Geez Nick, you may have just ruled me out...Nick wrote:Hi Chris,
I don't want to do classic rock, unless it's a recent cover with airplay. I'd much rather you take a song that was a "hit" in any of the past five years. To clarify, by hit I mean something you could hear on the radio. Something you might find in the Billboard top 100 of the year for any genre.
I'm in an even more narrow boat than Vic. I just don't listen to pop radio at all, and haven't for years. It doesn't fit my way of life any more. Most of my music collection is classical (I had a shop for a while selling it). I have honestly never knowingly heard a song by Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, The Spice Girls, Greenday, Justin Bieber, etc. The only Madonna song I can remember hearing was Like A Virgin - many decades ago.Their publicity machinery ensures that I do see references to them all on the internet or in print media, but I just don't hear them. This is not because I'm making statements about them being not worth the effort, but I just don't seek them out or see any need to make room to listen to them. I've already got more music than I can listen to. I've worked from home for the last 20+ years, so I don't get music pressed on me in a workplace or bus, etc.
You might also note that the two submissions you've had already were both based on much older songs. Coldplay apparently released Yellow over a decade ago and Waterboys had a success with Fisherman's Blues more than 20 years ago. You may need to relax your 5 year rule a bit mate. What's the big deal about new? A good song is a good song, whenever it was written.