It's Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl" singing to Bloc Party's "Banquet", and I have to say, this was a tough one to get myself to listen to in the first instance. I'm a big Katy Perry fan, all of her songs being infectious and getting me in the mood to go out (she must however bow out to the Queen of Partying Motivation, Ke$ha). But Bloc Party's lead singer Kele Okereke has both a beautiful personality (openly gay, yet media shy) as well as a beautiful voice with strong song-writing skills. I knew the track "Banquet" not by heart, but I definitely recognised it, and so I didn't know whether the mash-up would detract from it or not.
Lest there be any fears - mashing it up actually did the impossible and made the song better, I feel. It infused Katy Perry's song with a cheekiness that the song didn't have before, and made "Banquet" far more playful. The fact that the layout of both songs is so dissimilar that none of the mash-up feels choppy or forced very much contributes to this brilliance. This song has officially been added to my Going Out playlist.
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