Well Known Songs With Only Four Chords


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leg end
03-30-2010, 01:53 PM
Yeah title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for some songs with only four chords so when people ask me to play something, I'll have quite a few songs that are easy to remember.

CoreysMonster
03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Eleanor Rigby. only 2 chords.

Våd Hamster
03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Mustang Sally: C7, F and G

Well.......
03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBVnMf2t7w

Have fun.

jeffbecklad
03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
Heart of Gold by Neil Young.

Simsimius
03-30-2010, 01:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBVnMf2t7w

Have fun.

What I thought.

But, most songs have at least a 4 chord chorus.

ctb
03-30-2010, 01:56 PM
"Paassenger" by Iggy Pop I believe.

MangoStarr
03-30-2010, 01:56 PM
hotel yorba

Dream Floyd
03-30-2010, 01:58 PM
Pretty much all classic rock songs... A D G

Iluvpowerchords
03-30-2010, 01:59 PM
Party in The USA.

CaptDin
03-30-2010, 02:01 PM
Tons of stuff by AC/DC.

GisleAune
03-30-2010, 02:01 PM
Pretty much all classic rock songs... A D G

Well Known Songs With Only Four Chords

3 =/= 4

htsktim91989
03-30-2010, 02:01 PM
anything by green day off of the record dookie. before they turned to dookie.

yerwhat
03-30-2010, 02:02 PM
5 is right out.

mental_zer0
03-30-2010, 02:03 PM
5 is right out.
:haha:

i lold.

myevilside
03-30-2010, 02:04 PM
Eleanor Rigby. only 2 chords.
Em C Em7 Em6 Emaug. Someone here can't count.

MangoStarr
03-30-2010, 02:06 PM
C G E is all you really need


and maybe A minor ;)

speedylocs
03-30-2010, 02:06 PM
every song, ever.
you can bring down 90% of all music into four chords

leg end
03-30-2010, 02:06 PM
Em C Em7 Em6 Emaug. Someone here can't count.
You sig made me think I was adopted... Then I got it...

neidnarb11890
03-30-2010, 02:11 PM
Blitzkrieg Bop - A D E B
Psycho Killer - A7 G F Bm

lushacrous
03-30-2010, 02:12 PM
Blues Traveler - Run Around

LazyLatinoRocke
03-30-2010, 02:17 PM
King of Leon - Use Somebody

The Contagen
03-30-2010, 02:17 PM
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane over the Sea

MangoStarr
03-30-2010, 02:21 PM
wish you were here... very simple. 4 chords

somehow (i didn't know this) it's the 4 chords i posted a little ways up

C D Am G

SlipknotRule93
03-30-2010, 02:22 PM
Listen to the Ramones.

Blitzkrieg Bop- A, D, E and B

I wanna Be Sedated- A, D, E and B

Judy is a Punk- A#, D# and G#

Ylasto
03-30-2010, 02:31 PM
The most of Wonderwall is just 4 chords I believe.

Vendetta16
03-30-2010, 02:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBVnMf2t7w

Have fun.
damn you I was gunna post that exact video!!!

Xiaoxi
03-30-2010, 02:41 PM
all of them

Tarsplitter
03-30-2010, 02:45 PM
Every Rose Has Its Thorn.

The verses are ridiculously simple.

Fred1000000
03-30-2010, 03:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHBVnMf2t7w

Have fun.
Dammit, you beat me.

Våd Hamster
03-30-2010, 04:00 PM
Save Tonight is Am F C G iirc

ClaraLee
03-30-2010, 04:08 PM
House of the Rising Sun, Knocking on heaven's door

Courchesne
03-30-2010, 04:10 PM
You wanna look at Folk or classic rock, a great few songs would be Dead Skunk in the middle of the road, any old hank williams (even hank III) songs, Last Kiss by Pearl Jam. Its endless, just depends on the chords.

bellamy_morello
03-30-2010, 04:19 PM
times like these- foo fighters D Am C Em

we are going to be friends- white stripes G C D A

aaciseric
03-30-2010, 04:20 PM
House of the Rising Sun, Knocking on heaven's door

Am, C, D, F, E/E7, it has more than 4, the last two are used somewhat interchangably though so i'm not sure whether you'd count both. I'm probably just being a pedantic arse though.

times like these- foo fighters D Am C Em


I've always thought that Am was a Cadd9. I might go check though.

1avatar328
03-30-2010, 04:21 PM
Hero of War is 6 I think

And Sex an Candy is 5 or 6

ghostnineone
03-30-2010, 04:23 PM
if it means alot to you only has 4 i believe, it needs a capo though, G, Em, and two other chords, ones a Gsus i think

Sgt. Slaughter
03-30-2010, 05:15 PM
Please Mister Postman- The Beatles. A,F#m,D, and E

CrazyPigeon
03-30-2010, 05:44 PM
"All Along The Watchtower" is three.

Erik_Aero
03-30-2010, 05:46 PM
Freebird uses just 4 I think.

the bartender
03-30-2010, 05:55 PM
Editors - No sound but the wind
John Lennon - Working Class Hero

inb4 2=/=4 :mad:

sk8r0915
03-30-2010, 06:03 PM
I'm surprised no one said it yet but...... any blink 182 song.

fishstickrocker
03-30-2010, 06:13 PM
Used to love her

ClaraLee
03-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Am, C, D, F, E/E7, it has more than 4, the last two are used somewhat interchangably though so i'm not sure whether you'd count both. I'm probably just being a pedantic arse though.


Oh yeah I forgot about the E.... :p:

Astyan
03-30-2010, 06:21 PM
Any combination of C, Em, D and G.

Really.

justaramsfan
03-30-2010, 06:28 PM
Every AC/DC song...seriously the band makes more money then almost every other band and all they throw at you are 4 chords, some ok lyrics, and a basic rock beat. Makes all those technical guys look pretty silly

TJ1991
03-30-2010, 06:30 PM
I'm surprised no one said it yet but...... any blink 182 song.
Blink 182 use FOUR chords?! :eek:

im not mental
03-30-2010, 06:31 PM
smells like teen spirit

nmitchell076
03-30-2010, 07:19 PM
Anything blues

IRISH_PUNK13
03-30-2010, 08:22 PM
'Where did you sleep last night?' is only 4 chords. E G Am Bm