SONGWRITING: the 2-chord song

Two perfect songs, 3 decades apart.

First, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” (1977)  Fmaj7 and G major, every other bar (these two chords for 90% of the song… they added an Am in the interlude part around 2 minutes):

 

Then, Minipop’s “Ask Me A Question” (2007)  B major and E major, every other bar… the ENTIRE song. And it’s fucking BRILLIANT.

 

Sometimes, it’s all you need. The layers, the lyrics, the vocal melodies all make these songs masterpieces.

 

 

 

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Posted on March 24, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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