Manufactured Hits: the First Six

The Launch

The Launch: Season One

The proof is in the pudding, they say, and the individuals who stepped up to compete in this new television show have got their just desserts.

I was won over in the very first show. The recording selection was not made on star power, physical beauty or perfect pop performance, but on heart. That made a change.

It also seemed to me that in almost every case, the two recordings that they had to choose from each week were equally worthy of being Launched, so for every winner there was a brilliant loser, too. Such a tough business to get into.

So here are the recordings they Launched:

The Lucky Ones



Ain’t Easy



Wide Awake



Soldier of Love











We could be cynical here and say that all popular music is manufactured (s)hit, but that wouldn’t explain the enduring nature of songs and our memories.

This format has a lot of weaknesses in it, but the results speak for themselves.

And, in a separate post, I will highlight the so-called losers, performing the same songs.

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2 Responses to Manufactured Hits: the First Six

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    I had a dream last night, featuring two friends who are unknown to each other: one is in show business, the other is not. The first one was ‘unmasking’ the other as a plant for the competition in this show. It never occurred to me that any of the participants could be used in that way, but it made me wonder why I dreamed that.


  2. cdsmiller17 says:

    POESY’s ‘Soldier of Love’ was playing in the background of last night’s promo for “This Is Us” on CTV. That’s one way to promote your product: tie it together with the most watched TV show on your network. (I’m being cynical…)


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