You might be thinking that it is something you would like to know, but at the same time something that can be very complicated. Well, The Axis of Awesome show us that, in fact, writing a pop song is not a Herculean task. All you have to know is how to play 4 chords – whether it is on a piano, on a guitar, or in some other instrument, it doesn’t matter -, and then you play those 4 chords and you will most probably (not) get a hit.
Well, this is the basic idea behind the song I bring you today: that “every” hit of the past forty years was composed with just 4 chords – E, B, C#m and A, by the way. This is not true, of course, but there is a kernel of truth in it. The Axis of Awesome show this by playing a medley with a lot of pop songs, mixing them in a very funny way, in my opinion. You’ll listen to songs you know, songs you did not know you still knew, and songs you have never heard (my second video is with one of those songs you most probably never heard, unless you already knew the 4 chords song).
Hope this amuses you 😉
And now a funny song from Tim Minchin, that besides being a comedy song is also a political one with a strong environmental message.