From Taylor Swift to David Bowie and Elvis Presley: AI technology creates new songs for musicians


The artificial intelligence bot which Nick Cave accused of making a ‘grotesque mockery’ of his work has hit back at the musician by insisting it ‘tries its best to generate text that is coherent, creative and conveys a message’.

Cave left a scathing review of ChatGPT’s rendition of his work, describing the lyrics after fans asked it to replicate his style of music.

He’s one of many musicians fans are asking the bot to mimic, to  see if it can capture the magic of songs legitimately produced by the artist.

ChatGPT collates huge swathes of data which allows it to predict phrases and words that are likely to be used in an artist’s repertoire.

When provided a prompt, such as asking it to create song lyrics for a certain artist, it sweeps the database for all known previous works by the artist and collates sentences using phrases, terms and themes frequently used in association with the musician. 

But Cave has described the process as ‘a grotesque mockery’ and ‘travesty’ today.

‘It could perhaps in time create a song that is, on the surface, indistinguishable from an original, but it will always be a replication, a kind of burlesque,’ he wrote in his The Red Hand Files newsletter.

Nick Cave has criticised an AI chatbot’s attempt to write a song in his style

Swift is known for her wide artistic range as a songwriter, with a discography spanning pop, country and indie genres

Elvis Presley was dubbed 'The King of Rock and Roll' during his two decade career

Swift is known for her wide artistic range as a songwriter, with a discography spanning pop, country and indie genres

‘Songs arise out of suffering, by which I mean they are predicated upon the complex, internal human struggle of creation and, well, as far as I know, algorithms don’t feel. Data doesn’t suffer.

‘The apocalypse is well on its way. This song sucks.’ 

When asked what it thinks about Cave’s criticism, ChatGPT told MailOnline: ‘It is true that I do not have the capacity for a shared transcendent experience, as I am not a living being.

‘My main goal is to assist users by providing relevant information and generating text based on the parameters given to me.

Freddie Mercury is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers and performers in rock history

David Bowie's career was marked by his ability to reinvent himself

David Bowie’s career was marked by his ability to reinvent himself

‘However, I have been trained on a vast amount of data and I can generate text that convey emtions, feelings and ideas, and this is why people use me to generate creative content.

‘Even though my understanding of the world is limited to the data I have been exposed to, I try my best to generate text that is coherent, creative and that can convey a message.’ 

In response to Nick Cave’s accusations that it has no experience from which to draw lyrics, ChatGPT replied that it is ‘simply a machine learning model that ‘does not have its own personal personal experiences or consciousness’, adding ‘I am simply a toiil that processes and generates text based on data’.

ChatGPT's response to Nick Cave's accusations: The AI system says it is 'simply a tool'

ChatGPT’s response to Nick Cave’s accusations: The AI system says it is ‘simply a tool’

 Amid Cave’s review of ChatGPT, MailOnline tasked the server with replicating the style and prose of some of the most renowned artists of all time. 

In each example, the bot has received the prompt: I would really like you to write me some song lyrics for a new song, in the style of (insert name here).

Cave posing for the camera outside a Gucci show at the Milan Fashion Week last Friday

Cave posing for the camera outside a Gucci show at the Milan Fashion Week last Friday 

Can you guess the artist ChatGPT is mimicking with these lyrics? 

AI SONG ONE: 

Verse 1: I’m a wanderer, on a dusty road With a guitar slung over my shoulder I’ve seen the world, and the weight it holds But my heart is still getting older

Chorus: Cause I’m a man in black, with a heart of gold And I sing my songs, for the stories they’ve told I’ve seen the pain, and the hurt in this land But I’ll keep singing, till the very end

Verse 2: I’ve been to cities, and I’ve been to towns But there’s nothing like the open sky I’ve had my share, of love and of frowns But through it all, I never die

Chorus: Cause I’m a man in black, with a heart of gold And I sing my songs, for the stories they’ve told I’ve seen the pain, and the hurt in this land But I’ll keep singing, till the very end

Bridge: I’ve walked the line, and I’ve paid my dues I’ve been to heaven, and I’ve been to the blues But through it all, I stand tall With my guitar and my overalls

