Since we’re into busting some songwriting myths this weekend…
Here’s one you can foil RIGHT NOW almost by accident.
It’s so easy you’ll fill those empty title pages in your hook book in just minutes.
In fact, if you do what I tell you, within 3-minutes you’ll have more coming at you than you can write down.
No need to skulk around some seedy club to lift a piece of conversation.
You’ve got titles so close they’ll bite you in the back pockets.
A quick point first though.
Everyone’s always scratchin’ around for the kickass title.
Busting it to find something they can write that hit song to…
One that turns the heads of anyone within earshot.
Call me a songwriting heretic, but that’s blasphemous thinking.
The lie is, the title makes the song.
Just ain’t true.
If it were, then Casey Kelly and Bob Regan wouldn’t have had a Tanya Tucker hit with a song entitled, Soon.
Or Adele and Greg Kurstin with Adele’s hit song, Hello.
A good writer can write to any title. It’s the lyric which makes the title, not the other way around.
If the story or writing is good, it can point to anything.
That said we need to write to some title. Regardless of its complexity or simplicity, it just needs to inspire an n idea or thought to hang a hook on.
So, ready to find some titles?
Flip on a radio.
Then, the first song that plays start jotting down phrases.
- I Would Climb Any Mountain.
2. Sail Across a Stormy See.
3. If That’s What It Takes.
4. It’s Just the Woman in You.
5. I can’t Help Myself.
6. Waited a Lifetime.
7. Spend My Time Foolishly.
8. . Now That I’ve Found You.
9. We’ll Make History.
10. Bring Out the Man in Me.
11. Like it Never Did Before.
12. We’ve Opened Up the Door.
13. Never Again.
14. The Very First Time.
15. It Feels Like the First Time.
Taken from Foreigner’s song with the title shown on #15.
Was that easy or what?
You could write a song to every one of those titles.
Title possibilities are endless doing this.
And you aren’t infringing, you can’t copyright a title.
There ya go.
Another writer’s block buster, and this one isn’t even in the next issue.
No excuse not to find titles…