10 Songs That Use Only 5 Chords [Pt. 1]

Lorde – Green Light from Melodrama album

This song is written by Jack Antonoff, Joel Little and Lorde and produced by Frank Dukes, Jack Antonoff, Kuk Harrell & Lorde via Ducky Donath Music, Emi Blackwood Music Inc., Songs Music Publishing LLC & Sony / ATV Songs LLC.

“Green Light” is in A Major key for electone player you have to transpose up one tone to play this song on easiest chords. It uses IV I V, V IV VI and VI I IV progressions. Use Down UpDown Up Up Down Up strumming pattern per chord.

See example of chords lyrics here:

                       F                           C
'Cause honey I'll come get my things, 
                      G
But I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
                 F                        C                        G
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

Perfect Places by Lorde

This song is written by Jack Antonoff and Lorde and produced by Andrew Wyatt, Frank Dukes, Jack Antonoff and Lorde via Universal Music Group.

“Perfect Places” is in C# Minor key for ukulele player you have to put capo on fourth fret to play this song with simple chords. It uses I III VI V, IV I V, IV VI & IV VI V progressions. Use Down UpDown Up Up Down Up strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord on the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F              Am
 All of the things we're taking
F                         C             G            F
 'Cause we are young and we're ashamed
                  Am                 G
Send us to perfect places
F              Am
 All of our heroes fading
F                    C         G     F
 Now I can't stand to be alone
                  Am                 G
Let's go to perfect places
 
C
 Every night, I live and die
                                           Em
Meet somebody, take 'em home
                                                  Am
Let's kiss and then take off our clothes
      G
It's just another graceless night

Uh Huh by Julia Michaels

This song is written by Julia Michaels and Mattman & Robin and produced by Mattman & Robin via Republic Records and Universal Music Group.

“Uh Huh” is in the key of Db Minor for ukulele player you should put capo on fourth fret to play this song on basic chords. It uses 1 6 3 4 progression for the whole song. Use Down Down Down Down strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord on the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

C  Am  Em            F
              (Goin' in for the kill)
C  Am  Em            F
              (Goin' in for the kill)
       G
It's rare when the panic in my mind 
Feel so damn good Woo!

Halsey – The Prologue from hopeless fountain kingdom album

This song is written by Chris Braide, Halsey & Peder Losnegard and produced by Lido.

“The Prologue” is in the key of B flat Major if you play electone you need to transpose up 3 semitones to play this song on easiest chords. It uses 4 5 3dominant 6 & 4 5 6 3 progressions. Use Down Down UpDownUpDown Down strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord on the third beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

Em
Two households, both alike in dignity
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean
From forth the fatal loins of these two foes
A pair of star-cross'd lovers take their life;
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Do with their death bury their parents' strife
The fearful passage of their death-mark'd love
And the continuance of their parents' rage
Which, but their children's end, nought could remove
Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage;
The which if you with patient ears attend
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend

gnash – belong featuring DENM

This song is written by DENM and ​gnash.

“belong” is in C Major key if you play piano you don’t need to transpose to play this song with easy way. It uses I III IV, I V VI IV, VI IV I & VI IV I V progressions. Use Down Down UpDownUpDown Down strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord just before the 3rd & on the 4th beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

Am                                   F
Honestly, I feel like everybody's 
                         C   G
Feeling kind of lost
       Am                                     F
And everybody knows it but nobody 
                             C 
Takes the time to talk
                                 Am                 
Don't you know that you could be the light
              F
In somebody else's life
             C
All you gotta do is smile 
                                            G
And say hi more than goodbye
Am
We could come together, 
                 F                                              C
We could find some common ground to walk

Martin Garrix – Scared to Be Lonely ft. Dua Lipa

This song is written by Georgia Ku, Giorgio Tuinfort, Kyle Shearer, Martin Garrix and Nate Campany and produced by Martin Garrix via Epic Amsterdam, Sony Music & STMPD RCRDS.

