Tonight, Girl Talk returns to the Pageant for what will inevitably be a sweaty, calorie-burnin' good time for those who possess an affinity for pop culture and a lack of attention span. In light of this event, A to Z was contemplating the (debatable, perhaps illegal) art of the mashup, and came up with some juxtapositions of our own. If you didn't snag tickets to the sold out show, by the way, don't forget you can still download All Day for free.
Kanye West's "Monster" (featuring Nicki Minaj) Vs. Lady Gaga's "Monster" I know Nicki Minaj totally resents the Gaga comparisons, but seriously, how could we not? Lady Gaga, that bold fashionista who injected weird into mainstream pop, and Nicki Minaj, the badass who made it okay to be a hard, weird, ultra-talented female rapper, and created a cult following of "barbies." Despite Gaga's reputation of being a controversial artist, many of her songs (especially the non-singles) are pure saccharine pop. Noted, "Monster" definitely has a weird factor (Gaga chanting in a robot-esque "he ate my heart, he ate my heart") it's still sing-a-long pop - "That boy is a monster / m m m monster." Set against Minaj's verse in Kanye West's song of the same name, Gaga is oh so very mild. Minaj howls and the end of her utterly fierce rant, "I'm a motherfuckin' MONSTER." This paired with Gaga's early pop excursion would be nothing short of cute.
Saliva's "Click Click Boom" Vs. Ke$ha "Tik Tok" "Click Click Boom" is one of those ridiculous songs that somehow became a big hit and in retrospect makes most people shudder and roll their eyes. This is also how I react when I hear a Ke$ha song, and the lyrical simplicity of "Tik Tok" is on par with that of "Click, Click, Boom."
Chuck Berry "Johnny B. Goode" Vs. Nelly's "Country Grammar" And now, for a St. Louis mashup. This one is actually practical: "Johnny B. Goode" is classic, and "Country Grammar" is right up Girl Talk's '90s pop alley.
David Bowie "Rebel Rebel" Vs. Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl" Everybody loves David Bowie, right? He could almost be singing about Kathleen Hanna, right? (I mean, if he wasn't singing about dudes.) And really, I wouldn't be surprised if Bowie were the queen of her world, either.
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