As most of you probably know, songs are generally composed of several verses
(known as the A sections), a repeating chorus (known as the B section) and
often a bridge (known as the C section). In this way, the most common formula
for a song is A-A-B-A-B-C-B, or some variation thereof. In fact, if you know
the song by Genesis called “Abacab,” the name is derived from the original
structure of the song.
This A-B-A-C-A-B structure isn’t something unique to pop music. The idea of
a returning chorus, or ritornello, was very popular in the Baroque period where
the rondo structure was born. A typical Baroque rondo went A-B-A-C-A-D-A. The A
section in this structure is what we’d call the B section in pop music: a
refrain or chorus that returns again and again.
Despite the overwhelmingly popular A-A-B-A-B-C-B structure of modern popular
songs, there are some well-known tunes that start off with the B section, or
the chorus. Nothing like getting right to the most memorable section, right?
Here are 6 that I could think of. What others do you guys know? Let’s get a
nice list going. Show off your smarts time!
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