➜ Need You Tonight (INXS): Repetition
I chose this song as an example of repetition because it regularly repeats the guitar hook off and on throughout the song.
I was recently playing Rock Band with some friends of mine and someone came across this song and decided to sing it. Once the song got going, however, they realized that they didn’t really know the melody at all and instead were mostly familiar with the music and, in particular, the guitar hook that everyone seems to know. It’s not often that the background music overshadows vocals, and with this song I think it definitely does. The repetition in the “background” music steals the show.