So many times lots of people says “there is no formula to a hit song”. Well, there are lots of formula only if you know how to apply them.
I have listened to a lot of hit songs by great music artists and I can boldly tell you that there are lots of formula applied to their songs which made them hit songs.
1. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT?: So many topics has been talked about in a song, when choosing a topic, make sure it’s something you can express your feelings from, make sure you can do better than others that has talked about same thing. Do not be a long story teller, make your lyrics short and beautiful.
2. CREATE A BEAUTIFUL UNIQUE HOOK THAT CAN BE MEMORABLE:
When writing the hook, write something unique, something anybody can easily relate to. People often sing whatever they like not minding if the listeners will be able to catch up with their words. Think of a nice word or sentence people use on a daily basis, don’t write vocabularies and expect it to be hit and Memorable. There should be a particular word or sentence the listeners must not forget after listening to your song.
3. REPEAT SENTENCES WITH SENSE:
When I say repeat sentences with sense, I mean do not repeat them line after line. Yeah you can repeat them with different pitches and it will be memorable but don’t do that too many times because it can easily make the listeners to be tired of listening to your song.
4. SING WITH EMOTIONS:
Don’t jump into the Studio and start to sing like you are gossiping. Writing a hit song is beautiful but if you do not sing it out with emotions, the listeners will not be moved by your words. When recording the songs you have written down, sing like you mean it, feel your own vibes and make it sound emotional because if you the singer cannot feel the emotions in your voice, the listeners won’t feel it either.
Put the songs you like on repeat, listen very carefully and you will find out that what made you like those songs is because of the emotions the singers applied to it.
If you can be able to apply this four steps, believe me you will create something magical.