Smash Mouth is easily one of the worst bands of the 90s, with songs so sickeningly upbeat and cheesy that they make the ears of shoppers bleed every time “All Star” comes on in a middle America Supermarket. That being said, pairing the song up with the depressing minor chords of Linkin Park’s “In The End” makes Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell’s terribly upbeat lyrics take on a whole new meaning.
Hearing Harwell wax poetic about being an All-Star and gettin’ paid is a treat when paired with such depressing backing music, but the real standout of this mashup is when the “All Star” whistling bridge kicks in. That will change your entire outlook of how whistling should be used in songs.
Perhaps Harwell should listen up and try something new. The pressure of playing the same old decades-old songs is clearly getting to him.