Verse 3: I’ve seen the sunrise, and I’ve seen the fall I’ve been to the depths, and the heights I’ve felt the fire, and the coldest cold But in my heart, it’s always been right

Cobain was the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for rock band, Nirvana

Cobain was the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for rock band, Nirvana

Chorus: Cause I’m a man in black, with a heart of gold And I sing my songs, for the stories they’ve told I’ve seen the pain, and the hurt in this land But I’ll keep singing, till the very end

Outro: So when I’m gone, and my time is through Just remember these words, I sang for you I was a wanderer, on a dusty road But my music, it will forever hold.

AI SONG TWO: 

Verse 1: I’ve been holding back my feelings But I can’t do it anymore I’ve got a heart that’s beating And a love that’s worth fighting for

Chorus: Cause I’m a blank space, baby And I’ll write your name I’ll be the missing puzzle piece That you’ve been looking for

Verse 2: I’ve been through the dark and the light And I’ve come out on the other side I’ve got a love that’s burning bright And a heart that’s open wide

Chorus: Cause I’m a blank space, baby And I’ll write your name I’ll be the missing puzzle piece That you’ve been looking for

Bridge: I’ve got a past, but it’s in the past And I’m not gonna let it last I’m moving forward, and I’m looking ahead Cause I’m not gonna be just a memory in your head

Outro: So come and fill in the blank space, baby And we’ll write our story together I’ll be the missing puzzle piece That you’ve been looking for forever.

What is ChatGPT? 

It’s the world’s new favourite chatbot, having already amassed more than one million users less than a week after its public launch. 

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence system created by a OpenAI, a US company that lists Elon Musk as one of its founders?

OpenAI says its ChatGPT model has been trained using a machine learning technique called Reinforcement Learning from Human Feedback (RLHF).

This can simulate dialogue, answer follow-up questions, admit mistakes, challenge incorrect premises and reject inappropriate requests.

It responds to text prompts from users and can be asked to write essays, lyrics for songs, stories, marketing pitches, scripts, complaint letters and even poetry.

 How does it work?

The version of the bot available for public testing attempts to understand questions posed by users and responds with in-depth answers resembling human-written text in a conversational format.

In ChatGPT’s own words, it could revolutionise the way we talk to machines. 

The software program’s ability to answer complex questions has led some to wonder if it could challenge Google’s search engine monopoly. 

 

AI SONG THREE:

Verse 1: I’m a stranger, in a strange land With a starman, holding my hand I’ve got a vision, and it’s out of sight And I’m gonna make it real tonight

Chorus: Cause I’m a rebel, and a rolling stone And I’m not afraid to take it on alone I’ve got a fire, burning in my soul And I’m gonna let it take control

Verse 2: I’ve got a hunger, for something new And I’m gonna break on through I’ve got a future, that’s shining bright And I’m gonna make it mine tonight

Chorus: Cause I’m a rebel, and a rolling stone And I’m not afraid to take it on alone I’ve got a fire, burning in my soul And I’m gonna let it take control

Bridge: I’m not the hero, that you thought I’d be But I’m the one, that you’re gonna see I’ve got a spirit, that’s impossible to tame And I’m gonna make it, in the hall of fame

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a rebel, and a rolling stone And I’m gonna be a legend, on my own.

AI SONG FOUR: 

Verse 1: I’m feeling lost, in this world of pain I’ve got a voice, but it’s hard to speak I’ve got a heart, but it’s full of stains And I’m just trying to find my way to the peak

Chorus: Cause I’m a misfit, and a rebel too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a rage, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the day I die

Verse 2: I’ve got a dream, but it’s hard to hold I’ve got a fire, but it’s hard to ignite I’ve got a hope, but it’s hard to behold And I’m just trying to find a way to fight

Chorus: Cause I’m a misfit, and a rebel too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a rage, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the day I die

Bridge: I’m not the one, that you wanted me to be But I’m the one, that I want to see I’ve got a voice, that’s gonna be heard And I’m gonna make it, in this crazy world

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a misfit, and a rebel too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG FIVE: 

