Producer of Pop Songs Releases a Pop Song about Making Pop Songs

Thank you to Kate Christian for making my morning with this video.

Last year, Josh Ramsay — the composer and producer of such pop gems as Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” — and his band Marianas Trench created a pop song and accompanying video that explains how to write a catchy pop song. As many listeners may have guessed, there’s a lot of simplification that goes into writing such a song: “dumbed down they won’t ignore us” and “quick now, fill in the gaps, water it down” are key steps in the process.

The video is hilarious, yet so snappily produced that it begs to be added to my workout playlist. Enjoy!

via TwistedSifter

Ashley Hamer

Ashley Hamer (aka Smashley) is a saxophonist and writer living in Chicago, where she performs regularly with the funk band FuzZz and jazz ensemble Big Band Boom. She also does standup comedy, sort of, sometimes. Her tenor saxophone's name is Ladybird.

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