If you haven't caught word yet, the blog Hypebot is sponsoring a Hit Song Contest. What makes this contest unique is that the lyrics were written using the words most often used in the Top 50 downloaded songs for the year. Yes, a completely manufactured lyric! The challenge is to write "the most stereotypical pop song" using the provided lyrics. And the lyrics are, well, awful in a funny sort of way.
Enter the band Triangle Exception, who penned a nice little country tune around the "data driven" lyrics. The resulting song is a strange mix of stereotypical country and rap/hip-hop lyrical silliness in their version of “Had Enough Tonight”
I felt honored when the band asked me to mix and master “Had Enough Tonight” and thrilled when the song caught the attention of Hypebot editor Kyle Bylin, who said in a recent post...
...there have been some amazing entries in the contest; one in particular with its little bit of twang, that made my day.
So, congratulations to Triangle Exception. Thanks for taking me along on the ride, and good luck in the contest!
UPDATE: Today, 9/10/10, I just found out that Triangle Exception's song was selected as a runner up in the contest. Awesome work Doug and Steve! Read all the details here.