Saturday, October 18, 2008

Four Chords

All the following songs use the same chord progression. It is the famous C Am F G, or various keys and minor variants of same.

Happy listening.

D'yer Mak'er – Led Zeppelin

Apparently people have problems with that title – it's pronounced Jamaica and is the penultimate line of the old joke,
"I took my girlfriend to the West Indies last week."
"Oh? Jamaica?"
"No, but it was fun trying."

You might not get it. I doubt anyone this century has taken a girl to the West Indies and not made her, but I said it was an old joke.

Edit: Having since heard an interview with Robert Plant where he gives the punchline, he actually meant the clean version.

"My wife went to the West Indies last week."
"No, she went of her own accord."

Not as funny, but apparently definitive. :)

Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis

For some reason they don't want this embedded – fine, don't sell records then. Usually I embed them myself but can't be bothered with this one. Nice record, though, in its way. And she was tied to a pole in the dark with Jimmy Page at the Olympics, so she's all right by me.

Grown ups are just silly children - Roy Harper

Can't find an embeddable one of this either, but Roy's all right by me, and he has quite likely been tied to a pole with Jimmy Page at least once, so I'll forgive him.

Stand by Me - Ben E King

Every Breath You Take - The Police

Why Must I Be a Teenager in Love – Dion and the Belmonts

Who Put The Bomp – Barry Mann

Hungry Heart – Bruce Springsteen

(A little different)

Last Christmas - Wham

There are thousands more – apparently over 100 hot hits with the same chords. It's not what you've got, it's what you do with it that counts.

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