Out With The Horns, In With Scissor Sisters And Cathy Dennis For Mark Ronson

Robbie Daw | February 3, 2010 9:12 am

Grammy Award winner Mark Ronson, who produced Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab,” has been rounding up artists to appear on his next album. Just don’t expect it to have the same retro feel of his previous LP, Version. “There’s no covers, and no horns,” he tells NME. “It’s written with some of the people that actually wrote the songs I covered on the last album and that I didn’t actually even know at the time.”

Ronson let on that Scissor Sisters, Santigold, Miike Snow, Pill and Cathy Dennis are all on tap to appear on the new album, due out this spring or summer. Wait—Cathy Dennis? As in ’90s pop star/American Idol theme song and “Toxic” writer Cathy Dennis? This project just got ten times more interesting!

In fact, if Mark and Cathy’s collaboration even remotely comes close to reaching the stunning pop heights of this masterpiece…

…you might as well just etch both their names onto a basketful of Grammys right now.

Cathy had a pretty good run by penning tunes like Kylie Minogue’s “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head,” Britney Spears’ “Toxic” and Katy Perry’s “I Kissed A Girl.” But she could use another decent project after tossing her reputation in the can by working on Heidi Montag’s Superficial—i.e. this decade’s first Herculean flop.

Here’s Montag’s “Fanatic,” which was co-written by Cathy Dennis:

See? Awful, right? Well, we’d better, uh, just play it two or three more times to make sure…