Surely by now you've seen the video circling the internet, of a mashup of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" mashed up with Huey Lewis and The News' "Hip to Be Square."

It's weird how it fits too perfectly, and there's even a little Godsmack guitar solo in there.

We looked into the creator, Bill McClintock, who's a middle school music teacher. He majored in Music Technology and Music Education at Duquesne University.


 

Listen to our conversation with Bill McClintock below.

 

When it comes to creating the videos, he says it can take weeks to find a good matchup to mashup, but once he does it takes around 5-10 hours just to mix the audio. The mashing of the videos take 2-3 hours at a time.

Just check out some of his other videos, so you can see the absolute musical genius we're dealing with here:

Marvin Gaye and RATT- "I Heard It Round and Round the Grapevine":

In an interview with Forever State College, Bill says he's particularly happy with how Marvin's vocals line up with Bobby Blotzer's drum fill around 2:42.

Kool & the Gang and Van Halen- "Celebrate with the Devil" 

Something about David Lee Roth singing disco just doesn't feel right, but it sure matches up pretty well.

Chicago and Black Sabbath - “Plenty High or 6 to 4”

Ozzy's "Sweet Leaf" matches up too well with Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4." Some of these videos make me hope for some sort of live concert where these bands get together and play some of these live.

Spiceknot - "If You Wanna Breathe My Sulfur"

This one combines my secret favorite, "Wannabe" by Spice Girls, and goes the exact opposite genre to Slipknot's "Sulfur."

Donzig - "Bad Mother"

Donny Osbourne - "Flying Hot Stuff"

The Bee Gees and Deep Purple - “You Should Be Smoking”

Van Halen/Earth, Wind & Fire/Stevie Wonder - "Beautiful Shining Star of Superstition"

The rest of these videos are good and fun, but this is a masterpiece and a pinnacle of music. It perfectly combines the music from "Beautiful Girl" by Van Halen with the vocals of "Shining Star" from Earth, Wind & Fire, and then jumps into the vocals and horns from "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder. The way "Superstition" and "Beautiful Girl" slip together makes you wonder why this hadn't been done in concert yet.
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