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Honey, Matt Hires wants to sing you a song



It's no secret that we here at Soundcheck are fans of Tampa singer-songwriter Matt Hires, who over the last couple of years has raised his profile from local bandleader to nationally touring artist.

So it goes without saying that we're totally behind his brilliant new Valentine's Day gimmick. Hires' best-known song, the one that got him signed to Atlantic Records, is the Counting Crows-esque love ballad Honey Let Me Sing You A Song. It even appeared on the soundtrack to the Kristen Bell movie When In Rome.

Well, for Valentine's Day, Hires has recorded more than 40 alternate versions of Honey Let Me Sing You A Song, each one "personalized" with the name of your loved one. That's right -- with the click of a mouse, you can check out versions in which "Honey" is replaced with names like Julie, Lisa, Heather, Shelly, Monica and Tracy. Some of them sound great, others ("Barb Let Me Sing You A Song") don't exactly roll off the tongue. Either way, it's a lot of fun.

What's more, if you don't see your lover's name on this list, just tweet @matthires with your name and the hashtag #honeysingmeasong, and Hires will record a version just for your special someone.

Hopefully someone will request something wacky like "Elvira Let Me Sing You A Song" or "Condoleezza Let Me Sing You A Song." That would definitely make our Valentine's Day.

Click here to get your personalized V-Day message from Matt.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 11:04am]


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