Tips to writing a great song
It has to be memorable
To write a great song you need to keep it simple and have a catchy title and a memorable melody.
Have you ever gotten a song in your head and just not be able to get rid of it, I remember when The song Achy Breaky Heart came out the 1st time I heard it I hated that song but it got stuck in my mind because of that catchy melody and I could not get it out of my head, that is a classic example of a catchy melody.
Also I think it is equally as important to have a good chorus that will make everyone want to sing along to the song, I will use the song Family Tradition by: Hank Williams Jr as an example of this.
In the chorus of the song the lyric go They get on me wanna know Hank why do you drink, why do you roll smokes.... Notice how that song makes you want to sing along with it, when you are writing your song try and make the chorus a sing along, it really is a specialty in its self.
Keep the structure of your song simple. an example of a classic simple structure would be this pattern.
Kickoff -Verse - Chorus,-turnaround -verse -Chorus -tag
Song writing is very easy to learn and can take a life time to master these are simply some suggestions I think will benefit songwriters of all skill levels and are classic and proven successful.