Songs with interesting chord progressions?


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hobo slayr
12-06-2012, 08:07 PM
I'm kind of tired of every song having the same music, but being faster in happy songs and slow in sad songs. I'm looking for fairly modern songs that have rarely used music. Those influenced by classical like "Because" by The Beatles or folk-based songs like "The House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals are good examples. Thanks.

12-06-2012, 08:09 PM
House of the rising sun has like one of the most common chord progressions ever?

hobo slayr
12-06-2012, 08:12 PM
Ok then not the 2, 3, or 4 chords per progression that every pop song has. And I only know of one other song with its progression.

12-06-2012, 08:21 PM
When the Sun Goes Down by the Arctic Monkeys has some pretty cool chords.

12-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Pretty much everything with Opeth

12-06-2012, 09:38 PM
first thing that comes to mind is the outro to Sir Psycho Sexy by Red Hot Chili Peppers

12-06-2012, 09:50 PM
Death Don't Have No Mercy by Rev. Gary Davis

really cool progression IMO

12-06-2012, 09:53 PM
Seasons by Dragonforce. The acoustic version in particular.

12-06-2012, 09:59 PM
Crow and cackle by the dear hunter

The chorus is I vi bVI ii V

I really like how it sounds

12-23-2012, 07:08 AM
"Interstate Love Song" by Stone Temple Pilots

Dean DeLeo uses some cool jazz like chords during the verse progression. The timing is a bit hard to get down just right with the dead stroke rhythm. Give it a try.