Chord Charts

 

Simple – Songs that only use natural chords 1 to 6
2010s       2000s       1990s       1980s       1970s       1960s

 

Mid level – songs which use an inversion or borrowed chord or have a more complex rhythm
2010s       2000s       1990s       1980s       1970s       1960s

 

Complex – songs which use many inversions,
borrowed chords and complex rhythm

2010s       2000s       1990s       1980s       1970s       1960s

 2010s – Simple

American Authors – Best Day Of My Life
Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder
Awol Nation – Sail
Bastille – Pompeii
Beckyg – Shower
Ben Howard – Only Love
Blake Shelton – God Gave Me You
Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
Carly Rae Jepsen – Talk To Me
Cher Loyd – Want U Back
Ed Sheeran – Sing
Fall Out Boy – Centuries
Flo Rida – Good Feeling
Flo Rida – I Don’t Like It, I Love It
Florida Georgia Line – This Is How We Roll
Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
Gotye – Somebody I Used To Know
Imagine Dragons – Demons
Imagine Dragons – Radioactive
Jason Derulo – Whatcha Say
Jessie J – Price Tag
John Legend – All Of Me
Justin Bieber – Sorry
Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
Karmin – Brokenhearted
Katy Perry – Last Friday Night
Katy Perry – Roar
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Kenny Chesney – Come Over
Lady Gaga – Applause
Lilly Wood – Prayer In C
Little Mix – Black Magic
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 – One More Night
Maroon 5 – Payphone
Maroon 5 – Sugar
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
Mike Posner – Please Don’t Go
Miley Cyrus – Adore You
Mkto – Classic
Mr Probz – Waves
Nelly – Just A Dream
Nico & Vinz – Am I Wrong
OMI – Cheerleader
One Direction – Best Song Ever
One Republic – Counting Stars
Selena Gomez – Good For You
Shawn Mendes – Stitches
Taylor Swift – Blank Space
Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
The Wanted – All Time Low
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
The Weeknd – The Hills
Tove Lo – Talking Body

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2010s – Mid level

Adele – Hello
Adele – Rolling In The Deep
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain
Adele – Someone Like You
Ariana Grande – One Last Time
Ariana Grande – Problem
Avicii – Wake Me Up
Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss – Album
Charli Xcx – Boom Clap
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Demi Lovato – Really Don’t Care
Diana Vickers – Boy Who Murdered Love
Drake – Hold On, We’re Going Home
Ed Sheeran – A Team
Ed Sheeran – Lego House
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ella Henderson – Glow
Ellie Goulding – Lights
Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen
Five Seconds Of Summer – Amnesia
Five Seconds Of Summer – Everything I Didn’t Say
Five Seconds Of Summer – She Looks So Perfect
Five Seconds Of Summer – Wherever You Are
Florida Georgia Line – Dirt
Florida Georgia Line – Sippin On Fire
Fun – Some Nights
Imagine Dragons – Bleeding Out
Imagine Dragons – It’s Time
Justin Bieber – Baby
Justin Bieber – Love Yourself
Justin Bieber – One Time
Justin Timberlake – Not A Bad Thing
Katy Perry – California Gurls
Katy Perry –  Double Rainbow
Katy Perry – Firework
Katy Perry – Hummingbird Heartbeat
Katy Perry – Peacock
Katy Perry – Teenage Dream
Katy Perry – This How We Do
Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful
Lee Brice – Hard to love
Lorde – Royals
Made In Heights – Forgiveness
Magic – Rude
Maroon 5 – Daylight
Maroon 5 – Maps
Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband
Meghan Trainor – Like I’m Gonna Lose You
Miley Cyrus – Party In The U.S.A
Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
One Direction – Story Of My Life
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Paramore – Ain’t It Fun
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rihanna – Stay
Rihanna – We Found Love
Rixton – Me And My Broken Heart
Selena Gomez – Come & Get It
Taylor Swift – 22
Taylor Swift – Bad Blood
Taylor Swift – Style
Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together
The Chainsmokers – Kanye
The Lumineers – Ho Hey
The Script – Superheroes
The Wanted – Glad You Came
Thompson Square – Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Union J – Tonight (We Live Forever)
Wiz Khalifa – See You Again
You Me At 6 – Lived A Lie
You Me At 6 – Stay With Me

