Mario Kart Pop Mashups Are Surprisingly Great

What could possibly be better than Taylor Swift's hit 2014 song "Shake It Off?" Setting the lyrics to music from Mario Kart, obviously.

I recently came across this wonderful series of Mario Kart mash-ups from YouTuber roomdrifter, and it has some of the best Kart-themed renditions of pop songs I've heard since that awesome Drake one from last year. And yes, that means they're definitely not the only Mario Kart mash-ups I've come across as of late.

Just listen to this Wiz Khalifa one:

Or "Blurred Lines":

Busta Rhymes rapping super-fast over a Mario beat makes for some great mental imagery:

The Nicki Minaj "Starships" one is certainly... something:

Nintendo should really start producing pop singles, considering how neatly their music meshes with its innocuous, cheery, feel-good-but-also-vaguely-sinister tone.


    don't know if its because im used to hearing them with their normal tunes but it seems really disjointed and doesn't work well.

    Those were disgusting. It's junk like this that makes me think Kotaku is a tabloid site and, consequently, makes me feel incredibly dirty. Time for a shower.

    I'm just going to leave this here:

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