What if 4 chords turned out 40 hit songs?
If you play a musical instrument (I play the piano) then you can probably recognize recurring chords in various songs. But, have you ever noticed that the same 4 chords that make “Poker Face”
a dance hit also make “Let it Be” a mellow rock ballad? Ditto “With or Without You” by U2, “Take on Me” by Aha and “You’re Beautiful” by James Blunt, plus some 40 others. Check out this impressive performance done by the Australian comedy band Axis of Awesome, filmed at the International Comedy Festival in Melbourne in 2009.