"I'm in Luv (Wit a Stripper)" by T-Pain vs. "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John
I had the idea for this mashup a while ago, and at that point the idea was mostly conceptual (stripper/dancer). Â It wasn't until I first overlayed the two songs that I realized how perfectly they fit together. Â They have essentially the same chord progression, or at least very similar ones; the tempos are within a few beats per minute of each other; and the keys are only two half steps apart. Â Altogether, it was an amazing coincidence and a very exciting find. Â
The actual crafting of the thing was a little bumpier. Â I started out on Ableton, but the warp feature was introducing wierd digital noise (giving Elton a kind of underwater-in-space sound), so I switched to Acid, then switched back because I thought I could fix Ableton, then finally gave up and returned to Acid. Â "Tiny Dancer" was evidently not recorded to a metronome, and much of it is just EJ on piano and vocals, so the timing is altogether pretty mushy. Â It took a lot of brute-force, cut-and-paste quantizing to make it all happen.
By the way, my original idea was to do a mashup of "You Don't Know Me" by Ben Folds with "U Don't Know Me" by T.I. Â It turns out that this idea was as obvious to other people as it was to me - I thought to check online to see if it exists, and it does (it's by team9). Â I decided I couldn't have done anythingÂ particularlyÂ different or better, so I moved on. Â I hope you all enjoy what I came up with.
T-Pain and Elton John are both hit machines and they both have a love for ridiculous eyewear.