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PICKED: Miracles – 20 Years of Pop in One Mashup


We’re lovers of art of remix as a creative medium, so we’re all over the latest gem by mashup master Peter Bull, better known as Norwegian Recycling.

Miracles draws on 16 iconic songs spanning nearly 20 years of pop music history, from Jacko to Gaga, blending them seamlessly into one catchy, head-bobbingly addictive track.

Here’s a list of the samples used:

  1. Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
  2. B.O.B. feat. Bruno Mars – Nothing On You
  3. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
  4. Britney Spears – Hit Me, Baby, One More Time
  5. Jason Derulo – In My Head
  6. Justin Timberlake – My Love
  7. Lady Gaga – Just Dance
  8. Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
  9. Ne-Yo – So Sick
  10. Michael Jackson – Black Or White
  11. Snoop Dogg – Sexual Eruption
  12. Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
  13. Taylor Swift – Fifteen
  14. Taylor Swift – Fearless
  15. Savage Garden – The Animal Song
  16. Snoop Dogg feat. Justin Timberlake – Signs

To support Bull’s work — all of which he makes available for free — consider making a donation — we can only imagine the epic time investment involved in his mashups. (Ahem, we aren’t turning those away either — though no epic feat of pop music, Brain Pickings is also a free labor of love and takes a good 400 hours a month across the site, newsletter and Twitter feed.)

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