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How to write a banger for Beyoncé | Musique Non Stop

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

How to write a banger for Beyoncé

Songwriter Ryan Tedder reveals the formula for creating a timeless pop hit

There are people who will tell you that writing a hit single is easy, that pop music has been dumbed down and all you need is a checklist of club-based phrases, a generic dance beat (tropical house should do it), a guest rapper (Sean Paul) and away you go. Sometimes those people are right – but, for every depressingly generic toe-tapper, there’s an immaculately realised, era-defining megabanger.

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