*Kisses fingers like an Italian chef.* These are GOOD.
As a gay man, I have impeccable taste in pop music. Earlier this week I went down a YouTube K-hole searching mashups of popular songs.
Because my mother raised me right, I decided to compile all these songs into a list. Without further ado, here are 29 mashups that will have you bopping, twerking, grinding, death-dropping, and getting your LIFE.
^ That GIF is me putting this list together. FYI, I excluded those mega-mashups (like those end-of-year ones that always pop up in December) and *MOST* mashups that didn't include more than one artist.
“Step On Up” by Ariana Grande vs. “Gimme More” by Britney Spears
“Step On Up” was a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Dangerous Woman (BRB, moving to Tokyo) and it absolutely slams when played over “Gimme More.”
“Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift vs. “Toxic” by Britney Spears
Forget a Grammy, whoever mashed these two songs up deserves a Presidential Medal of Honor.
“New Rules” by Dua Lipa vs. “Poker Face” by Lady Gaga
One, don't stop playing this song!
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele vs. “Toxic” by Britney Spears
Don't ask me how. It just WERKS.
“Gimme More” by Britney Spears vs. “Applause” by Lady Gaga vs. “Your Body” by Christina Aguilera
Sometimes less is more, but in the case of this remix, (GIMME) MORE IS MORE!!!
“Sorry” by Justin Bieber vs. “Single Ladies” by Beyoncé
A solid entry to this list.
“Perfect Illusion” by Lady Gaga vs. “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna
People LOVE to compare Gaga's work to the Queen of Pop. But this song proves that instead of pitting these women against one another, WE SHOULD JUST MASH THEIR HITS UP TOGETHER.
“On The Floor” by Jennifer Lopez vs. “Hold It Against Me” by Britney Spears vs. “S&M” by Rihanna
Should be the national anthem, TBH.
“I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston vs. “Temperature” by Sean Paul vs. “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper
By all known laws of physics, this shouldn't work. BUT IT DOES.
“Black Magic” by Little Mix vs. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction
Cheerio, I've got a mashup of British pop groups for you!
“Sorry Not Sorry” by Demi Lovato vs. “Toxic” by Britney Spears
I know that a solid portion of this list is just random pop songs mixed with “Toxic” but this might be the best of them all.
“Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani vs. “Yoncé” by Beyoncé
Yes, it works.
“Complicated” by Avril Lavigne vs. “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”
This one is extra special because the mashup is kind of like a duet, cutting back and forth between Taylor and Avril.
“Toxic” by Britney Spears vs. “What You Waiting For?” by Gwen Stefani
Yes, another pop song mixed with “Toxic.” And yes, it bangs.
“Shelter” by Porter Robinson & Madeon vs. “Colors” by Halsey
This is one of those mashups that is chill, but also low-key bangs.
“I Love It!” by Icona Pop vs. “Vogue” by Madonna
Don't ask questions. Just listen.
“Into You” by Ariana Grande vs. “2 On” by Tinashe.
A little something to get your freak on 😉
“Blow Your Mind” by Dua Lipa vs. “My My My!” by Troye Sivan
I didn't think it was possible, but I'm gayer after listening to this song.
“Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen vs. “X Gon’ Give It To Ya” by DMX
I'm shook…at how this works so well.
“Dark Horse” by Katy Perry vs. “Look What You Made Me Do” by Taylor Swift
Regardless of whether you're #TeamKaty or #TeamTaylor, this song goes in.
“Focus” vs. “Problem” by Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea
I didn't include any mashups featuring two songs by one artist, but I couldn't NOT include this one.
“Teenage Dream” by Katy Perry vs. “Get Outta My Way” by Kylie Minogue
This one is for the gayS. (JK, all of these are for the gays.)
“Side To Side” by Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj vs. “Crush On You” by Lil Kim
So much rap royalty in one mashup. PLUS Ari!
“Formation” by Beyoncé vs. “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj
Buckle your seatbelts, girlies. This song goes OFF.
“(Drop Dead) Beautiful” by Britney Spears vs. “Blow” by Kesha vs. “Run The World (Girls)” by Beyoncé
“LoveGame” by Lady Gaga vs. “Bring Me To Life” be Evanescence
HAS THE RANGE.
“Style” by Taylor Swift vs. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
I found this one a few years ago…still so good.
“Genie In A Bottle” by Christina Aguilera vs. “Hard To Explain” by The Strokes
Honestly, I wouldn't know a Strokes song if I heard one. All I know is Antoni from Queer Eye loves them. That, combined with the fact this mashup goes OFF, was good enough for me!
“Bootylicious” by Destiny’s Child vs. “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana
This…is really good.
Enjoy all these bops, ladies and gays!