Microsoft Songsmith: All of the music, none of the soul

This was originally a message my friend Chris Remo sent to me and some friends, but it's so chock-full of goodness I thought I'd pass it along.

For those who don't know, Microsoft recently
released software called Songsmith that will automatically generate backing
music against a vocal track. You're supposed to sing into it, but some people
just fed existing vocal tracks back into their computer to see what Songsmith
would do.

Here are some of the most amazing and hilarious
ones. The best ones are the ones that actually fit, but in a totally different
way to the original music. There are always some moments that don't sync up
harmonically, but these are relatively solid:

White Wedding:

Eye of the Tiger:

Take On Me: (This one is pretty bad for the first
40 seconds or so, but it turns into one of my favorites)

We Will Rock You: (In addition to being goofy as
shit, I love how the music adds new harmonic context to the chanting
chorus)

Buddy Holly (the Weezer song, not the
guy):

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