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Which ingredients make for a song to be a big hit?

Asked by rebbel (31993points) May 20th, 2011

Suppose you were a music producer, what would be something you would definitely put in to make sure you had a hit at your hands?
Anything ranging from sing style, lyrics, looks, performance, video, marketing, virals, instruments, gimmicks, etc.
What do you think would sure work?

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Michael_Huntington's avatar

You gotta make love to it. Sweet, passionate, sweaty love to it.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Many hit pop songs have a very basic beat what’s called:


lucillelucillelucille's avatar

The way it smells…usually….but there are exceptions.This one stunk.:)

rebbel's avatar

So, up-tempo with claps, funky base, horny, horns, English castrates a bit of innuendo and some annoying twelve year olds should do the job?

DominicX's avatar

1) Autotune
2) Generic lyrics including such phrases as “put your hands up”, “in the club”, and who could forget “baby, I love you”
3) Pronounce “baby” like “bay-beh”
4) ????
5) PROFIT!!!

El_Cadejo's avatar

Generic repetitive music lots of sampling from other better songs and a touch of auto tune for good measure.

If you want to make a break beat hit id follow these ingredients

SavoirFaire's avatar

All you need to know can be found right here.

Only138's avatar

A shit ton of fans doesn’t hurt either. :)

ddude1116's avatar

Simple beats, stupid lyrics, and either hot chicks or cute boys. Being an asshole doesn’t hurt, either. Moody Blues, save this generation’s music, pleaseā€¦

addnone's avatar

Catchy hooks, pretty melodies, structure = (verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus)

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