Welcome to episode 4 of my 'Songs that sound the same' series.
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In this video we're checking out what is known as the '50s chord progression' as it became popular in the 50s, but it has been used in every decade in every genre since.
This video uses the chords (more help further down this page!)C majorA minorF majorG major
These songs do not actually have the same chords in them, they are all in different keys. But they do sound the same when we transpose the songs into the same key, using the concept of diatonic harmony, chords in a key, which is a concept known as the numbering system or Nashville numbering system
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These chords are at a beginner level
The F chord
The F chord below is at an improver to intermediate level, this is why it is orange.
For more help with this - check out my free lessons on this chord here!
Complete list of songs from the video!
Heart and soul
Beyond The Sea
Millie Small - My Boy Lollipop 1965
Every Bros – All I have to do
Teenager in love
Duke of Earl
Drifters - Up on the roof
Beatles - Octopus’s Garden
Happiness is a warm gun
Beatles – Tell Me Why
Whitney/ Dolly Parton - I will always love you
Lonely this Christmas
Eternal Flame (verses)
Justin Bieber - Baby
Stand by Me
Megan Trainor - Dear future husband
Olly Murs - Dance with me tonight
Every breath you take
Unchained melody – Righteous Brothers
Everly Brothers - Love Hurts
Dion - Run around sue
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
Sting - Every breath you take
Green Day - Jesus of suburbia
Lady Gaga - A million reasons