January 2016 Pop-Up: Double Choruses

On this pop-up episode of Pop Unmuted, Scott Interrante and Kurt Trowbridge explore different types of choruses that deviate from the norm: songs with choruses and post-choruses, songs with long, multi-part choruses, and songs with two distinct choruses.

For more reading:
Gary Ewer, “Why a Double Chorus Might Work Better Than a Pre-Chorus,” Secrets of Songwriting.

Songs discussed in this episode:
Maroon 5 – “Maps”
Fifth Harmony – “Sledgehammer”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Boy Problems”
BeyoncĂ© – “Single Ladies”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
Girls’ Generation – “Party”
Katy Perry – “Teenage Dream”
Carly Rae Jepsen – “Call Me Maybe”
Allen Stone – “Fake Future”
Drake – “Hotline Bling”
Phoebe Ryan – “Mine”
Taio Cruz – “Dynamite”

People in this episode:

Scott Interrante

Scott Interrante holds a Master’s degree in Musicology from CUNY Hunter College focusing on contemporary pop music and masculinity. He hosts Pop Unmuted and K-Pop Unmuted

Kurt Trowbridge

Kurt Trowbridge is a web developer and freelance contributor to Billboard.com. He is the founder of Crownnote.com and the host of the Crowncast.

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