Saturday, July 2, 2016

Four-Chord Pop Progression

               This chord progression is very common in modern pop music.

Here's a list of some pop songs that use this pattern. Most of these songs were not originally performed/recorded in the key of C, but they can be. Have fun trying them out!  

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepson
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
Trouble – Taylor Swift
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Lion King
We Are Young – Fun
Baby, Baby – Justin Beiber
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Hey, Soul Sister – Train
Firework – Katy Perry
Hot and Cold – Katy Perry
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (newer melody)
Country Roads – John Denver
Take On Me – A-ha
What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
If I Die Young – The Band Perry
Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri
I Won't Give Up – Gavin DeGraw
We Found Love – Rhianna
Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
Starships – Niki Manaj
Titanium – David Guetta
Perfect – P!nk
Hey Ya – Outcast
Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
Diamonds – Rhianna
Someone Like You – Adele
Say Something – A Great Big World
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey (1981)
Let It Be by The Beatles (1970)
She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5
Edge of Glory by Lady Gaga (2011)

Here's a link to a great site where you can find chords and play-alongs for a lot of easy pop songs:  Check it out!