14 singers recorded 'The Middle'

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Maybe four or five months ago is when we started recording the first singers for ‘The Middle,’” Zedd says. “I don't remember the exact number, but I'm pretty sure we're at 14 different singers. And they range everywhere from somebody who uploaded a YouTube video of them singing to A-list superstars.

 

“Some of them just sang it well. Some of them are incredible singers, but it almost felt like they've never heard the song before, they're just reading it off a piece of paper, but they're singing it really well. And then when Maren sings… really, to me personally, the song is a constant build-up. It just gets more and more exciting. And the bridge, which is oftentimes a kind of boring moment in a song, is my personal favorite moment. It's where she's so vulnerable. Just her and a small guitar, and you really hear every breath, and you hear every squeak and everything. I just think that she carried it the best.

 

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“Back then, it was with another singer,” Zedd says. “That was… like a month or two before it came out. Then we decided to change the singer, and then I asked my manager, 'Is that still OK? Can I still do that?' So we asked (Target) 'Is it OK if I swap the singer in favor of somebody I prefer to have on the song?'”

 

Target was totally cool with the change-up (to Morris). “They actually liked it so much, they tried to get it into their (TV) commercial, because that wasn't even part of the conversation at first. It was really more about that Grammy (Awards) performance. (A performance video during a commercial break with Zedd, Morris and Grey, directed by Dave Meyers.) So, it ended up they liked it so much that they ended up taking it for the entire spring campaign, which is obviously incredible for us.”

 

https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/podcasts/8221392/pop-shop-podcast-zedd-maren-morris-the-middle-edm-oscar-predictions

 

maren elevating the song so much that target decided to include into their entire campaign :clap3:

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I wonder who he ditched at the last minute :skull:

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Just now, Kim Kardashian said:

I wonder who he ditched at the last minute :skull:

Probably Bebe

her version sounded like the final version 

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Just now, Kim Kardashian said:

I wonder who he ditched at the last minute :skull:

Probably Bebe Rexha cause her demo leaked. 14 singers tho :skull:

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That’s okay cause Bebe Rexha only ****s with bad bitches and not perverts

 

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14 people were considered? :rip:

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5 minutes ago, Kim Kardashian said:

I wonder who he ditched at the last minute :skull:

Anne-Marie did.

 

 

The single cover uploaded on Allaccess even said so, so everything was ready too :toofunny3: 

Both are fine tho, Anne-Marie is slaying with Friends and Maren with this so....

 

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3 minutes ago, Floraholique said:

That’s okay cause Bebe Rexha only ****s with bad bitches and not perverts

 

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Basically 

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13 minutes ago, Gabe² said:

Probably Bebe

her version sounded like the final version 

 

7 minutes ago, Floraholique said:

That’s okay cause Bebe Rexha only ****s with bad bitches and not perverts

 

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this AND THIS!

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15 minutes ago, Kim Kardashian said:

I wonder who he ditched at the last minute :skull:

It's Anne-Marie

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He's right. That final chorus and bridge really made that song pop. 

And based off the part I heard from Bebe - she really would have sounded bad on this song so I'm glad Maren got it.

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8 minutes ago, Marco_g2 said:

Anne-Marie did.

 

 

The single cover uploaded on Allaccess even said so, so everything was ready too :toofunny3: 

Both are fine tho, Anne-Marie is slaying with Friends and Maren with this so....

 

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I can totally see her on the song

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3 minutes ago, Gabe² said:

I can totally see her on the song

Really? I can't imagine her fake Jamaican accent ass belting the final chorus

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18 minutes ago, Marco_g2 said:

Anne-Marie did.

 

 

The single cover uploaded on Allaccess even said so, so everything was ready too :toofunny3: 

Both are fine tho, Anne-Marie is slaying with Friends and Maren with this so....

 

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Oh wow, poor Anne-Marie.

I wanna hear her version now.

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Change the title to "14 singers dodged a bullet by not recording Stay 2.0" for more legitimacy.

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6 minutes ago, Digital said:

Change the title to "14 singers dodged a bullet by not recording Stay 2.0" for more legitimacy.

Except The Middle exceeds Stay in every way

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Just now, MusicLoverDude said:

Except The Middle exceeds Stay in every way

Which means next to nothing when they're both the epitome of generic.

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1 minute ago, Digital said:

Which means next to nothing when they're both the epitome of generic.

And? 

 

I don't care how generic a song is. If I like it, I like it. And Maren's vocals made The Middle much more interesting than Stay.

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I wanna hear Anne's version but Maren was a perfect choice

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Never heard it. Never will. 

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2 minutes ago, MusicLoverDude said:

And? 

 

I don't care how generic a song is. If I like it, I like it. And Maren's vocals made The Middle much more interesting than Stay.

Awesome. If you didn't want me to comment on your opinion then don't quote me in the first place?

 

OT: Zedd hasn't had a good song/production since Dovregubben. Facts.

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14 minutes ago, Digital said:

Which means next to nothing when they're both the epitome of generic.

a hit is a hit

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14 singers recorded such a horrendous and basic song? Why would they?

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41 minutes ago, UnusualBoy said:

14 singers recorded such a horrendous and basic song? Why would they?

To get a hit 

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