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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 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.

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.[1][2]

Examples of medleys[edit]

Medleys that have reached the Top 20 on the "Billboard Hot 100 singles chart include:

Other Medleys:

Medleys that have reached the "UK Top 40 singles chart include:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Torres, George (2013). Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood. p. 108. 
  2. ^ Marcano, Ángel Vicente (1998). Billo Frómeta: biografía musical. Caracas, Venezuela: Alter Libris. p. 67. 
  3. ^ Bronson, Fred (1992). The Billboard Book of Number One Hits – revised & enlarged. New York: Billboard Books. p. 715. "ISBN "0-8230-8298-9. 
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