Sunday, 22 January 2012

Songwriters - I Need Your Help!




I'm writing a post for Beatles Songwriting Academy and need some examples of songs that mirror in their music something that is mentioned in the lyrics

It could be something as simple as

Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen) - the line 'sends shivers down my spine' is followed by a few hits on a ride cymbal

or literal like

Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) - where he plays the chord progression he is describing in the lyrics ("it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth" etc)

or an overall feel as in

Run To The Hills and The Trooper (Iron Maiden) - where the galloping rhythm reflects the Native American warriors and Russian calvary themes

or anything in between.

Any ideas?

Free songs by Matt Blick

16 comments:

  1. Filipino box spring hog by Tom Waits.

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  2. Tenacious D - Tribute (the whole song is about "itself") (and probably some others of theirs)

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  3. Also, 90% of dubstep songs mention bass....

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  4. Sorry! One more - Oxide and Neutrino - Shoot To Kill (gun sounds and casualty theme).

    Another: Eminem - Soldier

    Last one: Heartbeat - Nneka feat. Chase & Status

    Not sure if these are what you want but it's been fun....

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  5. Thanks Chris - some cool examples there!

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  6. Marry you by Bruno Mars :) with the wedding bells in the chorus

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  7. Alien by Lamb song about baby inside her, with the whole music being based around womb sounds

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  8. Hmmm, tough one. I think, Matt means only the BEATLES songs in case...still on it....

    Mike

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    1. Hehe, spontaneous one : "I'm down"...the interval of "i'm" and "down" jumps a fifths down. : )
      "wild honey pie" sounds wild with all the guitars...hmmm....

      Mike

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  9. Thanks Mike - I don't only need Beatles songs - wanted to broaden the net a little

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  10. Ha! I think i got one. Listen to "Rocky Racoon"..."but Daniels was hot, he drew first ans shot"...straight after that comes a louder snare hit...just like a shot : )

    Yeah....

    Mike

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  11. Ok, if it's not only the Beatles....of course the machine gun part of "One" by Metallica

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