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Pop songs with no verses?
Old 28th November 2010
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Pop songs with no verses?

I'm working on a pop rock song where the A & B sections IMO feel more like 2 different choruses (or a chorus & bridge). They flow so nicely into one another that there's almost no room/need for verses. Can anyone think of any good pop songs with NO verses? I'm interested in how they arranged such songs.

These are the only ones that came to my mind...

Green Day - Do You Know Your Enemy
YouTube - Green Day-Know Your Enemy
(feels like the chorus over and over, with a bridge and instrumental then more of that same chorus - yes the lyrics change like a verse would, but it's still that big chorus feeling the whole time)

Andy Williams - Most Wonderful Time of the Year
YouTube - Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
(this one feels like it starts with the chorus, then it keeps repeating with a few tension building variations - then a quick bridge and back to the chorus)

Supergrass - Alright (we are young)
YouTube - Supergrass - Alright
(I caught this tune on TV the other night. To me, it feels like a chorusX4 then a bridge - repeated throughout - with a instrumental gap replacing a round of choruses)

Can anyone think of any better examples? Thanks!
Old 28th November 2010
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Supergrass - Alright (we are young)
YouTube - Supergrass - Alright
(I caught this tune on TV the other night. To me, it feels like a chorusX4 then a bridge - repeated throughout - with a instrumental gap replacing a round of choruses)

i think they were listening to the Rutles...

YouTube - The Rutles: I Must Be In Love
Old 28th November 2010
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Very common in pop-star type music, particularly if its dance music inspired.

E.g. Kylie Monogue, Keisha

Old-school punk can feel like it too when the 1st verse is repeated at the end - hence bubblegum-punk like Greenday do it from time to time
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