What Is Verse-Chorus Form? Examples of Verse-Chorus Form in Pop, Folk, and Hip-Hop

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Aug 25, 2021 • 4 min read

The most popular songs tend to follow familiar patterns. While it’s possible to compose epic suites where no two parts are the same (looking at you, Dream Theater), most pop music sticks to traditional structures. Specifically, most hit songs—from Tin Pan Alley standards to classic Beatles tunes to the latest Coldplay single—are variations on a verse-chorus form.