Wednesday, June 24, 2015

30 Day Song Challenge, Day 24: Your Favorite Song This Time Last Year

This time last year, I was blogging (the 2014 iteration of) the 30 Day Song Challenge, as I've done for the last several summers. So I was listening to a much wider array of music than normal, and a lot of songs that were not necessarily "hits" at the moment.  One of the serendipitous things about doing this Challenge every June is that in the process of searching for songs that answer each day's prompt, inevitably I find myself stumbling upon something new. My pick for today isn't something that was released this time last year, but rather something that I "discovered" this time last year.

I do remember that I was going through a Hall & Oates phase at the moment, an 80s duo whose music I truly love. One of my friends, I don't remember who-- if it was you, please let me know so I can give you credit-- introduced me to a truly fantastic EP of Hall & Oates mashups/remixes by The Melker Project titled Ballin' Oates. (I'm now a huge fan of DJ Scott Melker.  Check him out.) At any rate, that discovery sent me in search of more of the like. For what it's worth, I recommend that everyone go down a musical rabbit hole sometime; you will find some really awesome stuff tucked away among the detritus cluttering the less-frequently-visited corners of the Internet.


What I found was this. As best I can remember, this was my favorite song around this time last year. It's a mashup/remix of Hall & Oates, Jay Z and Jermaine Dupri ("Rich Girl" + "Money Ain't A Thang") by an artist called labguest and I just couldn't get enough of it last summer.  Here it is:



Before any of you rush to tell me about the Hall & Oates/Notorious B.I.G. mashup ("Rich Girl" + "Big Poppa"), yes, I know it exists, I also think it's awesome. It was a very close runner up for today's pick.

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