Yesterday’s Google Doodle that was made to pay homage to the Electronic Music pioneer Robert Moog gave us endless hours of enjoyment; I unearthed a few things about it in my previous post. Creating a track was an arduous task (ask me, I got irritated so many times that I felt like smashing my keyboard), but the final result was so fruitful that the effort seemed worth it. We at DigitalAnalog orchestrated a few popular tracks using yesterday’s Moogle Doodle. If you don’t like them, just blame Google.
To make this Google Doodle possible, Google synthesized a number of smaller components to create a single instrument. On Google Chrome, the sound was generated using the Web Audio API and on other browsers, a Flash plugin was used. Now for the fun part, the tracks below were made by us while we were fiddling with the doodle:
Hallelujah is an iconic song by Leonard Cohen that has been used countless times in movies and television series. The song, being so melodious and melancholic, has been covered by many artists like Jeff Buckley, John Cale, Rufus Wainwright. We got on the bandwagon too and made a Hallelujah using the Google Doodle synthesizer. Here’s the original track and here’s our track.
Ainvayi Ainvayi is a popular chartbuster from the Bollywood film Band Baaja Baaraat. The song is a catchy Punjabi number that will make you hip-shaking and bangra-dancing in no time. If you haven’t heard this song, here’s the link to the original track, and here’s our mix of it: Part 1 and Part 2.
Hey Jude was a ballad composed by the Beatles to console John Lennon’s son Julian over his parents’ separation. An important thing to note is that John Lennon split with his wife to marry Yoko Ono, a female who’d eventually split the Beatles. The song was served as a consolation to the aggrieved fans after the band’s break up. Apart from being a beautiful plea from a father to his son to accept his circumstances, the song is also an unforgettable Beatles number. Here’s our rendition of it.
Like YMCA and the Macarena, the Chicken Dance is known not only for the melody of the track, but also for the dance moves that go hand-in-hand. A favourite at kiddie parties, this fowl number was an easy one to recreate on the Robert Moog Google Doodle. Don’t forget to do the dance when you listen to it.
All I Need
This is my all time favourite Radiohead number. All I Need is heady and sublime. It’s a fantastic number to listen to during those calm moments when you just want to sit back and reflect on life. The song slowly progresses into an intense crescendo with Thom Yorke’s climatic vocals. I hope I haven’t offended other Radiohead fans by making this number on the doodle. Listen.
Raja Ko Rani or Godfather theme
This one, made by my colleague, totally perplexes me. She claims that it is the Godfather movie theme, but each time I hear it, it reminds me of a Bollywood song from a distant Aamir Khan movie. Can you help me decide? Listen to her track and tell me your views. Here’s the Aamir Khan movie track Raja Ko Rani for comparisons and here’s her confused version.