Ross Durand - How To Write A Hit Song

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Hi, this is Ross Durand. You may know me from such online songwriting contests as Nur Ein! and Spintunes! You know People always ask me, “How do you do that, Ross? How do you come up with tehse songs. Well, it won’t be a mystery any more, because I’m going to teach you.

First you gotta have a melody
And keep it real interesting
Use all kinds of notes so it doesn’t get boring.

Then you gotta have some chords
To sing a long with of course
You can pick any chords you want want you’re not stuck just with one key

And that’s how you write
That’s how you
Write
That’s how you write
A hit song

(have a catchy chorus - so you can sing along! Everybody!)

Then you gotta have a lyric
It can be a little cryptic
It’s all poetry so it doesn’t matter whichwords you pick

It’s like space ships flying from Mars to the Moon
It’s like know ing that only sheep know that Robots eat Pie with a SPoon

And that’s how you write
That’s how you
Write
That’s how you write
A hit song

(and then you rap)

Aw - yeah
Aw -yeah
Rappy rap rap
This is a hit song rappy rap
Aww - yeah
Put your hands in the air

See it doesn’t really matter what words you say as long as it’s a rap, but you can make it better by using words like “bitch” and “nigga” - especially if you’re white, then that’s really cool

(Kazoo solo)

And that’s how you write
That’s how you
Write
That’s how you write
A hit song

And that’s how you write
(repeat and fade)
That’s how you write
A hit song

(or else the big ending!!!!)

And that’s how you write
That’s how you
Write
That’s how you write
A hit song

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from SpinTunes #8: Round 3, released March 11, 2014

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