#1
Hey,

I was always fascinated that some really great songs are based on the same three chords (transposing aside). So I did a 100 song collection that I recorded and put up on youtube.
It was great fun and I wondered if I could do it again, 100 more (!)widely known famous(!) songs with the same 3 chords. Here's the result from the first run:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7A2uJLpfSM
I'm aware that some of the songs actually use more chords in some parts of the song. Also I ignored "special" chords like seventh, sus etc. I used only the base chords, so if you can think of a song that goes D G7 Asus4 that's okay! Also it doesn't matter in what key the song is, I will transpose them all to the same root anyway. I won't use songs with only 2 of the three chords though, I know there are a lot of them.
Thanks in advance for helping me!
And here are all the songs I collected for this as well as some new ones I already collected for the second round, so I'm not looking for these, please check before suggesting!

Jesus don't want me for a sunbeam - Nirvana
Breakfast at tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Rain - The Beatles
Bad moon rising - CCR
Twist and shout - The Beatles
Bye bye love - Everly Brothers
La bamba - Los Lobos
Hey mr. tambourine man - Bob Dylan
Ring of fire - Johnny Cash
Stir it up - Bob Marley
The lion sleeps tonight - Solomon Linda
You can call me Al - Paul Simon
Love me do - The Beatles
Sweet home alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Wild thing - The Troggs *
Free fallin' - Tom Petty
All right now - Free
All the small things - Blink 182
The first cut is the deepest - Cat Stevens
Get back - The Beatles
Walk of life - Dire Straits
All Apologies - Nirvana
The ballad of john and yoko - The Beatles
Cotton eye joe - Rednex
Hound dog - Elvis Presley
Red red wine - Neil Diamond
Where have all the flowers gone - Pete Seeger
Love, love - Amy Macdonald
Follow me - Uncle Kracker
I still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2
Guantanamera - Traditional
All summer long - Kid Rock
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
500 miles - Proclaimers
Let your love flow - Bellamy Brothers
I can see clearly now - Johnny Nash *
Cecilia - Simon and Garfunkel
Down on the corner - CCR
Desire - U2
I'm walking - Fats Domino
Mercedes Benz - Janis Joplin
Mull of Kintyre - Paul McCartney
Una paloma blanca - George Baker Selection *
Rivers of Babylon - Boney M
Rockin' all over the world - Status Quo
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
Surfin' USA - Beach Boys
Living next door to Alice - Smokie
One love - Bob Marley
All shook up - Elvis Presley
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Tutti frutti - Little Richard
The middle - Jimmy Eat World
Yellow - Coldplay *
The mighty Quinn - Bob Dylan
C'mon everybody - Eddie Cochran
Que sera, sera - Doris Day
Paradise City - Guns'n'Roses *
Hand in my pocket - Alanis Morisette
Great balls of fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Walking on sunshine - Katrina And The Waves
Thank You - Alanis Morisette
Common people - Pulp
19th Nervous breakdown - Rolling Stones
Games people play - Joe South
The great pretender - The Platters
Thirty-three - The Smashing Pumpkins
Money - Barrett Strong
Start me up - Rolling Stones
Joy to the world - traditional
Have I told you lately that I love you - Scotty Wiseman
Desire - U2
i love rock'n'roll - joan jett
love of the common people - the four preps
chirpy chirpy cheep cheep - middle of the road *
i have a dream - abba
an angel - kelly family *
i'm all out of love - air supply *
the twist - chubby checker
hero - enrique iglesias *
gimme hope jo'anna - eddy grant *
i'm a believer - the monkees
mmm bop - hanson
sweets for my sweet - the searchers
feel - robbie williams *
waterloo - abba *
here i go again - whitesnake *
manic monday - bangles *
truly madly deeply - savage garden *
because i got high - afroman
centerfold - j. geils band
son of a preacher man - dusty springfield *
love me tender - elvis presley *
we're not gonna take it - twisted sister
dream on - nazareth
big big world - emilia
we belong - pat benatar
every rose has it's thorn - poison *
the joker - steve miller band
we can leave the world behind - sasha *
Der Nippel - Mike Krüger
Marmor Stein und Eisen bricht - Drafi Deutscher
Ein bisschen Spaß muss sein - Roberto Blanco
Fiesta Mexicana - Rex Gildo
Tränen lügen nicht - Michael Holm
Guten Morgen liebe Sorgen - Jürgen von der Lippe
54,74,90 2010 - sportfreunde stiller *
beinhart - torfrock
ein graues haar - pur *
heidi - gitti & erika
was soll das - herbert grönemeyer *
santa maria - roland kaiser *
an der nordseeküste - klaus und klaus
herzilein - die wildecker herzbuben

