Harmonix’s Fuser will let you remix ‘Call Me Maybe’ but you’d be a fool to remix a perfect song

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Harmonix’s Fuser had had two discernible effects on me thus far. The one Harmonix is aiming for is me thinking “Wow, it’d be neat to hear some combination of these tracks mashed together.” The other is me thinking “I want to hear that song right now.” Am I listening to The Clash’s Combat Rock as I write this? Reader, you know I am.

Fuser looks to capture the summer festival experience (which, ironically, certainly isn’t happening this summer) by letting players remix parts of songs against one another. It seems like it’s driven by the very impressive tech of DropMix. However, unlike most of Harmonix’s most popular games, it won’t require any additional peripherals apart from a standard controller.

Today, alongside the announcement that Fuser pre-orders are live, Harmonix revealed some more tracks on the final setlist. This puts us at 34 out of 100-ish. Here’s the list thus far:

  • 50 Cent — “In Da Club”
  • Armin van Buuren — “Blah Blah Blah”
  • Billie Eilish — “bad guy” 
  • Blue Öyster Cult — “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”
  • Brad Paisley — “Mud On The Tires”
  • Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow”
  • Carly Rae Jepsen — “Call Me Maybe” 
  • The Chainsmokers ft. Daya — “Don’t Let Me Down” 
  • The Clash — “Rock the Casbah”
  • Coldplay — “Clocks” 
  • DMX — “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” 
  • Dua Lipa — “Don’t Start Now” 
  • Fatboy Slim — “The Rockafeller Skank” 
  • Grand Master Melle Mel — “The Message (2012)” 
  • Imagine Dragons — “Thunder” 
  • J. Balvin & Willy William — “Mi Gente” 
  • Jonas Brothers — “Sucker” 
  • Lady Gaga — “Born This Way”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus — “Old Town Road (Remix)” 
  • Lizzo — “Good As Hell” 
  • LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock — “Party Rock Anthem” 
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz — “Thrift Shop” 
  • Meghan Trainor — “Me Too” 
  • Migos — “Stir Fry” 
  • Nelly — “Hot In Herre” 
  • Panic! At The Disco — “High Hopes” 
  • Pitbull ft. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer — “Give Me Everything” 
  • Post Malone — “Better Now” 
  • Sia ft. Sean Paul — “Cheap Thrills” 
  • Smash Mouth — “All Star” 
  • Twenty One Pilots — “Stressed Out” 
  • Warren G & Nate Dogg — “Regulate” 
  • Whitney Houston — “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” 
  • Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey — “The Middle”

I’m completely ready to listen to every mashup of “Hot in Herre” and “All Star” that anyone wants to cobble together. I am, however, unready to let anyone remix “Call Me Maybe.” Why would anyone do that? Would you walk up to the Taj Mahal and slap a Skate or Die sticker on it? Even Banksy knows when to leave well enough alone.

Fuser launches this fall on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One. Chop and screw the decent songs, but preserve the legendary ones.

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