Songs with only G, C, and D chords


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09-19-2008, 07:59 PM
Hey all,

I'm giving a demonstration speech for a public speaking course. My topic is beginning playing the guitar. I'm trying to emphasize how easy it is to get started by using only the G, C, and D chords. I was compiling a list of songs that use only these chords (trying to find well known ones) and was wondering if anyone would be interested in helping me.

Here is the list so far:

Sublime – What I got
Any One Else But You (cheesy song from Juno)
Third Eye Blind – Semi-charmed Life
Bob Dylan – Knocking on Heaven’s Door (I know it's technically Am, but sounds good regardless)
Social Distortion – Story of My Life

09-19-2008, 08:02 PM
well there's long slow goodbye by qotsa (thoguh that's E G and D

09-19-2008, 08:04 PM
Good riddance (time of your life) by green day but it also uses Em.

09-19-2008, 08:14 PM
I had considered those. I'm not trying to be difficult. I just really want to focus on those three chords.

09-19-2008, 08:15 PM
white stripes- hotel yorba

09-24-2008, 09:10 AM
All summer long by Kid Rock - or Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, same chord structure.

09-24-2008, 10:58 AM
CCR - Bad Moon Rising uses G, D and A. Close enough?

09-24-2008, 02:25 PM
'Tambourine man' and 'Blowin in the Wind' by Bob Dylan.

08-08-2013, 10:42 PM
Dead Skunk by Louden Wainwright III

La Bamba by Ritchie Valens

Banana Island by Three Man Flannel Band