Thursday, May 24, 2007

Songwriting 101

As an addendum to my prior post which demonizes the dreadful American Idol single, "This Is My Now", I thought I would share an example of what I think is a perfect song.

In a mere 2 minutes and 1 second, The Smiths demonstrate how it's done with "Girlfriend in a Coma". Great lyrics, perfect melody, funny, biting, and memorable. All things that the AI single lacks.

Check it out...

How about one more? Another DZ favorite, "Hide Your Love Away" by The Beatles. Brilliance in a brief 2 minutes and 10 seconds.

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