A long time ago, in this same galaxy, I posted about how the music industry keeps producing songs using the same four (amazing) chords, and we keep falling for it. So many of the songs I love use the exact same chord progression, dating all the way back to Pachelbel’s Canon in D.
I’ve been obsessively listening to Ben Platt’s Grow As We Go on endless repeat (also on the playlist: Shallow, Liability and Requiem) and only yesterday realized it was yet another tribute to Pachelbel. I don’t know what it is about these chords, but they hit me right in the chest and sink in deep.
If you’re curious, here are a couple of Axis of Awesome videos playing the Pachelbels: