HOW TO COME UP WITH A HIT SONG

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There are many tactics that can be used to come up with a hit song.You can use The Strong Words Approach.A song like "I Want To Know What Love Is" By Foreigner had deep strong lyrics that everyone in love or yet to find love could identify with.However the strong lyrics approach is for people who know what they are doing because sometimes, a strong lyric is not enough.There are more tactics here http://tinyurl.com/y9tsd4pk
1. Well start with a tempo of 100 BPM. [00:03]
2. Now, make a pluck rhythm using the exact same notes and progression from your piano. [00:16]
3. Every hit pop song needs a clock fx. [01:18]
4. For the build up, add some militar like drums xd. [01:27]
5. For the drop, use some vocal slices. [01:39]
6. Use the same lead to add a brass. [01:49]
7. Do some vocal magic using vocal chops. [02:11]
How to come up wit a hit song is when u dont put religious or political things, fallacy laden ideologies on the title of the songs :lol:
Hit songs can be manufactured by using age old tactics, see this thread i started here about the KLF,

https://lmms.io/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=30719

More to the point, a manual they wrote lays out how they created their hits tracks,

https://archive.org/details/TheManualHo ... TheEasyWay

All using formula that countless songs we know over the decades have used from Elvis to the Beatles and Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

what you wont want to hear if you read the manual, it becomes apparent early on, if you are serious about music, you will have to forget all your artistic drive at creation to achieve your number one, you will have to sell out to the industry and the formula if your aim is a number one hit.
How to write a hit song:
  • 1) The only acceptable chord progression is I-V-vi-IV. If you're really feeling cheeky, you might think about switching the V and vi. Nothing else is acceptable.
  • 2) Corollary to 1): Forget the III, or dim. There's also no room for the dominant or sus, much less an add9. This isn't the 70's and 80's anymore. You don't want your hit to sound too dissimilar from the last one now, do you?
    The only exception is Nile Rogers; he can still pull it off.
  • 3) You need that hook. Spend most of your producing time working on it.
  • 4) Don't get too fancy with the bass. In fact, simple regurgitation of the root notes of the chords an octave down is really all you need.
  • 5) If you're a male vocalist you must sing in your falsetto, at least during the choruses, but more is always better. If you're a female vocalist, only use the very top and bottom of your range.
  • 6) Get people to sing along! Incorporate lines that everybody knows, such as counting numbers, so they can sing along even on the very first listen. Sure it's boring, but it's familiar, and familiar is comforting. And comforting sells.