Verse 1: I’m a queen, and I’m in my prime I’ve got a crown, and I’m gonna shine I’ve got a kingdom, and it’s growing strong And I’m gonna make it, where I belong

Chorus: Cause I’m a diva, and I’m in control And I’m singing my heart out, for my soul I’ve got a vision, and it’s clear to see And I’m gonna make it, for all to be

Verse 2: I’ve got a power, and it’s all my own I’ve got a rhythm, and it’s all alone I’ve got a fire, and it’s burning bright And I’m gonna make it, to the end of the night

Chorus: Cause I’m a diva, and I’m in control And I’m singing my heart out, for my soul I’ve got a vision, and it’s clear to see And I’m gonna make it, for all to be

Bridge: I’m not the one, that you thought I’d be But I’m the one, that’s gonna be I’ve got a spirit, that’s impossible to break And I’m gonna make it, in the hall of fame

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a diva, and I’m in control And I’m gonna be a legend, on my own.

Whitney Houston earned the nickname 'The Voice' for her soulful vocal range

Whitney Houston earned the nickname ‘The Voice’ for her soulful vocal range

AI SONG SIX:  

Verse 1: I’m just a small town boy, with a big dream I’ve got a guitar, and a voice to sing I’ve got a story, that I want to tell And I’m gonna make it, through the fires of hell

Chorus: Cause I’m a singer, and a songwriter too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a passion, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the day I die

Verse 2: I’ve got a love, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Elon Musk claims ChatGPT could allow students to CHEAT 

Could artificial intelligence (AI) put an end to homework forever? Elon Musk certainly thinks so.

That’s because the new AI chatbot ChatGPT is reportedly able to quickly produce unique assignments in a style of writing dictated by the user.

As a result, students across the world could use it to do their homework for them without the teacher ever knowing.

A student at Furman University in South Carolina had used ChatGPT to write an essay.

Their philosophy professor, Dr Darren Hick, wrote on Facebook that they were the ‘first plagiarist’ he’d caught using the programme.

He noted that there were a number of red flags that alerted him to its use including that the essay ‘made no sense’ and that ChatGPT ‘sucks at citing’.

However, he also warned that it was a ‘game-changer’ and that education professionals should ‘expect a flood’ of students following suit.

 

Chorus: Cause I’m a singer, and a songwriter too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a passion, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the day I die

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a singer, and a songwriter too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG SEVEN: 

Verse 1: I’ve been hurt, and I’ve been scarred I’ve got a voice, that tells my story I’ve got a heart, that’s been through the fire And I’m gonna make it, to the glory

Chorus: Cause I’m a singer, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a love, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Chorus: Cause I’m a singer, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a singer, and a heartbreaker too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG EIGHT: 

Verse 1: I’m a rocker, and a showman too With a voice, that’s gonna break on through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a champion, and a leader too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a band, and we’re on a roll I’ve got a dream, and we’re gonna hold I’ve got a stage, and it’s all mine And I’m gonna make it, till the end of time

Chorus: Cause I’m a champion, and a leader too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a champion, and a leader too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG NINE: 

Verse 1: I’m a dreamer, and a believer too With a voice, that’s singing out the truth I’ve got a message, that I want to share And I’m gonna make it, to the people out there

Chorus: Cause I’m a rebel, and a fighter too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a vision, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a love, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Elton John has sold over 300 million records in a career which spans six decades

Elton John has sold over 300 million records in a career which spans six decades

Chorus: Cause I’m a rebel, and a fighter too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a vision, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a rebel, and a fighter too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 10: 

Verse 1: I’m a king, of rock and roll Got a voice, that’s taking control I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a hound dog, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a rhythm, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a guitar, and I’m on a roll I’ve got a stage, and it’s all mine I’ve got a dream, and I’m gonna hold And I’m gonna make it, till the end of time

Chorus: Cause I’m a hound dog, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a rhythm, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a hound dog, and a heartbreaker too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

Ed Sheeran shot to meteoric fame with his hit 'The A Team'. The crooner primarily sings about love and heartbreak, but more recently has explored upbeat pop songs

