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In music, a medley is a piece composed from parts of existing pieces, played one after another, sometimes overlapping. They are common in popular music, and most medleys are songs rather than instrumental. A medley which is a remixed series is called a megamix, often done with tracks for a single artist, or for popular songs from a given year or genre.

Often a component of a track providing Album Closure. See also Credits Medley. Compare Fading into the Next Song.


  • Comedy Central Roast Of Pamela Anderson: The music video at the start of the show, titled "What We Like About Pam" is a musical medley consisting of "Looks that Kill" by Motley Crue, "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas, "Lady" by Lenny Kravitz, and "So Damn Hot" by Ok Go.
  • "Just a Gigolo"/"I Got Nobody" by Louis Prima in 1956. Other artists that made cover versions are the Village People and David Lee Roth.
  • Anything by Stars On 45.
  • Dschinghis Khan have release a few medleys based on their hit songs.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic has released numerous polka-style medleys, each covering about a dozen popular songs.
  • The aptly titled Kick ass Guitar solo by Steel Panther.
  • Nico Nico Douga Medleys are quite popular and have quite a few variations.
  • Metallica performed a 15-minute medley of songs from their first two albums (sensibly titled Kill/Ride Medley) in their 1994-1995 concerts, consisting of "Ride the Lightning", "No Remorse", "Hit the Lights", "The Four Horsemen", "Phantom Lord", and "Fight Fire With Fire". It remained in the set on their Load and ReLoad tours from 1996-1998, but with "Phantom Lord" replaced with "Seek and Destroy", as captured on their Cunning Stunts live DVD. From 1991-1993, they would perform the "Justice Medley", consisting of four songs ("Eye of the Beholder", "Blackened", "The Frayed Ends of Sanity", "...And Justice for All") from their ...And Justice for All album. A rendition of this was featured on the Live Shit: Binge and Purge live album and DVD.
    • They also do a medley of early Mercyful Fate material on Garage Inc, containing "Satan's Fall", "Curse of the Pharoahs", "A Corpse Without Soul", "Into the Coven", and "Evil".
    • The "Ronnie Rising Medley", consisting of four Dio-era Rainbow songs ("A Light in the Black", "Tarot Woman", "Stargazer", and "Kill the King"). It was originally recorded for the 2014 Ronnie James Dio tribute album Ronnie James Dio- This Is Your Life, and later released on the deluxe edition of Self Destruct.
  • GWAR has done a medley of their entire first album at a few shows (probably an answer to fans that complain they never play anything from it anymore).
  • Dream Theater did a live medley of arena rock anthems on the Change of Seasons EP.
    • And it's got nothing on their Instrumedley. Google it.
  • The Beatles combined the songs on the second side of Abbey Road into one long medley.
    • Their album Love is essentially one long medley with few pauses between the songs.
  • "Vector to the Heavens" from Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is a medley of "Musique pour la tristesse de Xion", "Kairi", and "Dearly Beloved".
  • The Spinners have two notable medleys: "Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl" and "Cupid/I've Loved You For a Long Time".
  • One-Hit Wonder Cat Mother And the All Night Newsboys' hit "Good Old Rock n Roll" is a medley of 50's hits. The song's producer? None other than Jimi Hendrix.
  • Age of Aquarius/Let the Sunshine is a medley by The 5th Dimension.
  • Todrick Hall did an official medley of all the songs from The Greatest Showman.
  • Listen to a classic rock station long enough, and you will likely hear "Devil In A Blue Dress/Good Golly Miss Molly" by Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels. Depending on the station, you might even hear the version that includes "CC Rider".
  • Michael Jackson regularly performed a medley of Jackson 5-era material in concert, consisting of "I Want You Back", "The Love You Save", and "I'll Be There". On his HIStory World Tour from 1996-1997, he also performed a medley of three songs ("Rock With You", "Off the Wall", and "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough") from his Off the Wall album.
  • In Homestuck a few important songs are medleys of other songs:
  • The Australian Voices do a medley consisting of a classical style piece that's actually made up of fragments of 35 different pop songs. It's called Tra$h Ma$h and it's awesome.
  • "The Blow in a Row" by Rage from the album 10 Years in Rage, which is a medley of songs from their past seven albums.
