I thought I'd start a thread (similar to Russ's Reintroducing 90's "Modern Worship" thread) to discuss any musical mashups that you've used (or have dreamed of using) in worship.
Don't know what a "mashup" is? Read this. I thought it'd be fun to hear about some of the creative ways you're fusing multiple songs together to bring some freshness to your worship sets.
I'm currently working with one of my drummers on a mashup of U2's "Beautiful Day" and Fee's "All Because Of Jesus" to use on Sunday mornings. Would especially love to hear if anyone has mashed "Viva La Vida" with any church music.
Lift me up / Sweet Dreams are Made of this
Lift me up / Who am I to disagree?
Lift me up / I travel the world and the seven seas
Lift me up / Everybody's lookin' for somethin'...
If you mean mixing two songs together, making a new song, as I shared in one of the other threads, I mix the first chorus of "How He Loves" with the chorus of "Cry Out To Jesus". (I've actually got a million of 'em. Another recent entry: Desperation Band's "Ready Now" with "Where You Go I Go").
If you mean taking the melody of a secular song, and making new lyrics, well, that's just dumb. Who in their right mind would do that?!?!?
Haha, nice Nick!
We recently mashed up Crazy Train and One Way. Inspired by Soul Survivor's 2008 live version with Tim Hughes and 29th Chapter. Well, I guess technically THEY mashed it up and we performed it in like manner.
But our people (definitely a diverse and soulful + rock crowd) ate it up.
We do "Victory Chant" with the Bo Diddley beat.
For a video played at a worship night last year, we did a spoof where we played "Ancient of Days" to the tune of "I Wanna Hold Your Hand." It was a joke, but people liked it!
Video on the bottom of this page
Or a highly funked up "I will worship", with a little Doors ("stronger than dirt") thrown in.
Love ONE woman...MANY guitars!
I've combined Newsboys' "Strong Tower" with Kutless' "Strong Tower." It works, and the combination of the two make the whole better than the parts.
Also, "Let the Worshippers Arise" and "The Stand" are practically the same song, in terms of chord progression, and they compliment each other nicely in terms of themes. (The verses for LtWA are exactly the same as the chorus for tS, which means you can sneak the chorus in there, and nobody will bat an eye).