Listen to Cortana sing the hits in this entertaining mashup with a piano and guitar

One of the most popular features in Microsoft's Cortana is the ability for 'chitchat' aka asking the assistant odd questions, jokes, or even to sing. Even though I find this stuff a bit…odd…it is clear that users love it, hence why Microsoft keeps adding new things.

The YouTube channel Sidenotes is a project "born as a way to "annotate" some musical performances". When you ask Cortana to sing a song on Windows Phone or Windows 10 the assistant will oblige with a variety of tunes. The Sidenotes crew recorded her audio and then wrote some music to accompany it.

The result? A two-minute musical journey that starts off funny but evolves into something meaningful. The layered guitars and piano add a unique element that goes beyond just YouTube entertainment.

Seeing as there are so many fans of Cortana on Windows Central, it only makes sense we share it.

Source: Sidenotes – YouTube; via Reddit; Thanks, majortom1981, for the tip!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007, when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.