Top Ten Ingredients for a Good Song
Who wants a whiny, brain-melting voice that makes your ears bleed in a song? I certainly don't! Good (or amazing) vocals is one of the things that makes up a good band/artist.
Nothing will turn me off a song more than the singer's voice. If, however, I like the sound of their voice, it can make up for flaws in instrumentation and lyrics.
I'm with PetSounds - I've pressed the stop button many times because vox hurt my ears.
This is too bad. I want to be a singer/songwriter and nobody likes my voice.
Catchy, meaningful, clean, and original lyrics are a great feature of a song.
Especially if Paul Simon writes them.
What's good music? For me it's metal. Does everybody think that metal is good music? - NO.
The problem of the items on this list is that most of them are subjective - 'good' music, vocals, lyrics and so on, are not defined. So basically we learn almost nothing in particular about the ingredients for a good song. Fortunately some people added some relevant items.
Music that finds its way into your heart or reminds you of a nice memory is a good component for any song.
I hate songs that stick in my head for hours and days. It's totally annoying.
A song that will never get out of my head is a good song? No thanks, it's gonna be terrible.
A song that will never get out of your head!
I don't get the hate of explicit lyrics. There's a reason why censorship exist! Artist can say whatever they want in a song.
Think about the younger kids! Songs with expletives in are bad influences for a child's vocabulary.
I know right? I had to put up with so many inappropriate lyrics as a kid. They tortured my youth!
This needs to beloved down to the bottom 10.
Creativity, people! Creativity is always a good thing to have, especially when making music.
A song with meaningful lyrics are great inspirations for people of all ages.
Trust me, Autotune ruined music.
A song with lyrics like that can take you to a magical place and into the story.
Nod that head in time to the music!
I hate music artists whose songs all sound the same. It just reflects on a lack of creativity and it is not at all inspiring.
I understand what's the point here but this doesn't guarantee anything.
If the musician is genius, a song can be written for 1 hour and performed after several hours.
Example - How Deep Purple wrote their hit Highway Star?
"This song was born on a tour bus going to Portsmouth in 1971 when a reporter asked the band how they wrote songs. To demonstrate, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore grabbed an acoustic guitar and began playing a riff consisting of a single "G" repeated over and over, while vocalist Ian Gillan improvised lyrics over the top. The song was refined and was performed that same night." (Wiki)
A combination of some of the other items on this list!
No, this would mean that only dance music is good.
Don't put too many instruments in the song.
90% of charity singles are not so much about the tunes themselves but what they symbolise. In other words people buy or download a charity single for the cause it represents rather than the quality of the song itself.