For my audio project, I decided to go ahead and create a song mashup.
First, I figured out exactly which songs I was going to use and how they would incorporate with one another. In my opinion thats the essential purpose of creating a song mashup, the relationship between the songs. The movie “Frozen” has been a big hit, especially at the Grammy’s. I watched about 20 minutes of the movie at home and turned it off because it was so cheesy I couldn’t take it anymore but it’s one of the best movies of the year at the moment, just not for me.
The track from this movie is called “Do You Want To Build A Snowman.”During the movie Elsa begged and begged for her sister (Anna) to come outside and build a snowman with her. As you hear during the track, Elsa is very persistent. During the movie Anna did not respond back to (LEFT)Elsa at all so I decided to come up with commentary for what Anna (RIGHT) might have said during that scene.
As far as my goals like I previously stated above, I wanted to make sure my listeners were able to make the connection between the songs I chose for the mashup. I read an essay recently on The Logic of “Mashup” in culture. Mashups were designed in the 1990’s from DJ’s. It was seen as a backlash/taboo against societies norms.
The songs I used in the mashup were:
1. Michael Jackson- Leave Me Alone
2. Shut Up- Black Eyed Peas
3. Because Of You- Kelly Clarkson
4. Guns N’ Roses- You’re Crazy
5. City & Colour- Waiting
6. Beyonce- Drunk In Love
7. Baeur- Do The Harlem Shake
After listening to my project, I hope you were able to distinguish the message I was trying to get across with the lyrics and clips I incorporated into the mashup. I used audacity to import my mp3 files and edited all my tracks on audacity as well. This was actually my first time using Audacity and I learned by playing around with buttons (Not using a tutorial), I usually use Windows Live Movie Maker so this is definitely a step up for me.
Music in general has different emotions. Songs can make you angry, sad or happy. In my case with Elsa and Anna I played the role of Anna, the older sister who views her younger sister as an annoying psychopath. That also was one of my overall influences because of an article I read online called “Does Music and Lyrical Content Influence Human Behavior.” Hopefully you guys found the mashup funny or entertaining, I know I did!