By Nadia Noir
We know that there’s a complex science behind making a hit pop single, but Brett Domino takes that theory and condenses it into about a dozen easy-to-follow and basically foolproof steps in his two Youtube tutorials, How To Make A Hit Pop Song.
The dry, dorky British video blogger does massively cool medleys of pop artists like Justin Timberlake and does covers of artists like LMFAO with wacky instruments like keytars, ukeleles, kazoos, and “other stuff.”
In his first installment, Domino teaches us to the basic rules to writing a pop song including not paying attention to lyrics and writing a good vocal hit.
He also includes a bassoon to make a song that sounds a little derivative of Jason Derulo and Justin Timberlake.
The results are so on-point that it makes us think we could all be pop stars with the right musical toys.
Watch Part One here:
In the second installment, Domino goes “deep” by writing a song called “Pinocchio” that is “inspired” by Iggy Azalea (who he randomly discovers is at the top 0f the pop charts). He drops in some important aspects like the “808” beat and references cities around the world like Tokyo, which he finds out rhymes with romeo and Pinocchio, hence the title of his song.
Watch Part Two below:
Thanks to Domino, we are now convinced we have a future in pop music. Look out for our debut album dropping in 2025.