If you're a retro mashup lover or love hearing great songs from the past in a new way, then scroll down and listen to the top 14 retro mashups embedded below. And, if you want to hear more retro mashups, check out my other collections of retro mashup songs from 1980's and 1990's.
For these, I rolled up my sleeves and began searching the web for as many retro mashup songs as I could find. Each retro music mashup comes from DJ's and remix artists who worked with music from my preferred genres and time periods - the 60's, 70's, 80’s & 90’s.
Enjoy these top 14 retro mashup songs, in no particular order...
Retro Mashup #1: 80's Mashup (Van Halen, New Order, Duran Duran, & Tears For Fears) by Wax Audio
Retro Mashup #2: Out Of Lonely Wolf (Hall & Oates, Pet Shop Boys, Duran Duran, Freddie Mercury, The Human League) by Shahar Varshal
Retro Mashup #3: Mash Together (The Beatles, Joan Jett, Cypress Hill, House of Pain, Rage Against the Machine) by FAROFF
Retro Mashup #4: Stayin' Alive In The Wall (Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees) by Wax Audio
Retro Mashup #5: Billie Jean on the Storm (Michael Jackson vs The Doors) by xlatrex
Retro Mashup #6: Is This Tainted Love? (Bob Marley vs Soft Cell) by Cristiano Filipe
Retro Mashup #7: Ice Under Pressure (Vanilla Ice vs Queen) by Fanboy Films
Retro Mashup #8: Yesterday’s Lullaby (The Beatles vs The Cure) by Wax Audio
Retro Mashup #9: I Want You Back In My Life (Jackson 5 vs The Beatles) by FAROFF
Retro Mashup #10: Octopus's Santeria (Beatles vs. Sublime) by DJ Magnet
Retro Mashup #11: The Final Teen Spirit (Nirvana vs Europe) by Wax Audio
Retro Mashup #12: Whole Lotta Sex Machine (James Brown vs Led Zeppelin) by DJ Eric ILL
Retro Mashup #13: The Darkside (Bee Gees, Kool & the Gang, Herbie Hancock) by Oh Really
Retro Mashup #14: Spins Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana vs Dead or Alive) by FAROFF
I hope you enjoyed these retro mashup songs as much as I did. Most of the mashups I see come out these days are with current artists - which makes sense because DJ's want to give people what is the most popular.
But as for me...maybe I'm getting old and am having a “Get off my lawn!” moment, but music just doesn't sound the same as retro songs of yesteryear. Or it could be, as Cracked.com pointed out, that music has become progressively more homogenous, basic, formulaic, and designed to appeal to the society’s lowest common denominator.
So enjoy these retro mashup songs, and play them more easily next time on my Soundcloud and Youtube playlists I put together for you.