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Date: 11/20/06 02:34 AM

124 Responses to The History of Pop Music in 4 Chords

  1. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    November 19, 2006 at 11:53 pm
    Link: The History of Pop Music in 4 Chords - So many songs, so few chords.
  2. Profile photo of IndysNotEmo
    IndysNotEmo Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 2:59 am
    he didnt sing dont stop believing did he?
  3. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:05 am
    Most of those songs sounded forced and not like the originals. Yes music chord progressions are fairly similar. It`s the melody that matters. Dork.
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    cabbitt Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:08 am
    I get his point, most of them were the same. And he can sing pretty good, but the really high notes. For example, "She will be loved" I cringed. However a few seemed forced to sound like they belonged.
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    Neesnu Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:19 am
    I dont know much about music so if you rip me for this fine..But if you try can you not sing any song to anything you play as long as the music sounds kind of close so it still sounds right...so what is the big deal of him covering these songs bands do it all the time.
  6. Profile photo of ebsha
    ebsha Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:22 am
    <3 the guy on the beanbag playing playstation or whatever while his mate films himself singing pop songs :D
  7. Profile photo of toastopia
    toastopia Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:24 am
    no it is not that a couple a song didn`t fit, I do have to point out that certain chord progressions are more common then others, however it shouldn`t matter as there are more progressions then the simple I-IV-ii-V I believe he was playing, The problem is finding something that works is harder then using what is already done. However this is just the opinion of a musician. Nothing will change and most pop music will continue to use this progression
  8. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:28 am
    It`s not really a criticism, it`s just something cool. Calm down.
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    tricia1342 Female 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:29 am
    I liked his little brother sitting on the floor zoned out on video games and ignoring him.
  10. Profile photo of Vikstar
    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:35 am
    lol me too tricia!

    But it`s kind of true though, sometimes if I`m just singing away to myself during the day, I find that I end up singing a different song to the one I started because there`s a bit which is so similar.

  11. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:01 am
    The mash up of Wonderwall and Boulevard of broken dreams sums it up well too, but the difference with these 2 songs for you musician`s like toastopia is their progression is Root, flat 3rd, flat 7th, 5th, guess that`s the rock version
  12. Profile photo of nasnut67
    nasnut67 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:09 am
    It is true that you can play many songs on just 4 chords. On guitar learn C, D, G and that can work for many songs. The main chords used are really C, D, G, Am, Em, E, and F. It would have been better if he had used the rythm patterns for the songs he was mashing.
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    vancityangel Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:10 am
    didn`t realize they all sounded so similar...yeah, some of them do sound a little forced. And man can he sing!
  14. Profile photo of fleafly
    fleafly Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:11 am
    That was pretty funny. Doesn`t matter if he wasn`t playing each song on it`s original root key though, if you get it, you get it.
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    notapervert Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:51 am
    wow
  16. Profile photo of twist22402
    twist22402 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:48 am
    I agree with everyone above who mentioned how certain progressions will always be used in music. The trick is to actually have something new and innovative to the basic pattern, whether it be musical or lyrical style.

    And that pattern this guy used the entire time was definitely "Don`t Stop Believing" to a "T".

  17. Profile photo of DrRitchie
    DrRitchie Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:54 am
    With as much music having already been wrote, it is virtually impossible to write a song without sounding like something else. There is no way to get around this, the trick is, do it better than everyone eles.
  18. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 9:18 am
    All I heard was a dude singing a load of different songs that had absolutely nothing to do with the tune. Its just completely random.
  19. Profile photo of christina207
    christina207 Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 9:41 am
    IndysNotEmo, that is exactly what I was thinking the entire time.

    From the moment he started playing that was the song I thought he would sing but never did... dissapointing.

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    ivan11111 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:07 am
    Woooo progression of 5ths!!!
    The thing is a circle of 5ths chord sequence has millions of songs using it...its because it sounds harmonically strong. Theres only a handful of chord lines you can use before you have to start again, but he was good to make a collection of them. Ish.
  21. Profile photo of s0236078
    s0236078 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:11 am
    thought it was cool, talented guy :) good stuff
  22. Profile photo of ryan14
    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:14 am
    lol well done to the guy sat playing a game totally ignoring the camera and the songs!

