Saturday, July 2, 2016

Four-Chord Fun with the Fifties Progression

This chord progression became very popular in the 1950s and continued to be popular for decades. Here are some songs that use this progression: 

A Teenager in Love – Dion and the Belmonts     (1959)
All I Have to Do Is Dream – The Everly Brothers     (1960)
All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey     (1994)
Blue Moon – The Marcels     (1961)  
Crocodile Rock – Elton John     (1972)   
Duke of Earl – Gene Chandler     (1962)
Earth Angel – The Penguins     (1954)
Every Breath You Take – The Police     (1983)
Heart and Soul – Larry Clinton     (1938)
I Love the Mountains (familiar round)
I Will Always Love You –D. Parton/W. Houston  (1974/1992)  
Lollipop – Ronald and Ruby  (1958)
Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett  (1962)
This Magic Moment -  The Drifters  (1960)
Unchained Melody – Righteous Brothers  (1955)
Where Have All the Flowers Gone? – Pete Seger  (1955) 
Who Put the Bomp (in the Bomp…) – Barry Mann  (1961)
Why Do Fools Fall in Love? – Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers   (1956)
You Are Not Alone – Michael Jackson  (1995)
You Don't Own Me –  Lesley Gore (1963)

For an extensive list, check out this link: