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Old 11.16.09, 3:53 PM
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Your Favorite Song Chorus.

Hey Guys! Wow its been a while! So anyway a few weeks ago I picked up the new Dream Theater album Black Clouds and Silver Linings. The chorus of "A Rite of Passage" is really great, so I've started getting into really powerful choruses.

So anyway... I'd really like to hear your favorite choruses.
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Currently stuck in head:

Todd Rundgren - "Couldn't I Just Tell You" ...MONSTER chorus.


...wow, I gave it some thought, and I just realized that a lot of songs I think of as "catchy" don't always have a chorus. Sometimes the catchy part is the verse, and it gets punctuated by bridge-like parts. Or the whole damn thing is so catchy that you can't really say what's the verse or what's the chorus. Whenever I write a song, I always enjoy playing around with song structure, maybe that's where I get that songwriting trait from.

Whole damn song is catchy and stuck in my head for several months now:

Big Star - "Back of a Car" ...MONSTER song.
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Old 11.17.09, 3:26 PM
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Yeah I guess I should change it to "what song is powerful to you," because great songs don't have to have choruses, and sometimes a different song structure is refreshing and makes the song great. And when a song is really great, you can just feel it.
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I'm currently listening to Living is a Problem - Biffy Clyro, which I think falls into the all round epic category.
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To be honest, I'm not the kind of person looking for the chorus. But I have to admit that dredg have some really great hooklines. I just fell that if you do write a BIG chorus, do it passionately
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Black Flag's Damaged album has some really catchy stuff on it.

Spray Paint is particularly catchy.
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I'm currently listening to Living is a Problem - Biffy Clyro, which I think falls into the all round epic category.
Perfect. I used to be against having a string arrangement in songs. Reminded me of Wings. But after hearing Biffy Clyro's use of it, along with Silversun Pickup's use of it, I'm catching on to the idea.
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Alot of Nirvana ones. In Bloom, Lithium, Milk It. Let Me Drown by Soundgarden "Give up to greed you don't have to feed me, and give up to fate you don't have to need me. Let it go, just let it go and drown me in you." Sooooo goooooood, that's my number one favorite chorus.

(edit, wrong intro song) Crushed Like Sardines in a Packt Tin Can by Radiohead,
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd,
Bone machine by the Pixies.

My Nake is Mud (Primus) because of the guitar part. I'm Housin' and How I Could Just Kill a Man Rage's version for the same reason. Those songs are just alot more intimidating the way Zack de la Rocha sings them.

Feel Good Hit of the Summer by Queens of the Stone Age.
I Could Have Lied and Scar Tissue by Chili Peppers.
New Fang by Them Crooked Vultures.

Third Eye by Tool (I consider the "I ain't open my third eye" to be the chorus, THAT is a powerful mix of instument and voice, like most Tool songs).

To round it all off Fell in Love with a Girl by White Stripes. the way I have that formatted it looks a bit like song lyrics
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