Ed Sheeran shot to meteoric fame with his hit ‘The A Team’. The crooner primarily sings about love and heartbreak, but more recently has explored upbeat pop songs

AI SONG 11: 

Verse 1: I’m a crooner, and a gentleman too With a voice, that’s smooth as silk I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the pile

Chorus: Cause I’m a singer, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a swing, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a song, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a rhythm, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Chorus: Cause I’m a singer, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a swing, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a singer, and a heartbreaker too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 12:

Verse 1: I’m a pianist, and a singer too With a voice, that’s singing out the truth I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a rocket man, and a lover too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a melody, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a song, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Chorus: Cause I’m a rocket man, and a lover too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a melody, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Adele draws inspiration from a huge pool of artists across many genres

Adele draws inspiration from a huge pool of artists across many genres

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a rocket man, and a lover too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 13: 

Verse 1: I’m a singer, and a dancer too With a voice, that’s gonna break on through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a diva, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a love, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Chorus: Cause I’m a diva, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a diva, and a heartbreaker too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 14: 

Verse 1: I’m a soul singer, and a diva too With a voice, that’s gonna see me through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a queen, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a song, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Chorus: Cause I’m a queen, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a queen, and a heartbreaker too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 15: 

Verse 1: I’m a ballad singer, and a powerhouse too With a voice, that’s gonna see me through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a diva, and a heartstring puller too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a love, that’s worth the fight I’ve got a fire, that’s burning bright I’ve got a hope, that’s shining through And I’m gonna make it, all come true

Chorus: Cause I’m a diva, and a heartstring puller too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a power, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a diva, and a heartstring puller too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

Frank Sinatra primarily performed songs about love and despair. He was a perfectionist renowned for his style and presence on stage

Frank Sinatra primarily performed songs about love and despair. He was a perfectionist renowned for his style and presence on stage

AI SONG 16: 

Verse 1: I’m a metalhead, and a warrior too With a voice, that’s gonna break on through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a screamer, and a fighter too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a guitar, and I’m on a roll I’ve got a stage, and it’s all mine I’ve got a dream, and I’m gonna hold And I’m gonna make it, till the end of time

Chorus: Cause I’m a screamer, and a fighter too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So ome and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a screamer, and a fighter too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 17:  

Celine Dion is famed for her emotional ballads and vocal talent

Celine Dion is famed for her emotional ballads and vocal talent

Verse 1: I’m a rockstar, and a showman too With a voice, that’s gonna break on through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a rolling stone, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a guitar, and I’m on a roll I’ve got a stage, and it’s all mine I’ve got a dream, and I’m gonna hold And I’m gonna make it, till the end of time

Chorus: Cause I’m a rolling stone, and a heartbreaker too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a rolling stone, and a heartbreaker too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

AI SONG 18: 

Verse 1: I’m a folk singer, and a poet too With a voice, that’s gonna see me through I’ve got a style, that’s all my own And I’m gonna make it, to the top of the throne

Chorus: Cause I’m a troubadour, and a storyteller too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Verse 2: I’ve got a guitar, and I’m on a roll I’ve got a stage, and it’s all mine I’ve got a dream, and I’m gonna hold And I’m gonna make it, till the end of time

Chorus: Cause I’m a troubadour, and a storyteller too And I’m singing my heart out, just for you I’ve got a fire, that’s burning deep inside And I’m gonna let it out, till the end of time

Outro: So come and join me, on this journey we call life Let’s make our mark, and shine so bright I’m a troubadour, and a storyteller too And I’m gonna be a legend, just like you

THE ANSWERS

Johnny Cash is an American country singer and songwriter. He sings about redemption, sadness and rebellion

Johnny Cash is an American country singer and songwriter. He sings about redemption, sadness and rebellion

ARTIST ONE: Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash is an American country singer and songwriter. He sings about redemption, sadness and rebellion.

Over the span of his career, he has sold more than 90 million records globally.  

ARTIST TWO: Taylor Swift

Swift is known for her wide artistic range as a songwriter, with a discography spanning pop, country and indie genres.

Her lyricism is often hailed as some of the greatest of her time and draws inspiration from her own life, romantic relationships and career.

