Reza Sadeghi, pop singer and songwriter
Build a song structure. A hit song will always come in the form of a coherent song structure. It may be helpful to write out the parts of your song down, and attach musical ideas to them as they come. Here is a list of some common parts in songs:
- The intro: An instrumental opening for the song that introduces the tone and rhythm of the song. Certain songs, like the Beatles' "She Loves You" break typical form and open up the song with the melodic chorus.
- The verse: The most common part of a song, where the main body of the lyrics and music tends to go. In Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and others, this is where the story is told. The "summary" of the song is reserved for the chorus.