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S.A.C. Challenge – Week 2 – Issued by Rob Wells – Write an explosive pop hit!

February 16, 2015
Rob Wells has a challenge for you!

Rob Wells has a challenge for you!

Rob Wells is a multi-platinum, award-winning producer/songwriter based in Toronto & Los Angeles. He has worked with numerous multi-platinum selling artists, with songs landing on millions of award winning records. His work has appeared in major release films, network TV shows and video games worldwide.  Awards include first place in numerous songwriting competitions, SOCAN #1 awards, gold, platinum & multi-platinum certifications.

Our week 2 challenge is as follows:

I’m looking for strong female based Pop/Top 40 songs.  Think Selena Gomez.  Think Demi Lovato.  Think big.  Think hits.  Think target audience of 13-18 years old.  If you’re writing a global, universal, and (a little bit) quirky smash song with an interesting title, I’m interested.  If you can sing your explosive chorus a thousand times and not be sick of it, I’m interested.  Trim the fat.  No unnecessary sections or long intros.  Take me on a journey.  Make every lyric count and funnel towards a great chorus payoff.  Maximum 3:30 in length.  Good luck!

Your song is due February 23 by midnight. Share a link to your song and a link to your blog post in the comments below.

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  1. February 19, 2015 7:34 am

    Great challenge. Enjoying it so far. Hope my final product will hit the mark. Her s y week 2 blog. http://rorypike.tumblr.com/post/111461629656/what-do-i-know-about-teenage-girls

  2. February 19, 2015 5:40 pm

    Here is a link to my week 2 song: “Have Some Fun”

    Here is the link to my week 2 Blog : http://www.goodrockindan.com/blog

    Thank you for listening and reading.

    GRD

  3. February 20, 2015 3:04 am

    Warning! Explosive pop hit! Here is my Week 2 blog entry for the SAC Challenge: http://www.meorimusic.com/warning-explosive-pop-hit-s-a-c-songwriting-blogging-challenge-week-2/

  4. February 20, 2015 4:42 pm

    Here is my demo for week two of the challenge. Thanks Rob for making me sweat this one out! It was hard but I enjoyed the process and learned a few things on the way.

    Here’s the blog entry. The demo is linked at the bottom of it:

    http://superpapa67.com/2015/02/20/sac-challenge-2015-choose-now-at-demo-stage/

    • February 23, 2015 1:01 pm

      Hi superpapa67, Nice production on your track. Under what name are you registered with SAC? You may want to consider using your legal name on your blog…I couldn’t find it…so you’re like a big mystery. And I don’t think you want to be? Great work and Thanks for posting the sound file link at the end of your blog!

      • March 1, 2015 1:45 pm

        Hi Debra, sorry I didn’t even think about that. My SAC identity is Gordon Gow.

  5. February 21, 2015 2:18 pm

    Here is my blog for week #2 and a link to my song Baby We’re Through.

    http://donnysawchuk.tumblr.com/post/111674812157/sac-2015-songwriting-challenge-week-2

    Cheers, Donny.

    Don Sawchuk
    Building community one song at a time.

  6. February 21, 2015 5:59 pm

    Great tune!

  7. February 22, 2015 1:32 am

    Week 2 – SAC Challenge: Here is the song I wrote for Rob Wells’ challenge. It’s called “Boyscout” and is about not falling for a wolf in sheep’s clothing. https://soundcloud.com/heathermeori/boyscout-demo-sac-challenge-week-2-heather-meori (Week 2 blog posted here: http://www.meorimusic.com/warning-explosive-pop-hit-s-a-c-songwriting-blogging-challenge-week-2/)

  8. February 22, 2015 2:39 am

    Jennifer’s week 2 challenge – Ridiculous – recorded version & blog – http://www.reverbnation.com/control_room/artist/305108/blog

  9. Scott Anthony Andrews permalink
    February 22, 2015 2:35 pm

    Week 2 song “Message in Your Heart” https://soundcloud.com/scottanthonyandrews/messageinurheart-saamp3

    Week 2 blog posting http://scottanthonyandrews.com/then-i-went-to-bed-then-i-got-up/

  10. February 22, 2015 2:36 pm

    Whoa! Time flies! Here we are at the end of Week 2 already. I just got over the glitches of Week 1 and I’m happy to say that I’m still standing. Now, I’m ready to post my lyrics for Week 2’s challenge. Check it out at http://cleasongs.wordpress.com

  11. February 22, 2015 5:43 pm

    Hi all. I hope this works. Here is my Sound Cloud location https://soundcloud.com/don-ablett for my song, “More than just a Snapchat”. My blog is at https://donablett.wordpress.com/

