Then a bit later, Tony Migliore sent me a message he got from Chet saying nice things about a Christmas record that I'd done in 1990 and Chet just loved it. He said some wonderful things about me and it was great for me. You know, sometimes the critics like you, sometimes the critics hate you. I've never been "in the pocket" where they always liked me.
You look back now and say, "Well, of course 'American Pie" , that make sense, but if you think about it a little bit, it's a crazy song, and it's very long and very un-commercial.
You can use A - B - A - B - C - B as the base for your song and add sections to it to add the effects of familiarity and variety. Here are some examples.
The reason I bring this topic up in the context of the Wizard of Oz, is to show you that even songs that were written back in 1939 were benefiting from the idea of contrast between sections. In previous articles I've talked about this same concept being used in today's pop music 2021. The point being that this idea of contrasting your sections hasn't gone anywhere in this long and it's not going anywhere any time soon. It can only benefit your songs to make use of this knowledge.
Make her pop star dreams come true by arranging a unique evening and making her like the latest girl group or "being" one of the favourite, new girl groups. When you know your best friend enjoys pop tunes and she's just wild about girl groups, this evening of transformation from plain Jane to chart-topping pop star princess is guaranteed to draw out shrieks of joy. How do you achieve this pop star night as authentically as possible?
pop music 2021 Punk - The Maine - Growing Up - This song reminisces about being young, but also questions "what will we do now, after graduation?". It is full of positive messages such as 'we're in this together', but it really drives the point that 'Growing Up Won't Bring Us Down'.
1: School's Out - Alice Cooper. "Well we got no class, and we got no principles, and we got no intelligence, we can't even think of a word that rhymes." Here's a little post-modern excerpt about Cooper's acceptance of his lacking in ability to rhyme. But he just don't care! There's just something eternally visceral about that feeling of leaving school behind, and it's a tune to boot; it's also funny that he was 24 and four albums into his career when this song was released!
Piano Man - Billy Joel Like Elton John, Billy Joel has many songs that are consistent hits at the piano bar, it's easy to see why, Billy spent the early part of his career playing piano bars in New York. This song chronicles what he saw night after night from his spot at the keyboard, which are the same things most of still see as piano bar entertainers. A timeless classic outside of the piano bar, but in the piano bar it's a theme song made to be sung loud. And drunk if possible.