Presenting Gangnam Park, the Psy/Linkin Park mash-up you never knew you needed
No doubt more than a few of you are aware of Linkin Park, the nu metal band who, for a brief time around the early to mid 2000s, were the defining band of modern rock and roll for their signature mixture of rap and metal, before a decent into writing songs for soundtracks of Michael Bay movies and overly experimental albums lost them most of their fanbase.
Of course, we all know who Psy is, the K-pop idol responsible for the most popular video in the history of the Internet, Gangnam Style, and has since become a worldwide household name, and kicked down the door for K-pop on nearly every front, and providing a brilliant example of how music is quickly becoming globalized.
What if I told you some musical mad scientist combined them?
Enter Gangnam Park, a YouTube remix by user Rosalina Sama remixed Linkin Park’s certified Diamond debut album Hybrid Theory so that all the lyrics are sampled from Psy’s viral hit ‘Gangnam Style’. All twelve songs from the classic albums have had the Linkin Park lyrics removed and replaces with the vocals from Psy’s K-pop dance hit, and the results truly are something to behold. These remixes range from ‘Gangnamcut’, remixed from ‘Papercut’:
‘Crawling in my Style’, remixed from ‘Crawling’:
‘Runaweyyy’, remixed from ‘Runaway’:
‘In the Gangnam’, remixed from ‘In the End’:
Oddly enough, the results are something to see, not out of morbid car-crash curiosity mind you, but out of how genuinely good the mash-up between nu metal and K-pop sounds, resulting in quite a few curiously catchy earworms that are just as good as the two sources used to make them. Those curious to hear the remainder of the Psy-Linkin Park mash-ups can listen to the rest on the Gangnam Park playlist on YouTube, though no sign yet if Linkin Park has any plans to bring Psy on as a guest vocalist in the future.