9 "Bad Blood" Mashups That Take Taylor Swift To A Whole New Level — LISTEN
Recently, the Internet has become obsessed with mash-ups of Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" — and with good reason. As it turns out, the drama-filled 1989 cut mixes exceptionally well with a variety of other songs. It's basically the vodka of the music world! Who knew? I hate to admit it, but I wasn't always a "Bad Blood" fan. In fact, when 1989 premiered in Oct. 2014, I thought it was one of the weakest tracks. Fortunately, Swift's high-energy remix with rapper Kendrick Lamar helped me see the tune in a whole new light. The best "Bad Blood" mash-ups do the exact same thing! They put a fresh (and often unexpected) spin on the record, which I think is especially helpful at the moment.
Let's face it, you're probably getting tired of 1989. If you're like me, you've been listening to the album non-stop for almost eight months, and some of its charm is beginning to wear off. Additionally, "Bad Blood" is so popular currently, you're likely forced to hear it several times a day on the radio. I have a feeling many of Swift's fans would appreciate a few new takes on the track right about now.
Here's my ranking of nine of the best "Bad Blood" mash-ups:
#9. "Toxic Bad Blood" by AnDy Wu
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Britney Spears' "Toxic" was created by music producer AnDy Wu. Britney AND Taylor? How could I resist!
#8. "Bad Blood"/"Complicated" by Morgan Hawley & Dini
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Avril Lavigne's "Complicated" is performed by singers Morgan Hawley and Dini. The two songs fit together nicely.
#7. "Bad Business" by RaheemdaplayaO4
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Paramore's "Misery Business" was created by music producer RaheemdaplayaO4. Swift and Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams are good pals, so this just makes sense.
#6. "Bitch I'm Bad Blood" by AnDy Wu
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Madonna's "Bitch I'm Madonna" was also created by music producer AnDy Wu. I dig it.
#5. "We Are Never Ever Getting Bad Blood" by Nigel Brian Mashups
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Swift's own "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" was created by Nigel Brian Mashups. It gives "Bad Blood" a much sunnier vibe, which surprisingly works.
#4. "Bad Blood"/"OctaHate" by SoundGood Nation
#3. "Bad Blood" (Trouble Mix) by DJae Music
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Swift's own "I Knew You Were Trouble" was created by music producer DJaeMusic. I love it.
#2. "Bad Blood Bodies" by Alexozen
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Tove Lo's "Talking Body" was created by music producer Alexozen. Don't let the title scare you — it's great.
#1. "Blood Attack" by Nigel Brian Mashups
This mash-up of "Bad Blood" and Demi Lovato's "Heart Attack" (which you can listen to here) was also created by Nigel Brian Mashups. I'm about two seconds away from deleting the original version of "Bad Blood" from my iTunes library and replacing it with this one. It's that good.
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