Four Chords

by Christopher Paul on August 24, 2010

Not sure how old this on the net this is (but it a looks as if it was uploaded late last year) but my wife’s cousin posted this to her Facebook wall the other day and I thought it was funny, interesting, and well, catchy.

Apparently, there is no creativity in popular music today. The comedy band, The Axis of Awesome, demonstrated at the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival that four musical chords repeated in different ways (tempo, etc) make up just about every pop song ever created. I’m not musically inclined but its pretty, um, awesome that its so simple. In fact, I’ve already started writing my new double platinum hit song since the music is basically done.

Watch the video and pay attention to the subtitles where every song they sing is listed. I especially like their rendition of Waltzing Matilda.

Axis of Awesome – Four Chord Song (with song titles) via YouTube

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