“Scared to Be Lonely” is in the key of E Major if you play Uke you have to put capo on fourth fret to play this song with easy version. It uses 4 1 5 6 and 4 6 5 3 progressions. Use Down Down UpDownUpDown Down strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord just before the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F       C                    G            Am
 Is it just our bodies? Are we both losing our minds?
F                    C                               G            
  Is the only reason you're holding me tonight
                        Am
'Cause we're scared to be lonely?
F             C                  G            Am
 Do we need somebody just to feel like we're alright?
F                   C                                G         
  Is the only reason you're holding me tonight
                        Am
'Cause we're scared to be lonely?

Niall Horan – This Town

This song is written by Daniel Bryer, Jamie Scott, Mike Needle and Niall Horan and produced by Greg Kurstin via Capitol Records and Neon Haze Music.

“This Town” is in A Major key if you play electone you have to transpose up whole tone to play this song with basic way. It uses I VI IV, I VI IV V, II V I V VI, VI IV I VI V and VI V I IV progressions. Use Down Down Up Up Down Up strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord on the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

           Em 
If the whole world was watching I’d still dance with you
           C
Drive highways and byways to be there with you
G                                           
Over and over the only truth 
Em      D                 G          C   
Everything comes back to you
        G                                              
You still make me nervous when you walk in the room
           Em
Them butterflies they come alive when I’m next to you
C                                           
Over and over the only truth 
Em      D                 G          C     D  G  
Everything comes back to you
Em      D                 G          C     D  G  
Everything comes back to you

Dua Lipa – Lost In Your Light featuring Miguel

This song is written by Dua Lipa, Miguel & Rick Nowels and produced by Rick Nowels & Stephen Kozmeniuk via Warner Music.

“Lost In Your Light” is in D Major key for Uke player you have to put capo on 2nd fret to play this song on easy version. It uses 3 6 2 5 & 4 6 2 progressions. Use Down Down Up Up Down Up strumming pattern per chord.

See example of chords lyrics here:

 F            Am                   Dm
Over and over Waves of frightening feelings
                  F                   Am     
Floating, weightless, I'm willing
                       Dm
My will keeps bending and breaking, honey

I’m Stuck by Noah Cyrus

This song is written by Jenna Andrews, Labrinth, Noah Cyrus & RØMANS and produced by Labrinth.

“I’m Stuck” is in D Major key if you play guitar you must put capo on 2nd fret to play this song with basic chords. It uses I V VI, I V VI V IV, IV III VI, IV V I and IV V VI V IV progressions. Use Down Down Up Down Up strumming pattern per chord.

See example of chords lyrics here:

 F     G    C
Oooh oh no no x 2
 F     G    Am  G   F
Oooh oh no   no no
         F   G        C
I’m stuck, I’m stuck

I Have Questions by Camila Cabello

This song is written by Bibi Bourelly, Camila Cabello & Jesse Shatkin and produced by Jesse Shatkin via Epic Records, Simco Limited, Sony Music and Syco Music.

“I Have Questions” is in the key of D flat Major if you play piano you must transpose up a half tone to play this song on easiest way. It uses 4 5 3major, 4 5 6 & 4 5 6 1 progressions and use E as substitution chord. Use Down Down Down Down strumming pattern per 2 chords and you need to change chord on the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F              G                  Am  
  I have questions for you
              C
I have questions for you (I have questions)
F              G                  Am  
  I have questions for you I have questions for you
F              G                  Am  
  I have questions for you
              C
I have questions for you (I have questions)
F              G                  Am  
  I have questions for you I have questions for you

Read more article: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Chords

All example of chords lyrics from: chordstv

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One thought on “10 Songs That Use Only 5 Chords [Pt. 1]”

  1. This was such a helpful post and such a great idea, thank you, I’ll definitely be trying out some of these! My blog is all about music too, feel free to have a look xx

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