    BTW i thought he was just going to play 4 chords, and that was it. LOL!

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    BeachBum0694 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:37 am
    can someone list the songs? i got a few of them, but i can`t figure out the rest.
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    DanyCash101 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:56 am
    i noticed this instantly to be that "journey" song ya know "he`s just a city boy, born and raised in south detroit" < that one. and i dont think he put that in.
  25. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:04 am
    "On guitar learn C, D, G and that can work for many songs. The main chords used are really C, D, G, Am, Em, E, and F."

    Until you get out of the 1960`s...then it`s few and far between.

  26. Profile photo of mxchick617
    mxchick617 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:11 am
    why do you play a tune and put all kinds of songs together but NEVER play the one song that actually goes with that tune...Don`t Stop Believin?
  27. Profile photo of enveloop
    enveloop Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:19 am
    Why didnt he list the songs while he was playing them? That would be 1000 times better.
  28. Profile photo of BeachBum0694
    BeachBum0694 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:25 am
    i agree, now its bothering me.
  29. Profile photo of alexguest
    alexguest Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:29 am
    I agree. That would be better. At first I couldnt tell when one song started and ended.
  30. Profile photo of jayembee
    jayembee Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:30 am
    Well, I can understand how some people might find fault, but I just thought it was great. To even come up with the idea and merge all the lyrics together like that was ingenius. I couldn`t have done it.
  31. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:34 am
    I think he`s singing two lines in the beginning, then he kinda switches every now and then, but these are the songs I heard (in order, with help from LetsSingIt.com lyrics search):
    1) Blink 182 - "Adam`s Song"
    2) Beccy Cole - "Am I Not Pretty Enough"
    3) Something about "amazing"?
    4) The Calling - "Wherever You Will Go"
    5) Bush - "Glycerine"
    6) Tea Party - "Heaven Coming Down"
    7) Five For Fighting - "Superman (It`s Not Easy)"
    8) ?
    9) ?
    10) Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Soul to Squeeze" (Great song)
    11) Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
    12) Jadyn Maria - "With Or Without You" (maybe not? I dunno)
    13) Crowded Horse - "Fall At Your Feet"
    14) Natalie Imbruglia - "Torn"
    15) Missy Higgins - "Scar"

    *Dramatic pause*

    16) John Denver - "Let It Be"
    17) Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under the Bridge"

  32. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:34 am
    18) Michael Jackson - "Man In The Mirror"
    19) Elton John - "Can You Feel The Love Tonight"

    ...damn, I`m bored.

  33. Profile photo of KMeTG
    KMeTG Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:49 am
    I thought With Or Without You was by U2.

    Correct me if I`m wrong.

    And besides from the list above, I don`t have a clue what anyone`s talking about.

    Well done to you folks, you can talk about something that leaves me completely in the dark!

  34. Profile photo of gilderof
    gilderof Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:56 am
    This put a smile on my face.
  35. Profile photo of schmexie
    schmexie Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 12:24 pm
    "that`s all i got" he says at the end.... he damn well knows he`s talented.
  36. Profile photo of Clayboy
    Clayboy Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 12:52 pm
    Jadyn Maria - with or without you? Try U2 man..

