I’ve placed an ASCAP Playback article about Desmond Child inside the Funk Trunk. Very enlightening. I love it when he says,
“A song is an expression of emotion. I liken it to when somebody is telling you about something terrible that happened and then all of a sudden they make it a little more intense, and then all of a sudden they just start boo-hooing (laughs). That’s how it works in pop songwriting. You know, there’s the verse that’s usually short little phrases, and then comes a little bit more emotional intensity in the transition towards the chorus, and then when the chorus comes in, it’s all hell breaks loose. That matches human communication, emotional communication.”
Click his face—either eye—and listen to songs that have made you rock!