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Old 03-19-2012, 11:51 AM
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Default 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
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