  37. Profile photo of lostincoma
    lostincoma Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:09 pm
    8) Lighthouse Family "High"
    9) Bic Runga "Sway" (the song from American Pie)
  38. Profile photo of sinfulsisi
    sinfulsisi Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:22 pm
    um......wtf....he was singin the tune of dont stop beliveing...and um....thats all i have to say...ill give it aaaa....2...definatly
  39. Profile photo of lostincoma
    lostincoma Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:26 pm
    This chord progression is also played in The Wedding Singer when Robbie is left at the alter... but I don`t know what song they were playing.
  40. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    I, V(7), vi, then IV. Classic. I`ve checked them all out, they`re all legit; even Under the Bridge, which I wouldn`t have suspected, and Soul to Squeeze (one of my favorite RHCP songs). The only TECHNICAL difference is in the third chord of this template progression (vi-chord), his right hand is rooted (in ottava) on the minor 7th degree of that scale, so it technically makes it a vi7 chord, and that combined with the fact that many of these songs were not originally WRITTEN for the key of E-major, might be where many of you are getting the idea that some of these segments sound forced. The irony here is, in the ACTUAL chord progression of "don`t stop believing," it is different the second time around; second time around, its 3rd chord is actually a g#-minor (iii), not a c#-minor! Also, the fact that this gentleman never SINGS the lyrics of the template song, adds to the subtle humor of this production. Good show! I`m gonna go play all of these songs right now!
  41. Profile photo of emmabatty
    emmabatty Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:30 pm
    Its just somethin cool-i think some ppl need to calm themselves!
  42. Profile photo of Gucciprincss
    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:37 pm
    I thought it was pretty cool!
  43. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:44 pm
    ^^^^ryan14 i did to!!
  44. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 1:48 pm
    i love this, haha.
  45. Profile photo of enolamron
    enolamron Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 2:07 pm
    Let it Be was definitely NOT a Denver song. That was the Beatles. Did he cover it, maybe? I dunno...but it`s definitely sad when a masterpiece is credited to the person who covered it.
  46. Profile photo of Galileo53
    Galileo53 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 2:47 pm
    heh :P
  47. Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:17 pm
    I agree with Suicism - good show!
  48. Profile photo of twizzler01
    twizzler01 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:26 pm
    uhm if thats how he feels
  49. Profile photo of shockthis06
    shockthis06 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 3:50 pm
    The very beginning sounded like the beginning of a song from "Wicked" but I don`t remember which one.
  50. Profile photo of acdc_rocks91
    acdc_rocks91 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:05 pm
    pop sucks anyway
  51. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:29 pm
    Thanks Sparkly, and did you get the joke too?
  52. Profile photo of byebyemoto
    byebyemoto Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:30 pm
    I saw something about this on telly yesterday.
  53. Profile photo of DanyCash101
    DanyCash101 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 4:43 pm
    heres teh link to that journey song i was talking about that journey song
  54. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:13 pm
    POP MUSIC SUCKS ON ENORMOUS TRANSVESTITE HOOKER SCROTUM.
  55. Profile photo of Dinkum
    Dinkum Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:18 pm
    2) Kasey Chambers - "Am I Not Pretty Enough"
    3) Alex Lloyd - "Amazing"
  56. Profile photo of ruffnerr
    ruffnerr Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:29 pm
    Don`t Stop Believing :)
  57. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:32 pm
    haha, he did cover a bunch of songs, surprised me :3
  58. Profile photo of Thenewlogan
    Thenewlogan Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:41 pm
    hey that first song is blink 182 thats punk
  59. Profile photo of Qallupilluq
    Qallupilluq Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:46 pm
    16) John Denver - "Let It Be"

    "Dude, listen to the lyrics where I said the Denver song is. It`s not the Beatle`s song you douche."

    The song is by John LENNON.

  60. Profile photo of mizdup
    mizdup Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:47 pm
    ^^well to be honest blink 182 are punk but kinda pop in the way they do it...for a start they are clean.damn them and getting washed everyday.thats not punk

    i dont care that pep r complaining that he only used 4 chords and not the original ones for each song.he was just doing something that sounded very cool and working well

  61. Profile photo of amphyx
    amphyx Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:49 pm
    Rofl @ The kid on the playstation
  62. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 5:52 pm
    All sounded like one song to me.......
  63. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:29 pm
    OKAY EVERYONE PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!

    DON`T WANT ANYONE TO MISS THIS!!!!!!

    I MADE A LIST AND #16 IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEATLES NOT JOHN DENVER. NOT LIKE YOU COULD FIGURE THAT OUT ON YOUR OWN OR ANYTHING YOU F-CKING IDIOTS.

  64. Profile photo of bramb60
    bramb60 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:29 pm
    That sounded exactly like Don`t Stop Believing!
  65. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:31 pm
    If I made any mistakes on the last post, please feel free to flame me constantly even though I can`t edit it or anything.
  66. Profile photo of justKatrina
    justKatrina Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:50 pm
    That was annoying. :-P
  67. Profile photo of Losetard
    Losetard Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:57 pm
    "just a small town giiiirl, livin in a LONELY wooorld. she took a midnight train going aaaaannnyyywwwhheeerreee"
  68. Profile photo of Pure_Jenius
    Pure_Jenius Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 6:58 pm
    Got blond?

