Songwriting: The Art of Setup Found in Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”

Foo Fighter’s mega hit is indeed an amazing song, containing all the qualities you hope to see in your songs — catchy, heartfelt, infectious, groovy, and unique.  But here we’re going to focus on the art of setup.  A song is made up of many sections and one should always …

Songwriting Analysis: Pet Shop Boys “Love, etc.”

Here is one of the relatively recent hits from Pet Shop Boys’ long and distinguished career (despite me being a guitarist, I’m a closet Pethead and I have adored them since their 1st album).  The songwriting team capable of producing that many hits obviously knows what they’re doing.  Here are the …