Danceable remixes of songs your dad probably likes
August 3, 2012 8:11 AM   Subscribe

I recently discovered this hiphop mashup of Paul Simon's Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. Do you know of any other uptempo, danceable remixes/mashups of older songs that would normally play on the easy listening station?
posted by aphorist to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 44 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure if the files are still up, but I really liked Beats Never Rust, which is a nice take on Neil Young.
posted by pompomtom at 8:18 AM on August 3, 2012

I Want You D.A.N.C.E.
posted by oinopaponton at 8:34 AM on August 3, 2012

Best answer: I assume you know about Girl Talk, but if not, you're in for a treat.
posted by theodolite at 8:46 AM on August 3, 2012 [6 favorites]

I Want You D.A.N.C.E.

ComaR has all kinds of crazy mashups. He has a "Tribute to Freddy Mercury" here.
posted by peacrow at 8:57 AM on August 3, 2012

Best answer: My soundcloud favourites are almost all mashups. My current more favourite remix is this george benson one.
posted by elizardbits at 9:16 AM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Bootie is a mashup dance night at a club in San Francisco. They put out Best Of CDs for each year. If you click on the individual covers of the CDs you'll see a list of the songs and also bonus tracks. A lot of it is contemporary but there are some good mashups of older songs with newer songs.
posted by sacrifix at 9:24 AM on August 3, 2012 [1 favorite]

It's 25 years old now (ouch) but I still love the Bangles' version of the Simon & Garfunkel song Hazy Shade of Winter.
posted by Flannery Culp at 10:26 AM on August 3, 2012

Best answer: These are sanctioned remixes, not mashups, but I bet you would enjoy this.
posted by mintcake! at 10:28 AM on August 3, 2012

The original song isn't so much easy listening (or maybe it is these days?), and I'm not sure if it counts as a remix or a sample, but I lovelovelove this Italian hip-hop song that uses "Like a Rolling Stone" - Como una Pietra Scalciata (Like a Rolling Stone) by Articolo 31.
posted by lunasol at 10:56 AM on August 3, 2012

dance version of If You Could Read My Mind (originally by Gordon Lightfoot) from the 54 soundtrack
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:16 PM on August 3, 2012

It's not a mash-up, but along this musical vein is De La Soul's "Eye Know" from their first album. They very skillfully break down a soft-rock Steely Dan song.
posted by Leontine at 7:15 PM on August 3, 2012

Eye Know
posted by Leontine at 7:18 PM on August 3, 2012

And here's a grooving house remix of a Bill Withers song.
posted by Leontine at 7:22 PM on August 3, 2012

Best answer: Diplo vs The Beatles - Shake It Up is my favorite of these.
posted by Fretful Porpentine at 7:23 PM on August 3, 2012

Tom's Diner immediately came to mind. (Of course, this remix is around 20 years old now - yikes!)

Proper Education - Eric Prydz vs. Pink Floyd
posted by SisterHavana at 9:30 PM on August 3, 2012

I love love love the Shirley Bassey Remix album, with gems like Where Do I Begin.
posted by Paris Elk at 10:07 AM on August 4, 2012 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Still listening, but I've marked some of my favorite answers. Thanks, everyone!
posted by aphorist at 5:46 PM on August 5, 2012

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are a side band/supergroup who does pop punk versions of old songs, many of which fit exactly into the "stuff your dad likes" category. This includes "Me and Julio" off of their "Have a Ball" album, which is mostly '60s/'70s songs.
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing at 8:35 PM on August 5, 2012

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