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#473972 - 05/22/18 06:02 PM [User Showcase] New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me
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Elliott Kayne Offline
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New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me
By Elliott Kayne and U4EA Music Productions

SOUNDCLOUD LINK: You Got The Better of Me

****** Song Summary *************
Title: You got the better of me
File:You got the better of me.SGU
Key=D , Tempo 135, Length (m:s)=3:18
No intro. 110 bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 110. Repeat x1 chorus
No Melody
No Soloist track.
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Song is saved with bar changes for Time signature,Volume Changes,
Style is _CDRVNPS.STY (Fast Drivin' w/ Pedal Steel )

RealTracks in style: 1693:Bass, Electric, CountryDrivin8thsA-B Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 1697:Pedal Steel, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150
RealTracks in style: 1696:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryDrivin8ths Ev 150
RealTracks in song: 844:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockPopping Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 847:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm CountryRockRiff Ev 120
RealTracks in song: 413:Guitar, Electric, Soloist Train Pickin' Ev 130
RealDrums in style: NashvilleEven8^6-a:Snare, HiHat , b:Snare, HiHat Open

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You got the better of me / Bring out the best in me
I tell you / Confidentially / You got the better of me
I was a / No Where Man / without Dreams or Plans
then you / Took my Hand / and led me to the Promised Land

You are the woman in my life / you get all my Facebooks likes
I knew eventually / you’d get the better of me
I was / Lost not Found / Inside out / Upside Down
And then came along and helped me out

I just need to tell you / something you should know
I will never let you GO let you GO let you GO
You Got The Better of Me

You make me a better man / I am doing everything I can
to get with your Grand Plan / To make me a better man

I was / Down and Out / didn’t know what / Lifes About
Now I / Have no Doubt that Im / flying up in the clouds

I was a / No Where Man / without Dreams or Plans
then you / Took my Hand / and led me to the Promised Land


Copyright U4EA Music Productions Lyric & Music by Elliott Kayne

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#473980 - 05/22/18 06:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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This is excellent modern country with a touch of The Beatles.

Your vocal is very strong, the lyrics are great and the backing tracks bring it all together.

I really enjoyed this!
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#474067 - 05/23/18 06:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Really well done, Elliott smile Very catchy, with a great groove and strong vocals. The kind of tune that gets my foot tapping right away, and it is definitely an ear worm! A really good example of well-executed modern country.

Nice work, and thanks for sharing!
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#474073 - 05/23/18 07:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Yeah this is a very catchy song.

Sounds great!!

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#474087 - 05/23/18 08:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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yeah love that country sound spanky and bright!!!

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#474152 - 05/23/18 01:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Really well written!! Interesting use of that phrase. The structure and lyrics really work as do the melodic/arrangement elements. Great job!! Take care. Greg

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#474163 - 05/23/18 02:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Hi Elliott Kayne, This sounds fantastic! Vocals are mixed well and the drum fills are very punchy. Great progression too. Well done!
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#474181 - 05/23/18 03:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Really great song. I enjoyed all the uses of the various guitar RealTracks. Great job. smile
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#474234 - 05/23/18 06:43 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Excellent tune. super vocal and lyric

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#474248 - 05/23/18 09:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: MarioD]
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Very interesting observation.
I am a huge Beatles fan, and very influenced by their music, but I wrote this song as a country tune without any conscious thought of the Beatles.

I blame it all on my roots .... lol

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#474465 - 05/25/18 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Which artist should pitch this song to?

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#474477 - 05/25/18 12:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Nicely done all around - and catchy to boot! smile
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#474534 - 05/25/18 10:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Hello, Elliott

Yes, this is the early Beatles.
As Joe says, this sounds fantastic! Vocals are mixed well and the drum fills are very punchy.
The guitar riff that appears many times is really nice.
It works very well as a spice and an accent for this song.
Enjoyed my listen lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#474561 - 05/26/18 05:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Originally Posted By: Elliott Kayne
Which artist should pitch this song to?


If I were thinking of pitching this toward any popular country artist today I would elevate the production to a professional grade demo in order to be competitive with the other material that will pitched. There's a lot of competition and every artist and producer already have a long list of go to writers when they start a project.

I went back and listened to your song with the idea to who would be a good match to pitch the song to make a professional, studio quality, full featured demo.

I'd recommend Joe Gilder for two reasons.

First, I think Joe is a good fit for this particular song and although Joe is technically a home studio recordist, he's first class and can produce top studio grade demos. He's based in Nashville and knows the market.

Second, your demo will be charted and recorded with actual Nashville session musicians focused toward a production that's specific toward the modern country sound. (One of Joe's team members is actually a BIAB RealTrack artist )

Here's a link to one of Joe's originals to give you an idea of what to expect he can do for your song and also so you can judge the difference you'll be getting to increase your competitive opportunities when you pitch your song.

Someone To Blame_Joe Gilder Original
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#474562 - 05/26/18 05:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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To comment on your production of the song. It has very catchy lyrics, a good melody and is a good mix, production and performance. I've enjoyed my listen and have gone back to listen several times so far. This is a good song.
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#474611 - 05/26/18 11:43 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Really well written!! Interesting use of that phrase. The structure and lyrics really work as do the melodic/arrangement elements. Great job!! Take care. Greg


Greg summed it up very nicely.

Well done!

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#474751 - 05/27/18 01:45 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Thanks for the feedback. I wonder if anyone has used BIAB productions to make demos to pitch songs, and what success rate? Anyone know?

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#474976 - 05/28/18 11:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Elliott,

Great song... Extremely catchy and well produced. Good luck with your pitch!

Bob

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#474989 - 05/28/18 01:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Seems like it's all been said Elliott, so I'll just endorse: catchy song, infectious beat, tight production. Good job all around!

John
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#475568 - 05/31/18 08:52 AM [User Showcase] Re: New Country Song - You Got the Better of Me [Re: Elliott Kayne]
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Thanks for the feedback.

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