  12. February 22, 2015 6:20 pm

    Here is my soundcloud for week#2. It’s called Tightrope. http://www.soundcloud.com/todd-wandio

  13. Scott Anthony Andrews permalink
    February 22, 2015 6:26 pm

    https://m.soundcloud.com/scottanthonyandrews/messageinurheart-saamp3 (Week 2 Song, Message in Your Heart”)
    http://scottanthonyandrews.com/then-i-went-to-bed-then-i-got-up/ (Week 2 Blog Posting with Lyrics)

  14. David O'Reilly permalink
    February 22, 2015 6:31 pm

    Here’s my submission for Week 2! The song is called ‘All of it or Nothing’.
    I got a lot of great ideas from various people on facebook for things to change around in the song, but unfortunately I won’t have a chance to do them before the deadline. I will however keep them in mind for future refinement of the song.

    Here’s my blog for this week too:

    https://www.tumblr.com/blog/davidsongchallengeweek2

  15. February 22, 2015 7:01 pm

    My Week 2 Challenge Blog & Submission…..Loving this…it’s EXACTLY what I needed..Thanks SAC
    https://ballenblog.wordpress.com/

    • February 22, 2015 7:08 pm

      Here is the link to my Week 2 Submission & Lyric’s called “Proud Of This Heart”

    • February 23, 2015 10:39 pm

      Hi Bev, Glad you found the Jar Of Stones helpful. Good work and thanks for posting!

      • February 23, 2015 11:43 pm

        Thks Debra! So I ended up changing the title of my Week 2 submission to
        ” Never Skipped A Beat” in my blog & in my mp3 file . Could not change it above. Thanks very much.

  16. February 22, 2015 7:26 pm

    https://megsrathwell.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/week-2-sac-challenge-2015/

    here is a link to my blog
    and my song!

  17. February 22, 2015 7:47 pm

    SAC CHALLENGE #2 completed here – hey Rob, “Which One Were You ?”
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/angie-ricci-aka-amomnus/sac-challenge-2-rob-wells-call-for-pop/863932793645763

  18. February 22, 2015 8:17 pm

    What a great challenge. Here’s my Week 2 blog and song entry, Luv At First Glance.

    Blog Entry:

    http://jceej.com/in-the-works

    Song Entry:

  19. February 22, 2015 8:32 pm

    Boy did Mikalyn have fun with this weeks Challenge – met some great co-writers and listened to a lot of great original music. Here is my blog link where my song is posted as well

    https://mikalynhaymusic.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/the-challenge-write-a-pop-song-for-young-girls-my-response-carnival/?preview=true&preview_id=12&preview_nonce=e993a8129

  20. February 22, 2015 8:40 pm

    Here is my Week 2 Challenge Song: https://soundcloud.com/julie-sings/weather-feat-lg/s-wVvjt
    And here is the link to my blogpost: http://www.theopenstageadventure.ca/challenge-2-write-a-top-40-pop-song.php
    I know we have until tomorrow night but I needed to clear the deck for the next challenge!

  21. February 22, 2015 9:09 pm

    Here’s the link to my blog. A link to the soundcloud file and the lyrics are in the blog. https://johnpaulgeorgeringoanddon.wordpress.com/ Here is the soundcloud link as well https://soundcloud.com/d2d-2/orbit-spinning-around

  22. February 22, 2015 9:56 pm

    This is the link to my blog, to tell you the truth I am not sure I did this last week for the first blog…..?
    dougtaylorband.wordpress.com

  23. February 22, 2015 10:31 pm

    Here is my song for the week 2 challenge – a co-write with Adri-Anne Ralph – one of three she pulled off this week! Don’t know how she does it! Debra Alexander and James Linderman looking forward to your comments!
    Here is the SoundCloud Link:

    And here is the blog post:
    http://www.liminalmusic.com/s-a-c-challenge-2-power-pop/

  24. February 22, 2015 10:34 pm

    Here’s the link to the song I wrote for this week’s challenge “Set Me On Fire”: https://soundcloud.com/scottmackay/scott-ben-mackay-set-me-on-fire-demo/s-l9lAI

    Here’s the link to my blog: http://wp.me/p3mM8u-bu

    Happy writing everyone 🙂

    Scott

  25. February 22, 2015 11:52 pm

    Here is my song for week #2

    and blog post
    http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_blogs/artist_98745?blog_id=13614035

  26. February 22, 2015 11:59 pm

    Here is my blog entry for week 2 Challenge and song!

    http://maryjaneviejo.blogspot.ca/2015/02/sac-challenge.html

  27. February 23, 2015 1:27 am

    Great week! Here’s my Blog Post: http://adriannesoundslike.tumblr.com/post/111802476526/forces-of-nature-trying-to-have-it-all-sac

