Axis of Awesome - 4 Four Chord Song (with song titles)
Musicians show how all the pop songs sound the same

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Australian comedy group 'Axis Of Awesome' perform a sketch from the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Footage courtesy of Network Ten Australia. See http://www.axisofawesome.net/ for more details of the comedy trio including Jordan Raskopoulos, Lee Naimo, & Benny Davis. Journey - Don't Stop Believing James Blunt - You're Beautiful Alphaville - Forever Young Jason Mraz - I'm Yours Mika - Happy Ending Alex Lloyd - Amazing The Calling - Wherever You WIll Go Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved The Last Goodnight - Pictures Of You U2 - With Or Without You Crowded House - Fall At Your Feet Kasey Chambers - Not Pretty Enough The Beatles - Let it Be Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under the Bridge Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy Men At Work - Land Down Under Banjo Patterson's Waltzing Matilda A Ha - Take On Me Green Day - When I Come Around Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight Toto - Africa Beyonce - If I Were A Boy The Offspring - Self Esteem The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far Kid Pink - You and Your Hand Lady Gaga - Poker Face Aqua - Barbie Girl The Fray - You Found Me 30h!3 - Don't Trust Me MGMT - Kids Tim Minchin - Canvas Bags Natalie Imbruglia - Torn Five For Fighting - Superman Axis Of Awesome - Birdplane Missy Higgins - Scar

Comments

Aaron : Now whenever I hear Poker Face I always put in a "Come on Barbie, let's go party."

Ido Eini : I know this video points out how stupid mainstream songs are, but I just got at least 5 more songs into my playlist

kjjmusic : The chords are E, B, C#m, A for the ones who wants to play along ;-)

KissyLipRaptor : The middle guy is like you mixed Jack Black with Matt Damon

ThatOneDaxSter : My music teacher showed this to the class. We were on to modern music, and we started with the basic four-chord pop songs.

airattack 88 : ah 240p we meet again

Khameleon Studios : James Blunt - You're Beautiful) My life is brilliant My love is pure I saw an angel of that I'm sure (Alphaville - Forever Young) Forever young I wanna be forever young (Jason Mraz - I'm Yours) I won't hesitate no more no more it can not wait, I'm yours (Mika - Happy Ending) This is the way you left me I'm not pretending no love no hope no glory, no happy ending. (Alex Lloyd - Amazing) Cause you were amazing and we did amazing things (The Calling - Wherever You Will Go) If I could, then I would I'll go wherever you will go (Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight) And can you feel the love tonight (Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved) And she will be loved yeah she will be loved (The last goodnight - Pictures of You) Pictures of you pictures of me hung upon your wall for the world to see (U2 - With or Without You) Cause I can't live with or without you (Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet) Whenever I fall at your feet You let your tears (Kasey Chambers - Not Pretty Enough) Am I not pretty enough Is my heart too bro(ken) (The Beatles - Let It Be) When I found myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me (Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under the Bridge) Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner (Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses) That's the way it's gonna be little darling We'll go riding on the horses yeah (Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry) No woman no cry (Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy) Yeah mama this surely is a dream (Men at Work - Land Down Under) I come from a land down under (Banjo Paterson - Waltzing Matilda) Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong (A-ha - Take On Me (Green Day - When I Come Around)) Take on me (When I come around) Take me on (Oh when I come around) I'll be gone In a day or two (Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight (Toto - Africa)) Save tonight (It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you) and fight the break of dawn Come tomorrow, (There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do) tomorrow I'll be gone (Beyonce - If I Were a Boy (The Offspring - Self Esteem)) If I were a boy (I know she's playing with me) I think I would understand (Well that's ok 'cause I've got no self-esteem) (The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far Kid (The Offspring - Self Esteem)) With a thousand lies (Oh yeah yeah yeah) And a good disguise Hit 'em right between the eyes (Oh yeah yeah) Hit 'em right between the eyes (Pink - U + Ur Hand) 'Cause I'm not here for your entertainment you don't really wanna mess with me tonight (Lady Gaga - Poker Face) Can't read my Can't read my No he can't read my poker face (Aqua - Barbie Girl) Come on Barbie let's go party (The Fray - You Found Me) Lost and insecure You found me, you found me (3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me) She wants to touch me woohoo She wants to love me woohoo She'll never leave me woohoo (MGMT - Kids) Enjoy yourself Take only what you need from here (Tim Minchin - Canvas Bags) Take your canvas bags Take your canvas bags Take your canvas bags To the supermarket Take your canvas bags (Natalie Imbruglia - Torn) Nothing's right, I'm torn I'm all out of faith This is how I feel, I'm cold and I am shamed Lying naked on the floor Illusion never changed Into something real I'm Wide awake and I can see (Five for Fighting - Superman) I'm more than a bird I'm more than a plane (Axis of Awesome - Birdplane) I'm a birdplane I'm a birdplane A motherfucking birdplane (Missy Higgins - Scar) Doesn't that sound familiar? Doesn't that hit too close to home? Doesn't that make you shiver; the way that things have gone? And doesn't that seem peculiar 'cause everyone wants a little more? It's something I do remember to never go this far That's all it takes to be a star

