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How to Write a Hit Song

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How to Write a Hit Song

Shelly Peiken writes on the USA Songwriting Competition blog: I WISH I knew. If I had the answer I would have written a whole lot more.

Anybody who tells you there’s a formula…like always have the title in the first line of the hook or always get to the chorus in thirty-seven seconds, is probably describing a winning scenario that works sometimes, but I assure you, no formula will work every time. As for me, as soon as I think I’ve found the perfect cocktail, somebody hides my vodka.

Having said that…I have picked up some songwriting tips from partners and colleagues that have resonated with me over the years. Click on the link below to read Shelly’s insights about songwriting…

Author: Shelly Peiken, USA Songwriting Competition blog

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