Strive Writing A Humorous Or Novelty Music

In case you are a songwriter, you might generally really feel such as you’re in a rut, such as you preserve developing with the identical primary concepts and conditions to put in writing about. One solution to escape of this countless loop is to purposely write a track coping with one thing light-weight, humorous, or simply plain unusual.

Let’s face it. Most pop and rock-type songs are about one and just one topic: good old school L-O-V-E. That is proper, in music it is all the time boy meets woman, boy loves woman, boy loses woman, singing about it the entire time. There are songs about being lonely and songs about being trapped. There are songs about good relationships, and much more songs in regards to the others. And naturally, there’s the bodily aspect of issues.

Again within the Historical Days (i.e. the 50s and early 60s), a lot of the songs have been about love all proper, however there have been all the time two or three “novelty songs” on the charts and on the radio. The very first track I keep in mind studying to sing together with was “Witch Physician,” by David Seville, with its evocative refrain, “Oo ee oo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang.” Good things. There was additionally “The Purple Individuals Eater,” written by Barry Cryer, a few creepy alien who….effectively, you keep in mind. And who can neglect the Chipmunks? (Particularly since they’re apparently nonetheless round.)

Some songs have been principally about love, however with a novel tackle the topic. Does anybody keep in mind Dodie Stevens singing “Pink Shoe Laces,” written by Mickie Grant?

He wears tan footwear with pink shoelaces

A polka dot vest and man oh man

Tan footwear with pink shoelaces

And a giant Panama with a purple hat band

It is a bit of laborious to image the man she’s singing about, however you must admit they’re novel lyrics!

Giggle At Me

There simply are not as many humorous or novelty songs round any extra, except I am searching for laughs in all of the flawed locations. As a songwriter, you’ll be able to take it as a difficult train to put in writing a minimum of one track that has an noticeably mild contact. However the place would you get an concept for such a track? Do not make me chortle! There are concepts throughout. The following time your buddy cracks you up, make a psychological notice of what you have been joking about and what she stated. Odds are you’ll be able to construct a track round it! (I am critical. This works.)

If somebody (possibly you) tells a joke that has everybody in stitches, guess what? That is one other potential topic for a track. You have to have heard the last word story-song, “Alice’s Restaurant,” by Arlo Guthrie. Your story would not must be as concerned as that one to make for a great track. And be at liberty to fudge the details! It is a track, not testimony. Use your creativeness. Embellish.

Individuals on TV are all the time saying issues that may very well be track titles or traces from songs, in case you’ll simply set your ears to pay attention for them. I’ve written a variety of songs based mostly on issues folks stated on TV. One in all them is “Shut Up and Dance,” which was one thing somebody stated on an in any other case lame sitcom I noticed one evening. You may hearken to the track here.

As quickly as I heard that phrase, I believed it might make a great call-and-response refrain, going backwards and forwards between “shut up and dance” and one thing else. As soon as I began writing the verses, I bought all of it written straight away, which is uncommon for me. I normally have bother with the third verse, particularly when there’s a tight sample of rhyme and rhythm. I actually bought into being this pissed off man who simply desires to bop. I might have written much more verses if I might wanted them!

One thing you may discover fascinating about this track is that the chord sample within the bridge is similar because the refrain. I am unable to keep in mind whether or not I did that on goal (in all probability not), however I am unable to keep in mind one other track the place that is true.

Anyway, the purpose is, if I can do it you’ll be able to too. Until you are in a Norwegian demise metallic band or one thing, your music is bound to learn from a contact of humor, a splash of wit. Go for it!

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