Single Minded: Death Cab Cover Tom Petty, Notorious B.I.G. Meets Michael Jackson


Death Cab for Cutie, "Free Fallin' " [Tom Petty Cover]
Dude. You are marrying Zooey Deschanel. You have nothing, I repeat, nothing to be sad about anymore. From here on out, please only songs about emotional guys and their blind luck.

Various Artists, "Top 25 of 2008"
A mind-warping combination of every Top 25 hit from the last year in one big, schizophrenic package. In the future, this will be how all of us hear pop music: as one big, mixed-up, cross-pollinated four-and-a-half-minute song. Curiously, it will all still kind of sound like Coldplay.

Notorious B.I.G., "Billie Jean/Nasty Girl" [Mashup]
If you can get past Diddy's strange exclamations in the background - and, hey, wasn't that always the way? - you'll be treated to Biggie rapping over "Billie Jean," saying things that would probably scandalize Michael Jackson, if he listened to music and not just tape recordings of the ululations generated by the Sea of Tranquility.

Skillz, "2008 Rap Up" [Year in Review]
You can tell what a lackluster year it was by how few highlights Skillz actually has to offer in his annual 'rap-up.' Super Bowl Commercials? WWF? Bow Wow? It's like all of 2008 took place on the USA Network.

Bekay, "2008 Year in Review"
[Year in Review]
Here's that same year, summed up by Brooklyn rapper Bekay, which imagines 2008 if it were clunkier, angrier and more self-righteous. No matter which you choose, you'll be glad the year is over.

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