Axis of Awesome - Four Chord Song

Submitted by: Madeofmeat 7 years ago in Entertainment

Every pop song is the same, check it out.
There are 67 comments:
Female 517
Wow, that was pretty cool, I like that chiken wteve, he`s pretty cute ^_^
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Male 117
Awe. Some.

And i agree, Tim Minchin <3
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Male 68
i farted
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Male 322
They included Tim Minchin. I now love this video.
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Male 6
i likey likey X-D
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Male 3,915
wow....well....i am enlightened...
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Male 76
@akinis
Done by Rob Paravonian. The Pachelbel rant or something it`s called.
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Female 211
"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.
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Male 37,762
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 :)
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Male 535
very well done, wasn`t there a you tube video of a guy doing this though? Anyone remember?
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Male 2
Awesome :)
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Male 428
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.
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Male 503
@magoo agreed
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Female 162
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 ^_^
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Female 58
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.
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Male 305
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.
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Male 12
This is a rip of Pachabel rant.
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Male 660
"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!
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Female 1,427
"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;;
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Male 914
the sad thing is that i have all of these songs
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Male 48
oh my god how old is this i`ve heard this a million times.
still once more wont do any harm
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Female 96
that was hilarious! xD
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Male 959
it can`t be easy being a fatter, uglier, less funny, antipodean version of Jack Black
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Male 104
loved the tim minchin reference
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Male 27
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.
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Male 534
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.
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Male 383
@trudenter Then tune it, nothing that guitarists hate more than untuned guitars...
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Male 69
"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.
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Male 69
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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Male 69
"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.
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Male 295
Any of you is reminded of the Pachelbel Rant ?
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Male 516
Yeah, that was pretty cool.
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Female 446
full of win
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Male 25,416
wow, this is old news exagerrated by the Australian humourous community!
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Male 1,598
that was awesome lol
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Male 3,842
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.
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Female 612
That was really entertaining. I am one of those people who just loves all of those songs, regardless of how similar they all are.
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Female 2,927
i dare them to do this with bat out of hell.
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Male 421
"Wow...iab just NOW discovered this?"

HATER.
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Male 1,523
This is why I hate pop music.

Why do most of the amazing, talented artists have to be so unpopular... -.-
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Male 2,690
Wow...iab just NOW discovered this?? Super old.
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Female 536
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."
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Male 358
its a standard chord scheme, you can make it higher or lower.
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Male 2,553
>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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Male 1,557
Very well done! Meatloaf`s looking good for his age, lmao.
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Male 774
drat off chicken little

:D
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Female 46
funny how he seems right
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Male 1,623
Not the actual chords used in all those songs, they just fit with most other melodies.
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Male 1,929
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.
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Male 976
Tim Minchin song in here? Instant awesome.
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Male 133
Yeah I have seen this a few times, but its still cool to see it done.
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Male 749
This is my new favourite YouTube video. :D
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Male 4,807
That was funny!!

And yea... Rick_S, I heard some(alot) BNL also!
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Female 1,537
That was pretty awesome :) The guy in the middle kindof reminds me of Jack Black a little bit!
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Female 1,798
loved it :)
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Male 2,148
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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Male 1,067
That was actually brilliant.
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Male 3,619
a teacher on my school did this bit for a comedy thing, it was hilarious. these guys arnt the first
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Female 14
woah that was pretty awesome :)
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Male 3,364
very cool!
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Male 307
This is like the blue orange thing in advertising, I won`t look at those songs the same way again
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Male 12,365
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.
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Male 3,322
Sounded like there was some BNL in there, too.
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Female 245
A repost, sort of.
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Male 1,240
That`s true. It also makes it dead easy to write the music for a song you`ve written.
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Female 682
amazing! :D
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Male 3
Link: Axis of Awesome - Four Chord Song [Rate Link] - Every pop song is the same, check it out.
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