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tennesseerox's picture
May 2009
3 years ago

Hey Guys! Wow its been a while! So anyway a few weeks ago I picked up the new Dream Theater album Black Clouds and Silver Linings. The chorus of "A Rite of Passage" is really great, so I've started getting into really powerful choruses.

So anyway... I'd really like to hear your favorite choruses.:D

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Fuzzhead's picture
St. Louis, MO.
Jul 2006
3 years ago

Currently stuck in head:

Todd Rundgren - "Couldn't I Just Tell You" ...MONSTER chorus.

...wow, I gave it some thought, and I just realized that a lot of songs I think of as "catchy" don't always have a chorus. Sometimes the catchy part is the verse, and it gets punctuated by bridge-like parts. Or the whole damn thing is so catchy that you can't really say what's the verse or what's the chorus. Whenever I write a song, I always enjoy playing around with song structure, maybe that's where I get that songwriting trait from.

Whole damn song is catchy and stuck in my head for several months now:

Big Star - "Back of a Car" ...MONSTER song.

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tennesseerox's picture
May 2009
3 years ago

Yeah I guess I should change it to "what song is powerful to you," because great songs don't have to have choruses, and sometimes a different song structure is refreshing and makes the song great. And when a song is really great, you can just feel it.

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[Regarding the role of guitar in his life]
"Notes and chords have become my second language...that vocabulary expresses what I feel when language fails me...whenever I've lost my way [guitar] has brought me back to my center; whenever I forget, it reminds me why I'm here.
-Slash

skins345669's picture
LONDON, U.K.
Aug 2005
3 years ago

I'm currently listening to Living is a Problem - Biffy Clyro, which I think falls into the all round epic category.

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tori's picture
Berlin, GE
May 2006
5 years ago

To be honest, I'm not the kind of person looking for the chorus. But I have to admit that dredg have some really great hooklines. I just fell that if you do write a BIG chorus, do it passionately :D

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head_cold's picture
Scotland
Oct 2007
4 years ago

Black Flag's Damaged album has some really catchy stuff on it.

Spray Paint is particularly catchy.

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Zeppelanoid's picture
Montreal, Canada
Feb 2006
4 years ago

Only a single option, ATM for me.

Patto - The Man

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taco60616's picture
Joliet, IL
Oct 2009
2 years ago
Originally Posted by skins345669

I'm currently listening to Living is a Problem - Biffy Clyro, which I think falls into the all round epic category.

Perfect. I used to be against having a string arrangement in songs. Reminded me of Wings. But after hearing Biffy Clyro's use of it, along with Silversun Pickup's use of it, I'm catching on to the idea.

cerebro911's picture
North Carolina
Nov 2009
2 years ago

Alot of Nirvana ones. In Bloom, Lithium, Milk It. Let Me Drown by Soundgarden "Give up to greed you don't have to feed me, and give up to fate you don't have to need me. Let it go, just let it go and drown me in you." Sooooo goooooood, that's my number one favorite chorus.

(edit, wrong intro song) Crushed Like Sardines in a Packt Tin Can by Radiohead,
Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd,
Bone machine by the Pixies.

My Nake is Mud (Primus) because of the guitar part. I'm Housin' and How I Could Just Kill a Man Rage's version for the same reason. Those songs are just alot more intimidating the way Zack de la Rocha sings them.

Feel Good Hit of the Summer by Queens of the Stone Age.
I Could Have Lied and Scar Tissue by Chili Peppers.
New Fang by Them Crooked Vultures.

Third Eye by Tool (I consider the "I ain't open my third eye" to be the chorus, THAT is a powerful mix of instument and voice, like most Tool songs).

To round it all off Fell in Love with a Girl by White Stripes. the way I have that formatted it looks a bit like song lyrics :D

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