A mash-up is a song or composition created by mixing 2 different pre-recorded songs, or 2 different versions of the same song. There are several methods for "song blending". The songs in mash-ups do not have to be by the same artist.
The Mash-Up Concept and Composition In GleeEdit
Mash-ups received special attention after the introduction of the concept and the creation of different song mixtures in the popular TV series, Glee. The type of mash-ups that are showcased in the show are the "A vs B" type.
In this episode, New Directions sang a mash up of Like A Boy by Ciara and Do It Like A Dude by Jessie J, in order to showin girls can do things that boys can.
In this episode, Anna sang a mash-up of Rihanna's Love The Way You Lie Pt. 2 and Beyonce's Irreplaceable.
Although this episode was not released, Charlie and Elizabeth were both going to perform a mash up of A Holly Jolly Christmas by Johnny Mathis, and Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer from its self-titled film.
- A Holly Jolly Christmas/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reinder by Johnny Mathis/Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. Sung by Charlie and Elizabeth.
In this episode, New Directions sang a mash up of Magic by B.o.B ft. Rivers Cuomo and What The Hell by Avril Lavigne in order to recruit more members for New Directions.
In this episode, former members from New Directions last year, like Artie and Santana, sang with Cheyenne and A.J., a mash up of Rihanna's Cheers (Drink To That) and Headlines by Drake. It was performed at Chuck's party.
In this episode, New Directions sang a mash-up of Christina Aguilera's Fighter and Destiny's Child's Survivor, in a battle with Vocal Adrenaline.
In this episode, the newfounded group, The McKinley Rebels, performed a mash-up of Mercy by Duffy and Nowhere To Run by Martha and The Vandellas, it was for a competition with New Directions.
In this episode, Chuck and Anna performed a mash-up of B.o.B and Hayley Williams' Airplanes and Wonderwall by Oasis, it was part of a duet competition for New Directions.
In this episode, Carina, Cheyenne and Elizabeth performed a song of Grow Up by Cher Lloyd and Young Forever by Nicki Minaj, it was a song based on the preparation of their senior year.