    "But it`s kind of true though, sometimes if I`m just singing away to myself during the day, I find that I end up singing a different song to the one I started because there`s a bit which is so similar."

    I found that a lot more interesting/funny than the actual link, so it was worth it to me...

  69. Profile photo of bored1197
    bored1197 Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 7:56 pm
    lmao the other guy was just completely ignoring him playing videogames
  70. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 8:17 pm
    He looked exactly like my violin teacher at a convention! And he was always playing the piano. But he was swedish.
  71. Profile photo of jhonmayer1
    jhonmayer1 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 8:19 pm
    wow...thats amazing
  72. Profile photo of Malchior999
    Malchior999 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 8:24 pm
    i got really bored about a quarter of the way thru. this dosent mean that its bad. it just means i have a very short attention span
  73. Profile photo of h0ax_d3m0n
    h0ax_d3m0n Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 8:40 pm
    dont stop believing hold on to that feeelllinngg!!

    i love that song.

  74. Profile photo of bonitalydia
    bonitalydia Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 8:42 pm
    he`s just showing that all those songs are in the same key...
  75. Profile photo of DoughnutBoy
    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 8:46 pm
    sounded forced...yeah he didnt sing dont stop believing....but he sang adams song(first couple sentences) wtf!?
  76. Profile photo of danmerqury
    danmerqury Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 9:09 pm
    As a musician with lots of professional training, yeah, there are thousands of pop songs using the same chord progression (in this case, it was: I, V7, vi, IV). Of course, there`s also the 12-bar-blues progression, which is used in every blues (with some modifications like substitutions or turnarounds). It`s just the nature of pop music.
  77. Profile photo of Rammstein221
    Rammstein221 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 9:24 pm
    "I MADE A LIST AND #16 IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE BEATLES NOT JOHN DENVER. NOT LIKE YOU COULD FIGURE THAT OUT ON YOUR OWN OR ANYTHING YOU F-CKING IDIOTS."

    It`s not that as much as it is even after the mistake was pointed out you still said it was a John Denver song. "It`s not the Beatle`s song you douche".

    If you had just said "Oh yeah, that`s right" or something along those lines you wouldn`t get nearly as much kickback.

  78. Profile photo of feral_rage0
    feral_rage0 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 9:48 pm
    i thought that was pretty cool even though i only knew about half the songs on there. i heard maroon 5, U2, red hot chili peppers, i think i heard coldplay, elton john, some others
  79. Profile photo of Katzi428
    Katzi428 Female 30-39
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:02 pm
    I was thinking about "Don`t Stop Believing" too.
  80. Profile photo of seaweed
    seaweed Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 10:46 pm
    I love it how the other guys is just sitting there like, he does every day
  81. Profile photo of jpoke89
    jpoke89 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:23 pm
    97% of what he sang is in my computer`s library, tis sorta funny!
  82. Profile photo of shaun54
    shaun54 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2006 at 11:33 pm
    I don`t really care about the musical aspects, it was just kind of cool to watch/listen to.
  83. Profile photo of christina207
    christina207 Female 13-17
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    November 21, 2006 at 12:19 am
    Can someone remake the video and replace the 3rd song with Journey, because first of all you can`t even understand what song/what lyrics he is singing, and if you are making a list of classic songs with repeating chords, you have to put it.

    I bet 2/3 of the people listening were like "hey, it`s Don`t Stop Beliving!" and were heartbroken when it wasn`t.

    What a shame.

  84. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 12:27 am
    that guy is such a fag, this blows monkey balls
  85. Profile photo of pudleofcrud
    pudleofcrud Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 12:44 am
    This just makes me wanna listen to journey.
  86. Profile photo of ajr2006
    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 12:54 am
    that was pretty cool
  87. Profile photo of ajr2006
    ajr2006 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 12:54 am
    that guy is such a fag, this blows monkey balls
    ----------
    so`s your face
  88. Profile photo of rawr_noozle
    rawr_noozle Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 1:04 am
    I dunno, this guy`s hot, he has a nice accent, and it was a neat thing to listen to. And I laughed at the guy sitting in the back playing video games. So, I liked it.
  89. Profile photo of B-Hazard
    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 1:26 am
    so`s your face always works.

