It’s generally accepted that most songs are written about the universally perennial topics of love and all of its complicated offshoots.
Listeners (mainly females) just can’t get enough of love songs.
From the innocent musings of early Lennon/McCartney Beatles tunes to the smooth contemporary vibes of songwriters like Ed Sheeran and John Legend, it seems that love and songwriting go hand in hand.
Songwriters also love writing love songs but struggle sometimes with the concept of writing a love song that hasn’t been written before.
In a world full of songs about love it can be hard for your song to stand out but this is where an article from songwriter Nicholas Tozier comes to the rescue.
Nicholas runs a songwriting blog called The Lyric Writers Workroom and through his article titled 13 Love Song Ideas That Listeners Love, he describes the many heads of the love song animal which will give a songwriter more information as to what type of love song he or she is going to write.
He also goes on to say in his article…
When you write a love song, you explore themes that everybody can relate to: from the rush of flirting with an attractive stranger, to the constant tug of infatuation that distracts a lover’s mind all day. The shaky knees before going out, the warm comforts of coming home to a long-term partner, the sick-to-your-stomach heartbreak… the world is in love with love songs.
It certainly opened my eyes into the possibility of writing more love songs without feeling that I’ve done it all before.
What are you views on writing love song? Do you jump into writing them head first or, you avoid writing them like the plague because as Paul McCartney once said “you think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.”
To finish things off, here is McCartney’s “Silly Love Songs” for the sake of balance…
Until next time, keep on writing (those love songs),
All About Songwriting
Here is the original link: 13 Love Song Ideas That Listeners Love