"It's not easy to write a hit"!  

scoupe42 55M  
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3/13/2017 7:37 pm

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"It's not easy to write a hit"!

The group the Four tops came out in 1953, and it was 1965 when they had their first hit. The song was "I can't help myself" (Sugar Pie honey Bunch). It took 13 years for them to get their first hit. The Temptations, started off at the Primes in 1960. Elbridge Bryant left the group in 1964, David Ruffin joined the group in 1964. Smokey Robinson tried and tried to get them a hit. He eventually wrote a song called "My girl" and decided to move David Ruffin to lead singer. Then after that, the hit kept coming. I guess four year waiting for a hit is not bad.

Donald Fagan and his friend, Walter Beck, met in college in 1968. They did a series of demos from 1968 to 1971, the sold them on bootleg. In 1972, they created the group "Steeley Dan". In the 60s there was a brother and sister duet called "The Carpenters", Richard and Karen Carpenter. He played keyboard and a very important part of the group and he also wrote some of the songs. Karen, had the voice of an angel! As a child I had a crush on her. In the late 60's into the 70s they had tons of hits. Such as "Close to you", "Rainy nights and Monday", "We only just begun". Many more

In the late 70s Richard was in rehab for over using pills, 1980 Karen wanted to do a solo album. She didn't wanted to be under her brother shadow, she wanted it to be her own project. So she did the CD, or back in 1980 the Album or cassette, I saw a document about her life and death. I always wondered about the Album, I got lucky. I found it on Youtube. At one time, I thought you can have a hit almost all the time, if you have a great voice. But there are much more than a great voice to create a hit! You got to have a good song writer. Some one who can charm the audiences and catch their attention, with their words and the singer's voice.

You also need a band, music, a melody. All 3 of these, Singer, writer, band, is needed to create a hit! I listen to Karen's CD. I loved Karen's voice, the songs lack something, a few songs had potential, and needed to be tweaked. If the songs was tweaked, or viewed it before production, It might had been a good Album. Not sure if It had any hits? I remember buying a Album, by the group the Isley Brothers "Winner Take All". I brought this Album when I was a teenager in 1979.

This was not a good CD for them. They had a hit song called "Disco Night", and there was another song on the Album I liked. The Album had 14 songs, and only one song was a hit. That's bad odds. I realized back then, like I know now, "It's not easy to write a hit"!

Riddletime: Which is correct? Seven and five is thirteen or Seven and five are thirteen?

ans; Neither statement is right, because 7 +5 =12

author51 55F  
65625 posts
3/14/2017 11:00 am

When I post it on Face Book it is because of you...

One can never have enough JOY in their life...

scoupe42 replies on 3/14/2017 5:21 pm:
Hi my friend, thanks. That's a good feeling.

author51 55F  
65625 posts
3/14/2017 10:59 am

You had me at My Girl which I am going to post on Face Book.It has special meaning for my daughter and I. You do know you have stolen my musical heart with this post.All of my favorites you just listed here.You touched my soul with this post.Keep writing your songs.....

One can never have enough JOY in their life...

scoupe42 replies on 3/14/2017 5:21 pm:
Hi sexy, glad we like the same music. You know about music, being a singer in a band. Most of all, glad you view my blog and the feedback.

sweet_VM 60F  
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3/14/2017 8:55 am

Very cool Scoupe.. love reading about history.. I have listen over the years to a lot of these tunes hugs V

Become a blog watcher sweet_vm

scoupe42 replies on 3/14/2017 5:18 pm:
Thanks for viewing, these songs are oldies and goodies!

Tmptrzz 56F  
52470 posts
3/14/2017 7:47 am

This is a great blog my friend you know I'm a huge fan of music and have many of these songs mentioned on my play list as well. Music is such a spiritual and wonderful thing to have in our lives, its relaxing and soothing as well..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!

scoupe42 replies on 3/14/2017 5:17 pm:
Hi my friend, glad you liked the blogs. I love them songs too!

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