This track is the first of a series I hope to put together utilizing a capella's and instrumental tracks from the top of the charts. My goal is to eventually be able to perform a live set that transitions between a famous instrumental backing an original a capella track, to a famous a capella track with an original instrumental. Ultimately I would like to be able to play live instruments to back up the famous a capellas. I'm going to try and restrict myself to a capellas and instrumentals from the Billboard Hot 100 list.
One difficulty with using instrumentals and a capellas is finding them. I found this a capella as a video on YouTube. Â I downloaded the video usingÂ KeepVid then I converted the video file to just an audio track using WinFF. The Street Culture Musik blog is another great source of a capellas and instrumentals. If you are searching for a particular song I also recommend including the phrase "promo cd" in your search.
This remix itself sounds a little bit like what I would have made in 2006. It was a little bit of a rush job, and it will get some major overhaul as part of the over all Billboard Hot 100 Project. In any case I should stop making excuses and take Lady Gaga's advice.