    And here’s my song, “Force of Nature”: https://soundcloud.com/adrianne_r/force-of-nature-sac-challenge-week-2-female-top-40

    Here is my co-write with Dean Sawatzky, “Over”: https://soundcloud.com/adrianne_r/over-week-2-sac-challenge-female-top-40-song-2

    And my co-write with Michael Proudfoot, “The Best Thing Ever”: https://soundcloud.com/adrianne_r/the-best-thing-ever-mp3

    • Adri-Anne Ralph permalink
      February 23, 2015 4:40 pm

      Just wanted to clarify to you, Debra & James, that the song I’m pitching will be “Force of Nature”.

      • February 23, 2015 11:45 pm

        Sounds like a seriously life-altering week Adri-Anne! I’m amazed you could still write an articulate blog. Well done on all counts. Looking forward to reading what you’ll learn that’ll top this!

  28. February 23, 2015 2:35 am

    So here is my week 2 song – I had fun writing it, tho it took lots of revisions. Sadly I can’t post my blog yet since I am having trouble with my provider, so I can’t describe every revision to you in excruciating detail yet! – tomorrow, with luck.

  29. Kathryn Jean (Alexander) permalink
    February 23, 2015 4:10 am

    Here is my lyrics and rough vocal for week #2 Challenge…didn’t have time to do a better recording…I like the writing but don’t consider myself much of a singer or engineer 🙂

    http://kjaberrations.blogspot.ca/2015/02/spend-your-day-with-me.html

    • Kathryn Jean (Alexander) permalink
      February 23, 2015 2:50 pm

      I made a last minute lyrical change to one line of the song that is not in the recording…Fresh air, blue sky was changed to Salt air, grey sky to improve prosody…the melody stays the same. The “Me” in the song is the Sea

  30. February 23, 2015 8:26 am

    Here is my contribution to Week two. Made possible only by the generous collaborating of Adri-anne Ralph. Your feedback is most welcome.
    https://uponblocks.wordpress.com/

  31. February 23, 2015 8:39 am

    I went at Week 2’s pop song from a self-empowering feminist angle:
    https://whogivesapop.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/sac-songwriting-blogging-challenge-week-2-2/

    • February 24, 2015 12:07 am

      Hi Edi, Enjoyed reading your blog. I have a soft spot for empowering lyrics, and your groove is cool. “As Good As The Guy” is in the key of G minor…your vocal got it across. 🙂

      • February 25, 2015 10:48 am

        Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, Debra!

  32. February 23, 2015 9:03 am

    Here’s my week two’s challenge for my “Magnets” and a video blog. I didn’t have a chance to have a female sing this yet so I sang it myself. But I will be posting a demo with a female vocals soon. You can check them both on my website or you can go directly to the links Hope you enjoy, thanks.

    http://ahimusic.com/#!sac-blog/sac-challenge-week-2/

    Song link: https://soundcloud.com/officiallyahi/magnets-acoustic-scratch-demo
    Blog link: http://ahimusic.com/#!sac-blog/sac-challenge-week-2/

    • February 23, 2015 5:56 pm

      Female version with vocals by Kate Carswell

  33. Katy Carswell permalink
    February 23, 2015 12:08 pm

    Here is my song and blog post for the week 2 challenge!

    Blog post: http://thekatherinegracejournals.tumblr.com/post/111440520282/feb18

    Song: https://soundcloud.com/katycarswell/should-have-known

    • February 24, 2015 12:37 am

      Katy, VERY impressive effort to go so outside your genre. All your instincts were right on–love that you studied so hard and went into it thinking, how hard can it be to write 3 chords, etc…and came out of it…the way you did. And you do NOT, EVER, sound like a sheep! Great vocals. Congratulations on all your hard work.

  34. February 23, 2015 12:10 pm

    and here, finally – having weathered yet more Web crap – is my hugely long blog post for week 2. http://www.davidkeeblemusic.com/Journal/index.htm

  35. Sean Bertram permalink
    February 23, 2015 12:21 pm

    Here you go, my blog for the week! Enjoy!

    http://seanbertram.tumblr.com/post/111871011817/s-a-c-challenge-week-2

    • Sean Bertram permalink
      February 23, 2015 3:19 pm

      (you’ll find the song and lyrics in the blog)

  36. February 23, 2015 12:34 pm

    Here we go! A girl power song you can dance to.Hey Hey Alright! My answer to the second week challenge:

    https://soundcloud.com/…/150219-hey-hey-alright-v2-jn-mixdo…

    http://www.jamesmcgeemusic.com

  37. February 23, 2015 12:36 pm

    What a great week! I knocked off a pop song and had a blast co-writing another with my freaky-talented son, Sean Bertram. I also had the pleasure of meeting young Mikalyn Hay, who lent her voice to our demo recordings!

