a) As usual, this is very good.
b) The one I remember most is the fake clip of Sarah Brightman performig the Diva Dance from The Fifth Element. As far as I could tell this was pure wish-fulfillment — but it seemed plausible at the time! (Actually, it probably seems even more plausible now considering she did Repo and all….)
Biggest heartbreak: “ABBA - Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” (it was some full-cast production LP version)
My contribution to the pile (half-true version): We hung out with Beth Ditto in London once and did Karaoke with her, and someone taped her doing an awesome “Son Of A Preacher Man” so I put that up on Soulseek as a Gossip rarity. Writing this down now it sounds skeevy as I didn’t ask permission, but TBH almost nobody ever downloaded it. I hope nobody ever tried to make money off it. Sorry Beth!
My contribution to the pile (untrue version): If anyone downloaded “Thom Yorke, Wayne Coyne - Bohemian Rhapsody (Glastonbury Campfire Version)” then, er, sorry. It was me, Pete B and Emma H doing Bo Rhap at the same Karaoke, and very horrible it is too. Probably almost as horrible as a Thom Yorke and Wayne Coyne collaboration would actually be. People did download this!