This was for a friend's summer analyst investment banking position. The VP interviewing him asked him to sing a song. He chose "Happy Birthday To You" as his song because it's simple, easy to sing in-tune, and the lyrics are easy to remember. I agreed and thought this was the perfect choice.
However, he hasn't heard back since the interview, and I'm starting to think it was the song choice that tilted them the wrong way. I thought if he had chosen, "Rolling in The Deep" by Adele they would have liked that he took a big risk choosing to sing a more challenging song. Thoughts on this? Maybe the interviewer wants to hear a classic like "Yellow Submarine" by the Beatles? I'm perplexed - someone please fill me in.