You probably didn’t expect the best song in 2018 to be a combination of songs from 1984 and 2012, but here we are. A mashup of “Take On Me” by A-Ha and Kendrick Lamar’s track “Backseat Freestyle” has rightfully gone viral because it is the song of the summer despite it not being the summer any longer and this song not actually having been released in 2018. Semantics.
The catchy AF pop hit from 1984 by the Norwegian pop group turns out to be an incredible backdrop for Kendrick’s 2012 rap. Noah Charlick, a college student from Duke (Let’s not hold it against him), created this spectacular collabo that nobody knew they needed in their life until Monday when he posted it on his Twitter. Not even two full days later, the ditty achieved nearly 200,000 RTs, over 540,000 Likes, and more than 6.17 million views on Twitter. REEEEEEEEMIX!!!
“I’ve either made a great discovery or a terrible mistake,” Charlick tweeted on Monday. A great discovery Noah, a great discovery. Here is the full version as heard on Charlick’s SoundCloud.
Charlick or N0̷4H doubled down on his mashup mastery with 1964’s jazzy “The Girl From Ipanema” by Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz combined with Cardi B.
Make Mashups Great Again.