  • As Genesis slowly moved away from their progressive rock roots and into their hitmaking period, they would perform medleys of their earlier epics. In perticular was the medley on Three Sides Live, which would begin with "In The Cage", incorporate the synth solo from "The Colony Of Slippermen", move into the instrumental section of "The Cinema Show", then end with "...In That Quiet Earth" and "Afterglow" Often sections from "Firth Of Fifth" and Supper's Ready would be included, too.
    • A so-called "Blues Brothers" medley, incorporating "Turn It On Again" with medleys of soul and pop classics from The '60s with the band wearing Cool Shades and fedoras, ended their shows in the mid-to-late '80's.
  • Queen regularly featured medleys in concert for much of their career. The songs included varied over the years. Songs commonly featured in them included "Killer Queen", "Death on Two Legs", "You're My Best Friend", "I'm in Love With My Car", and "Get Down, Make Love". In addition, throughout the 1970s they would also play a medley of rock 'n' roll songs from the 1950s as an encore, starting out with "Jailhouse Rock" and going into "Stupid Cupid", and "Be-Bop-A-Lula". Other songs were occasionally included, such as "Shake, Rattle, and Roll", "Tutti Frutti", and "Lucille".
  • The boss theme for Lord Passion in Mother 3 is a medley of the first movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Bach's Toccata in D Minor, the "Hallelujah" chorus from Handel's Messiah oratorio, and the first movement of the "Spring" violin concerto by Vivaldi.
  • The music for the final stage of the arcade Battletoads rearranges the first stage's theme (which is also the boss theme) with bits of the second, third, and fourth stages' themes weaved in.
  • Amy Grant has one called "Ageless Medley" which covers many of her own songs.
  • Straight No Chaser has a medley in every single one of their Christmas albums.
  • The Super Smash Bros. series loves its medleys. While the first two games have no medleys, the series later grew to have many.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games includes two medleys (from Super Mario Land and Super Mario 3D Land). The previous game also has a medley of all three acts of Splash Hill Zone from Sonic the Hedgehog 4.
  • The second track from Brentalfloss's Flossophy album is a medley of music from EarthBound (1994).
  • The Cake at Stake jingle used in the final episode of Battle for Dream Island is a medley of the show's previous Cake at Stake jingles, with the eliminated contestants giving out the "Cake at Stake" of the jingle.
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness gives us the Blizzard Island Rescue Team Medley. It's comprised of Mt. Freeze Peak, Sky Tower, Mt. Thunder, and Thunderwave Cave's themes from the previous game.
  • Stinkoman 20x6's eighth level stage music is made up of segments of all the previous level's music, played at a higher pitch. This is fitting since Level 8 (or Level -0) is a Minus World made of glitchy, discordant pieces of the previous seven levels, with some wonky physics thrown in to boot.
  • Final Fantasy Record Keeper had a special festive-themed medley of Final Fantasy VII music as the main menu music during the 2015 Christmas season.
  • The "In The Dead of Night" suite by U.K. is a medley of "In The Dead of Night", "By The Light of Day" and "Presto Vivace and Reprise".
  • Mike Mareen's "Powerplay Mix" is a megamix of his singles "Love Spy", "Agent of Liberty", and "Dancing in the Dark".
  • The 12" single of Soft Cell's cover of Gloria Jones' "Tainted Love" combines it with a cover of The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go?".
  • Bronski Beat medleyed Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" with John Leyton's "Johnny Remember Me" as the finale of their debut album The Age of Consent. The 12" version, featuring Marc Almond of the aforementioned Soft Cell, adds in Summer's "Love To Love You Baby".
  • BT's Ima album features "Sasha's Voyage of Ima", a 42-minute megamix by fellow progressive house/trance DJ-producer Sasha, incorporating "Embracing the Future", "Quark", "Deeper Sunshine", "Loving You More", "Nocturnal Transmission", and "Tripping The Light Fantastic" in that order.
  • In Lemmings, the song "Ten Green Lemmings" is a medley of the British children's song "Ten Green Bottles", Fryderyk Chopin's "Funeral March", and the "Bridal Chorus"(AKA "Here Comes The Bride") from Richard Wagner's Lohengrin.