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2010s – Complex

Andy Grammer – Honey, I’m Good
Ariana Grande – Break Free
Bruno Mars – When I Was Your Man
Capital Cities – Safe And Sound
Cee Lo Green – Fk You (Forget You)
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Coldplay –  Paradise
David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun
Demi Lovato – Let It Go
Diana Vickers – Once
Ed Sheeran – Afire Love
Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets
Jason Aldean Kelly Clarkson – Don’t You Wanna Stay
Jason Derulo – Want To Want Me
Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
Katy Perry –  Birthday
Katy Perry – Dark Horse
Kongos – Come With Me Now
Lady Antebellum – Bartender
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Luke Bryan – Play It Again
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On
Miley Cyrus – Obsessed
Mumford And Sons – I Will Wait
Nick Jonas – Jealous
Olly Murs – Trouble Maker
Onerepublic – Love Runs Out
Pharrell – Happy
Rizzle Kicks – Tell Her
Robyn – Hang With Me
Sam Smith – Stay With Me
Sigma – Nobody To Love
The 1975 – Chocolate
The Weeknd – Earned It
Walk The Moon – Shut Up And Dance
You Me At 6 – No One Does It Better

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2000s – Simple

Avril Lavigne – I’m With You
Avril Lavigne – Complicated
Avril Lavigne – Girlfriend
Beyonce – Halo
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Dido – White Flag
Green Day – American Idiot
Jamelia – Superstar
Kelly Clarkson – Already Gone
Leona Lewis – Bleeding Love
Maria Carey – We Belong Together
Nelly Furtado – Say It Right
Sheryl Crow – The First Cut Is The Deepest
Taio Cruz – Dynamite
The All American Rejects – Move Along
The Saturdays – Chasing Lights
The Saturdays – Work
The Used – Blue And Yellow

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2000s – Mid Level

Avril Lavigne – Things I’ll Never Say
Coldplay – In My Place
Feeder – Satellite News
Feeder – We Can’t Rewind
Green Day – Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Green Day – Castaway
Idlewild – Quiet Crown
Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River
La Roux – Bulletproof
Luke Picket – Casino Brawl
Mgmt – Kids
Rascal Flatts – Life Is A Highway
Rihanna – Rude Boy
Rihanna – Umbrella
Rogue Wave – Eyes
Simon Webbe – Lay Your Hands
Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
The Plain White Tees – Hey There Delilah
The Script – Breakeven
The Used – Taste Of Ink
Timbaland – Apologize
Toploader – Dancing In The Moonlight

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2000s – Complex

Alicia keys – If I Ain’t Got You
Beyonce – Irreplaceable
Biffy Clyro – Mountains
Britney Spears – Toxic
Coldplay – Trouble
Daniel Powter – Bad Day
David Gray – Flame Turns Blue
Foo Fighters – Learn To Fly
Fountains Of Wayne – Stacy’s Mom
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
Kings Of Leon – Use Somebody
Lady Gaga – Paparazzi
Mario – Let Me Love You
Mgmt – Electric Feel
My Chemical Romance – The Ghost Of You
Outkast – Hey Ya
P.O.D – Alive
R Kelly – Ignition Remix
The Click 5 – Just The Girl
The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian Like You
The Kooks – Naive
The Pussycat Dolls – Stickwitu
Vanessa Carleton – A Thousand Miles
Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
Will Young – Who Am I

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1990s – Simple

Billy Joel – River Of Dreams
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Gabriel – Dreams
Greenday – Time Of Your Life
Haddaway – What Is Love
Sugar Ray – Every Morning
Whitney Houston – How will I know

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1990s – Mid Level

Alanis Morrisette – You Learn
Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
Christina Aguilera – Genie In A Bottle
Jim Jamison – I’m Always Here
Lenny Kravitz – Fly Away
Nanci Griffith – Comin’ Down In The Rain
Reef – Place Your Hands
Rhcp – Aeroplane
Robbie Williams – Angels
Semisonic – Singing In My Sleep
Sixpence None The Richer – Kiss Me
Sting – Fields Of Gold
Take That – Back For Good
The Spice Girls –  Wannabe
The Wallflowers – One Head Light

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1990s – Complex

Ace Of Base – The Sign
Aerosmith – Crazy
Aerosmith – Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Aimee Mann – Wise Up
Bob Dylan – Arthur Mcbride
Brian Adams – Everything I Do
Britney Spears – Crazy
Britney – Hit Me Baby One More Time
Counting Crows – Colour Blind
Desree – You Gotta Be
Destinys Child – Say My Name
Goo Goo Dolls – Iris
Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah
Lagwagon – May 16
Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack
Michael Jackson – Stranger In Moscow
Mike And The Mechanics – Over My Shoulder
Nada Surf – Where Is My Mind
Paula Cole – I Dont Want To Wait
R Kelly – I Believe I Can Fly
Seal – Kiss From A Rose
Smash Mouth – All Star
Sound Garden – Pretty Noose
The Cardigans – Favourite Game
The Wonders – That Thing You Do

