Building equity in songwriting

You don’t have to be into music to appreciate this. Read these 16 song titles and then read the punch line at the end. What do all these hit songs have in common?

Take Good Care of My Baby: Bobby Vee

Will You Love Me Tomorrow? Shirelles

Chains: The Cookies, The Beatles

Keep Your Hands Off My Baby: Little Eva, Beatles

The Locomotion: Little Eva, Chiffons, Grand Funk Railroad, and others

Go Away Little Girl: Steve Lawrence, Donny Osmond

Don’t Say Nothing Bad About My Baby: The Cookies

Hey Girl! Freddie Scott, Donny Osmond, Billy Joel

One Fine Day: Chiffons, Rita Coolidge, Natalie Merchant, and others

Up On The Roof: The Drifters, James Taylor, and others

I’m Into Something Good: Herman’s Hermits

Don’t Bring Me Down: The Animals, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Pleasant Valley Sunday: The Monkees

You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman: Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion

Hi-De-Ho: Blood, Sweat & Tears

Care-O-Lot: for Care Bears movie

These songs are only a partial list of those written by Carole King. Can you spell “r-o-y-a-l-t-i-e-s?”

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One Comment on “Building equity in songwriting”

  1. Frank Paolo Says:

    Wow! Great post too!

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