fun to do and you take from them what you will
Unbelievable - Mashup with Owl City and
Just happens that Hanson have a song with same name as Jim. The only
thing these two songs have in common beside the title is the uptempo
vibe, else they are totally different. Which didn't stop us to combine
them. After all, we love Hanson and we love Jim, so why not.
Public - Tenderness Vocal Mashup:
One of the biggest hits in the US from the 80's. As performed by
General Public in 1984 and Jim's John Hudges Tribute Band in the Viper
Room in LA, in Oct 2009. This song was on the soundtrack of John
Science and Amy Heckerling's Clueless. Jim is on
fire on this one - enjoying himself to the max.
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark -
If You Leave Vocal Mashup:
A huge hit in '86 in the US; also on the soundtrack of the John Hudges'
In Pink movie. This is the official video vs. Jim's performance as
part of the John Hudges tribute show in the
Room in LA, in Oct 2009.
Mars - Nothin' On You Vocal Mashup:
A little gem of a clip: Jim singing one of his current favourite songs (well,
he told us!) and the official video of the song. Jim just nails it.
Made exclusively for sunfired by Kurt Zendzian. Thanks Kurt and thanks
Jim for sending that to us! Oh and here is the MAC version.
Nik Kershaw: Wouldn't It Be Good
Vocal Mashup: Jim performed this mega-hit from 1984 (weren't
the 80's fantastic???) with the band he put together as a tribute to
John Hughes, the director of Pretty in Pink, where
this song was featured. The band performed only once - but
what a nostalgia show that was! Nik's performance was at the Live Aid
concert in London in 1985.
41: In Too Deep - Combination of clips from Nagoya, Shanghai
and Beijing with both Deryck Whibley and Jimmy singing lead. Jim parts
have watermark top left.
The Police: Message
in A Bottle Vocal Mashup: It's
amazing how much Jim sounds like Sting in this impromptu
performance of The Police greatest hit. It was during the sound check
of The Best
Damn Band for the Taratata TV show in France in March 2007. Jim
nails it. We think it's pretty cool.
Girl: Matt Nathanson vs. Jimmy. A
of the two mates performing Jessie's
Girl (Matt in TLA, Philly, Oct '08; our Jimmy in LA, Aug 06).
Who do you think is better?
Silly question. Matt is not bad though. Rick Springfield is not in
Rick Springfield: Jessie's Girl
Vocal Mashup: How awesome is this song? One of our favorite
songs of all time and eternity. Rick's performance is from 1983 and
full band; Jim's is from 2006 and acoustic, but they are both fantastic
and we think blended pretty well. Oh and talk
about "my jeans were skin tight"
Don Henley: Boys of
Summer Vocal Mashup: Jim
did another fantastic cover in 2006 ago, during
the Universal City Walk Rockstar Supernova concert.
The song was the Don Henley
classic; so we thought it would be cool to make this mashup with Jim
and Don. We have no idea where and when Don Henley performed it, looks
like lipsynching to us - but Jim is very much live and on top of his
game. You can check out Jim's entire performance here.
With some "help" from Paul Mirkovich.
and New Radicals: Get What
You Give Vocal Mashup: Just
because we can.
Jim performed this iconic song with:
- New Radicals on the The Tonight
Show w/ Jay Leno in 1998
- Michelle Branch during the Pantene
Pro Voice concert in 2002
We are not comparing who sings better, Jim or Gregg; It's just that it
was a fun
thing to make and share it with you. The two clips are the same thing,
the bridge of the song, just in reverse. Hard to explain but you will
see what we mean. Oh... and keep your shirt on - it's pretty
crude but we think it's fun to see. Enjoy!