    All the details lie within: http://allisterbradley.tumblr.com/post/111872162719/6-songs-in-6-weeks-make-it-big-make-it-pop-in

  38. February 23, 2015 12:46 pm

    I’m replacing a bad link, so don’t delete thanks.

    Please Note: Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Here we go! A girl power song you can dance to.Hey Hey Alright! My answer to the second week challenge:

    To find out more about the adventure, click here:

    http://www.jamesmcgeemusic.com

  39. Robert Dudonis permalink
    February 23, 2015 1:03 pm

    Week 2 Challenge – AVATAR
    Lyrics included in blog.
    http://robertdudonis.tumblr.com/

  40. February 23, 2015 1:20 pm

    Here’s a link to my latest blog post for Week 2 of the challenge. I surprisingly enjoyed this week’s challenge despite not typically working and operating in a Top 40 space. Check it out!
    http://confessionsofasongwriter.com/dont-call-me-a-princess/

  41. February 23, 2015 1:36 pm

    Here is the link to my bog post for week 2.

    The song — A Little List — is sung by a teenage girl to her boyfriend who is obsessed with video games. She wants him to spend less time playing video games, and more time with her, doing things she likes to do. To make it easy for him, she makes him “a little list”.

    The song coveys a serious message in a light-hearted way. And the chorus is catchy and memorable.

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/steven-hardy/sac-challenge-week-2-issued-by-rob-wells-write-an-explosive-pop-hit/10153126426301000

  42. February 23, 2015 1:49 pm

    Week 2 Challenge – Line of Fire

    Here is my music and blog post for Week 2. I’d like to thank my beautiful and talented wife for singing on this (and save you all from hearing me do it!). Hope you enjoy it.

    Song link: https://soundcloud.com/craigster67/line-of-fire

    Blog link: https://www.tumblr.com/blog/craigster67

    Verse I
    When I was a younger girl I gave my heart to anyone
    Afraid that somehow I’d miss out on love
    But I fell victim to a nasty dude with a smoking gun
    And found love wasn’t anything like what I dreamed of

    Prechorus
    So I kept my heard under lock and key
    But now your sights are on me

    Chorus
    And I’m standing in the line of fire
    Feeling like I’m somebody’s prey
    Standing in your line of fire
    Trying to get out of the way
    Get out of the way

    Verse II
    I can spot a fake disguise
    Through that thick blond hair and those pretty blue eyes
    You’re all just predators, you’re all the same
    Out on a hunt tonight
    Taking shots at me by the clear moonlight
    You’re all just hunters
    And I’m just your game

    Prechorus
    So I had my reasons not to care
    But then I saw you there

    Chorus
    And now I’m standing in the line of fire
    Feeling like I’m somebody’s prey
    Standing in the line of fire
    Trying to get out of the way
    Get out of the way

    Bridge
    So what’s this I see
    A hint of some sincerity
    Then lay down your gun
    and show me that you just may be the one

    Chorus
    Now you’re standing in the line of fire
    Feeling like you’re somebody’s prey
    Standing in the line of fire, and
    I’m not going to let you
    Let you get away

  43. February 23, 2015 2:01 pm

    Blog and song #2:
    http://teapetrovic.tumblr.com

    p.s. Just before the challenge started I finished recording a song that would fit quite well into these requirements. If you have time and would like to hear it as well, here’s a link:

    Thanks Debra and James! Would love to hear what you think…

  44. February 23, 2015 2:19 pm

    I had a tough time this week for sure… I think I channeled the late great Leslie Gore a bit as the “pop explosion” I heard in my head with synths and female vocal stylings became a retro 60’s feel in the demo – but thanks to my daughter for being the girl (she just became a teenager) to sing Like A Girl… You might think having a teenager in the house would mean I’d know the target music audience, but she’s into some older classic pop (The Beatles being her favourite).

    Blog: http://blog.lorenzopolicelli.com/2015/02/23/like-a-girl-week-2-challenge/
    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/renzo/lorenzo-policelli-like-a-girl/s-4dcHn

  45. February 23, 2015 3:12 pm

    What a wonderful bunch of gifted songwriters and singers …..it’s a pleasure to meet you all via “Internet”….. this couldn’t have happened among us all even 10-15 years ago. Amazing how technology moves so fast to connect us to each other and the world…..

