Somebody hit that button they maybe shouldn’t have and all we can do now is thank them. That somebody is the indie band Pomplamoose, and what they did was combine the year’s two biggest hits into one, quite lovely mash-up. If you thought that the lush melodies of Gotye‘s “Somebody That I Used To Love” and Carly Rae Jepsen‘s bouyant “Call Me Maybe” could not be combined — hit play above — you are wrong. And if you worried that maybe they shouldn’t be, if only for the sake of a YouTube viewership already all too happy to spend their summer watching only those two videos — well, it’s too late. There’s only one video we need now. Because here we have it: the “Somebody That I Used To Know Call Me Maybe” mash-up of our dreams. Finally!
Pulling the chords from “Call Me Maybe” and the melody from “Somebody That I Used To Love,” this mash-up does what a truly good mash-up must and takes from the two to make a third, new and equally as enjoyable song. They bring Carly Rae’s vocals down a notch, removing the girly airiness of the original recording so that she sounds almost rueful — something tells us it could be a while before we hear Carly like this again. Add a shake of tambourine and some bounce to Gotye’s melody and, voila! Like that, two become one and the Song of the Summer race has been totally hijacked. What do you think?
Let’s add this to that “Call Me Maybe” mash-ups we love list.