Monday, February 21, 2011

Creating a top-40 pop hit.

Look, I know I've been beating the drum of "top-40 pop music sucks" for pretty much, well, my entire adult life. But if you can have two guys go from zero to entirely finished track in well under eight hours, one of two things must be true:
  1. These two guys are Paul McCartney and John Lennon
  2. Top-40 pop music is actually pretty easy to write
The challenge was to go from nothing to a finished song in eight hours. These guys had plenty of time to spare, with a burger break in the middle. Watch the "magic" unfold:



Then, once you're done that, watch this live track by Humble Pie in about 1971-ish to cleanse your palate:



You're welcome.

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