What are your favorite hooks?

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by JonnyAlright, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. JonnyAlright

    JonnyAlright Member

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    Hook. When mentioning this word, most musicians know generally what you are talking about, but it can't be simply defined. It's a word that evokes memories and feelings, but can't be properly represented through just words.

    It'd be cool if people would share their thoughts on what hooks in songs are their favorite, most memorable, catchiest, etc... Or post connections between artists and songs through hooks.

    ie.


    In this song, I feel like the opening guitar lick is more iconic than even the chorus vocal line. Simple lick around a D shape but so tasteful.


    Here, 3 notes make up one of the most recognizable guitar riffs in all of popular music.



    Also, it's interesting how the lick at in Dear Prudence at 2:56 inspired a very similar song/lick that starts at 3:12 in the second video by LCD Soundsystem.

    Anywho... As a guitarist I've been really focusing on incorporating hooks into my leads. I've also gotten more into arranging full songs and would love to hear what people find memorable in songs, whether is be the vocal line or any other part.

    Jonny
     
  2. Sweetfinger

    Sweetfinger Supporting Member

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    I love a great melody hook, be it a guitar riff or synth line, etc.
    Low Rider
    Bring It On Home (Zeppelin)
    Stayin' Alive
    300 lbs of Heavenly Joy
    99 Luftballons
    Chameleon
    Paperback Writer
    Wishing Well by Terence Trent Darby
    Balls to the Wall
    Folsom Prison Blues
    Blue Orchid
    Uptight

    Just about every pop song has some sort of hook. I probably like it. Here's a horn hook that dug in the very first time I heard it and never let go!
     
  3. Hand of Doom

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    After The Fire - Der Kommissar had more hooks than a tackle box...
     

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