10 astonishing Songsmith remixes you must hear

Featuring The Beatles, Radiohead, AC/DC and more

Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke: one of many victims of the Songsmith craze.

When Microsoft released its Songsmith software, little could it have known what a monster it was creating.

Designed as a 'fun' application for anyone who wants to sing into their computer and have it automatically create backing tracks, it's quickly fallen into the hands of YouTube users who've found another altogether more comical use for it.

They've hit upon the idea of running a cappella vocal tracks from existing songs through the software, and the results are…. well, we'll let you find out for yourselves.

We've compiled a list of ten of the finest pieces of Songsmithery to make it onto YouTube thus far. And if there's one thing you can be sure of, it's that there will be more…

1. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9BZk6aZp9xE

2. Radiohead - Creep

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM1GUk1SBmY&feature=related

3. AC/DC – Thunderstruck

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpa7f7liKG4&feature=related

4. The Police - Roxanne

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypycpKQxXR0&feature=related

5. Oasis - Wonderwall

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1e_h1OJfS4&feature=related

6. Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=VFZvLprEIpw&feature=related

7. Nirvana – In Bloom

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4J6I9sl_R34&feature=related

8. Billy Idol – White Wedding

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UlCWo1qdTdE&feature=related

9. The Cars – Just What I Needed

YouTube : youtubeurlhttp://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LRcFcNSTZLw

10. Rush – Tom Sawyer

YouTube : http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xavyV5smvdI&feature=related

And one more…

Bizarrely, perhaps the funniest Songsmith video comes from Microsoft itself. Is this advert tongue-in-cheek or serious? You decide.

YouTube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oGFogwcx-E