    Blog for week 2 -https://magnifonic.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/week-2-sac-challenge/ Song for week 2-

    • February 23, 2015 9:25 pm

      I remixed and experimented with a little mastering to try to fix it up……here is the link to the newest submission…….

  46. February 23, 2015 3:13 pm

    Here is my entry for week 2! It’s called “Rainbow Babe” and It POPs! Get it? hehehe http://bit.ly/1DeO14B

  47. February 23, 2015 3:55 pm

    Hey Everyone!

    The link to my blog is here: http://www.braedenmitchell.com/?p=589

    The link to my song submission for this week “Music On My Body” is here: http://bit.ly/1zb7oqq

    Any feedback is much appreciated!

    B

  48. February 23, 2015 4:31 pm

    What a treat, writing with 12-year old, talented Mikalyn!

    My blog:

    https://guitarvydas.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/week-2-the-rob-wells-challenge/

    The song (@James and @Debra – same as Mikalyn’s above)

  49. February 23, 2015 5:17 pm

    Here is the link to my blog post and song. It’s called “Speak Now”.
    http://baetli.tumblr.com/post/111894565366/s-a-c-challenge-week-2

  50. February 23, 2015 6:48 pm

    Here are the links to my WordPress Blog and My week- 2 Song on Songcloud:
    http://kristajanewhite.wordpress.com

  51. February 23, 2015 7:17 pm

    I am posting part 1 of my week 2 blog. Unfortunately I am behind due to illness but I am going to try to finish editing and get a rough recording of my song up before midnight. It’s painful to sing so it is gonna be pretty rough lol But I am determined to finish before the deadline. Here is what I got so far.
    https://lynnmantle.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/sac-challenge-2015-week-2-pt-1/

  52. February 23, 2015 7:21 pm

    Here’s my song for week 2 https://soundcloud.com/melfarrimond/forever-friends/s-sgUqX and my blog is at melfarrimond.net.

  53. February 23, 2015 8:09 pm

    Week 2 submission.

    My blog can be found at http://rorypike.tumblr.com and my song for the week is at

    • February 23, 2015 8:12 pm

      James and Debra,
      I think you wanted to know if we wanted feedback. I would very much appreciate it.
      Thanks,

      Rory

  54. February 23, 2015 8:28 pm

    What does everyone love the most in 2015? Love Your Selfie by Shira Katz & Gordon Gow https://soundcloud.com/sherashakera/love-your-selfie-by-shira-katz-gordon-gow-sac-challenge-2015-wk-2 and my blog: http://amsforartmusicsongs2.blogspot.ca/

  55. February 23, 2015 9:06 pm

    I am resending my links as I think there is an error in the previous links. Thanks!
    http://kristajanewhite.wordpress.com

  56. February 23, 2015 9:16 pm

    https://hookmachinemusic.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/challenge-2-pop-goes-the-world/

    Hey everyone! this is a link to my blog…
    and also a link to my week 2 submission

  57. Lorenzo D. Policelli permalink
    February 23, 2015 9:35 pm

    Hope this post goes through… I had a rough time this week with the challenge but not as rough as trying to post in the blog (I’ve been trying since 1 a.m.). I decided not to log in with my WordPress login if that helps anybody else seeing this (Google+ is what I chose this time).

    I channeled Lesley Gore instead of Demi Lovato it seems – I heard this pop explosion in my head but it came out like a 60’s pop song in the end… thanks to my newly-teenaged daughter for doing the vocals – Like A Girl… looking forward to any feedback…

    Blog: http://blog.lorenzopolicelli.com/2015/02/23/like-a-girl-week-2-challenge/
    Song (with Lyrics): https://soundcloud.com/renzo/lorenzo-policelli-like-a-girl/s-4dcHn

  58. February 23, 2015 9:42 pm

    I am not sure my blog link is working..l don’t see week 1 or the one I just posted… hmm

  59. February 23, 2015 9:50 pm

    Voila…Week #2 – Top of the Pops… Robert Campbell will have a better version of this song in his blog post but I’m ready for bed! Enjoy 🙂
    https://kathrynberrymusic.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/top-of-the-pops/

  60. February 23, 2015 9:56 pm

    Here’s the link to my blog, song is there. Loved this challenge…:)
    http://judiblueyes.tumblr.com/

  61. February 23, 2015 9:57 pm

    Hello to all ! Week 2 Blog at larehardmusic.wordpress.com

    Vulnerable on https/soundcloud.com/larehard-1/vulnerable

  62. February 23, 2015 10:01 pm

    Hi all! What a fun week! Loved this challenge. Onward and upward….
    Daniel

    Song: https://soundcloud.com/danielcjames-1/alreadyoveryou
    Blog: http://danielcjames.com/2015/02/24/pissed-off-power-pop/

  63. February 23, 2015 10:52 pm

    This is my post for Glenn Pattison for the week – good times this week!

    and my Blog post
    http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_blogs/artist_98745?blog_id=13614035

  64. February 23, 2015 11:11 pm

    Heres my link to the song…..https://soundcloud.com/joe-stanton/just-peace
    and my blog….http://www.joestanton.com/blog/
    thanks SAC for the great ride !!

