Here are 10 very recognisable songs that ONLY use 2 chords – now that’s simple but effective songwriting! Check out the video below, where I teach how to play the piano chords for each song, and even give you a little demo. If you’re a beginner and want to play an eclectic mix of 10 songs very quickly and easily on piano, then you’re in the right place. Now, this list isn’t ALL the songs that just use 2 chords, this is just my hand-picked selection that I think most will love and recognise!
Songs that use 2 chords – let’s go:
#1: Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen – uses B major and E major.
#2: Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles – uses C major and E minor
#3: Something In The Way – Nirvana – uses F minor and Db major
#4: Paperback Writer – The Beatles – uses G major (and G7) and C major
#5: Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus – uses A major and E major
#6: Dance The Night Away – The Mavericks – uses E major and B7
#7: Fallin- Alicia Keys – uses E minor and Bm7 (the only piano-based one in this list!)
#8: Dreams – Fleatwood Mac – uses F major and G major
#9: Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke – uses G major and D major
#10: Give Peace A Chance – John Lennon – uses Ab major and Db major
So there we have it; my list of 10 songs that use just two chords. Did you ever realise any of these songs were made up of just two? Make sure you check out the video above to see how to play each of these and see them in action.