2012 Billboard Chart Smashers
Mash the vocals of Nicki Minaj with Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe and you’ll be reliving 2012 with more style.
The day I heard Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe I knew it was going places. It was light, fun and full of personality. Biggest thing was the easy to remember hook.
Starships on the other hand was terrible. So annoying. It screamed pop and the accompanying video didn’t help it one bit (really? green hair? Leave the peacocking to Gaga). Sure you can be pop but it tried really hard to simulate Super Bass (which was way funner anyway).
I am appalled because Starships actually received mixed reviews (which means some critics did find it positive). MTV said,
“The song not only is pure pop perfection, but RedOne’s influence is evident, thanks to its grinding Euro dance beats”, adding that “It is certainly the perfect song for those who enjoyed shaking their groove thang to ‘Super Bass’. The lighthearted, feel-good vibe of the song is perfect for casual Barbz to blast. It’s hard not to see Britney Spears’ influence on the rapper/singer when listening to the song, and given that the two toured together last year, Minaj may be trying to remind her pop fans that she has an ear for what they want.”
OH PLEASE. Don’t encourage her. Nicki, you’re awesome. What broke you out on the scene was the fact that you were willing to stand out. Producing another Super Bass doesn’t mean you can get away with another sub par track. So what am I dissing? Her vocals are okay but the beat is really jarring.
White Lotus did a good deed and mixed the great part’s of Starships with the true pop goodness of Call Me Maybe. It’s now even more fun and full of personality. Harder bass was added so we had more to dance to (thanks Lotus)! It just sucks there couldn’t be more Carly…or would that just be a remix for Call Me Maybe instead of a mash up?
Regardless, I love it White Lotus. Maybe the audience will too?
Here it be:
Nicki Minaj – Starships (White Lotus Call Me Maybe Mashup)
Nicki Minaj’s vocals are from:
Nicki Minaj – Starships
And the beat (with some added hard bass) is from:
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Good news! We are set for a download from White Lotus. Just revisit the SoundCloud player and hit download.