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Date: 04/24/10 08:04 AM

67 Responses to Axis of Awesome – Four Chord Song

  1. Profile photo of Madeofmeat
    Madeofmeat Male 18-29
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    April 23, 2010 at 3:04 am
    Link: Axis of Awesome - Four Chord Song - Every pop song is the same, check it out.
  2. Profile photo of ManicRapture
    ManicRapture Female 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:13 am
    amazing! :D
  3. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:13 am
    That`s true. It also makes it dead easy to write the music for a song you`ve written.
  4. Profile photo of Isobel
    Isobel Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:13 am
    A repost, sort of.
  5. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:18 am
    Sounded like there was some BNL in there, too.
  6. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:29 am
    It works for most popular music genres. They just use different collections of a few chords.

    I didn`t realise until a coworker of mine who`s a musician showed me. He did it with blues.

    It doesn`t mean it`s simple to play well, though. There are many things that are made from simple parts but are not simple. Pen and ink drawing, for example. There are only a few pen strokes and it`s all just drawing short lines.
  7. Profile photo of thenedman
    thenedman Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:32 am
    This is like the blue orange thing in advertising, I won`t look at those songs the same way again
  8. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:32 am
    very cool!
  9. Profile photo of beekeeyah
    beekeeyah Female 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:34 am
    woah that was pretty awesome :)
  10. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:40 am
    a teacher on my school did this bit for a comedy thing, it was hilarious. these guys arnt the first
  11. Profile photo of paddyt07
    paddyt07 Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:44 am
    That was actually brilliant.
  12. Profile photo of ElDavo
    ElDavo Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:49 am
    This a point that I and many other people have been making for years, and it was great to see it proven like this.
    Great performance, I liked it a lot.
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:50 am
    loved it :)
  14. Profile photo of Naz14
    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:51 am
    That was pretty awesome :) The guy in the middle kindof reminds me of Jack Black a little bit!
  15. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:56 am
    That was funny!!

    And yea... Rick_S, I heard some(alot) BNL also!
  16. Profile photo of APJ311
    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:03 am
    This is my new favourite YouTube video. :D
  17. Profile photo of Delta2Alpha
    Delta2Alpha Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:05 am
    Yeah I have seen this a few times, but its still cool to see it done.
  18. Profile photo of Winter_ICE_0
    Winter_ICE_0 Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:17 am
    Tim Minchin song in here? Instant awesome.
  19. Profile photo of TopperHey
    TopperHey Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:31 am
    If it was more than just them singing different songs over the same four chords I might have found something to be impressed about, but it wasn`t.
  20. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Not the actual chords used in all those songs, they just fit with most other melodies.
  21. Profile photo of rockinkitty
    rockinkitty Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:43 am
    funny how he seems right
  22. Profile photo of Salted_Eggs
    Salted_Eggs Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:46 am
    drat off chicken little

    :D
  23. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Very well done! Meatloaf`s looking good for his age, lmao.
  24. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:10 am
    >kairobert
    No, but it does sound like they`re supposed to be there all right.

    But this has been done before, and in my view, a lot better by Rob Pavaronian.
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    sjaakwortel Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:26 am
    its a standard chord scheme, you can make it higher or lower.
  26. Profile photo of entwife
    entwife Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:29 am
    Very entertaining. I think you really have to understand musical arrangments in order to get their point. A lot of music, not just pop, uses or "steals" chord progressions from other songs. It`s the nature of music, guys.

    "There is nothing new under the sun."
  27. Profile photo of RyanHake
    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:33 am
    Wow...iab just NOW discovered this?? Super old.
  28. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:46 am
    This is why I hate pop music.

    Why do most of the amazing, talented artists have to be so unpopular... -.-
  29. Profile photo of Farsidedown
    Farsidedown Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:51 am
    "Wow...iab just NOW discovered this?"

    HATER.
  30. Profile photo of jinxiejae
    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 11:35 am
    i dare them to do this with bat out of hell.
  31. Profile photo of Seastone
    Seastone Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 11:41 am
    That was really entertaining. I am one of those people who just loves all of those songs, regardless of how similar they all are.
  32. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Why not take this to the logical extreme: Combinations of the same seven notes (twelve if you count sharps and flats) can make every song ever imagined.
  33. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm
    that was awesome lol
  34. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    wow, this is old news exagerrated by the Australian humourous community!
  35. Profile photo of perhapsmaybe
    perhapsmaybe Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 2:12 pm
    full of win
  36. Profile photo of JJXanadu
    JJXanadu Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm
    Yeah, that was pretty cool.
  37. Profile photo of ADRUNKHOBO
    ADRUNKHOBO Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm
    Any of you is reminded of the Pachelbel Rant ?
  38. Profile photo of trudenter
    trudenter Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    "Why not take this to the logical extreme: Combinations of the same seven notes (twelve if you count sharps and flats) can make every song ever imagined."