Aiden Banks : Guys I found Edward Snowden... He plays piano

Evan Leo : Ironically this was their hit.

See Cha : 55 mil views. I would argue this is officially a hit.

Arya Khonsari : This should be shown to the judges of the Ed Sheeran lawsuit. It's honestly ridiculous trying to copyright chord progressions and BPM.

Divij Paryani : 2019 and I'm still seeing chicken little, Jack Black and Brian May without long hair

I.M. 138 : Tenacious D with a keyboardist

James Marriott : Teacher: What modern song would you like to sing today? Axis of Awesome: Yes

Pontus Nilsson : No one mentions how good this actually is, so well ill do it

Lucas Mouraux : They make this look so easy since it’s “only 4 chords” but I think we should really appreciate what they’ve done and realize how hard this still is ! Great job axis!

Panos Zag : I guess the 6.8 K dislikes are from the people who made these songs

Ryan K : Start: We've never written a 4 chord song. End: Sings their own song Quickest song written ever.

Falcongamer 50 : I had to watch this in music class

Sbepic 123 : History, when you did not get copyright striked and the quality was 240p

KalebaleOfficial : Well they said they never made a 4 chord song but they included on of their own songs, birdplane

Neel Parmar : Australian Jack Black?

GulDukat479 : Yeah but man do those 4 chords feel good inside 🎶😆

Gormless : Didn't know Chris Ray Gun knew how to play the piano

EpicRob : Well, it almost took ten years since the upload; but I'm happy this gem finally crossed my feed.

The MelonHead : 3:17 when you step on lego

Daz555Daz : Love that no crowd has ever laughed at the 40 years in the business joke. Epic song tho. Axis rock.

JB : YouTube recommended something good for once! 10 years late but still.

Riley Lovendale : It’s alright to tell me. what you think about me...

Drewtendo : If someone ever says that all hit songs don't sound the same, direct them to this and/or Pachelbel Rant.

Thrilled_By_God : I didnt know that sheldon cooper could play guitar tbh

Fletcher Warren : let me tell you. singing along with this sounds like the most insane nonsense to anyone not wearing your headphones

Fluffykatana : I lost my shit when they did canvas bags XD

Andrzej Fiałkowski : And all still based on the same old progression from Pachelbel's Canon... Well done, guys!

xbr123 : So humanity was locked in 4 chords for decades it seems.

Mrs T’s Music : My Yr 8's thought this was fabulous. A great way to teach them about the primary chords!

lonewolf1868 : An update of the good ol' pachebel rant.

