iOS Autocomplete song (Jonathan Mann)

Jonathan Mann, a musician, songwriter and unabashed Apple fan, has been churning out one song a day for nearly six years straight.

You may remember his iPhone Antenna song, posted to YouTube on the eve of the Antennagate presser.

Apple actually used it to open the event and Steve Jobs even danced to it. The song-a-day man also created a Siri duet not long after the iPhone 4s was released and another one to wish Siri a happy birthday.

He’s back today with an entirely different experiment that somehow manages to sound catchy and listenable, which is remarkable given the meaningless lyrics were actually written by an iPhone using iOS 8’s autocomplete function.

Here it is.

The nonsensical lyrics follow below.

The fact I can get it right away
With the best of the year and the best of the year
And the other hand is the only thing that would have to go back
And the other hand is the only thing that would have to go back
And the best way of saying
The best thing about it
And it was not the only one of my life
And death in the morning to all the way you want

A boyfriend is so good to be a good day for
A few weeks ago I have a lot more
Than one of my life and the best thing to me
That I have no clue who they are the same
As I am so glad to see my life

And the only one who has been the most important
Thing is the only thing that could have a great way
To the best of the best part is that it would mean
The absolute world to me and my life

I love you so much for me
And the other side of the year
Of my favorite part of the best of luck
With the same thing to say I have a great day

For the best thing to me that the best thing ever
When you are the same thing to say
I have a good time
With the same thing
As the only thing
That I can get
The same
As a result of the day

I’m at work on my iPhone
Is not the best of all time favorite
Song by them in a statement
Issued after a few weeks
And the best way of saying the government
Of national unity government
In exile and a few years ago

When the best way of saying
That it would mean the world
And I don’t have a lot more fun
If it is the only thing
That would have a great way
To the point where the best way
Of saying the government of a sudden it won’t
Let me get my nails done

And over

And I don’t have a lot more to come out and about to get
The hang of it all day today
I am a huge fan of you
Are so cute
When he said the government has said

He had to go back and forth between
A rock and roll on my way home from work
To be able to do that for me and I have to be able
To do it again
I have to go back

In my head
Hurts so bad
But the fact
I can see you
Soon enough for you and your a great day
To day and night with the best of the best thing ever
I go back and the other side of the year
Before I go on the way

You can download the full Autocomplete song over at Jonathan’s website.

Now, isn’t this something?

Want some more?

Check out Mann’s recap of the Apple Watch introduction in the form of an amusing musical.

And the celebrated Mario Opera that really put him on the map.

Remarkable.

[Jonathan Mann via The Loop]

  • Danuel Carr

    Best IDB article ever, topped only by “The Greatest Email We’ve Ever Recieved”.

  • Jason Baroni

    These lyrics are actually better than what I have seen from pop culture for years now.

    • SoylentGreen

      Thats a lie….. :rolleyes:

  • “It won’t let me get my nails done.” Best line of the song.

  • Jonathan Talbot

    Absolutely love that guy from now on! 😀

  • thomasjespersen

    Great lyrics

  • August Ebbesen

    “Song by them in a statement
    Issued after a few weeks
    And the best way of saying the government
    Of national unity government
    In exile and a few years ago”

    – Illuminati

  • JS3

    2 things, what is Antennagate presser?? and the last video on this page… all i can say is wtf is this that im watching lol?? im sorry but it sounded like nails on a chalkboard to me…. to the guy that said this is one of IDB’s best articles, you sir need to check again because… DAMN.

    • ‘Ariff

      Antennagate was the issue faced by iPhone 4 back when it first launched.

      Long story short, because the iPhone 4’s antenna was wrapped around the device, when you “gated” an iPhone 4 with your hand, it apparently disrupted the signal and made you lose cellular reception amongst other things. Just like today with the iPhone 6 Bendgate issue how when you forcibly apply extreme pressure on the phone it apparently bends.

      Antennagate presser is people who would intentionally try and recreate this effect by effectively pressing their iPhone 4. similar to Bendgate pressers of today. Or so I think. Anyone correct me if I’m wrong.

  • Good song, nothing I’d add to my iTunes library though.

    • Nothing I’d add to my iTunes library either. Still pretty cool to think the iPhones artificial intelligence is able to come up with a masterpiece like that though.

  • Hyr3m

    Isn’t it more “predictive text” than “autocomplete” when you’re not typing the beginning of the word?