Monday, 14 November 2016

Ticket To Write Playlist: #3 Create Instrumental Hooks


For a full discussion of this songwriting tip go here

1954 Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters (0:00)
1955 Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters (0:18**)
1959 Money (That’s What I Want) - Barrett Strong (0:00)

1963 Love Me Do - The Beatles (0:00)
1963 Please Please Me – The Beatles (0:12 and 0:19)
1963 Twist And Shout - The Beatles (0:00)
1963 Money (That’s What I Want) - The Beatles (0:00)
1964 A Hard Day’s Night - The Beatles (1:19)
1964 And I Love Her - The Beatles (0:00)
1964 I Feel Fine - The Beatles (0:06)
1964 Words Of Love - The Beatles (0:00)
1964 O, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (0:02)
1964 My Girl – The Temptations (0:05)
1965 Ticket To Ride - The Beatles (0:00)
1965 Help! - The Beatles (0:01)
1965 Day Tripper - The Beatles (0:00)
1965 In My Life - The Beatles (0:00 and 1:28)
1965 Michelle - The Beatles (1:25)
1965 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones (0:00)
1966 Got To Get You Into My Life - The Beatles (0:11 and 1:05)
1966 Paperback Writer - The Beatles (0:06)
1966 And Your Bird Can Sing - The Beatles (0:51)
1966 Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles (0:04, 0:31, 1:08 and 1:21)
1966 For No One - The Beatles (0:49)
1966 I'm A Believer - The Monkees (0:00, 0:28, 0:46 and 1:37)
1966 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (0:25)
1966 Hold On, I'm Comin' - Sam And Dave (0:00)
1966 Get Ready - The Temptations (0:00)
1966 Gimme Some Lovin' - The Spencer Davis Group (0:00 and 0:14***)
1967 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles (0:00 and 1:18)
1967 Penny Lane - The Beatles (1:09)
1967 Lady Madonna - The Beatles (0:00)
1967 Hey Bulldog - The Beatles (0:00)
1967 Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream (0:00)
1967 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (0:05)
1968 Helter Skelter - The Beatles (0:42 and 0:45)
1968 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - The Beatles (0:00)
1968 Hey Jude - The Beatles (0:51)
1968 Yer Blues - The Beatles (0:24)
1968 Birthday - The Beatles (0:02)
1968 Piggies - The Beatles (0:00 and 1:06)
1968 Martha My Dear - The Beatles (0:30, 0:57 and 1:16)
1968 Long, Long, Long - The Beatles (0:16)
1968 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (0:10)
1969 Don’t Let Me Down - The Beatles (0:00)
1969 Get Back - The Beatles (0:43*)
1969 Two Of Us - The Beatles (0:09*)
1969 Let It Be - The Beatles (1:41*)
1969 Something - The Beatles (0:01)
1969 Octopus’s Garden - The Beatles (0:00)
1969 Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles (0:23)
1969 Come Together - The Beatles (0:00)
1969 I Want You Back – The Jackson 5 (0:01)
1969 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin (0:00)
1969 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin (0:00)
1969 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin (0:00)

1970 Layla - Derek And The Dominos (0:00)
1970 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin (0:01)
1970 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath (0:37)
1970 War Pigs - Black Sabbath (0:51)
1970 Paranoid - Black Sabbath (0:00)
1970 All Right Now - Free (0:00)
1970 Iron Man - Black Sabbath (0:27 and 1:13)
1971 Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath (0:03)
1971 Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath (0:13 and 2:08)
1971 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (0:12)
1972 Superstition - Stevie Wonder (0:00 and 0:09)
1972 Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple (0:00)
1972 Supernaut - Black Sabbath (0:03)
1973 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath (0:00)
1973 A National Acrobat - Black Sabbath (0:00)
1973 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone – The Temptations (0:00)
1973 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin (0:08)
1973 Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker) - The Rolling Stones (1:10)
1975 Walk This Way - Aerosmith (0:00 and 0:03)
1975 Jive Talkin' - Bee Gees (1:17)
1975 It's A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) – AC/DC (0:00)
1975 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin (0:00)
1975 Symptom Of The Universe - Black Sabbath (0:00)
1976 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap – AC/DC (0:00)
1976 Nobody’s Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin (0:00)
1976 Don't Fear the Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult (0:00)
1976 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton (0:01)
1976 Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder (0:00 and 1:04)
1976 The Ripper - Judas Priest (0:45 and 1:32)
1977 We Will Rock You - Queen (0:00)
1977 Whole Lotta Rosie – AC/DC (0:00)
1977 Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be – AC/DC (0:34)
1978 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty (0:23)
1978 Riff Raff – AC/DC (0:45)
1978 Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love - Van Halen (0:00)
1979 Highway To Hell – AC/DC (0:00)
1979 Girls Got Rhythm – AC/DC (0:00)
1979 Beating Around The Bush – AC/DC (0:07)
1979 Parisienne Walkways - Gary Moore (0:03)
1979 My Sharona - The Knack (0:00 and 0:07)
1979 Good Times - Chic (0:01)

