Recently, mashups have been surfacing, melding the efforts of Post Malone and Hawthorne Heights to create “I Fall Apart In Ohio.” Similarly, Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift were merged to create a “Sugar Calm Down” fusion of two of the artists’ beloved tracks. These unlikely combinations are just a small taste of what the world of mashups has to offer.
We’ve gathered 10 mashups that have taken some unexpected pairings and turned them into incredible songs that actually work. Check out the list below!
1. “I Fall Apart In Ohio”
Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Post Malone were in an emo band? Combining Posty’s “I Fall Apart” with Hawthorne Heights’ “Ohio Is For Lovers,” we now have our answer. The track should come as no surprise considering even Hawthorne Heights once said Malone would be a perfect fit for one of their songs. Clearly, they knew what they were talking about.
2. “Close To Breaking”
3. “Annie! At The Disco”
Is this “Victorious Criminal” by Annie! At The Disco? Michael Jackson meets Panic! At The Disco in this iconic mashup that’s downright nasty in the very best way.
4. “I’m Not Soap (I Promise)”
OK, the name is great enough, but once you listen to this mix of Melanie Martinez’s “Soap” and My Chemical Romance’s “I’m Not Okay (I Promise),” you’ll find yourself questioning everything. This works so well that it leaves us to wonder: Maybe Gerard Way really is soap?
5. “This Ain’t Sins, It’s A Tragedy”
Scene icons Fall Out Boy and Panic! At The Disco have combined their emo powers to create a battle of the bands mashup between “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race” and “I Write Sins Not Tragedies.”
6. “Sweet Dreams For The Summer”
As one YouTuber so notably pointed out, “This sounds like a summer fling with an axe murderer.” It’s so erotically chilling in such a weird, dark pop way that it bring Demi Lovato and Marilyn Manson together in an approach that works out better than we ever could have imagined.
7. “September Sun”
Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends” meets Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” for a touching tribute to Chris Cornell. It’s an incredible and seamless blend of the two tracks that is bound to leave a tear in your eye.
8. “The Diary Of Poppy”
9. “Welcome To The Christmas Parade”
For all the emos attempting to be festive when December rolls around, this mashup will help you “Carey on.” Taking My Chemical Romance’s iconic “Welcome To The Black Parade” track and merging it with Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the perfect Christmas song for our emo souls.
10. “Shake It Off (The Perfect Drug)”
Taylor Swift and Nine Inch Nails? We know it sounds crazy, but by some musical miracle “Shake It Off” and “The Perfect Drug” come together for a blend that actually works.