10 Songs That Use Down UpDown Up Up Down Up Strumming Pattern [Pt. 1]

Jack Johnson – My Mind Is For Sale

This song is written by Jack Johnson and produced by Jack Johnson and Robbie Lackritz.

“My Mind Is For Sale” is in B Minor key if you play keyboard you don’t need to transpose to play this song on easiest chords. It uses only 4 chords on 1 5 and 4 1 5m 4 progressions and use Am as substitution chord.

See example of chords lyrics here:

                             D
And I heard that Monday's just a word we say
            D
Every seven times around
                      A
And then we pin the tail on Tuesday
                         A
Watch those strings go up and down

Dancing In the Dark by Imagine Dragons from Evolve album

This song is written by Ben McKee, Dan Reynolds and Daniel Platzman and produced by Alex Da Kid via Interscope Records & KIDinaKORNER.

“Dancing In the Dark” is in G flat Minor key if you play ukulele you need to put capo on 2nd fret to play this song on easiest chords. It uses just 2 chords on 1 5 progression for the entire song and you need to change chord on the up of third beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

G                        D               G
If you ever want to join me baby
                 D              G     D  G  D
I'll be dancing in the dark
G                        D               G
If you ever want to join me baby
                 D              G     D  G  D
I'll be dancing in the dark

Imagine Dragons – Thunder from Evolve album

This song is written by Alex Da Kid, Jayson DeZuzio and Wayne Sermon and produced by Alex Da Kid & Jayson DeZuzio via Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER.

“Thunder” is in the key of C Major for keyboard player you don’t need to transpose to play this song on simple chords. It uses 6 chords on 1 4, 1 6 4 & 3 5 2 5 progressions.

See example of chords lyrics here:

   C
Thunder, feel the thunder
C
 Lightning and the thunder
  Am
Thunder, feel the thunder
F
 Lightning and the thunder, thunder 
   C
Thunder, feel the thunder
C
 Lightning and the thunder
  Am
Thunder, feel the thunder
F
 Lightning and the thunder
                  C
Thunder, thunder

Imagine Dragons – Mouth of the River from Evolve album

This song is written by Ben McKee, Dan Reynolds and Daniel Platzman and produced by Tim Randolph via Interscope Records and KIDinaKORNER.

“Mouth of the River” is in F Minor key for piano player you have to transpose up a half tone to play this song with basic chords. It uses 6 chords with I III VI II & IV I V VI progressions and you need to change chord on the 3rd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

C
 Oh, the mouth of the river
G
 And the wrath of the giver
D
 With the hands of a sinner
Em           D
 Oh, the mouth of the river
C
 Oh, the mouth of the river
G
 And the wrath of the giver
D
 With the hands of a sinner
Em           D
 Oh, the mouth of the river

Not All Heroes Wear Capes by Owl City

This song is written by Adam Young via Republic Records.

“Not All Heroes Wear Capes” is in the key of C Minor for keyboard player you have to transpose up one and a half tone to play this song with simple version. It uses 5 chords with 1 4 5 and 4 5 3 6 progressions and you need to change chord on the up of second beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

C       F                                           G
 He doesn't fight crime Or wear a cape
C       F                                    G
 He doesn't read minds Or levitate
C                        F            
 But every time my world needs saving
F  G
       He's my Superman 
C                   F
 Some folks don't believe in heroes
F       G                                     C  F  G
Cause they haven't met my dad

Lorde – Green Light from Melodrama album

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

“Green Light” is in the key of A Major if you play guitar you need to put capo on second fret to play this song on simple chords. It uses 5 chords on 4 1 5, 5 4 6 & 6 1 4 progressions.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F                C                    G
But I hear sounds in my mind
F                  C                    G
Brand new sounds in my mind
                 F                   C              G
But honey I'll be seein' you 'ever I go
                 F                   C                       G
But honey I'll be seein' you down every road
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 the key of E Major if you play piano you have to transpose up two tones to play this song on simple chords. It uses 5 chords on I III VI V, IV I V, IV VI and IV VI V progressions and you need to change chord on the third beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

F                               C        G 
 All the nights spent off our faces
F                               C          G 
 Trying to find these perfect places
F                            Am                G 
 What the fuck are perfect places anyway?

Down by Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane

This song is written by Claire Demorest, DallasK, Gucci Mane, Joshua Coleman and Radric Davis and produced by Ammo, Andrew Bolooki & DallasK.

“Down” is in the key of F Minor if you play guitar you need to put capo on 1st fret to play this song with basic way. It uses only 4 chords with I V VI III progression for the entire song and you need to change chord on the up of second beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

G                            D
 I need somebody with some patience
Em                          Bm
 'Cause you know I got a temperament
G                               D
 And yeah, you got a reputation
Em                          Bm
Nothin' that a little love can't fix

Rita Ora – Your Song

This song is written by Ed Sheeran & Steve Mac and produced by Steve Mac via Atlantic Records and Warner Music.

“Your Song” is in the key of A# Minor for Uke player you should put capo on 1st fret to play this song on easy way. It uses only 4 chords on IV I V VI and VI IV I progressions and you need to change chord on the up of second beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

              Am                                 F  C
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love     
              F            C                     G  Am
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love
              Am                                 F  C
I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love      
Yeah, you know 
F      C                       G             Am                 
 Your song's got me feeling like I'm

Hailee Steinfeld – Most Girls

This song is written by Asia Whiteacre, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Dussolliet, Ryan Tedder, Tim Sommers and Zach Skelton and produced by Ryan Tedder and Zach Skelton via Republic Records.

“Most Girls” is in the key of Gb Minor for keyboard player you have to transpose up two semitones to play this song with simple way. It uses only 4 chords with 6 4 1 & 6 4 1 5 progressions and you need to change chord on the up of 2nd beat.

See example of chords lyrics here:

                          Em        C  
You know some days you feel 
        G
So good in your own skin
             Em   C   
But it's okay if you wanna change 
         G
The body that you came in
                            Em
'Cause you look greatest 
C                  G
  When you feel like a damn queen
                       Em                  C
We're all just playing a game in a way, 
                          G
Trying to win at life

Read more article: https://www.guitarlessons.com/guitar-lessons/guitar-lessons-for-beginners/5-essential-strumming-patterns/

All example of chords lyrics from: chordstv

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