Monday, February 09, 2004

Over and over..

I want to make a mix CD of all known rock songs with the chord progressions that start with I-V-IV. Yes, this list will be huge. It will probably fill up an entire CD. A start:

Crimson and Clover by Tommy James
Sweet Jane by the Velet Underground
My Sharona by the Knack (just the solo)
Do Ya by ELO
Baba O'Reilly by the Who
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet by BTO (chorus only)
Just What I Needed by the Cars (chorus only)

And there are of course other songs that don't need much of a change to get on the list, but it's gonna be long enough as it is.

I Want to Hold Your Hand by the Beatles (I V vi V/vi)
Just what I Needed (verse, also I V vi V/vi)
The Spirit of Radio by Rush (I V I6 IV V)

Assuming anybody is still reading this, how far back does this thing go, assuming we are only taking about "pure" I-V-IV? (No, I-IV-V doesn't count).