The fact that a record is Number One automatically means the track is in a very short period of time going to become over exposed and as worthless as last month’s catchphrase.
Basically, a Number One is seen as the ultimate accolade in pop music. Most artists are never able to recover from having one and it becomes the millstone around their necks to which all subsequent releases are compared.
The formula will be untampered with and the success will be repeated a second, a third and sometimes even a fourth time.
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Because it is only by following the clear and concise instructions contained in this book that you can realise your childish fantasies of having a Number One hit single in the official U. Top 40 thus guaranteeing you a place forever in the sacred annals of Pop History.
Be ready to dip your hands in the lucky bag of life, gather the storm clouds of fantasy and anoint your own genius.
What was once yours for a few days will now enter the public domain. You will, however, see through our lies and grasp the shining truth within. Our insights will be shot through with distort rays and we will revel in our own inconsistencies.
Other than achieving a Number One hit single we offer you nothing else. Fame will flicker and fade and sex will still be a problem. We will lie to you but we will lie to ourselves as well.
Now, we all know that pop music is not going to save the world but it does, undeniably, create a filing system for the memory banks.
If parts get too boring just fast forward – all the way to the end if need be.
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