Elton John And System of a Down Combine For Crocodile Chops

Two songs you probably wouldn’t necessarily associate with one another, System of a Down’s “Chop Suey” and Elton John’s upbeat “Crocodile Rock”, get mashed up together for surprisingly listenable results.

Mash-up artist Neil Cicierega is the man behind the mix, slowing down the pace of ‘Chop Suey’ to fit the more laidback vibe of ‘Crocodile Rock.’

Cicierega has even used the video for System’s original ‘Chop Suey’ clip and laid over the new soundtrack for extra fun.

Check out Cicierega’s Soundcloud for more mashups.


Neil Stephen Cicierega (born August 23, 1986) is an American comedian, filmmaker, and musician. He is the creator of the genre of Flash animation known as "Animutation". He has also released several albums as a musician under the name of Lemon Demon.

Cicierega created a genre of dadaist or surrealist Flash animation he termed "Animutation". Animutations feature arbitrary, nonsensical scenes and pop culture imagery and are typically set to novelty or foreign music, often from the Japanese version of Pokémon. One of his earliest works entitled Hyakugojyuuuichi was published on the web, and was described as a "hit" in 2001 by Salon magazine.

Cicierega's Potter Puppet Pals is a comedy series which parodies Harry Potter. It originated as a pair of Flash animations on Newgrounds in 2003, and later resurfaced in the form of a series of live action puppet shows released onto YouTube and PotterPuppetPals.com, starting in 2006 and continuing to the present. The central characters of the Harry Potter series are portrayed simply by puppets. The most successful Potter Puppet Pals video, The Mysterious Ticking Noise, currently has over 150,000,000 views (as of March 2014). Cicierega has done puppetry live at Harry Potter-themed events.

In 2005, Neil Cicierega and animator Shawn Vulliez released the Flash video Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny on Newgrounds. This reached over 12 million views on Newgrounds as well as topping the "Funny Five" on The Dr. Demento Show for several weeks and becoming the #1 Request for 2006. The song was later included in the 2006 album Dinosaurchestra. An updated recording of the song was released to the Rock Band Network in 2010

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