– Do it in 6/8 time
– Include any of the following in the bridge or chorus: Banjo, Accordion, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar, Tambourine, Ride Cymbal
– Have an ending, rather than a fade-out
– Include close harmony backing vocals.
Examples: Matchbox 20 “Bright Lights”, Ari Hest “Someone to Tell”, Travis “Sing”, Trashacan Sinatras “All the Dark Horses”
Am I missing any that I should know about?