Like most of the population, I have become obsessed with the song Closer by the Chainsmokers ft. Halsey and I have been scouring the internet looking for the perfect remix or mashup to listen to and I found some really good ones. However, that only made me want to give it a go and try to make my own. So I did a little research and found the “Closer” has a BPM of about 95 so I started looking for songs that were close to the BPM so it would make mixing it that much easier. Unfortunately, I was coming up empty. Don’t get me wrong there are a ton of songs with the same BPM or one incredibly close but just none that I liked or felt would go well with “Closer.” You also have to keep in mind when you make a mashup is you have to find a song that not only has a similar BPM but similar lyrics and/ or tone.
After a while, the song “Sorry” by Justin Bieber popped into my head. Now I am not a fan of him whatsoever, but that is the one song by him I really enjoy. I almost wish it was sung by someone else, but nevertheless, I looked up the BPM for that song and it was about 100 BPM. So I figured that was close enough and I would give it a shot.
What Program Made This Mash Up?
Now I have used a wide variety of programs to edit my music with… Sony Vegas, Garage Band, Mashup2, and Audacity…. but currently the one I use for this particular mashup was “Mash Up 2.” I actually just found out that this software existed not too long ago and it is great for doing simple little mash-ups like this one, however, it does cost $40 (which isn’t too bad).
The program automatically matches the BPM in the songs that you input, which save a lot of time and then from there it is up to you. I threw the two songs into the program and let it do its thing and I decided to just play it without doing any editing and see what happens. I found that without any editing on my part the songs went really well together naturally. So, for the most part, I left it the same until the song comes to the second verse there were timing issues that I had to fix but all in all this was perhaps the easiest mashup I have ever made.