Many hit songwriters with tell you that one of the most efficient ways to write a song is to start with a title. The title gives so much info and DNA for your song. It can inspire a story, give you a hook, lead you to fun wordplay, rhythms, etc. One way to keep your songwriting hat on all day is to keep a notebook full of titles. Throughout your day as you listen to things people say, or things you see….take notes and write down title ideas….or phrases that you think would make a good song title. Set a goal for yourself that you want to find 10 good song titles everyday…
By making yourself have a goal of 10 titles everyday, it helps you keep your eyes and ears open…and it helps you think creatively on a more frequent basis. Pay attention to every magazine, book and TV show to see if you can find good title ideas. I personally have multiple notebooks full of title ideas, and I also have files on everyone of my computers that have title ideas. Make it your goal to find 10 every single day….you will be amazed how many great ideas start to appear. Then on those days you don’t feel very inspired, or if you are trying to find ideas, just thumb through your book….something may jump out at you.
Here are a couple of links to help you find titles and also what to do with them once you have them. Let me know if you have any other title source ideas.
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