Australian musical comedy act The Axis Of Awesome (great name, by the by) has brought this to our attention: the same four chords in the same progression has been used for pretty much every pop song ever. Two congratulations are in order here. One for Axis of Awesome for this great live medley. And the other, to pop music who's duped us for years. Very impressive. But mark our words pop music: this ends now. (via The Daily What)
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I just ran in to this. actually in most rock, folk and CW songs you can get by with just three chords (easy ones to fret on the guitar are D maj G maj and A 7th). I have taught the three chord trick to dozens of kids and adults too. It is a great way to get started with banjo guitar etc. as the beginner is up and making music very quickly. I bought a T shirt at a folk festival once that was printed "I used to be a country singer and then I learned a fourth chord and it seemed a pity to waste it"