Songsmith is this Microsoft software that you can sing into, and it'll supply the music. An awesome idea in theory, but as you know doubt know, in practice computers aren't quite smart enough yet to really write music. Well, to make it more fun, some folks have been taking vocal tracks off classic rock songs and putting them into Songsmith to see what kind of crap it coughs up. (Hat tip.) Most of the results are "blow milk out of your nose" hilariously bad, but I'm going to have to break with the scoffers for a moment and say some songs are improved by Songsmith.
Of course, these songs sucked so bad to begin with that setting the record on fire and recording that would be an improvement, but still. My nominations for "Songs That Were Improved By Songsmith":
"Hotel California", which now sounds like a fun lo fi New Wave song:
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"Wonderwall", which works much better as techno:
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"Roxanne", now ready for a cruise line ad:
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What songs do you think would probably be better if Songsmith wrote them instead of the actual humans who did?