Startup #91 – Song Stuck

  Please forgive me for what I’m about to do.  I want you to start singing the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”.  All together now: 

“A weemaway, A weemaway,

A weemaway, A weemaway,

A weemaway, A weemaway,

A weemaway, A weemaway,

 

Near the village, the peaceful village,

The lion sleeps tonight,

Near the village, the peaceful village,

The lion sleeps tonight”

 lionking

 According to science, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” is one of the most likely songs to get stuck in your head, alongside other such classics as “Who Let the Dogs Out”, “Whoomp, There It Is”, and Micheal Scott’s favorite jingle “I want my baby back baby back baby back ribs”.  Today’s idea is a (what else?) Facebook application that allows you to send short clips of the world’s most irritatingly sticky songs to all of your friends.  Nice, huh? 

Besides being inherently viral and realitively simple to build, there’s a surprisingly solid monetization strategy built in as well.  Once the user listens to the clip and gets infected with the song, they would then be presented the cure:  listen to the full version of the song, which would be conveniently available purchase via affiliate links to iTunes or Amazon.  🙂

I’m trying out a new feature – if I’m logged into IM, you can send me a message by clicking on the IM icon over in the widget section.  It’s pretty sweet, you can tell if I’m online or offline, and you can send me a message even if you don’t have a Live Messenger account.  Please test it out and say a quick hi!

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