If you’re looking for a fun musical time-waster, behold: The Magic iPod is back.
First created in 2007, The Magic iPod allows visitors to create mash-ups of hip-hop and pop/rock favorites from the 2000s. When you choose a song from the hip-hop side, it shows you which songs on the pop/rock side can be used with it — most likely based around coinciding time-signatures.
The site features no ads, just a small link at the bottom that reads “No ads! Instead, please support the ACLU” that brings you to the ACLU’s donation site.
Having reemerged through social media recently, people have been flocking to the site and taking to Twitter to divulge their favorite song combos. And while it’s fun to mess around and find which combinations do and don’t work, some of them actually make some surprisingly catchy mixes.
Here are five of the site’s best mash-ups you’ll definitely want to listen to.
“Lose Control” by Missy Elliott / “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes
There’s something so seamless about the way The White Stripes’ eternal guitar riff leads Missy in that you can’t get enough of it.
“Touch The Sky” by Kanye West / “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence
Kanye spitting over those mercurial keys, before it breaks into the “Bring Me To Life” chorus, will make you wish they’d recreate this mash-up live somehow.
“Real Slim Shady” by Eminem / “All Star” by Smash Mouth
This is a fun one, from the way Eminem lines up beat-to-beat, to the generally hilarious absurdity of imagining Eminem teaming up with Smash Mouth.
“Crank That” by Soulja Boy / “I Write Sins, Not Tragedies” by Panic! At The Disco
When Soulja Boy and Panic simultaneously build up at the nine-second mark before segueing into each other three seconds later, the pairing really shines. Plus, the keys and xylophone give “Crank That” an edge it lacked before.
“Ms. New Booty” by Bubba Sparxxx / “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne
Sure, the second verse going into the chorus works better than the first — which admittedly, is a whole lot of “booty” — but there is no denying that Stacy’s mom is Ms. New Booty.
Visit the site by clicking here and try for yourself.