Every once in a while you come across something on the Internet that shakes you to your very core. Something that, at face value, is something you should be horrified by, but then crawls into your psyche and takes over all your thought processes for the rest of the day.
Today is one of those days, my friends.
So Mr. Chamberlain has essentially taken my number one favorite Michael Jackson (by way of the Jackson 5) song of all time, “I Want You Back,” and set it to the lyrics of the song I can’t seem to get away from on the radio, Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” More importantly, he’s taken something I couldn’t bear to listen to and made it the only thing echoing in my head at the moment. (Also, how genius is it that the original Jackson 5 song about wanting your girl back is now about Taylor Swift definitely NOT wanting her 645th boyfriend back?)
This reminds me, I have to check the number on the ticket I have at home to see if its my turn to break Taylor Swift’s heart. Check the ticket you got in the mail, fellas — she won’t rest until she’s got a reason to write a hate song about every single one of us.
Quality of the original songs involved aside, it turns out that Chamberlain is quite the musical Dr. Frankenstein (as this creation suggests), and no stranger to undeniably odd mashups. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a ride on my “Styleship”…
I know we promised no more Gangnam Style…but I couldn’t help myself.
How about the Carly Rae Jepsen / Third Eye Blind MASTERPIECE, “Semi Charmed Call”…
My body wants to reject this like an infected baboon kidney, but I just won’t let it.
So what do you think? Are mashups like these musical genius, or are they just pop culture black holes that won’t rest until they’ve destroyed all of us?
Have a favorite musical mashup? Enlighten us with a link in comments below! As for me, I know I’ve got my favorite. I humbly submit to you: The Trooper Believer:
Crosses fingers that someone puts together “Last Train to Hallowed By Thy Name”…