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1980s – Simple

Alphaville – Forever Young
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time
Fleetwood Mac – Everywhere
Fleetwood Mac – Little Lies
John Prine – Aimless Love
Katrina And the Waves – Walking On Sunshine
Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up
The Proclaimers – 500 Miles
Tom Petty – Free Falling
Tom Petty – Wont Back Down
Van Morrison – Queen Of The Slipstream

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1980s – Mid Level

Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough
Bob Dylan – Abandoned Love
Bob Dylan – Jokerman
Bob Dylan – Most Of The Time
Bruce Hornsby – Thats Just The Way It Is
Cyndi Lauper – The Goonies Are Good Enough
Echo And The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Erasure – Little Respect
Fleetwood Mac – Gypsy
George Michael – Faith
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Louden Wainwright – One Man Guy
Madonna – Material Girl
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
The Little Mermaid – Under The Sea
Van Morrison – Dweller On The Threshold
Van Morrison – Enlightenment
Wham! – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

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1980s – Complex

A Ha – Take On Me
Belinda Carlisle – Heaven A Place On Earth
Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Boston – More Than A Feeling
Chesney Hawkes – I Am The One And Only
Chris De Burgh – Lady In Red
Crowded House – Don’t Dream Its Over
Europe – Final Countdown
Hall And Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True
Huey Lewis – The Power Of Love
Jefferson Starship – We Built This City On Rock And Roll
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Michael Jackson – Human Nature
Michael Jackson – Man In The Mirror
Robert Palmer – Addicted To Love
Steve Winwood – Higher Love
Steve Winwood – Valerie
Tanita Tikeram – Preyed Upon
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Tears For Fears – Sowing The Seeds Of Love
The Police – Every Breath You Take
Toto – Rosanna
Whitesnake – Here I Go Again
Whitesnake – Is This Love

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1970s – Simple

Bill Withers – Aint No Sunshine
Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
Rod Stewart – The First Cut Is The Deepest
Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You
Steve Miller – The Joker

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1970s – Mid Level

Bachman Turner – You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Bill Withers – Lean On Me
Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
Bruce Cockburn – Wondering Where The Lions Are
Cat Stevens – Moonshadow
Don Mclean – American Pie
Free – All Right Now
John Denver – Country Roads
John Lennon – Imagine
The Beatles – Hey Jude
The Clash – Train In Vain
The Eagles – Hotel California

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1970s – Complex

Abba – Waterloo
Bay City Rollers – I Only Want To Be With You
Bee Gees – If I Can’t Have You
Bee Gees – More Than A Woman
Elton John – Tiny Dancer
Elvis Costello – Alison
Free – Get Where I Belong
Free – My Brother Jake
Jackson Browne – Doctor My Eyes
James Taylor – How Sweet It Is
Little Feat – Long Distance Love
Little Feat – Willin’
Paul Simon – Fifty Ways
Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

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1960s – Simple

Bob Dylan – All Along The Watchtower
Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home
The Beach Boys – Sloop Jon B
The Kingsmen – Louie Louie
The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love

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1960s – Mid Level

Bob Dylan – Like A Rolling Stone
Bob Dylan – Mr Tambourine Man
Buffalo Springfield – For What Its Worth
Smokey Robinson – The Tracks Of My Tears
The Animals – The House Of The Rising Sun
The Band – The Weight
The Beatles – A Little Help From My Friends
The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
The Supremes – Baby Love

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1960s – Complex

Aretha Franklin – Natural Woman
Charles Brown – Please Come Home For Christmas
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
Donovan – Catch The Wind
Donovan – There Is A Mountain
Frankie Valli – Cant Take My Eyes Off You
James Taylor – Carolina In My Mind
Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
Linda Scott – I’ve Told Every Little Star
Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
Paul Simon – April Come She Will
Peter Green – Need Your Love So Bad
The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
The Beatles – A Day In The Life
The Beatles – Hello Goodbye
The Beatles – Yesterday
The Foundations – Build Me Up Buttercup
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
Van Morrison – Sweet Thing

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