Microsoft's Songsmith, which autogenerates music for acapellas, has been out for about a month. That's been enough time for a number bizarre remixes to surface on Youtube. Here are some of the more bizarre selections.
The Police - Roxanne
Wait, this sounds like the Starman song...was Songsmith made by Microsoft or Nintendo?
Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M.
This is how you introduce the Wu to an elderly white person.
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
The song title sums up my sentiments in a brief and concise manner.
Rick Ross - Hustlin
Hearing Ricky Rossssss rhyme over old-timey bluegrass shocks me everytime I watch this.
Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up
I'm sorry, couldn't resist posting this. The original version already sounds like it could have been generated by Songsmith. And now many Youtube commenters feel Songsmith actually IMPROVED on the original. Yikes.
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Tay Zonday - Chocolate Rain
And just when you thought this song couldn't get weirder...
Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like It's Hot
Microsoft Bob makes a cameo. As does a 3D, Communist sickle and hammer. 'Nuff Said.
Notorious B.I.G. - Dead Wrong
This might be the only hip-hop track run through Songsmith that still sounds like hip-hop (albeit it still butchers a great B.I.G. track). Biggie had so much mic control, analytic audio software can't help but fall in order.
Here are a couple of others that some copyright fascist wouldn't let us embed...
Weezer - Buddy Holly (A little more Twin Peaks than Happy Days, right?)
Nirvana - In Bloom (Kurt Cobain is rolling in his grave right now.)
And be sure to check out the page of user azz100c, who definitely leads the pack as far as Songsmith videomakers go.