Have you ever heard the story of how some famous band wrote their biggest hit in like five minutes? In today’s newsletter, we will explore this phenomenon, and I will offer you an explanation for this occurrence. More importantly, I can show you how to write your best song in five minutes.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the Gorilla Newsletter.
Author of “The 5 Steps to Becoming the Biggest Band in Town”
Vice President of Gorilla Music
Writing Hit Songs In Five Minutes
By John Michalak
We have all heard the stories of how some famous band wrote their best song in five minutes. When I hear these stories, I have no doubt they’re true, as I have done the same thing myself. However, there’s just a little more to the story than, “we wrote our best song in five minutes.”
Have you ever been in the middle of writing a new song when suddenly the words and music just start flowing through you? It’s almost as if something inside you is writing the song, or even like the song is writing it’s self. It’s an incredible feeling, and it’s how most people write their best material.
In sports, they call this being “in the zone;” when writing music, they call it a “writer’s high.” It happens after you get into a certain state of mind that allows you to write at a higher level.
How does one get in this state of mind? Well, it usually happens after you have been working on a song or practicing for a period of time. For some people, it takes a little longer to get into the right state of mind; for other it takes less time. But rarely is someone capable of operating at their highest level without a little warm up.
So when an artist or a band says they wrote their hit song in five minutes, it’s probably true—but it was also after an hour or two of working on other material, or areas that helped them to get into the state of mind that allowed them to work at their highest performance level.
For the best chance of operating at your highest performance level, increase the length of your rehearsals, or the amount of time you spend writing in one sitting. The longer your rehearsal, the more time you will be writing at a higher level, which gives you more opportunity to write your best songs ever.