A mashup is two song mixed together to form a new one - or a song comprised of parts of two or more other songs, usually the vocals from one song are placed on the top of another. Madonna's "Sticky and Sweet" tour featured several - so for all you trainspotters out there - here is a listing of our favorites:
1. Music / Put Your Hands Up for Detroit
On the last tour, Madonna sang "Music" in a disco vibe with a mashup on top of the Trammps "Disco Inferno." For Sticky & Sweet, she went electro choosing the definitive electro club anthem "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" by Fedde Le Grand. The two songs mashed perfectly and had crowds going wild.
2. Like a Prayer / Feels Like Home
Playing of the line "I hear you call my name and it feels like home" of "Like a Prayer," the underground club track by Meck featuring Dino "Feels Like Home" was added to the mix. "Feels Like Home" featured the synth hooks from 90s club classic "Don't You Want Me" by Felix which added to the emotion of this powerful part of Madonna's show.
3. Rain / Here Comes the Rain AgainNot as much a mashup but an intro, Madonna paid respect to fellow 80s music electronic pioneers, Eurythmics, by using their song "Here Comes a Rain Again" as an intro to her moving ballad "Rain." The videoscapes used for this mix were breathtaking.
4. La Isla Bonita / Lela Pala TuteIinspired by her work with gypsy musicians Gogol Bordello, Madonna mashed her song "La Isla Bonita" with their version of "Lela Pala Tute." Madonna as gypsy folk queen - she really does change her image often, doesn't she?
5. 4 Minutes / VogueHave you ever noticed that dance records between 118 - 120 beats per minute seem to be the biggest crossover pop hits? Pairing up her recent pop smash "4 Minutes" with one of her legendary pop/dance hits "Vogue" worked perfectly.
6. Give It 2 Me / Fired Up
This one was the hardest to figure out and required me listening to a phone recording over and over back at the hotel after the show. The beats from the Peter Rauhofer mix of Funky Green Dogs "Fired Up" were mashed with "Give It 2 Me." A great way to give respect to one of the best remixers that Madonna has continually turned to for club play.