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(YouTube link) A cappella group Gentleman’s Rule perform a mashup of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and Nelly’s song ”Ride Wit Me.” The result is downright fun! -via The Daily What

The Late Movies: Guess The Theme 58

It’s Thursday, it’s late, it’s time once again for the game that’s sweeping the mental_floss nation: GUESS THE THEME. All the clips below have something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Alanis Morissette – Ironic Nelly – Ride Wit Me Led Zeppelin – Going To California Eagles – Hotel California James Otto – Since You [...]

The Late Movies: Mixed Musical Genres

It’s a treat for your ears when a song you know is performed in a completely different style. Sometimes it seems like there’s a hard dividing line between musical genres, with folk, country, bluegrass, and gospel forever separated from pop, rock and rap. But occasionally a song crosses over, not just on the charts, but [...]

The Late Movies: What Song Are You Listening To? (London, Copenhagen, Singapore, Lisbon, Philadelphia)

Two weeks ago, I pointed to a street video from New York, in which filmmaker Ty Cullen asked passersby who wore headphones “Hey, what song are you listening to?” Commenters asked for more versions of the video from different cities, and I’m glad to oblige — other filmmakers around the world have followed suit and [...]