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My goal is to find out what makes a lovesong a possible Number One hit single.
Therefore I have set myself the challenge to analyse the storytelling of all the original love songs of Westlife
Besides the fact that the band has sold over 45 million studio albums and over 55 million records worldwide, Westlife has achieved what no one since accomplished: Reach seven consecutive number-one singles in the UK. If that's not enough, imagine this: They sold out Croke Park Stadium in Dublin (82.300 seats) in a record-breaking 5 minutes!
Westlife is one great example of a band committing to only one external content genre for their songs: And it's love stories.
What's in the analysis?
I specifically look at the lyrics of the song to analyze the storytelling in the songwriting.
What can songwriters learn from the results?
Analyzing over 130 lovesongs (singles, songs on the records and b-sides) will provide enough data that through comparison I will be able to gather the best tips for writing a love song that tells a captivating story! That will make your audience fall in love with it!
In my next analysis, I'll dive down into the hidden meanings of all the songs of Placebo's studio albums.
Let's find out what is the main idea behind each album. Is there a controlling theme? And if yes, how well do the songs contribute to telling a prescriptive or cautionary tale on the album?
Get the Guide and learn how to tell a story in a song. Furthermore, you get access to new insights as I continue to analyse songs and albums.