Chris DeLine

Cedar Rapids, IA

Gloria Jones vs. Soft Cell mashed by Copycat

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While being one of the most obvious approached to mashups, combining multiple renditions of the same song is so rarely used, let alone used and done well. In 2006 when A plus D combined Nelly Furtado’s cover of “Crazy” with Gnarls Barkley’s original, the song blew me away–it worked so well, I couldn’t believe that no one had already tried it. To this day, I think it’s damn near a perfect mashup.

Here Copycat combines Gloria Jones’ original with one of my favorite songs from the 1980s, Soft Cell’s “Tainted Love.” From the Cat, “You ever wondered what it would sound like if you took the original ‘Tainted love’ by Gloria Jones and mixed it up with Soft Cell’s brilliant cover from the 80s. No? Well I did. And I had to find out.” And what he found out, is that combining the two results in a track equally as good as its parts.

[This post was first published by Mashuptown.]