Graphic Design : *_Who's here in 2019 to make a point in the Ed Sheeran lawsuit?_*

Lukasafer : My guitar teacher in high school always told us: Doesn't matter how talented you are on the guitar sometimes because all you need are four cords and the truth

Lola Opal : I appreciated the canvas bags by Tim minchin inclusion

Keno Fuhrken : LYRICS: (James Blunt - You're Beautiful) My life is brilliant My love is pure I saw an angel of that I'm sure (Alphaville - Forever Young) Forever young I wanna be forever young (Jason Mraz - I'm Yours) I won't hesitate no more no more it can not wait, I'm yours (Mika - Happy Ending) This is the way you left me I'm not pretending no love no hope no glory, no happy ending. (Alex Lloyd - Amazing) Cause you were amazing and we did amazing things (The Calling - Wherever You Will Go) If I could, then I would I'll go wherever you will go (Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight) And can you feel the love tonight (Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved) And she will be loved yeah she will be loved (The last goodnight - Pictures of You) Pictures of you pictures of me hung upon your wall for the world to see (U2 - With or Without You) Cause I can't live with or without you (Crowded House - Fall at Your Feet) Whenever I fall at your feet You let your tears (Kasey Chambers - Not Pretty Enough) Am I not pretty enough Is my heart too bro(ken) (The Beatles - Let It Be) When I found myself in times of trouble mother Mary comes to me (Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Under the Bridge) Sometimes I feel like I don't have a partner (Daryl Braithwaite - The Horses) That's the way it's gonna be little darling We'll go riding on the horses yeah (Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry) No woman no cry (Marcy Playground - Sex and Candy) Yeah mama this surely is a dream (Men at Work - Land Down Under) I come from a land down under (Banjo Paterson - Waltzing Matilda) Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong (A-ha - Take On Me (Green Day - When I Come Around)) Take on me (When I come around) Take me on (Oh when I come around) I'll be gone In a day or two (Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight (Toto - Africa)) Save tonight (It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you) and fight the break of dawn Come tomorrow, (There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do) tomorrow I'll be gone (Beyonce - If I Were a Boy (The Offspring - Self Esteem)) If I were a boy (I know she's playing with me) I think I would understand (Well that's ok 'cause I've got no self-esteem) (The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far Kid (The Offspring - Self Esteem)) With a thousand lies (Oh yeah yeah yeah) And a good disguise Hit 'em right between the eyes (Oh yeah yeah) Hit 'em right between the eyes (Pink - U + Ur Hand) 'Cause I'm not here for your entertainment you don't really wanna mess with me tonight (Lady Gaga - Poker Face) Can't read my Can't read my No he can't read my poker face (Aqua - Barbie Girl) Come on Barbie let's go party (The Fray - You Found Me) Lost and insecure You found me, you found me (3OH!3 - Don't Trust Me) She wants to touch me woohoo She wants to love me woohoo She'll never leave me woohoo (MGMT - Kids) Enjoy yourself Take only what you need from here (Tim Minchin - Canvas Bags) Take your canvas bags Take your canvas bags Take your canvas bags To the supermarket Take your canvas bags (Natalie Imbruglia - Torn) Nothing's right, I'm torn I'm all out of faith This is how I feel, I'm cold and I am shamed Lying naked on the floor Illusion never changed Into something real I'm Wide awake and I can see (Five for Fighting - Superman) I'm more than a bird I'm more than a plane (Axis of Awesome - Birdplane) I'm a birdplane I'm a birdplane A motherfucking birdplane (Missy Higgins - Scar) Doesn't that sound familiar? Doesn't that hit too close to home? Doesn't that make you shiver; the way that things have gone? And doesn't that seem peculiar 'cause everyone wants a little more? It's something I do remember to never go this far That's all it takes to be a star

Denver Donate : I watched this 10 years ago and I still love it. So original.

The Engine : Why youtube doesn't let add multiple likes for already liked video ????

Dan Clarke : Still putting a smile on my face a decade later! Cheers!

Jj W : I failed as a musician because I could only remember 3 cords.

Qui-Gon Jinn : this video will inevitably force you to be happy

nikrusty : WOW, SUPERB EPIC STUFF!

Joe Hashbrowns : Every song I like is apparently a 4 chord song

KNightgem : Well it goes like this, the forth, the fifth The minor fall, and the major lift The baffled king composing every pop song.