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All music is the same four chords. ~Axis of Awesome


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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

Reddit discussion:

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/140fi6/40_songs_everyone_has_heard_the_same_4_chords_the/

Apparently these are all variations of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D.

As pointed out by Rob Paravonian in his Pachelbel Rant:

Blues Traveler famously parodied this concept in their song "Hook":

Axis of Awesome -- the official music video:

SONGS in 4 CHORDS
Journey "Don't Stop Believing"
James Blunt "You're Beautiful"
Black Eyed Peas "Where Is the Love"
Alphaville -- "Forever Young"
Jason Mraz -- "I'm Yours"
Train "Hey Soul Sister"
The Calling -- "Wherever You Will Go"
Elton John -- "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" (from The Lion King)
Akon -- "Don't Matter"
John Denver -- "Take Me Home, Country Roads"
Lady Gaga -- "Paparazzi"
U2 -- "With Or Without You"
The Last Goodnight -- "Pictures of You"
Maroon Five -- "She Will Be Loved"
The Beatles -- "Let It Be"
Bob Marley -- "No Woman No Cry"
Marcy Playground -- "Sex and Candy"
Men At Work -- "Land Down Under"
Theme from America's Funniest Home Videos
Jack Johnson -- "Taylor"
Spice Girls -- "Two Become One"
A Ha -- "Take On Me"
Green Day -- "When I Come Around"
Eagle Eye Cherry -- "Save Tonight"
Toto -- "Africa"
Beyonce -- "If I Were A Boy"
Kelly Clarkson -- "Behind These Hazel Eyes"
Jason DeRulo -- "In My Head"
The Smashing Pumpkins -- "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
Joan Osborne -- "One Of Us"
Avril Lavigne -- "Complicated"
The Offspring -- "Self Esteem"
The Offspring -- "You're Gonna Go Far Kid"
Akon -- "Beautiful"
Timberland featuring OneRepublic -- "Apologize"
Eminem featuring Rihanna -- "Love the Way You Lie"
Bon Jovi -- "It's My Life"
Lady Gaga -- "Pokerface"
Aqua -- "Barbie Girl"
Red Hot Chili Peppers -- "Otherside"
The Gregory Brothers -- "Double Rainbow"
MGMT -- "Kids"
Andrea Bocelli -- "Time To Say Goodbye"
Robert Burns -- "Auld Lang Syne"
Five for fighting -- "Superman"
The Axis of Awesome -- "Birdplane"
Missy Higgins -- "Scar"

I had not heard of Missy Higgins "Scar" until Axis of Awesome sang her.

Yup, pretty much exactly the same song as all the others.

Radiohead "Creep" is the same song as Hollies "Air That I Breathe".

http://pandawhale.com/post/49477/patrice-oneal-hilariously-breaks-down-radioheads-creep

recipe for hit song infographic chart meme Imgur

The copying might be due to Kleptomnesia, according to Adam Grant:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biggest-reason-we-steal-other-peoples-ideas-adam-grant

Smash Mouth All Star and Adele Hello are the same song. 

https://reddit.com/r/videos/comments/587kqn/hello_adele_vocal_cover/

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