BBC Radio Sounds – How to Write a Perfect…

Storyglass is proud to present ‘How to Write a Perfect…’ on BBC Radio Sounds

Pete Paphides is on a mission to find the perfect formula for making a bone fide hit by talking to the people who make them – the songwriters. Each episode explores different genre and delves into the individual pieces and how they fit together to make some of the most iconic songs of musical history. 

Pete spoke with some of songwriting’s greatest writers, including Shaznay Lewis, Katie Melua, Melanie C, Kevin Saunderson, Sharleen Spiteri, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Susanna Hoffs and many, many more. Hear the stories behind the hits, find out how famous lyrics were conceived, and dive into these legendary artists’ writing processes. Did they know they had a hit on their hands? Do they still love the song after all this time? Ultimately, can Pete create the blueprint for a perfect hit? 

Discover it for yourself on the BBC website.

Other stories

Winner of the Rising Star Award at the Australia Podcast Awards, Grace Valerie-Lynette! Podcast Live: Witch at the Sheffield DocFest Coming soon: WITCH on BBC View all