Axis of Awesome – 4 Four Chord Song (with song titles)

Australian comedy group ‘Axis Of Awesome’ perform a sketch from the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Footage courtesy of Network Ten Australia.

See http://www.axisofawesome.net/ for more details of the comedy trio including Jordan Raskopoulos, Lee Naimo, & Benny Davis.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Alphaville – Forever Young
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Mika – Happy Ending
Alex Lloyd – Amazing
The Calling – Wherever You WIll Go
Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Maroon 5 – She Will Be Loved
The Last Goodnight – Pictures Of You
U2 – With Or Without You
Crowded House – Fall At Your Feet
Kasey Chambers – Not Pretty Enough
The Beatles – Let it Be
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Daryl Braithwaite – The Horses
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Marcy Playground – Sex and Candy
Men At Work – Land Down Under
Banjo Patterson’s Waltzing Matilda
A Ha – Take On Me
Green Day – When I Come Around
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
Toto – Africa
Beyonce – If I Were A Boy
The Offspring – Self Esteem
The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far Kid
Pink – You and Your Hand
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Aqua – Barbie Girl
The Fray – You Found Me
30h!3 – Don’t Trust Me
MGMT – Kids
Tim Minchin – Canvas Bags
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Five For Fighting – Superman
Axis Of Awesome – Birdplane
Missy Higgins – Scar

All these songs in the video are based on Johann Pachelbel’s Canon in D, hence, the same 4 chords

* Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space
* Green Day – Basket Case
* Vitamin C – Graduation Friends Forever
* Dennis Lambert & Brian Potter – One Tin Soldier
* Belle & Sebastian – Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying
* My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade
* Blues Traveler – Hook
* Goldfinger – Superman
* The Polyphonic Spree – Light And Day / Reach for the Sun
* Coolio – C U When U Get There
* Joe Jackson – Hometown
* Tupac – Life Goes On
* Therapy Sisters – Pachelbel’s Tantrum
* The Farm – All Together Now
* First Class – Beach Baby
* Traditional – My Jesus I Love Thee
* Mary-Kate and Ashley – Imagine
* Relient K – Operation
* The Farm – All Together Now
* The Polyphonic Spree – Section 9
* Happa-tai – Yatta
* Delerium – Paris
* Aphrodite’s Child – Rain and Tears
* Lutricia McNeal – Rise
* [several artists, including Paliament] – Oh Lord, Why Lord?
* Menelik – Je Me Souviens
* Libera – Sanctus
* Ozone – Dragostea Din Tei
* Arianne – Komm, Susser Tod
* Bob James – In the Garden
* Brian Eno – Fullness of Wind
* Akon – Don’t Matter
* Pet Shop Boys – Go West
* Eternity – Wonderful World
* Eternity – Love
* Eternity – You Smile
* Sweetbox – Life is Cool
* Emiri Miyamoto – Break
* Bond – Lullaby
* Alain Barriere – Tout s’en va déjà
* Oscar Benton – I Believe In Love
* All Angels – Salve Regina
* El Bosco – Nirvana
* Fahrenheit – Xin Li You Shu
* Redsox – Sweet Dream
* Sarah Connor – Love Is Color Blind
* Philip Wesley – Ode to a composer
* Die Firma – Die Eine
* 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor – There is a key
* 2 Brothers On The 4th Floor – Christmas Time
* Theresia – Moonlight
* Valensia – Bruxelles
* Arthur – Pipo
* DJ Angel – Flowrish
* Claire Hamill – Someday We Will All Be Together
* Karnak – Juvenar
* Leftover Crack – Crack City Rockers
* twenty47 – Get A Life, Again
* Byul – Like a Star
* Terry FU – Two Different Worlds
* Luca Zeta – Over The Clouds
* M2M – The Day You Went Away

The progression chords of Pachelbel’s Canon can be found in many modern songs.

“All together now” by The Farm
“Basket Case” by Green Day
“Bush” by Machine Head
“Cryin” by Aerosmith
“Domain” on the album “Lifeforms” by The Future Sounds of London
“Don’t let it be love” by Bowling for Soup
“End Transmission” album by Snapcase, a band from Buffalo New York (2002)
“Graduation (Friends forever)” by Vitamin C (1999)
“Hook” by Blues Traveler
“I should be so lucky” by Kylie Minogue inspired by Canon
“I’ll C U when U get there” by Coolio
“Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space” by Spritiualized
“Let it be” by The Beatles
“Push” by Matchbox 20
“No woman, No cry” by Bob Marley
“On & On & On” by Catch 22 uses chords similar to those in Canon in D Major (1998)
“One Tin Soldier” by Coven
“Piano Love Songs” by pianist Bradley Joseph (2006)
“Rain and Tears” by Aphrodite’s Child based on Canon in D mayor (1968)
Rick Wakeman from the band Yes performs Canon in D on their Wakeman 2000 DVD (2000)
“Rocket Surgery” by Amy Kuney
“Salve Regina” by All Angels
“Sk8ter boy” by Avril Lavigne
“Streets of London” by Roger Whittaker
“Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia
“Tunnel of Love” by Dire straits (1980)
“Valley of the Damned” by Dragonforce
“Welcome to the black parade” by My Chemical Romance
“We’re not gonna take it” by Twisted Sister
“With or without you” by U2

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