    This is "The Story of the Stork" guy, isn`t it?

  90. Profile photo of beatlefaerie
    beatlefaerie Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 2:10 am
    Umm...
    DON`T. STOP. BELIEVVVVING.
  91. Profile photo of nerb
    nerb Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 2:15 am
    That`s kind of depressing...

    Thankfully, I liked none of those songs. :D Not that it saves me or anything...

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    funboy52 Male 30-39
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    November 21, 2006 at 3:32 am
    pretty coll though nonetheless
  93. Profile photo of CarbonatedBS
    CarbonatedBS Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 3:16 pm
    Quote:
    It`s not that as much as it is even after the mistake was pointed out you still said it was a John Denver song. "It`s not the Beatle`s song you douche".

    ---

    I say again...f-cking mistake.

  94. Profile photo of Felorah
    Felorah Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 3:20 pm
    Here are the lyrics I could understand. The ` . . . `s mark the parts I need to fill in. Can anybody help?

    I never thought I`d die alone.
    I laughed the loudest who`d have known?
    Am I not pretty enough,
    or is my heart too broken?
    . . .
    . . .
    If I could, then I would, I`ll go wherever you will go
    Don`t let the days go by.
    Glycerine . . .
    And it feels now just like heavens coming down
    That`s why I can`t stand to fly
    I`m not that naive
    `Cause we are gonna be
    forever you and me
    Say your gonna stay, now I need to know where
    Where I go, I just don`t know
    I`ve got to get her, got to take it slow.
    And she will be loved.
    And she will be loved.
    No I can`t live with or without you.
    Whenever I fall . . .
    Nothings fine, I`m torn.
    I`m all out of faith, this is how I feel.
    I`m cold and I`m ashamed,
    lying naked on the floor.
    Illusion never changed into something real,
    I`m wide awake and I can see--

  95. Profile photo of Felorah
    Felorah Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 3:21 pm
    Doesn`t that sound sound familiar?
    Doesn`t that hit too close to home?
    Doesn`t that make you shiver ; the way things could have gone?
    And doesn`t that seem peculiar when everyone wants a little more?
    It`s something I do remember, to never go that far.
    That`s all it takes to be a star.
    When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me!
    Sometimes I feel like I don`t have a partner.
    I`m starting with the man in the mirror.
    Can you feel the love tonight?


    That`s it. Somebody tell me the missing parts?

  96. Profile photo of kidcomeback
    kidcomeback Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 3:43 pm
    that sounded exactly like "dont stop believing" by Journey, i actually thought he was going to sing it but he didnt. i think? did he?
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    Stevezapp Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 3:46 pm
    I`m probably gonna get slated for this, but does anyone know how you`d play that on the guitar? what are the chord names? It would be sweet if I could play and sing that. I`ve seen the chord progression posts, but I can`t make head nor tail of them.
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    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    November 21, 2006 at 4:46 pm
    ^Eb, Bb, Cm, Ab

    if i was that dude`s keyboard, i`d explode myself into his neck & eyes.

