Matt Farley says he’s written well over 18,000 songs over the past decade or so.

Matt Farley, the “most prolific songwriter” of all time

Yes, you read that correctly.

“I’m the most prolific songwriter on earth,” Farley said during an episode of the podcast Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People last year. 

I’m not sure how to confirm if that’s true or not. But, as Farley said, “C’mon — 18,000? Seriously.”

Most of the songs he writes are about ridiculous things, like “The Dead Llama Song,” a song about a pencil sharpener, poop, and even a song called “Caleb, You Are My Best Friend.”

Although my personal favorite is “The Fart Song!”

But there’s something every songwriter can learn from Farley: work ethic.

Steady work ethic is missing from the toolbox of many songwriters. If you want to get better at something, you have to do it more and do it consistently.

Farley has some of the most consistent work ethic I’ve seen in a songwriter. He’s diligently cranking out multiple songs every day.

Granted, they’re songs about bodily functions, office supplies, and songs titled after generic first names.

But you get the idea.

Work on your songwriting every day, even if it’s just 15 minutes. Stay consistent, stay hungry.

And maybe someday — just maybe — you can be as prolific a songwriter as Matt Farley.

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