  65. February 23, 2015 11:18 pm

    O.K. I have spent all day trying to get a video of my recording for week 2 submission and I am still struggling. Nothing will recognize my file, so I am submitting it on the FB page. I know you are not supposed to send lyrics, but if all else fails, that’s all I have…

    https://lisabirt.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/week-2-submission/?preview=true&preview_id=10&preview_nonce=36fea27ce7

  66. February 23, 2015 11:33 pm

    Here is the private link for Week #2 song “Us Girls” https://soundcloud.com/angelasaini/us-girls/s-lQLGq

    My blog entry (and lyrics) can be found at my website: http://angelasaini.com/blog

    Thanks!

  67. February 23, 2015 11:43 pm

    Hey guys here is my week two submission! https://kapzg.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/sac-challenge-week-2/

  68. February 23, 2015 11:44 pm

    Hope this works! Still a bit more work to do on it but here’s week 2’s challenge and blog. Please notify me if either of this links is not working properly. Debra and James – I would love feedback if time permits. Thanks to my wonderful friend Chelsea Edwardson for providing fantastic vocals!

  69. February 23, 2015 11:46 pm

    Sorry – my links didn’t come up…here they are
    Song: https://soundcloud.com/leannelapa/instant-gratification-1
    Blog:https://leannelapa.wordpress.com/author/leannelapa/

  70. February 23, 2015 11:51 pm

    Way to go everyone. Some great sounding songs in here. Nice to see everyones growth.

    Here is this weeks blog.
    http://abeautifulcrash.blogspot.ca/2015/02/im-words-in-your-head.html

  71. February 23, 2015 11:53 pm

    Hello Everyone

    What a great week! This is all very exciting – I cannot wait to listen to everyone’s songs. I think its so great that we can all inspire each other to become better songwriters.

    Here is my blog with my week two submission:
    http://brianasselinmusic.blogspot.ca/2015/02/week-2-songwriting-challenge-take.html

  72. February 23, 2015 11:53 pm

    Sorry I didn’t know you wanted blog and song together so please disregard my previous comment.

    Here is my blog post and the great song I wrote with Cyrstal McGrath!

    https://lynnmarietessarimusic.wordpress.com/2015/02/21/pop-you-mean-pop-goes-my-head-i-guess-thats-why-two-are-better-than-one/

  73. February 23, 2015 11:53 pm

    Hi I hope this works.
    http://dougtaylorband.wordpress.com
    soundcloud.com/dougtaylorband/love-overcome

  74. February 23, 2015 11:56 pm

    I have a song but not what you would call a pop song..oh well..it is something anyway
    My week 2 blog:
    https://seventhexit.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/sac-challenge-2015-week-2-the-week-of-failure/

  75. graydonjames permalink
    February 24, 2015 12:02 am

    hopefully this gets in under the wire.

    https://songwritingchallengeblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/songwriting-challenge-week-2/

  76. February 24, 2015 12:15 am

    So, here is a very rough take of my tune. I will upload a better version when I am not in so much pain https://soundcloud.com/lynnmantle/smooth-with-a-twist

  77. February 24, 2015 12:17 am

    hi here’s my big pop hit for demi lovato called Never Be Me no blog post, sorry.

    https://soundcloud.com/black-shadows/never-be-me

  78. February 24, 2015 12:18 am

    http://www.joestanton.com/blog/

    My apologies if this shows up twice…

  79. February 24, 2015 12:19 am

    Great Challenge. Almost passed on it. Glad I didn’t!!
    Ended up a co-write with Kathryn Berry. We have different versions. Tell us what you think!
    Here’s my post;
    http://rcampbell.com/2015/02/24/sac-songwriting-challenge-2015-week-2

    Here’s the Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/campbellandgreen/kiss-my-lips-sac-6-weeks-2

    Here the lyric: (slightly different that Kathryn’s)

    Title: Kiss My Lips

    He looks like summer and walks like rain
    he leaves me whispering, will I see you again
    he takes sweet time in conversation
    he keeps me wondering
    could we be more than friends

    CHORUS
    kiss my lips out on the grass
    where the fireflies dance dance and dance
    kiss my lips under the sky
    where the stars collide collide collide

    VERSE
    I’m on the bus its the weekend
    he’s there with friends, and I’m alone again
    It feels like heaven, when he steals a glance
    and I’m still wondering
    could we be more than friends

    CHORUS

    BRIDGE
    He’s perfect in my dreams
    He’s could be my ever after in my dreams

    CHORUS
    CHORUS

  80. February 24, 2015 12:21 am

    Hello fellow songwriters! Last minute, but it’s all done! What a great challenge! I worked on two ideas and figured I might as well share both since they were able to be completed. I look forward to the upcoming weeks.

