Year 9 project resources for Mash-Ups: Students will explore a common chord progression (I – IV – vi – V) and how different songs can be combined in a whole class setting. Students will then develop their composition skills by organising their chosen songs together into a piece in a group setting.

Mash-Up Playlist:

Mash-Up Lyrics:

FourFiveSeconds‘ – Rihanna ft. Kanye West Paul McCartnery

(Count in: 1, 2, 3)
Now I’m Four Five Seconds from wildin’
And we got three more days ’til Friday
I’m just tryna make it back home by Monday, mornin’
I swear I wish somebody would tell me
Ooh thats all I want

Skyscraper‘ – Demi Lovato

(Count in: 1, 2, 3)
Skies are crying, I am watching
Catching tear drops in my hands
Only silence as it’s ending
Like we never had a chance
Do you have to make me feel like
There’s nothing left of me?

Mr Brightside‘ – The Killers

(Count in: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Jealousy, turning saints into the sea
Swimming through sick lullabies
Choking on your alibis
But it’s just the price I pay
Destiny is calling me
Open up my eager eyes
Cause I’m Mr Brightside

Shut Up and Dance‘ – Walk The Moon

(Count in: 1, 2, 3)
Oh don’t you dare look back
Just keep your eyes on me
I said you’re holding back
She said shut up and dance

Ugly Heart‘ – GRL

(Count in: 1, 2, 3, 4)
Maybe I’m just crazy
Maybe I’m a fool
Maybe I don’t know how to love but
Maybe I do

Wavin’ Flag‘ – K’naan

(Count in: 1, 2, 3, 4)
When I get older, I will be stronger,
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

Mash-Up Riffs:

Trumpets‘ Riff:

Yeah the trumpets they go
Do do dobedodo, do do dobedodo, do do dobedodo, do do dobedodo
Do do dobedodo, do do dobedodo, do do dobedodo, do do

Wavin’ Flag‘ Riff:

Woah-oh-oh-o-oh, Woa-o-o-o-oh, Woah-oh-oh-o-oh.

Mash-Up Chords:

Download the Mash-Up Chords worksheet, here.