Time for another new mashup from me—the first in a couple weeks. And I’m back to mainstream EDM for the first time in a while.
NOTE: The acapella for Glad You Came is the Tribute Mega Stars cover and NOT the original because there is NO STUDIO ACAPELLA available for it. It still sounds decent.
By popular demand, this track is now PUBLIC, in time for Mashup Monday (5/7/2012). Don’t forget to share this elsewhere, but if you do, please CREDIT ME and DO NOT POST THIS AS YOUR OWN. Thanks!
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NBC’s Smash is a successful show now on its first season (with a couple episodes left as of 5/6/12). Two of the major keys to its success is its emphasis on singing (in the essence of a musical, except not too extreme), as well as the fact that each episode comes right after an episode of the hugely successful singing competition, called The Voice (similar to American Idol, except done in a different format), that attracts an even bigger audience.
Now what does this have to do with this mashup? Well, former American Idol frontrunner Katharine McPhee is one of the biggest stars in Smash, and believe it or not, is the singer of the main song from its soundtrack, which happens to be one of the most underrated pop songs this year, “Touch Me.” Produced by Ryan Tedder and Bonnie McKee, it’s a song you’d think only Britney could sing—but McPhee pulls it off quite well (for the most part).
And if you thought the original production couldn’t be matched or topped, you were DEAD WRONG. The Jump Smokers did a very good job in producing a remix instrumental that combined the best of tribal house with the best of electro house in one package. Unfortunately, I wasn’t fond of Katharine McPhee’s vocals here, and decided to bring in some popular material you could relate to.
The vocals of Madonna’s “Music”, LMFAO’s “Sexy And I Know It”, and The Wanted’s “Glad You Came” make for an impressive combo that goes well enough with the Jump Smokers instrumental that you will get up, dance, and sing to the lyrics of all of these songs.
Katharine McPhee - Touch Me (Jump Smokers Instrumental)
Madonna - Music (Studio Acapella)
LMFAO - Sexy And I Know It (Studio Acapella)
The Wanted - Glad You Came (Tribute Mega Stars Studio Acapella)
CONDITIONS FOR MASHUP CREATION:
Mixed and mastered in a professional sequencer
More than two unique samples used (four)