1980 Another One Bites The Dust - Queen (0:00)
1980 Hells Bells – AC/DC (0:19 and 1:18)
1980 You Shook Me All Night Long – AC/DC (0:00 and 0:16)
1980 Back In Black – AC/DC (0:00 and 2:49)
1980 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne 0:17)
1980 Mr Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne (3:19)
1980 Heaven And Hell - Black Sabbath (0:00)
1980 Breaking The Law - Judas Priest (0:00)
1980 The Rage - Judas Priest (0:00)
1981 The Sign Of The Southern Cross - Black Sabbath (1:17)
1981 For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC (0:00 and 0:16)
1981 Under Pressure - Queen and David Bowie (0:00)
1981 Tainted Love - Soft Cell (0:03)
1981 In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins (3:40)
1981 Under Pressure - Queen And David Bowie (0:00)
1982 My Face Is On Fire - Felt (0:01)
1982 Run To The Hills - Iron Maiden (0:00 and 0:07)
1982 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (0:00 and 0:59)
1982 Mickey - Toni Basil (0:00)
1983 The Trooper - Iron Maiden (0:00 and 0:12)
1983 Waiting For Darkness - Ozzy Osbourne (0:26)
1983 Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes (0:00)
1983 Little Red Corvette - Prince (0:50)
1983 Holy Diver - Dio (1:13)
1983 Blue Monday - New Order (0:00 and 1:18 ****)
1984 I Want A New Drug - Huey Lewis And The News (0:01)
1984 Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr. (0:13, 0:21, 0:46 and 2:01)
1986 You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon (0:00)
1986 The Final Countdown - Europe (0:13)

1991 Enter Sandman - Metallica (0:00)
1991 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana (0:00)
1991 Come As You Are – Nirvana (0:00)
1993 Loser - Beck (0:00)
1994 Whatever - Oasis (0:11)
1997 Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve (0:17)

2000 Go - The Apples In Stereo (0:01 and 0:10)
2000 The Real Slim Shady - Eminem (0:00)
2001 Plug In Baby - Muse (0:05)
2002 Lose Yourself - Eminem (0:31)
2002 Cleanin' Out My Closet - Eminem (0:06)
2002 Business - Eminem (0:08 and 0:18)
2003 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes (0:00)

2014 Fancy - Iggy Azalea (0:00)
2016 Fingernails - Matt Blick (0:00)

Notes

*Original Let It Be album version
** Original single (with 2:58 run time and female BVs)
***US single (with piano and cowbell)
****2011 Total Version


  • In order to better understand the influence of ideas on and by the Beatles songs are laid out in chronological order.
  • Songs written or performed by the Beatles are in bold.
  • Songs covered by the Beatles, or to known to have had an influence on them, are in italics.
  • Songs written by Matt Blick can be found at www.mattblick.com/songs

Did I miss an example? Leave a comment below!

Thanks to Pete Murphy, Nancy Rost, Curtis Pea, Gary Horn, Ben Spencer, Bert Zoetemeyer, Luke Seagrave, Martin Quibell, Scott Lake, Patrick Bonier, Ben Bradley, Stephen Wort, Michael Rose, Jeff Charreaux, Rod Johnson and Jonathan Nelson for suggestions.

Further Reading

Ticket 2: Take out every unnecessary section, repeat or other element
Ticket 4: Create intros, outros and solos by mutating the main sections of the song
Ticket 9: Develop melodic or chordal fragments to create longer ideas or new sections
The Be-Atletudes
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1 comment:

  1. (2016) the pillows - Blagodarnost 0:00
    (2008) the pillows - Tokyo Bambi 0:11
    (2003) the pillows - Terminal Heaven's Rock 0:11 and 0:23
    (1998) the pillows - Blues Drive Monster 0:03
    (1990) the pillows - Energy 0:00 and 0:13
    (1997) The Chewinggum Weekend - Aoi Ame ga Bokura ni mo Furisosogu 0:00
    (1998) The Chewinggum Weekend - 0:01 and 0:26
    (2000) Disturbed - Down with the Sickness 0:00
    (1967) The Misunderstood - I Unseen

    Will post more If had more songs going in my head lol

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