Neil Cicierega’s 60-minute “Mouth Sounds” mix is, without a doubt, a very skillful mash-up thanks to its deft blending of Nirvana, Michael Jackson, Talking Heads, Daft Punk, Smashing Pumpkins, and Enya (to name but a few artists) along with copious amounts of Smash Mouth’s “All Star.” However, it’s especially noteworthy for two reasons:
- Its brilliantly subversive juxtaposition (at the 16:51 mark) of Alanis Morissette’s ultra-angsty ’90s hit “You Oughta Know” with the Full House theme. Indeed, there’s something deeply delightful about listening to Morissette hyperventilate over a schmaltzy saxophone riff.
- It took Smash Mouth to make John Lennon’s “Imagine” actually somewhat enjoyable. (The miracle begins at the 18:13 mark.)
Listen to the entire thing in all of its absurd genius below.