A couple of musical mashups will have you both reminiscing and finding a song or three stuck in your head today; that is, if you're not already humming any of the melodies to these tracks.
Chad Neidt is a musician who decided to take to YouTube with his guitar and play what he calls "the 20 most overplayed songs of 2013." Surely anyone could rattle off a similar list, but Neidt performs a clip from each song in 60 seconds.
Most of the targets are the usual suspects: from Katy Perry and Bruno Mars to One Direction and Selena Gomez. Neidt shows some indie rock love to Capital Cities and The Neighbourhood, while acknowledging the trap music movement with a clip of Baauer's hit, "Harlem Shake."
Of the 20, Neidt's favorite is Mars' "Treasure," saying that despite its "overplayed" status, he "loves that dude." That's a good thing, because the fifth single from Mars' sophomore release, "Unorthodox Jukebox," is "Young Girls," and it just went to radio stations for airplay.
On the TV side, the comedy duo Dakaboom created an a cappella mix of 50 different theme songs in just five minutes. From "Brady Bunch" to "Family Guy" and everything in between, Paul Peglar and Ben McLain volley lyrics and sounds back and forth through both vocal and visual cues. The arrangement and seamless mix of the themes are as impressive as the delivery. Neither is a stranger to music: Peglar was the original piano player on "Glee"; McLain's previous musical outfit, an electronic vocal band ARORA, was featured on Season 3 of NBC's "The Sing-Off."
Which was your favorite? We're not sure if we should grab our iPod or search for old clips from "Salute Your Shorts."
Here, by the way, is another work of Neidt's. This time, he puts on some pretty epically 90's clothes to do a "Boyband Medley."
- Bruno Mars