    not if my guitar is extremely out of tune... of course that doesn`t good at all.
  39. Profile photo of trudenter
    trudenter Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    also, it is a very very popular chord progression and one that sounds pleasing to the ear. Nobody really steals it, in fact in my experience, whenever anybody starts composing music, this is probably one of the first progressions they will naturally come too.
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    trudenter Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm
    "Why not take this to the logical extreme: Combinations of the same seven notes (twelve if you count sharps and flats) can make every song ever imagined."

    not if my guitar is extremely out of tune... of course that doesn`t good at all.
  41. Profile photo of xxxveganxxx
    xxxveganxxx Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    @trudenter Then tune it, nothing that guitarists hate more than untuned guitars...
  42. Profile photo of AlexTron
    AlexTron Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 3:15 pm
    I remember my friend was criticizing 3OH!3 because their chord was similar to 867-5309/Jenny. Looks like it wasn`t so original itself.
  43. Profile photo of Jesterhead
    Jesterhead Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm
    every single pop song is the same, what else is new? no originality or talent in that genre, same concept in every single music video you see. try and listen to a Wintersun song and tell me if it can be done in four chords.
  44. Profile photo of heresjonny
    heresjonny Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 4:25 pm
    loved the tim minchin reference
  45. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    it can`t be easy being a fatter, uglier, less funny, antipodean version of Jack Black
  46. Profile photo of electricmonk
    electricmonk Female 13-17
    96 posts
    April 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm
    that was hilarious! xD
  47. Profile photo of QBW
    QBW Male 13-17
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    April 24, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    oh my god how old is this i`ve heard this a million times.
    still once more wont do any harm
  48. Profile photo of kinjomusashi
    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    the sad thing is that i have all of these songs
  49. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 6:01 pm
    "Not the actual chords used in all those songs, they just fit with most other melodies."

    Agreed. Especially the Green Day, Offspring, etc.

    None of those even have remotely the same tune.

    It`s just a chord progression that you can fit into just about any song. But that chord progression isn`t actually in many of those songs. O.o;;
  50. Profile photo of magoo22
    magoo22 Male 30-39
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    April 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    "it can`t be easy being a fatter, uglier, less funny, antipodean version of Jack Black"
    @bankvole, with a comment like that you HAVE to be English. I mean only a fuxxing whining Pom could make an A-grade snide comment like that. Well done!
  51. Profile photo of sickboyoao
    sickboyoao Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    This is a rip of Pachabel rant.
  52. Profile photo of dramaeco
    dramaeco Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    They are not the same chords, they just harmonize,oooh amazing. Yes similar to the pachabel routine, but ive seen this exact routine done somewhere on a youtube video in someones living room.
  53. Profile photo of PHXbunny
    PHXbunny Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    Most song do use four different chords. It`s simple music theory. I don`t get why people are so shocked. Music theory will make your head explode it`s soo involved and complicated.
  54. Profile photo of astralomega
    astralomega Female 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    I first saw this live. Then after I got a photo with the guys and got a signed DVD. The chicken little guy is sooo cute ^_^
  55. Profile photo of ILikeApples
    ILikeApples Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm
    @magoo agreed
  56. Profile photo of Baconeater
    Baconeater Male 18-29
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    April 24, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    Ah the classic I, V, vi, IV progression. I`ve heard so many rants on this. I already knew what four chords he was gonna play. This was well done though.
  57. Profile photo of Lol-Wot-Tom
    Lol-Wot-Tom Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 3:19 am
    Awesome :)
  58. Profile photo of akinis
    akinis Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2010 at 8:16 am
    very well done, wasn`t there a you tube video of a guy doing this though? Anyone remember?
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 25, 2010 at 9:02 am
    Hahaha! Nice assortment of songs, I am old so I only recognized half of them...
    YEs, been done before, but this was done quite well. I like how they snuck their own song in there :)
  60. Profile photo of Snow_Crash
    Snow_Crash Female 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 11:14 am
    "very well done, wasn`t there a you tube video of a guy doing this though? Anyone remember?"

    The Pachebell guy? Yeah, I still watch that one.
  61. Profile photo of Kanchan
    Kanchan Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2010 at 11:24 am
    @akinis
    Done by Rob Paravonian. The Pachelbel rant or something it`s called.
  62. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm
    wow....well....i am enlightened...
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    SLYGUY24 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:12 pm
    i likey likey X-D
  64. Profile photo of Tratheyas
    Tratheyas Male 13-17
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    April 25, 2010 at 4:36 pm
    They included Tim Minchin. I now love this video.
  65. Profile photo of donjobs
    donjobs Male 18-29
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    April 27, 2010 at 3:22 pm
    i farted
  66. Profile photo of Shokz
    Shokz Male 18-29
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    April 28, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    Awe. Some.

    And i agree, Tim Minchin <3
  67. Profile photo of Shahar102
    Shahar102 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2010 at 5:59 am
    Wow, that was pretty cool, I like that chiken wteve, he`s pretty cute ^_^

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