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Some of the most successful mash-up music in history

The practice of mash-ups consists of joining two or more tracks by superimposing the vocal part of one track over the instrumental accompaniment of another using samplers or turntables. 

This practice has spread to many musical contexts and has led to the creation of many famous works. However, mash-ups have given rise to legal disputes regarding the intellectual property of the tracks used. Jazz musician Glenn Gould is credited with being one of the forerunners of this technique, thanks to a 1955 recording in which he mixed national anthems on piano. The first real example of mash-ups was probably 'The Flying Saucer' by Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman, while Frank Zappa named it 'xenocrony'. 

Over the years, the phenomenon developed further, resulting in many other successful works, such as 'Wonderwall of Broken Dreams'. In such a mash-up, songs by Oasis, Green Day, Travis and Eminem were combined, resulting in an appreciable result.

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What is a mash-up and who invented it
The practice of mash-ups consists of joining two or more tracks by superimposing the vocal part of one track over the instrumental accompaniment of another using samplers or turntables. This practice has spread to many musical contexts and has led to the creation of many famous works. However, mash-ups have given rise to legal disputes regarding the intellectual property of the tracks used. Jazz musician Glenn Gould is credited with being one of the forerunners of this technique, thanks to a 1955 recording in which he mixed national anthems on piano. The first real example of mash-ups was probably 'The Flying Saucer' by Bill Buchanan and Dickie Goodman, while Frank Zappa named it 'xenocrony'.
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"Lady Judas" of Wax Audio
This mash-up was made by mixing Lady Gaga's 'Judas' and Judas Priest's 'Pain Killer'. You can listen to it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-ZlRl1_4Ws
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"Radioactive Swimming Pools" of Isosine
This mash-up was made by mixing 'Radioactive' by Imagine Dragons and 'Swimming Pools (Drank)' by Kendrick Lamar. You can listen to it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaMyUuL_8js
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"Sad But Superstitious" of Wax Audio
This mash-up was made by mixing "Sad but true" by Metallica and "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyvxHL5hLfE
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"Careless In The Abyss" by Bill McClintock
This mash-up was made by mixing "Careless Whisper" by George Michael and "Seasons in the abyss" by Slayer. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjLhLgdhzMQ
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"Never Gonna Give Your Teen Spirit up"
This mash-up was made by mixing "Smells like teen spirit" by Nirvana and "Never gonna give you up" by Rick Astley. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN75im_us4k
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"I Will Survive the Rainbow in the Dark" of Bill McClintock
This mash-up was made by mixing "I will survive" by Gloria Gaynor and "Raimbow in the dark" by Ronnie James Dio. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYoohbsQ9fk
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"With a Rebel Yell, She Cried, 'Don't Give Up the Fight'" of Bill McClintock
This mash-up was made by mixing "Get up, stand up" by Bob Marley and "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yayq3W-Mayk
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RHCP vs. Backstreet Boys of Bruxxx Music Shaker
This mash-up was made by mixing "Snow (Hey oh)" by RHCP and "I want it that way" by Backstreet Boys. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxE30t0SLoM
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"Beat It, Trooper!" of Mrs Nightmare Lyra
This mash-up was made by mixing "Beat it" by Michael Jackson and "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden. You can listen to it at YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dU2Pbm9wtnw
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"Funk In Black" of MashGyver
This mash-up was made by mixing "Back in black" by AC/DC and "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars). You can listen to it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA0-ZBodwbw
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Los Disturbados - "Stuparena" of Bill McClintock
This mash-up was made by mixing "Macarena" by Los del Rio and "Stupify" by Disturbed. You can listen to it on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_SaCZbENZk
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