Wednesday, 30 May 2012

101 Songs 4 Chords

Well this is new. In practise for a video that I hope to upload sometime soon and also for general awesomeness I have recorded my own version of the four chord song. If you don't know what that is then you can youtube "the axis of awesome four chord song" but basically the last 50 years or so most of the music released has all used the same 4 chords. I don't think anyone has ever made a video with 101 songs before but I thought I would.


Apologies for the few mistakes, mainly when I got the piano wrong. Performing in front of an audience even though it is just a camera made me nervous. But apart from that I hope you enjoy.  I recorded this so many times because I had to do it one take as I am unable to video edit :P And I kept on making mistakes. And eventually the first take with minimal mistakes my voice had worn out so I had to wait until the next day to record this take. But the advantage is that I now know this song so well I was able to struggle through it at double speed which is amusing. Hopefully I shall record that too.


Here is a list of the 101 songs.

1.       Journey- Don’t Stop Believing
2.       James Blunt- You’re Beautiful
3.       Richard Marx- Wherever You Go
4.       Alphaville- Forever Young
5.       Blink 182- Adam’s Song
6.       Jason Mraz- I’m Yours
7.       Mika- Happy Ending
8.       Amiel- Lovesong
9.       Black Eyed Peas- Where Is The Love?
10.   Alex Lloyd- Amazing
11.   The Calling- Wherever You Will Go
12.   Bush- Glycerine
13.   Akon- Don’t Matter
14.   Lady Gaga- Paparazzi
15.   John Denver- Take Me Home, Country Roads
16.   Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Soul To Squeeze
17.   Thirsty Merc- Twenty Good Reasons
18.   Elton John- Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
19.   Lighthouse Family – High
20.   Alicia Keys- No One
21.   The Last Goodnight- Pictures of You
22.   Katherine McPhee- Terrified
23.   Maroon 5- She Will Be Loved
24.   U2- With Or Without You
25.   Linkin Park- Shadow of the Day
26.   Crowded House- Fall At Your Feet
27.   Sean Kingston- Beautiful Girls (Suicidal)
28.   Kasey Chambers- Not Pretty Enough
29.   The Beatles- Let It Be
30.   Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Under The Bridge
31.   Michael Jackson- Man In The Mirror
32.   Rihanna- Take A Bow
33.   Banjo Paterson- Waltzing Matilda
34.   Daryl Braithwaite- The Horses
35.   Men At Work- Down Under
36.   Train- Hey Soul Sister
37.   Bob Marley- No Woman No Cry
38.   Marcy Playground- Sex and Candy
39.   Semisonic- Closing Time
40.   AFHV- The Funny Things You Do
41.   Green Day- Basket Case
42.   Jack Johnson- Taylor
43.   Spice Girls- Two Become One
44.   Eddie Money- Take Me Home Tonight
45.   Taylor Swift- Love Story
46.   A-Ha- Take On Me
47.   Beyonce- If I Were A Boy
48.   Michelle Branch- Where Are You Now?
49.   Shakira- Whenever, Wherever
50.   Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Snow
51.   Eagle Eye Cherry- Save Tonight
52.   Joan Osbourne- One Of Us
53.   Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet With Butterfly Wings
54.   Offspring- Self Esteem
55.   Toto- Africa
56.   Sean Kingston- Replay
57.   Kelly Clarkson- Behind These Hazel Eyes
58.   Jason Derulo- In My Head
59.   Cheb Khaled- Aicha
60.   Avril Levigne- Complicated
61.   Offspring- You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
62.   Pink- You And Your Hand
63.   Scott McKenzie- San Francisco
64.   Linkin Park- Numb
65.    Green Day- When I Come Around
66.   Nena- 99 Luftballons
67.   One Republic- Apologise
68.   Eminem- Love The Way You Lie
69.   Akon- Beautiful
70.   O-Zone Dragostea Din Tei
71.   MGMT- Kids
72.   Bon Jovi- It’s My Life
73.   Eminem- Not Afraid
74.   Coldplay- Life in Technicolor II
75.   Lady Gaga- Poker Face
76.   Aqua- Barbie Girl
77.   The Fray- You Found Me
78.   Red Hot Chilli Peppers- Otherside
79.   3Oh!3- Don’t Trust Me
80.   Lonely Island- I Just Had Sex
81.   The Gregory Brothers- Double Rainbow Song
82.   Tim Minchin- Canvas Bags
83.   Natalie Imbruglia- Torn
84.   Andrea Bocelli- Con Te Partiro
85.   Robert Burns- Auld Lang Syne
86.   The Axis of Awesome- Birdplane
87.   Katy Perry- Hot ‘N’ Cold
88.   Justin Bieber- Baby
89.   Katy Perry- Firework
90.   Katy Perry- California Gurls
91.  Abba- Mamma Mia
92.   Supergott- Caramelldansen
93.   Starkids- I Wanna Be A Starship Ranger
94.   Aerosmith- Crying
95.   Celine Dion- My Heart Will Go On
96.   Judy Garland- Over The Rainbow
97.   Rebecca Black- Friday
98.   Kesha- Your Love Is My Drug
99.   Bruno Mars- Just The Way You Are
100.   Adele- Someone Like You
101.                        Missy Higgins- Scar

12 comments:

  1. OCTABOONA THIS IS GREAT! FANTASTICAL! AWESOMESAUCE! ALSO- WE SHARE HALF OF THE SAME BOARD-GAMES, JUS' SAYIN.

    I WOULD RAVE MORE, BUT TO BE QUITE HONEST, I'M TOO HYPED ABOUT THE NEXT SONG TO COME. SO YEAH. UPLOOOOOOAD.

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  2. This is so awesome :D Great job!

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  3. OCTABOOOOONA! YOU TURNED THE CAMERA OFF TO FAST! XD
    I wanted to gaze at your handsome face longer! ;) (next time take a bow, cutie!)
    *gives him a standing ovation* That was BRILLIANT Octa! I loved your piano playing and such a dear sweet voice! Well done playing all those songs! I can't imagine all the work it took to set this up and then to play it by heart! XD I could not do it Thanks for posting this Octa! I loved it and it was a treat to hear!
    *hugs tight* <3

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  4. FANTASTIC :D

    I love the four chord song, and you just added so many more to the mix- Amazing work, Octa! Great playing, great singing, and a damn good memory :P There's no way I'd be able to remember 12 minutes of lyrics to over a 100 songs XD

    And congratulations on the start of your summer break :D Hopefully, we'll all see you a bit more now that the dreaded exams are over- for now.

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  5. BELLISSIMA!
    You are so talented, Octa! You have a beautiful voice, and you play piano beautifully, and you have the most awesome accent! :D
    I didn't notice any mistakes! You were fantastic! The four chord song is epic, but you twined in more songs and made it EPICA! As Hellboy said, I am thoroughly impressed that you managed to remember 12 minutes of song lyrics! WOW!
    You were amazing. FANTASTICO!

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  6. Awww thankyou everyone.

    This one only had one mistake. I forgot the first few words to Caramelldansen :P

    But as Pyro is sure to tell you I've spent hours every day playing this over and over to get the lyrics into my head.

    I drove him crazy with it :P

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  7. XD This is great Octa!! Ingenious!! I love the original 4-chord song too by the Axis of Awesome :P

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  8. You're so freaking adorable.

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  9. Epicaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! >:D

    I find it freaking amazing that you were able to play for so long. XD

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  10. How awesome is the 101 songs 4 chord!
    Brilliant Work!

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  11. I think this is amazing!! What are the chords you are using?

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