First Listen: This Aaliyah/Gotye Mash-Up Is Amazing!


Um. There’s not a lot to say other than, RUN DON’T WALK to the ‘play’ option on this video. Somebody named Mad Mix Mustang really wants us to have the best Sunday ever, which is why he made this mash-up with the late great Aaliyah’s 1998 single (yes, ’98) Are You That Somebody, and Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. This is literally the greatest thing I’ve heard since, ummm yeah Channel Orange. In fact, Frank Ocean finally gets a breather from me today because this bad boy is going on repeat. Enjoy! And hella shouts-out to this DJ/producer¬†Mad Mix Mustang for killin’ the mash-up game. LOVE!



  • Ella

    Se-hexyyyyyy! I miss Aaliyah. :( That song is such a throw back.

    • Shannon

      Ella, I know! This song really made my day; we should be listening to Aaliyah more. Glad you enjoyed!

  • Vanessa

    Ahhh desperate to hear it but the video isn’t working and I can’t seem to find it anywhere else! :(

  • Erica Croce

    Ah, Shannon, you’ve done it for me again! I immediately went and downloaded this (awesome!) mix and a whole bunch of others from that guy (currently listening to: a mash-up of MJ’s Dirty Diana and The Police’s Roxanne).

    This could be good or very dangerous, considering the mixes I already get from Norwegian Recycling (who also did a Somebody That I Used to Know mash-up with Adele) and a fav local DJ, DJ Beatstreet.

    My iPod will be filled with all sorts of goodness now. :) Thanks!!

    • Shannon

      Erica Croce, thanks for all these names! We might need to do a ‘best of’ mash-ups list. Glad you’re enjoying! 24 hours later and I’m still listening to this :)

  • nicole

    no. just no. keep Gotye away from the amazingness that is Aaliyah.
    (k fine, it sounds good and i listened to it twice. (so far) i still say keep G away!)

    • Shannon

      nicole, LMAO you got me crackin’ up over here! A TRUE Aaliyah fan, I see. Gotta respect that. And we won’t tell anyone that you secretly like the song ;)

  • Sam


    • Shannon

      Sam, I KNOW right? Lol. Glad you enjoyed.

  • Sarah


    This was the moment. I’ve been following Trent for forever (you’re the bomb T!) and I was dubious about other voices on the blog…but Aaliyah! You are awesomesauce (2 months ago when I was heavily in to this gotye song – I would have been crazy in to this mix vs. just thrilled to know that people are still ‘feelin’ Aaliyah). Keep doing what you’re doing!

    • Shannon

      Sarah, many, many thanks! I’ve never been called ‘awesomesauce’ before and I’m so thrilled, I’m gonna try to find a way to work it into the ‘about me’ section of my Facebook, LMAO! Thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked the mash-up as much as I did!

  • Matt

    I *LOVE* Aaliyah!! This mash-up is fantastic!!

    • Shannon

      Matt, thanks for commenting! Gave me an excuse to come back and listen :) So glad you enjoyed!