    Song 1: https://soundcloud.com/bernadette-saquibal/set-you-free-c-2015-bernadette
    Song 2: https://soundcloud.com/bernadette-saquibal/life-education

    Blog: https://wordpress.com/post/38469404/223/

    Enjoy ❤

  81. February 24, 2015 12:23 am

    My Blog before I fall asleep….My friend and co-writer Michael Holland will be posting the link to the tune shortly http://www.davestanleyband.com/songwriting-blog/blog/sac-songwriting-challenge-week-2

  82. February 24, 2015 12:26 am

    In addition to my last post. I posted the two songs I created this week, but should I only have the chance to pitch one, please consider LIFE EDUCATION first. Thank you:)

    Much thanks! B.

  83. February 24, 2015 12:33 am

    I don’t know if it counts now but here is I think ? this is the address link to my song on sound cloud…

    and I got the lyrics on the blog http://dougtaylorband.wordpress.com/

  84. Trish Evans permalink
    February 24, 2015 1:21 am

    Hey everyone. Here is my song challenge for week 2 entitled Maybe Tomorrow. I have a link on the blog to the recording as well. Lyrics are included.
    looking forward to hearing all the music!
    This is a great challenge for me. Thanks S.A.C
    Blog
    http://trishevansmusic.blogspot.ca/2015/02/write-hit-how-hard-can-it-be-bahahahaha.html

    Music

  85. February 24, 2015 2:12 am

    I am late and I apologize…some days technology and I just don’t see eye to eye! Was a great week tho and had an absolute blast :-)! I’ve included the sound-file links in my blog but including here as well for convenience :-).

    http://www.lesliewoodsmeyersofficial.com/#!Week-2s-results/czsv/B6C859AF-E4C1-4B71-8ED8-60E4F57A09E6

  86. Trish Evans permalink
    February 24, 2015 2:40 am

    Hey everyone. I realized that without logging in, it may not accept my post. Thankfully I eventually caught on. So if this posts twice, sorry bout that.
    Here is my song challenge for week 2 entitled Maybe Tomorrow. I have a link on the blog to the recording as well. Lyrics are included.
    looking forward to hearing all the music!
    This is a great challenge for me. Thanks S.A.C
    Blog
    http://trishevansmusic.blogspot.ca/2015/02/write-hit-how-hard-can-it-be-bahahahaha.html

    Music

  87. February 24, 2015 2:56 am

    Here is my blog post!!
    https://shannahcunningham.wordpress.com

  88. February 24, 2015 3:01 am

    [audio mp3="https://joycegrennan.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/lets-be-bad-ass.mp3"][/audio]

  89. February 24, 2015 3:21 am

    Joyce Grennan wow I’m having technical difficulites but here we go hope I got right. This should work. https://soundcloud.com/joyce-grennan/lets-be-bad-ass-c-2015

  90. February 24, 2015 3:32 am

    Reblogged this on JOYCE GRENNAN .

  91. February 24, 2015 3:35 am

    Blog post here for week two….http://thoughtsandoddsandends.blogspot.ca/2015/02/sac-challenge-2015-week-2put-myself.html

    Co-write with Michael Holland, and Dave Stanley Daoust….”Unstoppable”.

  92. February 24, 2015 3:51 am

    My week 2 blog and links to 2 pop demos!!
    http://crystalmcgrath2010.blogspot.ca

  93. February 24, 2015 4:40 am

    Julie makes a mockery of Songwriting Challenge by submitting a parody! – See more at: http://juliemahendran.com/blog/week_2__songwritingblogging_challenge_2015/#sthash.T4ModH9B.dpuf

    • March 3, 2015 1:54 am

      Oh dear- the link wasn’t working. Figured out how to share a private Soundcloud for the 3rd week song, thought I’d update this one while I was as it.

