I was holding Maddox in our living room when Jon started playing a series of song clips on his laptop. Man, I thought, those are some great songs! I listened to them for a moment more, and realized that there was something…familiar about them.
It turns out, our friend Paul had sent Jon a link to this video:
(see edit below)
As explained in the video, each of these 36 songs use the same four chords. It’s amazing how many of these songs were popular, and how many of them are still recognizable. This mix even includes two of my favorite songs, With or Without You and Glycerine (a personal nostalgia-fest). I feel so deceived.
And yet – I kind of want to get the entire playlist. I mean, there’s only four of them, but those are some great chords.
Take a look at the video – how many of these songs do you recognize as songs that you like, or at least liked until they were hideously overplayed? Have you also been suckered?
Edit: the link & original video are no longer online, here’s a similar video: