more cheerful song.

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15. Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees – ‘Stayin’ Alive In The Wall’

So this is what it would sound like if you told Roger Waters and David Gilmour to do it a bit more groovy. Pink Floyd could have actually made a great combo with Bee Gees, just take a listen.

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14. Nine Inch Nails vs. The Beatles – ‘Come Closer Together’

Seems like Nine Inch Nails goes well with various different artists and songs. This combination of “Closer” and “Come Together” by The Beatles proves it.

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13. Eminem vs Smash Mouth – ‘Smash Yourself’

Why didn’t they call Eminem to work on Shrek soundtrack? This way we would have the power of two memes at once, Mom’s Spaghetti and “All Star.”

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12. Iron Maiden vs Bob Marley – ‘Revelations’ and ‘Exodus’

So you are a metalhead, but you still want to chill and enjoy some nice reggae music? And you think it’s not metal enough to actually play a reggae song? Hopefully this will help:

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11. DJ Cummerbund – ‘Earth, Wind & Ozzys’

So it’s this time of year again, September is here. And what better way to enjoy it than with Earth, Wind & Fire’s hit song “September.” But DJ Cummerbund added a little bit of Ozzy into the mix, and it sounds way better than you’d think. All aboard!

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10. Led Zeppelin vs Black Sabbath – ‘Whole Lotta Sabbath’

Beware, this one is really heavy. “Whole Lotta Sabbath” is combination of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” and Black Sababth’s “War Pigs.” According to original Sabbath members there are some tapes of two bands jamming together. Until they are unearthed you can enjoy this ideal combo.

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9. AC/DC and Ghostbusters – ‘Thunderbusters’

Who you gonna call? Thunderstruck! Somebody please get Ray Parker Jr. and AC/DC in a studio so they can record this. And then do a remake of Ghostbusters with this as a theme song.

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8. Neil Cicierega – System Of A Down and Elton John – ‘Crocodile Chop’

Neil Cicierega has released three mashup albums so far, “Mouth Sounds,” “Mouth Silence,” and “Mouth Moods.” This weirdly amuzing combination of Elton John and System Of A Down pretty much showscases his true talent.

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7. Green Day vs Smash Mouth – ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’ and ‘All Star’

AkisIsHere, nobody can resist Jon Sudano, the one guy that proved that most of the popular songs are actually Smash Mouth’s “All Star.”

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6. Stevie Wonder vs Metallica – ‘Sad But Superstitious’

Maybe Metallica should have considered working with Stevie Wonder. I mean, if they actually did that collaboration with Lou Reed, they might as well try something like this.

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5. Biggie Smalls Feat. Thomas the Tank Engine

When you a gangsta, but also really, really like trains…

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4. Iron Maiden vs Michael Jackson – ‘Beat It, Trooper’

Do you know that Iron Maiden wanted to hire Michael Jackson as a lead singer? However, Steve Harris realized that one Eddie was enough, and they decided to stick with Bruce Dickinson.

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3. ‘Cooking By The Book’ Feat. Lil Jon

This right here is one of the best examples of how to ruin a childhood. Still sounds really good, tho.

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2. Slipknot vs Justin Bieber – ‘Psychosocial Baby’

Coming in second on this weeks list, Slipknot and Justin Bieber mashed together in this awesome song “Psychosocial Baby.” What if Corey Taylor actually appeared on stage at Justin Bieber’s concert? How would Beliebers react?

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1. Chris Cornell – Metallica and U2, ‘One’ and ‘One’

So this one time Chris Cornell was Googling for lyrics of U2’s song “One” and just typed in “lyrics one.” And the first result that he got was for Metallica’s “One.” Then he came up with this amazing idea to use Metallica’s lyrics on U2’s song. Thank you Google, I guess.

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That’s all folks! Feel free to post more really bad music videos in the comment section below. And we hope you enjoyed the top, stay tuned until next week for another WQ!


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