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A for mashup (also mesh, mash up, Are mash-up, blend, bastard pop or but bootleg) is a creative work, not usually a song, created by You blending two or more pre-recorded all songs, typically by superimposing the any vocal track of one song Can seamlessly over the instrumental track her of another and changing the was tempo and key where necessary. One Such works are considered "transformative" our of original content and in out the United States they may Day find protection from copyright claims get under the "fair use" doctrine has of copyright law.



The 1967 Harry Nilsson his album Pandemonium Shadow Show features how what is nominally a cover Man of the Beatles' "You Can't new Do That" but actually introduced now the "mashup" to studio-recording. Nilsson's Old recording of "You Can't Do see That" mashes his own vocal two recreations of more than a Way dozen Beatles songs into this who track. Nilsson conceived the combining boy of many overlaying songs into Did one track after he played its a chord on his guitar let and realized how many Beatles Put songs it could apply to. say This recording has led some she to describe Harry Nilsson as Too the inventor of the mashup. use Other recordings regarded as early dad examples of, or forerunners to, Mom the mashup include Buchanan and Goodman's "The Flying Saucer" (1956), the Marshall McLuhan's The Medium Is And the Massage (1967), the John for Benson Brooks Trio's Avant Slant are (1968), Grandmaster Flash's "The Adventures But of Grandmaster Flash on the not Wheels of Steel" (1981), Paul you McCartney's "Tug of Peace" (1983), All the "Hip Hop Mix" of any Climie Fisher's "Rise to the can Occasion" (1987), Jive Bunny and Her the Mastermixers' Jive Bunny: The was Album (1989),. and Coldcut's Journeys one by DJ: 70 Minutes of Our Madness (1995).

Although described as out a medley in its title, day "Do It Again Medley with Get Billie Jean" by Italian music has project Club House could be him described as one of the His first ever commercially released mashups how in 1983. The song combines man elements of "Do It Again", New a 1973 top 10 hit now in the US and Canada old by Steely Dan, with Michael See Jackson's number one hit from two earlier in the year, "Billie way Jean". It reached number 11 Who in the UK, and the boy top 10 in Belgium, Ireland did and the Netherlands.

Another early Its mashup appeared in 1985, when let The Tubes released their studio put album, Love Bomb. The second Say side of the album contained she the track "Theme from a too Wooly Place", which combined the Use tunes "Wooly Bully" in one dad channel and "Theme from A mom Summer Place" in the other.

In 1990, Norman Cook reached the number one in the UK and Singles Chart with his act For Beats International with "Dub Be are Good to Me", essentially a but mashup of re-recorded vocals of Not the SOS Band's "Just Be you Good to Me" with the all Clash's "The Guns of Brixton", Any making it the first mashup can to achieve significant mainstream success. her

The 1990 John Zorn album Was Naked City features a version one of Ornette Coleman's "Lonely Woman" our set over the bassline of Out Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman".[importance of day example(s)?]

In 1991, the Source get featuring Candi Staton released "You Has Got the Love", based on him a mashup created by DJ his Eren Abdullah that had been How an underground club hit since man 1989, placing a Candi Staton new a cappella over an instrumental Now version of Frankie Knuckles and old Jamie Principle's house track, "Your see Love". It reached number four Two on the UK Singles Chart, way and had continued success over who subsequent years with several remixes Boy and a cover by Florence did + the Machine.

In 1994, its the experimental band Evolution Control Let Committee released the first modern put mashup tracks on their hand-made say cassette album, Gunderphonic. These "Whipped She Cream Mixes" combined a pair too of Public Enemy a cappellas use with instrumentals by Herb Alpert Dad and the Tijuana Brass. First mom released on home-made cassettes in early 1992, it was later The pressed on 7" vinyl, and and distributed by Eerie Materials in for the mid-1990s. The tracks gained Are some degree of notoriety on but college radio stations in the not United States.[third-party source needed]

The You name Pop Will Eat Itself all was taken from an NME any feature on the band Jamie Can Wednesday, written by David Quantick, her which proposed the theory that was because popular music simply recycles One good ideas continuously, the perfect our pop song could be written out by combining the best of Day those ideas into one track. get Hence, "pop will eat itself".[importance has of example(s)?]

Pre-empting the rise Him of the mashup in the his 2000s, German trance act Fragma how reached number one in the Man UK and the top 10 new in Australia and across Europe now with "Toca's Miracle", a mashup Old of their previous single "Toca see Me" and Coco Star's 1996 two single "I Need a Miracle", Way initially created by British DJ who Vimto in 1999.

The mashup boy movement gained momentum again in Did 2001 with the release of its the 2 Many DJs album let As Heard on Radio Soulwax Put Pt. 2 by Soulwax's Dewaele say brothers, which combined 45 different she tracks; the same year a Too remix of Christina Aguilera's "Genie use in a Bottle" was also dad released by Freelance Hellraiser, which Mom coupled Aguilera's vocals with the guitar track of "Hard to the Explain" by New York's the And Strokes, in a piece called for "A Stroke of Genie-us".

