Can anyone think of any well known songs that use the Honey Dew chord progression? I would like to demonstrate some to my students when teaching Honey Dew.
Justin Beiber’s “Baby Baby” song. Lame but it gets a response every time.
“Brave” by Sara Bareilles
20 songs – same 4 chords on guitar C Am F G
Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband” song.
Let It Be was a very exciting addition to my repertoire back when I was in Foundation 1.
Check out Australia’s ‘Axis of Awesome’ Four chords video or performance (on YouTube). Loads of ideas. And of course the old classic ‘Heart and Soul’
I love the Axis of Awesome’s performance of the 4-chord songs! I started writing down all the lyrics with the intent to be able to perform that myself. I wish they didn’t use bad language in the Youtube video so I could recommend it to my kids. It’s minimal but just enough to make a parent say “whaaaat??”
I have only recommended it to one family but I did with a strong language warning. I figure the material is worth it and they can use it as a discussion with their kids about not using bad language!!? After all, let’s face it, it’s out there (esp in Australia!!! )
There is a “clean version” in YouTube.
Also, Google and Wikipedia are great places to look for answers. You’ll find lots more songs on lots more lists just via these Google searches:
1 6 4 5 chord progression
I Love the Mountains has that same chord progression. Also I use the Honey Dew chord progression in the LH with RH playing melody of Heart and Soul.
Original discussion started April 22, 2015