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did any of the three songs they featured actually go on to be anything resembling a hit?
if between them Guy Chambers, Rufus Wainright, Mark Ronson, the Noisettes, the drummer from Razorlight & the Beatles/Pink Floyd's old EMI TG 12345 console from Abbey Road can't come up with the goods
...what did the series teach us about how to write a pop song?
Is the secret that it's sheer flukery ?
have made a similar point about successful businesses (or successful anything really), and it's been extended to bankers and stuff too hasn't it.
I think I remember them saying in the series that Guy Chambers had written over 2000 songs and had 38 top 20 hits
I did a little mental calculation at the time --- 1 hit for every 53 songs written
with all that gear and industry connection it seems like a pretty low hit rate
(for all i know, berry gordy's hit rate could be worse than chambers', but the statement would still hold true)
however, Guy Chambers didn't write Angels
and he sings 'Don't bore us get to the chorus' which is a line Guy Chambers used in that song he wrote with Rufus Wainwright. CAN'T STOP STEALING OFF THE HEFFMEISTER
this is kind of depressing
but more depressing is how this success turns most (not all) successful people into arrogant, self-righteous, boneheads
but there is also a fair amount of luck involved when it comes to the song being picked up for a major recording artist/a minor recording artist becoming a major recording artist. Maybe it's both.
then again it seemed to teach me that the 'method' is bollocks without meaning and/or inspiration
I'm going to have to stop you there
which presumably gets the BBC out of jail but doesn't exactly prove any of the points they were making about the stylistic selections.
how completely fucking pointless
and while we're here and because I know you love this kind of thing;
coming out on Rufus' next album apparently
Get to the CHOOOOOOORUSSSS....
and I'm guessing none of them were released.