Inside the Hits: The Seduction of a Rock and Roll Generation

by Wayne Wadhams

How does a song become more than words and music to represent or influence the voice of a generation? Inside the Hits dissects more than 60 of the most powerful and memorable hit songs since the birth of rock and roll to reveal the roots of their success. Author Wayne Wadhams examines the key ingredients that made the songs work then and now, including: melody, lyrics, performance, production, artist image, promotion, and market timing. What really stopped Mick Jagger from getting “Satisfaction”? How did a secretary who was mistaken for a prostitute give Donna Summer her new sound? Find all the answers in Inside the Hits.

“Reading Inside the Hits was like reliving some of the most memorable moments in rock and roll. A captivating read for industry professionals and fans alike.”

– Phil Ramone

Publisher: Berklee Press

Series: Berklee Press

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Page Count: 550

Dimensions: 9 X 6 inches

ISBN: 9780634014307