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Rabbit Hole


Images generated by Midjourney through popular song lyric prompts from the 1960's - 2020's.

Curious about what happens

when AI powerhouses,

Bard and ChatGPT4,

tango over the top 5 songs of

each decade from the '60s until now?

Do their electronic minds align?

If so, what magic lies beneath?

If not, what triggers the discord?

Once we hit a rhythmic consensus,

how does the AI generative algorithm, Midjourney, spin these melodious lyrics into visual representations

of the prompt phrases?

How does it feel, how does it feel?
To be on your own, with no direction home
A complete unknown, like a rolling stone

midJourney output  [initial]

Bob Dylan

Like A Rolling Stone

Highway 61 Revisted

Columbia Records, 1965


Embark on this melodic voyage,

watch generative art unfold,

and unravel the mysteries of this process in the blog linked at the page's end.

Are you ready to plunge down this AI rabbit hole with me?

In addition to the imagery below, I've also included audio clip excerpts of the prompt sequences used in Midjourney.  I suggest clicking on the "play prompt" arrow several times.

If you time it just right, it syncs quite beautifully with the transition from Prompt 1 (lyrics only) to Prompt 2 (lyrics, with added qualifiers "photograph, realistic"),

...there is a sweet spot.

Experiment and enjoy! 




Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: Hey Jude - The Beatles (1968), (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (1965), Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (1966)

research prompt sequence file (RPS): beatles-AI

/imagine  prompt 1: 

/imagine   prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

Hey Jude, don't make it bad

Take a sad song and make it better,

Remember to let her into your heart

Then you can start to make it better

MIdjourney output  [initial]

The Beatles

Hey Jude

The White Album

Beatles Apple Records, 1968

play prompt


Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (1971), Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1975),

Hotel California - Eagles (1976)

research prompt sequence file (RPS): zeppelin-AI

/imagine  prompt 1:

/imagine   prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

There's a lady who's sure

All that glitters is gold

And she's buying a stairway to heaven

Midjourney output  [initial]

Led Zeppelin

Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin IV

Atlantic Records, 1971

play prompt


Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey (1981), Sweet Child o' Mine" - Guns N' Roses (1987),

Livin' on a Prayer" - Bon Jovi (1986)

research prompt sequence file (RPS): journey-AI

/imagine  prompt 1: 

/imagine   prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to that feelin'

Midjourney output  [initial]


Don't Stop Believin'


Columbia Records, 1981

play prompt


Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (1991),

(no other agreement between Bard and GPT4)

research prompt sequence file (RPS): nirvana-AI

/imagine. prompt 1:

/imagine   prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

With the lights out, it's less dangerous

Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid, and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us

Midjourney output  [2nd iteration]


Smells Like Teen Spirit


DGC Records, 1991

play prompt


Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: NOTHING.  I requested a list of the "top 5", but there was no overlap between the models.

 Here's my personal favorite courtesy of Bard + Midjourney.

research prompt sequence file (RPS): lincolnPark-AI

/imagine  prompt 1: 

/imagine   prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

I've become so numb

I can't feel you there

Become so tired

So much more aware.

I'm becoming this
All I want to do
Is be more like me
And be less like you

Midjourney output  [2nd iteration]

Lincoln Park



Warner Music Australia, 2003

play prompt


Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: Radioactive - Imagine Dragons (2012),

Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye ft. Kimbra (2011),

Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars (2014)

research prompt sequence file (RPS): dragons-AI

/imagine. prompt 1:

/imagine   prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

I'm waking up

I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my systems blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

Welcome to the new age, to the new age

I'm radioactive, radioactive
I'm radioactive, radioactive

Midjourney output [2nd iteration]

Imagine Dragons


Night Visions

Universal Music Enterprises, 2012

play prompt


Bard + chatGPT4 concur on: NOT TESTED. 

chatGPT's training ended December 2021, unlike Bard who is internet aware, so here is Bard's top choice for the

"top tune of the 2020's" 

[end prompt]

research prompt sequence file (RPS): cyrus-AI

/imagine  prompt 1:

/imagine. prompt 2: "photograph, realistic"

I can buy myself flowers

Write my name in the sand

Talk to myself for hours

Say things you don't understand

Midjourney out[put [2nd iteration]

Miley Cyrus


Endless Summer Vacation

Columbia, 2023

play prompt

Dive deeper into the mechanics of this AI-powered journey through music history by reading the #creativeProcess blog post Down the Rabbit Hole: A Journey Through Generative AI

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