  94. February 24, 2015 5:17 am

    So, I’m curious…does this make anybody want to dance?

    https://sagarecording.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/week-2/

  95. February 24, 2015 6:33 am

    Not sure why my previous link is broken, this should work:

  96. February 24, 2015 6:45 am

    Sorry, I’m not sure what’s going on with the link. If the song isn’t showing up in my previous post, there is a working link in my blog post: https://sagarecording.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/week-2/

  97. February 24, 2015 8:41 am

    An interesting week filled with challenges in of and outside the challenge. Congrats to everyone for surviving the week and coming up with some great ideas. Here’s a link to my blog as well as my a link “I Am Words” written by my-cowriter North Easton and I.
    http://www.rbtsong.com/putting-words-in-their-heads/

    • February 25, 2015 10:32 am

      Hi Rosanne. When I first read the lyrics, I wasn’t sure, but once I heard them in a song, they fit nicely!

  98. February 24, 2015 10:06 am

    Oh No!!! I just received this posting yesterday (Feb. 23rd)!!!! 😦

  99. February 24, 2015 1:00 pm

    http://wigglytoesmusic.com/sac-challenge-week-2/ Here’s my blog link and my song demo for Week 3! It was great fun, but a mad rush! Sorry to post it here on the 24th – I posted to the week 3 blog by mistake in my hurry on the 23rd, and just realized my mistake. As it’s a co-write with Lucy LeBlanc and Dave Stanley Daoust, they posted it here yesterday OK, unlike me, so at least the song was here. The audio file is at http://www.soundcloud.com/michael-holland-11/unstoppable but it should be playable at the first link too, which is my blogpost on the week 2 challenge.

  100. February 24, 2015 1:20 pm

    Thanks Allister – I posted on FB by accident. Hope Debra is still listening… http://markalex49.tumblr.com/post/111929582288/s-a-c-week-2-oy-vey

  101. February 27, 2015 3:18 pm

    Angie Ricci aka amomnus
    February 22 at 7:44pm ·
    SAC CHALLENGE #2 – Rob Wells call for pop
    Rob Wells is looking for strong female based Pop/Top 40 songs. Think Selena Gomez. Think Demi Lovato. Think big. Think hits. Think target audience of 13-18 years old. If you’re writing a global, universal, and (a little bit) quirky smash song with an interesting title, I’m interested. If you can sing your explosive chorus a thousand times and not be sick of it, I’m interested. Trim the fat. No unnecessary sections or long intros. Take me on a journey. Make every lyric count and funnel towards a great chorus pay off. Maximum 3:30 in length. Good luck!

    Sometimes co-write scheduling doesn’t always go as planned. This week was one of those “sometimes” forcing me to reach into my wardrobe(catalogue) to find something to match the call (track) and tweak it to fit (track pants). Make some edits, shorten the length, re-work the title because not all countries have yearbooks (might have over thought that one). So tell me, “Which One Were You ?”

    @debraalexander @jameslinderman
    lyrics here –

    Trophy case hangs on the wall
    Smell of cheap cologne lingers on
    All the pretty girls got the pretty guys
    Cheerleaders screaming from the side lines

    I can still see the players and jocks
    Flexing their pecs as they walk down the hall
    Potter heads, drama queens and the rest of us in between

    HOOK…
    Doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter where you go to school
    You Know there’s always gonna be one, Na Na Na Na Na Oh na na na na
    Doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter where you go to school
    You know there’s always gonna be one… Na Na Na Na Na Oh na na na na
    Which one were you, which one were you, which one were you
    Na Na Na Na Na Oh na na na na

    V2
    Do you remember Friday night school dance you asked if you could hold my hand
    Monday morning everybody new cause Mr Big mouth went and spread the news
    Do you remember how we looked back then, remember the crazy trends
    Remember, the hairy guy had a beard before he went into grade 9

    HOOK…
    Doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter where you go to school
    You Know there’s always gonna be one, Na Na Na Na Na Oh na na na na
    Doesn’t matter where you come from, it doesn’t matter where you go to school
    You know there’s always gonna be one… Na Na Na Na Na Oh na na na na
    Which one were you, which one were you, which one were you
    Na Na Na Na Na Oh na na na na

    BRIDGE
    Gangster prankster drama queen
    Rocker rapper country
    Hoochie cooch and even the mooch POP goes the weasel
    Emos, goths and preppy kids, geeks and freaks and losers
    Wanna a toke and bum a smoke
    Pop goes the weasel, pop goes the weasel, pop pop goes the weasel POP POP POP

  102. March 2, 2015 11:20 pm

    Hi, I posted last week last Monday a few minutes before the deadline around 11:55am or so. Not sure what happened to my post? I just saw a message from Debra Alexande saying last week’s link didn’t work? Oh well, maybe it’s too late now, but this is last week’s song and blog. https://soundcloud.com/laura-j-burns/measurements-written-and https://laurajburnsloveletterstogod.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/sac-challenge-week-2-song-blog/

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