4 Chords, 36 songs

Apparently you need just 4 accords to create a pop song...

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+8 1. Tareim (admin) commented 15 years ago

wow, that was awesome i think they need to release it as an mp3
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+2 2. VikingO commented 15 years ago

and maybe much more if you consider other styles of music
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+6 3. Chrisofskjern commented 15 years ago

Nice! I never thought of this! its so true :)
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+4 4. Ieatfaces commented 15 years ago

lol birdplane!!!!!!!!!! :P
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+3 5. jaycee commented 15 years ago

Anybody know what 4 chords they are.
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+5 6. CrAzYZiR0 commented 15 years ago

Where's Rick Astley - Never gonna give? >:)
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+8 7. painkiller70 commented 15 years ago

Chords:E, B, C#m, A or E, B, G#m, A
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+3 8. jaycee commented 15 years ago

Thank you painkiller. Not the easiest to play when you are learning.
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0 9. NathaneM commented 15 years ago

Wow that was brilliant. Is this available on iTunes?
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+2 10. timppi commented 15 years ago

#2 well, i don't think Bush and Natalie Imbruglia should be considered as same style of music, but yeah, true :)
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+3 11. Daire commented 15 years ago

#(removed comment) technically if u like one of them u have to like the rest so coz its basically the same song! haha :D
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0 12. corneutzu commented 15 years ago

best thing about the video is that it reminded me about great songs i've forgotten
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-3 13. irishgek commented 15 years ago

Great vid #12 ya same here some good songs there, amazing just 4 chords
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+2 14. s1nn0cence commented 15 years ago

a MOTHERFUCKING birdplaaaane ..lost it right there :D
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0 15. modder8her commented 15 years ago

brilliant. top 5, for sure!
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0 16. JerryD commented 15 years ago

Hm!? Can only think of how retarded music industri has become - but the songs are truly great. Lots of good memories :)
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+1 17. makbeth commented 15 years ago

The chords are different depending on the key.
I play it Am F C G.
The vast majority of songs follow this pattern.
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0 18. jaycee commented 15 years ago

That`s better makbeth...I can play them...X Factor here I come.. :)
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0 19. prankphonecall commented 15 years ago

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0 20. skudtz commented 15 years ago

and why do you think the songs of the 50's and 60's are still so popular? They were all the same style and this is why the Beatles were so successful, John and Paul played around with very similar chords :)
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0 21. budley commented 15 years ago

@ #20 True but it goes back much futher than that, back in 1680(ish) when pachelbel wrote canon,


Funny sketch, check it out.
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0 22. SpikedSilver commented 15 years ago

thats why i like heavy metal
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0 23. tonester commented 15 years ago

It's the I vi IV V progression; just play it in any order add the major scale and some good lyrics for a hit. Why don't you do the I IV V now that's the most common progression?
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0 24. Starwind commented 15 years ago

Another extremely common pattern.