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With the Christmas gift-giving release of a mashup of Beatles Love Songs mixed by George Martin, what started out as Club DJs cross-mixing different songs and then spreading them as bootleg mp3s over the internet, has climbed out of the Underground into legitimacy. Even JC Penney has a X-mas mashup ad. The hottest trend now is to mary these audio mashups with corresponding videos, such as this Beatles Medley or the Monkees “I’m a believer” & the Beatles “Paperback Writer” mashup.

Aroesmith’s “Walk this Way” used by Run DMC was a crossover in the evolution of the Mashup with the music sampling of Urban Rap overlaying Hard Rock. The highly popular video was the first rap video ever played in heavy rotation on MTV. In addition to being one of the songs that helped break Aerosmith into the mainstream in the 1970s, it also helped resurrect their career and revolutionized rock and roll and rap music when it was re-made in 1986 with rappers Run-D.M.C. on their album Raising Hell. It became an international hit and won both groups a Soul Train Music Award for Best Rap – Single in 1987. Click the image to view it. click on the other highlighted videos to play them. The Green Day video embedded below, just needs you to click on the play icon.

The Mashup ran into heavy copyright resistance. American Edit is an album of mashups paying tribute to the Green Day Album ‘American Idiot’. Although Green Day liked the album their record label banned it in late 2005. Watch ‘Boulevard of Broken Songs’ featuring Broken Dreams by Green Day, Wonderwall by Oasis, Writing to Reach You by Travis, and Sing for the Moment by Eminem. This is the original by Party Ben / Dean Gray (Pioneers of the Mashup Movement) but with video edited by Pilko, only this version is entitled ‘Wonderwall of Broken Dreams’. The audio mashup still became a huge music download favorite.

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