Song Tip Tuesday #1 – Hooks

The HOOK is the most memorable part of a song. If the HOOK of your song is strong it will attach itself to your musical memory.   

Examples of songs with strong HOOKS. Listen to Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’, Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born In The USA’, Carol King’s ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, Cindy Lauper’s ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, Smokey Robinson and Ronald White’s ‘My Girl’, Jule Styne and Leo Robin’s ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’.  

All of these songs have strong memorable musical melodies and lyrical lines. They HOOK you.  

A weak hook is like a fisherman trying to HOOK a fish without a HOOK.  Ooo…think about it! 

So, here’s to writing strong HOOKs.   

The art of writing is rewriting.