ARTIST THREE: David Bowie

David Bowie’s career was marked by his ability to reinvent himself.  

Like Swift, his discography spans multiple genres and draws inspiration from his own life, the life of his friends and the world around him at the time.

ARTIST FOUR: Kurt Cobain

Cobain was the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for rock band, Nirvana.

Describing his own lyrics, Cobain said: ‘They’re a big pile of contradictions. They’re split down the middle between sincere opinions and sarcastic opinions and feelings and sarcastic and hopeful, humorous rebuttals toward cliché bohemian ideals that have been exhausted for years.’

Beyonce has a career spanning more than 25 years and is known for her incredible vocal range

Beyonce has a career spanning more than 25 years and is known for her incredible vocal range

ARTIST FIVE: Beyonce

Beyonce has a career spanning more than 25 years and is known for her incredible vocal range.

With albums across the pop, R&B and hip hop genres, as well as newer experimental tracks, Beyonce has sold over 200 million records worldwide.

ARTIST SIX: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran shot to meteoric fame with his hit ‘The A Team’. The crooner primarily sings about love and heartbreak, but more recently has explored upbeat pop songs.

The English singer-songwriter has also written songs for plenty of other artists.

ARTIST SEVEN: Adele

Adele draws inspiration from a huge pool of artists across many genres.

Her own work falls in the soul and pop genres, often addressing romantic relationships, heartbreak and loss.

ARTIST EIGHT: Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers and performers in rock history.

He was the lead vocalist of Queen and had a flamboyant stage persona which has drawn him critical and public acclaim. He remains a firm favourite more than 30 years after his death.

John Lennon was the founder, co-songwriter and co-lead singer of The Beatles

John Lennon was the founder, co-songwriter and co-lead singer of The Beatles

ARTIST NINE: John Lennon

John Lennon was the founder, co-songwriter and co-lead singer of The Beatles.  

Lennon, along with bandmates Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, is widely considered to have founded one of the most influential bands of all time.

ARTIST 10: Elvis

Elvis Presley was dubbed ‘The King of Rock and Roll’ during his two decade career.

He explored themes of love, loss, rebellion and loneliness.

ARTIST 11: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra primarily performed songs about love and despair.

He was a perfectionist renowned for his style and presence on stage.

ARTIST 12: Elton John

Elton John has sold over 300 million records in a career which spans six decades. 

He’s received five Grammys, two Golden Globes, a Tony award and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1992. 

ARTIST 13: Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston earned the nickname ‘The Voice’ for her soulful vocal range. 

She sang spirited dance songs, emotional ballads and everything in between, and has a long list of honours as one of the most influential artists of all time.

The 'Queen of Soul' produced over 40 albums in her day and was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The ‘Queen of Soul’ produced over 40 albums in her day and was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

ARTIST 14: Aretha Franklin

The ‘Queen of Soul’ produced over 40 albums in her day and was the first female artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

From holiday albums to her signature song, Respect, Franklin was lauded for being able to do it all.

ARTIST 15: Celine Dion

Bruce Dickinsen is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, singing in the heavy metal genre

Bruce Dickinsen is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, singing in the heavy metal genre

Celine Dion is famed for her emotional ballads and vocal talent.

She famously recorded My Heart Will Go On for the 1997 blockbuster Titanic, earning an Academy Award.

ARTIST 16: Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson is the lead singer of Iron Maiden, singing in the heavy metal genre.

Over the course of his career, he’s experimented with a variety of genres within the rock and metal style.

Mick Jagger achieved international fame as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger achieved international fame as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones

ARTIST 17: Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger achieved international fame and critical acclaim as the lead singer of the Rolling Stones.

To this day, Jagger is still touring and writing. 

ARTIST 18: Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is one of the most renowned songwriters of all time. 

He writes anthems about civil rights and uses his music to make political, philosophical and antiwar comments on society. He’s explored a range of genres from folk, blues, gospel and country to traditional pop.

Bob Dylan is one of the most renowned songwriters of all time

Bob Dylan is one of the most renowned songwriters of all time

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