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Captain Obvious - Adele Sevenfold (Dear Adele) Adele vs Avenged Sevenfold

from 21​/​22 Instamatic & Captain Obvious by fingertrouble aka Reality Engine

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As premiered (accidentally) on Bootie Mashup Listening stream because Adriana thought it was a festive mash...it sort of is, sort of isn't, it started as a festive mash and became an entry for the Disco Challenge. I've tightened it up since, so this is a new version, as I wanted it to be perfect.

Looking to see if the combo had been done before I found that the Holiday vs Whispers had (DIsco Purrfection represent!), but the others have not, and then found that Madonna pretty much sampled herself with a Hard Candy era track called Beat Goes On with backing vocals by Pharrell which makes reference to Holiday and Whispers tangentially (I didn't use the bits from a certain rapper who is cancelled in my world - thankfully so given recent evenrs) so it's also a Madonna vs Madonna mashup as well!

It should have been made for the Confidence Challenge - I do that a lot, make the perfect track for the previous week's challenge in the new one - as Will Powers said, 'Dancing For Mental Health' - Ed's song about the devils of nightlife, drugs and partying paired with he messages between the four tracks do mesh - about being positive and confronting adversity vs bad habits and old behaviours. It's like a couch session in mashup form! Freud is IN and on the dancefloor!

I tried to bolster that with the juxtapositions. I actually find multi-mashes really hard as I focus on narrative flow A LOT and it's hard to get that flow right the more tracks you add. I think this one works really well, but took a lot of fiddling and dropping things in and out and sequencing. It's supposed to be like an old disco medley....and I felt there was enough of the backing vocals and other Madonna not to bring the original vocals in.

Have to say - not a massive Ed fan but like T-Swift his tracks are really fun to mash and his pop songs are good.

Instamatic- Bad Holiday Goes On And On (Disco Medley version)

Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On
Madonna - Holiday
Madonna ft Pharrell - Beat Goes On

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from 21​/​22 Instamatic & Captain Obvious, released December 16, 2022

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