Unlikely Mashups: Taylor + Cardi B | Clean Bandit + Berlioz

At the top of the pop charts, Taylor Swift and Cardi B, two artists with seemingly little in common, exploit the same compositional technique to hook listeners in. Meanwhile, across time and space, electro producers Clean Bandit ft. Julia Michaels, channel the thematic tricks of French Romantic composer Hector Berlioz in his 1830 Symphonie Fantastique.


  • Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
  • Cardi B – Bodak Yellow
  • Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
  • Clean Bandit ft. Julia Michaels – I Miss You
  • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique performed by Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique performed by DuPage Symphony Orchestra