Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Ticket 26: Use An AABA Structure

Only verses and a bridge. NO chorus. The title should be at the beginning or end of the verse.

Title first

A Hard Day's Night
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Hey Jude
Honey Pie
Lady Madonna
The Long And Winding Road

Title last

I Saw Her Standing There
From Me To You
One After 909
P.S. I Love You


and almost everything on first two albums.


Blue Moon - Rodgers/Hart
Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
Monday, Monday - The Mamas and The Papas
Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland
Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters
The Christmas Song - Mel Torme
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? - The Shirelles
Like I Can - Sam Smith
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Fields of Gold - Sting

See Also
Ticket 25: Transplant Cliches From Other Genres
Ticket 38: Use An ABCCC Rhyme Scheme
Ticket 41: Use The Same Ending For Two Different Sections
Ticket 53: Write A 'Jazz-Style Intro' Verse
Ticket 62: Write Two Bridges

See the full list of songwriting tips here - Tickets To Write

See also Songwriting for Dummies

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