i. 8 Writing a (romantic) Pop Song

by Howard Chen inspired by Justin Biebers baby song.


You know you love me, I know you care
Just Swim whenever, and I’ll be there
You are my wife, you are my heart
And I’ll try to be brave whenever I can.

If I was your baby, I’d never let you frown
Keep the happiness with you, FOREVER….
I can be your peanut, to the your butter.
If I was your peanut, I’d like some butter.

Babycakes, babycakes, babycakes mmmm
Like babycakes, babycakes, babycakes mmmm


  1. What were you trying to think about in your song?
    I was trying to picture what I would hear on the radio and at the same time write about my lover. It wasn’t the easiest task.
  2. What was your process for writing your song?
    I actually watched all the music videos, videos provided on the ideas page of our professors website. Then i took a pen and paper to write this because typing doesn’t give me the same creative effect. I also went on you tube to find music videos of pop songs to inspire me and found a few Justin Bieber songs since hes really popular. I also took a look at some Chris Brown songs.
  3. Was it easy? Hard? What you expected? Surprising?
    This was pretty challenging since I never took any lyric writing lessons or even thought about trying it. I don’t think my song would sell since it’s just not my cup of tea. I do enjoy listening to music but creating music is a whole different beast.
  4. How successful do you think your song is?
    I really shouldn’t quit going to school or switch majors at this point after writing this song.
  5. Do you think you will ever write another song?
    Probably not, unless I had to.
  6. If you did write another song, what do you think it might be about?
    Another love song or maybe a humors one like something from “Lil’ Dicky”.

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