Rihanna without Rihanna
December 12, 2013 11:27 AM Subscribe
I'm doing a mix CD challenge with my friends, and want to win.
posted by spunweb to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Okay, okay, it's not about winning or losing, it's about making a great mix.
Anyways, we basically all picked out our favorite artists, and our challenge is to make a CD of that artist's songs as mashups, covers, and instrumentals. It's okay if the original song is a collaboration, or only features your chosen artist's vocals as the hook. The goal is to really toe the line between the familiar and the (fingers crossed!) delightfully bizarre.
I'm struggling because I picked Rihanna, and it's surprisingly difficult to find really good mashups of her stuff -- like I keep finding Stay and We Found Love, but I don't want a CD of 5 different covers of 2 different songs. Help?
Here's what I have so far:
1. Kurt Hugo Schneider -- Love the Way You Lie (mashup w. Teenage Dream and Dynamite) -- I especially like this because it makes it almost about recovery
2. The White Panda -- Diamond Thrones (Diamonds + GoT theme song) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi5uoaGdQ78
I'd prefer stuff that doesn't make fun of pop music/ Rihanna (I really do love her!) but would be really delighted by stuff that goes into different directions musically (like jazz or punk covers) or by surprisingly apropos cover artists (like Courtney Love's cover of Bad Romance by Lady Gaga).