I really dont agree with the woman that said, if you can dance/sing/cry to it, you probably have a hit, however just my opinion, you may have a hit but you may not have a song that touches the heart.
There are certain componets that contribute to a good song/artist. The way it is performed, the performer, the truth behind the song and their stage presence. It has to tell a story, a believable story.
I have heard the same song, sung by other artists and it doesnt work for me.
I may not be in the music business but sometimes the outsider knows best. I have this knack for picking the singers/songs.
I also have heard performers perform a lie. They sing what they believe to be true but in reality they strike me as a lie they are living.
I am picky when it comes to artists ,there are few far and in between that make me come back to listen.
A few that I will listen to over and over.
Cher, her stage presence is on the top. That is a big factor, if the performer has a lack of stage presence they have nothing. Confidence is a plus
I like Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, her voice is not only powerful but she is down to earth, she sings what she believes, fans are based on truth.
Donny and Marie based on truth
Susan Boyle is liked because she didnt become stuck up or change her image. She is what she is and she sings from the heart. Hence why she made it big.
Adele, Beyonce, her dancing is the bomb.
Not too many that strike my fancy.
Eminem I was not too crazy about his songs or his performances, however he has admitted about his past and has come from a dark side and actually I have to admit he is one of the best rappers out there.
His song .......`not afraid`was a song that took him from a dark place back into the light, and it is very inspirational especially for Em. so that song really has meaning to it.
Then there is Chris Rene, he wrote many of his songs if not all. He credits his second chance to God and his inspiration comes from above and his family. His past gave him the motivations for his writing. This is where he is suppose to be. His songs are upbeat and truth and I can listen to them over and over.
So with that said, those are the few components that a performer must have before I go back for seconds. Truth in the artist is number one.
I could name more that are phoney than genuine actually.