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Old 08-24-2007, 04:25 PM
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I use the events around me that inspired the song, sometimes I play the song for my wife and son and then ask them what is the first word or two that comes to their mind when they hear the song(yes, I started playing in front of them recently - my dog complained about a few of my songs ).
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It wants to be Little Things, it really really does.

I hope you enjoy the other 9 songs I've written:

1. Sweet Home in Alabama
2. A Joker
3. Bacon Cheeseburger in Paradise
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"Best of My Love" was a hit for (at least) two groups

So I wrote "Beast of My Love," and it's been one of my biggest sellers, along with "White Christians" and "Happy Birfday to Y'all," both of which won a Granny
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If I liked the title, I'd keep it too.

I wonder how many songs have the same titles as ones I have written. Probably a lot. Like someone else said, if a really famous one does not immediately come to mind by the title - who cares how many people have used it?
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Old 08-25-2007, 09:41 AM
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I'm kinda surpised you didn't think of this song:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MA9iRq0IQr4
I'm more suprised that you think that many people listen to Good Charlotte
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Bothers me not one bit--I wrote a "Stay" after Jackson Browne (who wasn't the first) and a decade before Lisa Loeb and Dave Matthews. They're all different songs, you can't copyright a title, and listeners are intelligent enough to discern.

I remember one TAXI Road Rally where, at the A&R listening panel (several A&R execs and publishers draw members' demos at random and evaluate and have the audience vote on them), there was a "perfect storm" of a country song--great arrangement, terrific imagery, vocalist a dead ringer for Alan Jackson--called "Jesus, George Jones, & Me." We all gave it a 5 out of 5. But the Warner-Chappell guy said he had already been shopping a song with EXACTLY that title for the past two months!
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I remember one TAXI Road Rally where, at the A&R listening panel (several A&R execs and publishers draw members' demos at random and evaluate and have the audience vote on them), there was a "perfect storm" of a country song--great arrangement, terrific imagery, vocalist a dead ringer for Alan Jackson--called "Jesus, George Jones, & Me." We all gave it a 5 out of 5. But the Warner-Chappell guy said he had already been shopping a song with EXACTLY that title for the past two months!
Do you think that is a coincidence? That sure seems fishy! I don't know but I think some hit songwriters steal titles from others and write another song around them.
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Doesn't matter. Titles are just titles. It's all the MUSIC.

Excuse me while I go write my new song, "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."
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