Songwriting Analysis: Bon Jovi “Wanted Dead or Alive”

You may love or hate really big guys, but they don’t become big for nothing — and this song is a fine example of the songwriting power house that is Bon Jovi.  Looking closely at this identity-defining anthem reveals these deft touches: Mixing of major and minor harmonies to make …

The Biggest Missed Opportunity in Writing Songs for Impact

If you are writing songs with lyrics, and if your goal is to create an emotional impact, then this is perhaps one of the fundamental concepts that you’ll want to keep in mind.  This is such an often-missed opportunity (even among songs that are very impactful already), though it is …