A few weeks ago I posted a link to a video created by Microsoft for their SongSmith product on my facebook account. The cheesiness is delicious. If you missed it, here it is:
The idea is that the software will create the backing music for a song that you make up by singing it.
Some clever individuals have taken the vocal parts of some classic songs and run them through SongSmith to come up with some rather amusing results…
Roxanne by The Police
Hotel California by The Eagles
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
White Wedding by Billy Idol
Creep by Radiohead
Beat It by Michael Jackson
And finally, Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley
Of course, this is becoming a very popular thing to do, so a search on YouTube for SongSmith yields tons of results. Have fun!