Covers #6 - mic in tracks by DixonD

Champion(s):

gregariouschinchilla
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SorensonG


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Quiz Description

In the early 2000s, a general-purpose audio program called MusicMatch was in common use. One of its features was that the user could record anything with the cheap microphone that came with the computer (plugged into the "mic in" port of the computer's sound card), and MusicMatch would save the audio file in mp3 format, with a default name of "mic in track" followed by a number.

Peer-to-peer networks (Napster, Soulseek, WinMX, etc.) were also popular at this time, and users would sometimes unintentionally share every mp3 on their computer, including any mic in track files that they had recorded. This meant that anyone also connected to the same p2p network could simply search for "mic in track" and download any of those files, often without the creator's knowledge.

The following audio clips, of anonymous people covering various songs, are from my own personal collection of mic in tracks. You can hear more of my collection through my ancient website. Scroll down to the section marked "original mic in tracks"; the files at the top of the page are my own remixes.

Some clips are NSFW and also not safe for computer monitors if you are drinking something at the time.

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Questions:

What group is this kid rapping along with?

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Insane Clown Posse

Whose song "Warehouse" is being covered by this gentleman?

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Dave Matthews Band

This is (approximately) the theme song of what 70s sitcom?

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Sanford and Son

Who is this fellow "singing" along with?

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Shania Twain

This kid's tribute to Willie Nelson is sung to the tune of what 1983 hit, later appropriated by Puff Daddy for his Biggie Smalls tribute (possibly this kid's point of reference)?

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Every Breath You Take (by The Police)

This girl has some trouble keeping the beat in her acapella cover of whose song, "Thank You"?

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Dido

Speaking of keeping the beat... This person is drumming along with the song "Three is a Magic Number" (from the tribute album, Schoolhouse Rock! Rocks), being performed by what band, whose lead singer died on tour of a cocaine overdose in 1995?

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Blind Melon

This song has been covered by many besides these girls, but what doo-wop group's version hit #1 in the US in 1961?

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The Tokens

This guitarist is practicing the hook of what 1989 hit song?

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Free Fallin' (by Tom Petty)

Some mic in tracks were meant to be used in mix-CDs, like this one for "Caroline" using what 1986 hit song?

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Kiss (by Prince)

What 1977 hit song is this fellow singing along with?

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Just The Way You Are (by Billy Joel)

What song is this guitarist having some trouble covering?

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Dust in the Wind (by Kansas)