Is a “Bridge” or “Middle 8” really necessary in a song?

Song structure is used to frame a song’s story. That can be either melodic or lyrical. In answer to your question. Does a song need a bridge? The short answer is no. A bridge is not necessary, but it does add to a songs interest. However, at the very minimum a song must have a verse.

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