Sure, creating a hit song is hard, but try shortening that hit into 60-seconds of earwormy genius and you’ve got VH1′s Stop/Watch which has artists like Sara Bareilles throwing down her Billboard 100 track “Brave” in under a minute. Just when you thought that song couldn’t be more addictive.
Our You Oughta Know alumna isn’t the only singer stepping up to our music challenge. Goo Goo Dolls reworked “Rebel Beat” while YOK alums JOHNNYSWIM and fan-picked Russell Taylor bravely served up abridged versions of “Don’t Let It Get You Down” and “War of Hearts,” respectively. Check out our video gallery to see if they all beat the clock.
You’re obviously addicted now. Lucky for you, we’ll be thawing your little hearts with your favorite artists’ hot new attempts to rock the clock every Monday, all winter long. In the meantime, watch last year’s Stop/Watch performances from A Great Big World, Hanson, Jessie Ware and more on stopwatch.vh1.com!