Collaborations are a mainstay of modern pop music, and a mash-up making the rounds on social media brings together old and modern in perfect, if a little unsettling, harmony.
Discovered by Twitter user Noah Charlick, it turns out Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle," released in 2012, and A-Ha's 1984 hit "Take On Me" can be melded into one congruous song.
Be warned, the following contains very strong language.
i’ve either made a great discovery or a terrible mistake https://t.co/hhz1dnxjpW— Noah Charlick (@Noah Charlick)1539653831.0
Despite Noah's uncertainty as to whether he has stumbled upon a “great discovery" or a “terrible mistake," many are rather fond of the meeting of the two genres:
@noah_charlick It bops tho. https://t.co/rVKb3pMhHT— Ayo J | BLM ✊🏾 #StopAsianHate (@Ayo J | BLM ✊🏾 #StopAsianHate)1539792615.0
And while some people seem conflicted about it, deep down they know they love it:
@tumblrweed1 @noah_charlick I hate that i love this https://t.co/TZjDobZCau— sabrina 🇸🇴 (@sabrina 🇸🇴)1539771654.0
@A_H_Phantasm @noah_charlick Same dude same— Jenna💜 (@Jenna💜)1539751837.0
Either way, Twitter is definitely jamming out:
@pgroseum @noah_charlick @AlysonStoner @mikejubran_ WHY DOES THIS REMIX SLAP SO HARD— Andrew (@Andrew)1539832464.0
@noah_charlick @ressiej_ https://t.co/SU0OMTGf5j— romano✊🏿 (@romano✊🏿)1539687800.0
@noah_charlick @Leylalu_2014 https://t.co/oVPpLCkVnq— MiLyNn (@MiLyNn)1539820907.0
A few people have even offered up unsettling mash-ups of their own:
@hedchefmusic @noah_charlick i humbly submit a UK competitor https://t.co/pJHsWyInYo— shryke (@shryke)1539792392.0
In fact, one person even reckoned that this marks the triumphant end to music as we know it:
We’ve done it lads! We can shut the music industry down. Well done to everyone for doing what you did but we’ve wel… https://t.co/1jT0OAWsDp— joshua (@joshua)1539849664.0
You done good, internet:
A version of this article originally appeared on Press Association.