Constructing a Summer Hit (Chat only -no links, please)

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Constructing a Summer Hit (Chat only -no links, please)

BillySaffyre
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What do you guys think are components to construct a solid "Summer Hit"?

No links to songs or playlists, please... let's just talk about this!  :-)

 

I've thought quite a bit about this... Here's what I'm thinking:

 

Key: Major Key (F#/Gb, G, or A)

 

Genre: Synthy Pop (bummer... out of MY genre)

 

Form: | A |  A | B | A | B | C | B | B |

 

Vibe: The B sections (chorus) have got to be catchy as all get out; A sections are very basic syncopation w/ a jump brass-y style synth. No more than 2 or 3 notes happening at a time.

 

Specs: The "Millenial Whoop" is almost a must; it's also been very popular the past couple of years to include actual -or faux- short Spanish phrases into the piece; Also, I think bridges go VERY well w/ summer jams ( | C | in the form) -building to a climax and then returning to a completely dropped out round of the chorus, only to repeat the chorus again w/ FULL force!

 

Release date: no later than May 1st.

 

That's what I'm picturing, friends... Now, what do YOU guys think? Use this template to join the conversation...

 

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Re: Constructing a Summer Hit (Chat only -no links, please)

mrtylerlarson
Music Fan

I think the sure-fire hits have the throwback 60's pop/soul vibe to them as well! Keep it under 3 minutes, and press all of the right nostalgia buttons.  ;-)

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