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5 October 2015, 13:10
Some opposites create the perfect mix...
Music is weird. There are so many different genres, from chart-topping pop to hardcore metal, which are so far flung apart from each other in how they sound; yet on rare occasions, when you put some of these together, they create something beautiful.
We've compiled some of our favourite bizarre yet amazing genre-crossing combos; from pop-punk/R&B hybrids to Kanye mixed with an orchestra, there's something for everyone in this list of mashups that totally shouldn't work, but somehow totally do:
This classic mix of Slipknot's "Psychosocial" and the Biebs' "Baby" from mashup master Isosine had some major viral success in 2011; Infuriating fans on both sides and amusing everybody else, it's almost unholy how well the two work together.
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"Seven Nation Army" is a marching mid-2000's rock anthem; "Uptown Funk" is the biggest grooviest song of the past year. Neither feel like they should ever be mashed up with anything, but together they create something incredible.
Another ridiculous smashing of genres from Isosine turns TSwift's chirpiest breakup anthem into Korn's chirpiest existential crisis.
Forget the insensitive title (too soon? IT WAS 79AD); this mix of Daft Punk's disco jam and Bastille's anthemic track is nothing short of glorious.
If you want to hear how Frodo would sound rapping in the Shire after destroying the One Ring, it would probably go a little something like this piece of epic ridiculousness.
Because we couldn't end our list without getting a bit of Fall Out Boy in here, we found one of the weirdest mixes possible; if only because KP's major single about problematic alien sex is weird enough on its own without the epic backing of "Centuries".