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Tim Gilbert's comedy pop album is surprisingly delightful

What happens when a regular guy takes us on a "45-track musical journey" through pop music, recorded in one swift, live take?
Tim Gilbert poses in the CBC Music hall. He may not be a pro singer, but he's doing his personal best! (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)
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What happens when a regular guy takes us on a "45-track musical journey" through pop music, recorded in one swift, live take?

Tim Sings the Hits is a surprising gem of an album by Toronto comedian Tim Gilbert. He joins Shad to discuss his comedic take on the biggest hits of our time, and why he's not entirely kidding with this.

"What you're hearing is me legitimately trying to sing these songs," he tells Shad, adding that despite the very low bar he still left some recordings on the cutting room floor. 

 
Comedian Tim Gilbert on finding humour in the greatest hits of our time. (timgilbert.bandcamp.com)

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