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    Stevezapp Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 7:15 pm
    Legend deaf woman. Thanx
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    ArchEnemy89 Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2006 at 8:30 pm
    I rather liked that. He can sing very well. He sorta spazzed out on "Torn" though. Other than that I really enjoyed it.
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    sTuDlAdUdE92 Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2006 at 9:11 pm
    lol you can tell the guy in the background has heard him do that many a times
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    Ninfi Female 13-17
    137 posts
    November 21, 2006 at 10:28 pm
    wow, he`s good
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    JumpFunk Male 30-39
    32 posts
    November 21, 2006 at 11:43 pm
    Man, this makes me want to watch Monster so I can see Christina Ricci and a nasty Charlize making out to this song on the skating rink floor.....
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    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
    600 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 12:26 am
    I like it. He has a nice voice even though his high notes aren`t the best. Worth watching.
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    WTFidunno Female 18-29
    395 posts
    November 22, 2006 at 10:45 pm
    I thought it was good...Reminded me of some good songs that I plan on pirating in a second...
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    onieshe Female 18-29
    3 posts
    November 23, 2006 at 1:48 am
    I totally <3 that guy`s voice - he`s got talent. I think he did a good job with this.
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    WrldCrusader Female 18-29
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    November 24, 2006 at 7:08 pm
    Hahah. Nice work. Talented and Good Lookin`. ;)
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    dunny123 Male 13-17
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    November 24, 2006 at 7:22 pm
    lots of talent there!!:O
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    N1kk1 Female 13-17
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    November 25, 2006 at 6:03 am
    i liked it i thought it was rather clever
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    cinnamon1117 Female 18-29
    4 posts
    November 26, 2006 at 12:28 am
    don`t stop believin, doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo doo...
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    jdappleton Male 60-69
    48 posts
    November 26, 2006 at 12:49 am
    Music elitists fail.
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    glitter bitc Female 13-17
    496 posts
    November 26, 2006 at 2:02 pm
    lol & that`s how original pop is. lol that was amazing.
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    xRevengex Female 18-29
    419 posts
    November 27, 2006 at 10:55 am
    Lol I thought it was funny when he said `and doesnt it sound familiar` half way through singing hehe and the little kid on the floor watching telly lol.
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    samusman Male 13-17
    57 posts
    November 27, 2006 at 10:12 pm
    The first song was not pop...it was alternative. He was just playing it on the piano.
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    j2moneyj2d2 Female 18-29
    63 posts
    November 27, 2006 at 10:23 pm
    Aw, that was cute.
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    debbje Female 18-29
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    December 27, 2006 at 4:29 am
    I think the songs are the right ones....I dont think they sounded forced...maybe he just couldnt reach the highs of the melodies (going from Natalie Imbruglia to U2 is not really that easy)
    I think he was good, is he a musician from a band?
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    January 1, 2007 at 3:32 am
    cool, I made it into the top 25
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    Runner15 Male 13-17
    38 posts
    January 1, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    Pretty cool, only right when he started playing, I recognized it instantly to be "Dont Stop Believing" by Journey, and he never once sang any lyrics from it.
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    crazzycorbe Male 18-29
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    January 7, 2007 at 12:47 am
    In my opinion the basic idea that I believe he is trying to prove is how that there are so many pop songs today only use a variation of four chords in there songs
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    vancityangel Female 18-29
    44 posts
    February 26, 2007 at 3:34 am
    lol....that is Don`t Stop Believin! Looks like he forgot one.
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    MCR Female 13-17
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    April 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm
    I heard "Don`t Stop Believin`" by Journey. But he didn`t put it in... I wonder why? That was my first thought when he started playing.
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    wetfuta Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    hey its benny!! axis rocks and btw the axis did this on their album and they said dont stop believing at the start. look it up.
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    AnthraxPants Male 30-39
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    December 4, 2009 at 1:14 am
    I`m not sure when Journey was written but I may not of even heard of that song back in the 90`s here in Western Australia. We only owned albums by The Beatles and perhaps Crowded House I think, the rest of the songs were just popular tunes from the radio that we weren`t necessarily fans of, apart from their musical merit of course. One of the songs sampled was called Amazing and performed by Alex Lloyd, an Australian pop artist who perhaps got a little too much airplay with that song at the time.

    The general idea of the song was to demonstrate just how many popular songs can share a similar chord progression, hint at the subtle way the subconscious mind can absorb and reproduce information sometimes without our awareness, and perhaps even inspire someone else to create something.

    I was tired from jamming most of that day. That is why I appear as though I am not paying much attention to the song as I play Super Nintendo (FIFA or International Soccer), but in fact I was enjoying it.:

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    AnthraxPants Male 30-39
    2 posts
    December 4, 2009 at 1:18 am
    Actually I don`t think we knew the words to "Don`t Stop Believing" by Journey, I remember the song now. The chorus is probably wrong for this particular group of songs, though you could get away with just the intro as it sounds basically the same.

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