By Ray Dunaway

Before the campaigns get underway in earnest (uh..I think they’ve been at it for months…but anyway), let’s take the weekend off with something interesting I found at Mental Floss.

When you hear a tune on the radio, or after it’s downloaded from itunes, we hear the finished product. Background instrumental track, and vocal backup singers, but when all that’s removed, we’re left alone with the artist.

And what does that sound like?

Here are a few samples.

And then there’s this “Silly Love Song” from NBC’s Tom Brokaw.

Fair and balanced indeed.

Maybe I’ll rent Love Story this weekend.

“Hold me, Preppy”