The story behind a No. 1 song
As part of my ongoing one-man crusade to demystify the songwriting process, I’m posting the following account that songwriter Belinda Smith was gracious enough to provide about the origins of Jeff and Sheri Easter’s new No. 1 song, “Over and Over.”
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Of all the songs I’ve written and had out, this one has gotten the worst reviews (except from Bill Gaither, ironically.) Isn’t that funny? I sat down one Sunday morning when I should’ve been in church and started playing the piano and I thought, “I want to write one that’s simply positive. Not necessarily poetic or profound, just positive–like the ones I grew up on.” And, that’s how the song was born. I just wanted to remind myself that I could still feel something when I wrote. Form and craft aside, it felt good and right. I guess with all our analytical thinking anymore we forget that ultimately people just want to feel good. I know I do.