The Glory of My Fight Song
(Rachel Platten vs. Peter Cetera)
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Rachel Platten - Fight Song [instrumental]
Peter Cetera - The Glory of Love [acapella]
Mariah Carey - Someday [acapella cameo]
Of all the mashups I've made, none has been more frustrating and disappointing than this one. Not surprisingly, this one originated in my head while hearing Fight Song on the radio. The pairing couldn't be better...except for one thing... the two songs are 6 semitones apart!
Being too new and foolish to assume that that was a hurdle I couldn't jump, I went ahead and made this beautiful mashup with the instrumental pitched up 6 semitones. Nobody seemed to notice at first because there were such glaring issues with Peter's vocals. I used Melodyne extensively for the first time with this mix and found it to be a very powerful tool. (I now own and use the base model on a regular basis.) But once I got Peter singing the right notes, the mods started to notice the problems with the instrumental.
This one is top of the list to be remade if I can get the right source material/tools to make it work. I've spent many, many hours trying to get this one to sound great. I even repitched the instrumental where Peter sings, "Just like a knight in shining armor..." twelve different ways! It's good car-trip material, but not much else at this point.