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What to Listen For in RockA Stylistic Analysis$
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Ken Stephenson

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092394

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092394.001.0001

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Analyzing a Hit

Analyzing a Hit

(p.144) 7 Analyzing a Hit
What to Listen For in Rock

Ken Stephenson

Yale University Press

This chapter provides a critical analysis of specific rock pieces in order to determine what contributes to the success of a rock song. It aims to show the possibility of critical analysis of rock songs and to legitimize the observations made about the different components of a rock music. It analyzes several rock hits including Duncan Sheik's “Barely Breathing”, Chicago's “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?”, and Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon”.

Keywords:   rock song, success, rock hits, Duncan Sheik, Barely Breathing, Chicago, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is, Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon

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