do they know it's christmas time
bryan adams - christmas time
eddie cochrane - summertime blues
Bob Dylan,Blowing in the wind
Like A Rolling Stone Bob Dylan *
Old Macdonald - Traditional
When the saints go marching in - Traditional
Feliz Navidad - Traditional
Row, row, row your boat - Traditional
She'll be coming round the mountain - Traditional
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99 bottles Of beer - Traditional
For he's a jolly good fellow - Traditional
Hang on Sloopy - The McCoys
Blitzkrieg bop - The Ramones
Mony Mony - Billy Idol
Bad to the bone - George Thorogood
19th Nervous breakdown - Rolling Stones
Joy to the world - traditional
Have I told you lately that I love you - Scotty Wiseman
Desire - U2
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BARBARA ANN - Beach Boys
Be-Bop-A-Lula - Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
The first cut is the deepest - Cat Stevens
Dreams - The Cranberries
Everybody’s Talkin' - Harry Nilson
Kumbaya - Traditional
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles
Bad Case of loving you - Robert Palmer

Freude schöner Götterfunken - Beethoven
heidi - gitti & erika
Ich will Spaß - Markus
Last edited by kronkarp at Jan 30, 2012,
#3
Yeah, I know, but that's not helping at all. List some actual songs that everybody knows, naming two genres is as easy as it's not helpful
#4
You did the Kid Rock sample instead of Sweet Home Alabama? For shame.
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#6
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Yeah, I know, but that's not helping at all. List some actual songs that everybody knows, naming two genres is as easy as it's not helpful

Dude if you're going to ask strangers for help on the internet, it helps to not be an asshole about it. And please, don't even bother...top comment has it right, your voice sucks.
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Dude if you're going to ask strangers for help on the internet, it helps to not be an asshole about it. And please, don't even bother...top comment has it right, your voice sucks.

Thanks for your helpful input, highly appreciated
#8
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You did the Kid Rock sample instead of Sweet Home Alabama? For shame.

You want Sweet Home Alabama and not Werewolves Of London? For Shame.
Yea that's right, I want something to explode

I've been deaf, now I want noise

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#10
dat voice....

Edit: Made it to Bad Moon Rising and had to turn off due to the singing.

Then thought that was bad so decided to play it again.....didn't even make it to Bad Moon Rising

Sorry TS, I understand what this thread is about but God........dat voice....
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#11
Oh I just listened to the actual video.

...well then.

EDIT: 3:15 is definitely my favourite bit.
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Last edited by King Donkey at Jan 30, 2012,
#12
You have way too much free time.
Hull City A.F.C

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#13
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You want Sweet Home Alabama and not Werewolves Of London? For Shame.



It actually has elements from both songs.
Last edited by Duff_McGee at Jan 30, 2012,
#17
All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
Masters Of War - Bob Dylan
North Country Blues - Bob Dylan
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Guns Of Brixton - The Clash
Run Run Run - Velvet Underground
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
Last edited by JohnnyGenzale at Jan 30, 2012,
#18
"Traditional" sure had a lot of hits. How come I've never heard of these guys before?
#20
Ehm, is Paradise City 3 chords?
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#21
I've Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash

Edit: Didn't read OP...
Last edited by whoomit at Jan 30, 2012,