Bobby Owsinski's Deconstructed Hits: Modern Pop & Hip-Hop

Bobby Owsinski's Deconstructed Hits: Modern Pop & Hip-Hop
Uncover the Stories & Techniques Behind 20 Iconic Songs

By Bobby Owsinski Pro Audio Textbook Item: 00-36331
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You'll never listen to music the same way again! Producer, audio engineer, and author Bobby Owsinski takes you behind-the-scenes of 20 of the biggest modern pop and hip-hop hits of the 21st century. Using a technique refined after years of listening to songs under the microscope of the studio, each song analysis by Bobby describes exactly how the song was constructed and why it was a hit, examining in detail the song form, the arrangement, the sound, and the production. This is a valuable must-have for everyone who loves music, musicians learning about arrangements, producers wanting to learn how hits are constructed, audio engineers analyzing the sounds of the hits, songwriters looking inside a hit's secrets, and fans who love facts and trivia about their favorite artists. Every song analysis has numerous "listen to" moments pointing out small but significant changes in the arrangement or sound that you might not have noticed before. Plus you'll get all the song facts never found all in one place like release date, songwriters, recording studio information, number of units sold, and chart position.

Includes: Beautiful (Christina Aguilera) * Born This Way (Lady Gaga) * Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen) * Crazy In Love (Beyonce) * Crazy (Gnarls Barkley) * Drop It Like It's Hot (Snoop Dogg) * Firework (Katy Perry) * Get the Party Started (P!nk) * Grenade (Bruno Mars) * I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas) * In da Club (50 Cent) * Lights (Ellie Goulding) * Poker Face (Lady Gaga) * Sexy and I Know It (LMFAO) * SexyBack (Justin Timberlake) * Super Bass (Nicki Minaj) * Turn Me On (David Guetta) * Umbrella (Rihanna) * We Are Young (fun.) * Written in the Stars (Tinie Tempah).

Sample Pages


Title Composer
How to Listen
Advanced Listening Technique
Characteristics of the Average Hit Song
The Five Elements of a Great Arrangement
The Hit Song Secret
The Hits
Beautiful Christina Aguilera
Born This Way Lady Gaga
Call Me Maybe Carly Rae Jepsen
Crazy in Love Beyoncé (featuring Jay-Z)
Crazy Gnarls Barkley
Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg (featuring Pharrell)
Firework Katy Perry
Get the Party Started Pink
Grenade Bruno Mars
I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
In da Club 50 Cent
Lights Ellie Goulding
Poker Face Lady Gaga
Sexy and I Know It LMFAO
SexyBack Justin Timberlake
Super Bass Nicki Minaj
Turn Me On David Guetta
Umbrella Rihanna (featuring Jay-Z)
We Are Young Fun.
Written in the Stars Tinie Tempah (featuring Eric Turner)
Bobby Owsinski Bibliography

Additional Information

Author: Bobby Owsinski
Format: Book
Page Count: 128
Item Number: 00-36331
ISBN 10: 0-7390-7343-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-7343-8
UPC: 038081402642

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