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Jeremy Bender 03-16-2012 04:23 AM

The four chord hit songs...
 
The four chord formula is all that's needed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I

Pollyanna 03-16-2012 10:08 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Great find, JB!

It really makes clear just how much people gravitate towards the familiar.

Ground Pounder 03-16-2012 10:24 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Awesome!

Here's another that I remember seeing a while back that is along the same lines...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM

Pocket-full-of-gold 03-16-2012 10:24 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
I remember that one when it was televised JB. Completely forgotten about it. Thanks for posting. I laughed as hard as I did first time round.

Brilliant!!

ChaosDecides 03-19-2012 11:40 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Must be the formula for suck, because quite a few songs I hate sound like that. :)

Naigewron 03-19-2012 11:51 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
That's awesome! Our next album shall now be only four chord songs!

Here's Rob Parovinian's take on it. He uses Pachelbel's Cnon In D as his starting point, but it's basically the same chord progression. So yeah, the four chord formula seems to have originated at least as early as the 1790s :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM
Granted, Rob takes some artistic liberties here; some of those songs don't actually use that chord progression, they just work well when sung on top of it

Pollyanna 03-19-2012 11:59 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChaosDecides (Post 976451)
Must be the formula for suck, because quite a few songs I hate sound like that. :)

+1 ... yep, gooey and mushy and set to a formula ... ecch

Quote:

Originally Posted by Naigewron (Post 976455)
Here's Rob Parovinian's take on it. He uses Pachelbel's Cnon In D as his starting point, but it's basically the same chord progression. So yeah, the four chord formula seems to have originated at least as early as the 1790s :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM
Granted, Rob takes some artistic liberties here; some of those songs don't actually use that chord progression, they just work well when sung on top of it

It's brilliant too!

Typo 03-20-2012 01:55 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
HAHA! That's great! 202020202020202020

inneedofgrace 03-20-2012 11:30 PM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
4 chords? I thought you only needed 3!

sbowman128675 03-22-2012 02:17 AM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
I listen to alot of Conteporary Christian artists: Hillsongs, Planetshakers, Michael W Smith, and I gotta say....they all sound the same from time to time. We played 3 songs at church the other day, all in G and they all went G, Em, C, D through the chorus. lol. Its fun, i guess.

Granted alot of Planetshakers are Hook and Riff based. Really cool tasty riffage in some of their stuff, very Brit Rock influenced.

inneedofgrace 03-22-2012 05:35 PM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sbowman128675 (Post 977832)
I listen to alot of Conteporary Christian artists: Hillsongs, Planetshakers, Michael W Smith, and I gotta say....they all sound the same from time to time. We played 3 songs at church the other day, all in G and they all went G, Em, C, D through the chorus. lol. Its fun, i guess.

Granted alot of Planetshakers are Hook and Riff based. Really cool tasty riffage in some of their stuff, very Brit Rock influenced.

I would agree about the 3 chord songs in Contemporary Christian music. However, you can still get a lot out of 3 chords. I love many of the songs we play at church.

New Tricks 03-22-2012 11:09 PM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by inneedofgrace (Post 977225)
4 chords? I thought you only needed 3!



I thought it was 2

Sincerely, Joey Ramone

Dr_Watso 03-22-2012 11:34 PM

Re: The four chord hit songs...
 
Man, everyone always has to bag on Green Day.


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