Exception to the “I hate mashups” rule

Today while browsing my favorite forums, I happened upon a thread called “Awesome Mashups?” People were invited to post YouTube videos and MP3s of their favorite mashups. For those of you not aware what a mashup is, it’s when someone takes the vocal track from one song, the music of another, and combines them to form a sort of “super-song.” Unfortunately, 99.999% of all mashups ever created have been put together by apparently deaf 4 year olds. They fucking suck.

Against my better judgment, I decided to enter the thread, partially fearing for my life and partially hoping to stumble upon a stroke of genius. The first page was crap, and most of the second page was too, until I stumbled upon something that actually made me laugh out loud. “Enya vs. Prodigy – Smack My Orinoco Flow Up” (or separately known as Enya’s Orinoco Flow and Prodigy’s Smack My Bitch Up.) For those of you who have never heard one (or both) of these songs, let me give you a quick rundown:

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