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How to Write a Love Song

permalink   Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:22 PM

Australians tell us how … http://www.youtube.com/watc...
permalink   Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:59 PM
Is that sweat on your brow TFT?
Avoid cliches is my advice.
Particular rhymes for the sake of rhyming always does my head in and risks making the song seem contrived and insincere.
For a love song to work it has to be honest and emotionally connected ( Unless you are Paul McCartney who gets away with crappy rhymes because his melodies are so insanely good)
As much as he’s a total dag, Lionel Richie has it wired.
It also helps if you don’t seem to give a shit; in his prime Neil Diamond delivered some of his best following this stategy.
I’ve been told I was conceived to one of his songs. Thanks mum, way too much info.
permalink   Scomber Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:02 PM
Oh and I forgot, write it in the key of C major, avoid Em at all cost - unless you want to re-pen it has a breakup song at a later date..
permalink   texasradiofish Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:16 PM
The link underneath the smiley face was to a video of my fave Australian comedy band, “Axis of Awesome.” I moved the link out in the open so it would be more obvious.

Wrt avoiding cliches, Axis of Awesome agrees very much with your assessment.

Had to look “dag” up.

Quote: ScomberIs that sweat on your brow TRF?
It’s what’s left of my hair!
permalink   Scomber Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:24 PM
Oh, didn’t notice it was a link!
Us Aussies are a bit slow.
Axis of Awesome speaks the truth. These guys rock.
permalink   Scomber Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:27 PM
Oh and by “dag” , no slur on Old Lionel, I was refering to this meaning (not the sheeps bum bits)

dag :
“affectionate insult for an odd, idiosyncratic person
He’s a bit of a dag but we love him.”
permalink   texasradiofish Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:35 PM
Read the same urban slang web page to look up “dag”.

I figured you were using the affectionate version.

Btw, I recently took the Cartoon Taxi tour. Leon and Ross Lorraine make an awesome collaboration.
permalink   Scomber Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 11:37 PM
Still def “work in progess”. Cheers mate
permalink   Mon, Sep 3, 2012 @ 6:45 AM
This is my fav by them and they did leave out a few though. extremely talented bunch, I must say.
permalink   Fri, Sep 28, 2012 @ 6:00 AM
Oh! Love song makes me feel so important! Doing and creating love song needs wide imagination and passion in music. Good Luck to all those who will try composing love songs.