Track of the Day: 'Tik Tok' (mashup)

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Today’s news of Star Trek returning to television—well, online television—made me think of this classic mashup of Kesha’s big hit:

Elsewhere in the Kirk-Spock mashup genre is the bromantic version of “Animal” by Neon Trees and the more-than-bromantic version of “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails.