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In music, a medley is a piece composed from parts of existing pieces, usually three, played one after another, sometimes overlapping. They are common in popular music, and most medleys are songs rather than instrumentals. 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. A cover version combining elements of multiple pre-existing songs is a cover medley.
A medley is the most common form of overture for musical theater productions.
In Latin music, medleys are known as potpourrís or mosaicos; the latter were popularized by artists such as Roberto Faz and Billo Frómeta, and most commonly consist of boleros, guarachas, merengues or congas.
- Segue, a term for the transition between songs
- DJ mix
- Mashup (music)
- List of Genesis medleys
- Suite (music)
- COVER.INFO – Large database of cover versions, medleys, samples and other musical quotations