Hayley Williams Paramore Soulja Boy Mashup

This unexpected Paramore mashup will bring back the days of iPod Shuffle

No matter how many times you listen to it, you’ll never be prepared

September 17, 2020
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It really took until 2020 for the internet to deliver a Paramore and Soulja Boy mashup. The result? Something truly startling.

Jade Rich, who fronts Fox Teeth, a New Jersey-based shoegaze band, created the mashup. The brief recording features Paramore’s “All I Wanted” chorus transitioning seamlessly to Soulja Boy’s “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” 

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Rich posted the video to Twitter Wednesday with the caption, “[Hayley Williams] i am so sorry.” It has since been viewed over 38,000 times.

The (surprisingly perfect) creation comes over a decade after the release of its source tracks. The “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” single dropped in 2007 and “All I Wanted” made its debut in 2009 under Paramore’s Brand New Eyes. Combined, the tracks have accrued over 58 million streams on Spotify alone. 

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Of course, the novelty of this mix wasn’t lost on the Twitterverse. Reactions ranged from horror to admiration as users responded to what can only be described as a modern Rickroll.

Most met it with a great sense of humor.

Many tweets called for the 9-second sound bite to be added to TikTok. Rich has since updated that it’s been added under “paramore tell em” but the search yields no sounds at the time of publication.

This wasn’t the first time that “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” received a pop-punk infusion. The rapper released a remix featuring blink-182’s Travis Barker in 2007. 

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The mixture of 2000s rap and pop-punk has been a recent trend in social media with the circulation of The Magic iPod. The website allows users to try out their own combinations within this strangely specific niche. Options include “Crank That,” as well as Yellowcard’s “Ocean Avenue,” My Chemical Romance’s “Helena,” and more.

Other recent mashups have paired 2000s favorites with more mainstream tracks. One notable example mixes Harry Styles’ “Adore You” with Fall Out Boy’s “Dance, Dance.” Another seamlessly blends Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” with twenty one pilots’ “Jumpsuit.”

What do you think of the Paramore and Soulja Boy mashup? Let us know in the comments!

Written by Mala Mortensa