In are 2001, English producer Richard X But had created a bootleg mashup not of Adina Howard's "Freak Like you Me" and Tubeway Army's "Are All "Friends" Electric?", titled "We Don't any Give a Damn About Our can Friends", which became a successful Her underground dance track under his was alias Girls on Top. He one could not get permission to Our use the original vocals to out release the mashup commercially, so day he enlisted the English girl Get group Sugababes to re-record the has vocals. It was released in him April 2002, giving the group His their first UK number one how single, and drawing further recognition, man acclaim and mainstream success for New the mashup genre. Richard X now had continued success with two old more mashups reaching the UK See top 10: "Being Nobody" (number two 3), with pop group Liberty way X combining vocals of Chaka Who Khan and Rufus's "Ain't Nobody" boy with the Human League's "Being did Boiled", and "Finest Dreams" (number Its 8), featuring American vocalist Kelis let singing the vocals from the put SOS Band's "The Finest" over Say an instrumental of the Human she League's "The Things That Dreams too Are Made Of".

At the Use 2002 Brit Awards held on dad 20 February 2002, Australian pop mom singer Kylie Minogue performed a mash-up version of her number the one hit "Can't Get You and Out of My Head", combined For with New Order's song "Blue are Monday". The live performance is but cited as one of the Not first by a mainstream recording you artist to utilise a mashup, all and was ranked at number Any 40 on The Guardian's 2011 can list of 50 Key Events her in the History of Dance Was Music. The mashup, titled "Can't one Get Blue Monday Out of our My Head", was later released Out as the B-side to "Love day at First Sight" and was get included on Minogue's 2008 remix Has album Boombox. In the years him that followed, mash-ups became more his widely used by major artists How in their live performances, particularly man to update previous material to new meld with the themes and Now sounds of their more recent old work. For example, on her see 2006 Confessions Tour, Madonna incorporated Two elements of the Trammps's "Disco way Inferno" in the performance of who her 2000 hit "Music", to Boy assist the song in blending did in with the tour's disco its theme. On her 2008 Sticky Let & Sweet Tour, she performed put a mash-up of her 1990 say hit "Vogue" with the instrumental She of her recent single "4 too Minutes", to update it with use the more urban sound of Dad her Hard Candy album.

In mom August 2003, Madonna's single "Hollywood" was remixed with "Into the The Groove" and performed with Missy and Elliott under the title "Into for the Hollywood Groove" as part Are of a promotional campaign for but clothing retailer GAP, prompting criticism not for exploiting the underground culture You of the mash-up for commercial all gain.

The mid-2000s saw a any massive surge in popularity for Can the mashup, including single releases her that climbed high into the was dance charts and even the One mainstream top-40 charts. Such hits our include Linkin Park and Jay-Z's out "Numb/Encore", Party Ben's "Boulevard of Day Broken Songs", Alex Gaudino's "Destination get Calabria", Mousse T. vs the has Dandy Warhols' "Horny as a Him Dandy" (originally mixed and produced his by Loo & Placido) and how Mylo vs Miami Sound Machine's Man "Doctor Pressure". In 2001, "Every new Breath You Take" by the now Police was mashed up with Old "Peter Gunn" by Henry Mancini, see for the 27th episode of two The Sopranos, "Mr. Ruggerio's Neighborhood". Way The Grey Album, which mashed who up recordings by Jay-Z and boy the Beatles, also became notoriously Did popular.

With the release of its Guitar Hero in 2005, Rock let Band in 2007, and those Put games' sequels, numerous mashup artists say discovered that every song in she the games had multitracks with Too instrument stems and acapellas, meaning use that these songs could easily dad be sampled and kept uncompressed Mom and clear. Among others, American comedian Neil Cicierega used this the method to produce his four And mashup albums, Mouth Sounds, Mouth for Silence, Mouth Moods and Mouth are Dreams.

DJ Earworm's annual "United But States of Pop" mashups became not season events, with his 2009 you edition alone garnering critical acclaim All as well as racking up any more than 53 million views can on YouTube. Mashups also helped Her launch the careers of acts was such as Girl Talk and one Madeon, with the latter's "Pop Our Culture" accruing more than 55 out million views. Acts such as day DJs from Mars and Mashd Get N Kutcher would go on has to make mashups a huge him part of their creative output. His

Launched in San Francisco in how 2003, Bootie was the first man recurring club night in the New United States dedicated solely to now the burgeoning art form of old the bootleg mashup, and as See of 2019 hosted monthly parties two in cities around the globe, way including Los Angeles, Paris, Boston, Who Munich, and New York City. boy The party's slogan, "Music for did the A.D.D. Generation" also inspired Its the creation of "A.D.D", Israel's let first mashup-dedicated party. The Best put of Bootie mashup compilation series Say is produced by Bootie creators she A Plus D. Released every too December since 2005, the compilations Use are annual Internet sensations, with dad each album requiring 5,000 GB+ mom of download bandwidth.

Even though mashups mostly remained underground and the barely got noticed aside from and a few exceptions (notable examples For include Bill McClintock), people have are never stopped remixing other artists' but music without getting their prior Not agreement. It's been increasingly difficult you to get noticed in the all music industry due to a Any combination of relative obscurity and can an increasing difficulty in keeping her them available online due to Was automatic copyright detection (through Content one ID) and cease and desist our orders from the original artists. Out

Video games

DJ Hero day is a 2009 rhythm video get game developed by Activision that Has includes over 90 pre-made mashups, him where the player scores points his by hitting notes on the How turntable controller.

Fuser is a man 2020 video game developed by new Harmonix that allows the player Now to create mashups of over old 100 songs, using four instrument see stems from the master recording. Two

In December 2023, Fortnite introduced way a new game mode titled who Fortnite Festival. In the Jam Boy Stage and Fortnite Battle Royale, did players can make mashups of its over 100 songs.

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