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The 80’s

80’s music was fun, totally rad, & awesome!! There were many one hit wonders. Many of the songs still stand the test of time. I’ve compiled a list of songs that were hits back then with basic chord structures.

U2 – With or without you
Verses  D/A/Bm/G
Chorus  D/A/Bm/G
YouTube video here of how to play this song

Men At Work – Down Under
Verses     Am/G/Am/F/G
Chorus    C/G/Am/F/G

Bryan Adams
Verses           D/G/C(add2)
Pre-Chorus    A/Bm/C(add2)/G
Chorus           D/G/C(add2)

Hall & Oates – Maneater
Intro      Bm/A/G/A
Verse     D/A/C/B/Em/A/Bm
Chorus  Bm/A/G/F#/Bm/A/Em/G/A

Tom Petty – Free Fallin’ (Capo on 3rd fret)
Verses    D/D(sus4)/A
Chorus   D/D(sus4)/A

Tears For Fears – Mad World
Verse           Am/C/G/D
Chorus         Am/D
Chorus end   Am/C/D

Melt With You – Modern English
Verse     C/F
Bridge    Em/Am

Bad English – When I see you smile
Verses          G/C/Am/D
Pre-Chorus    C/G/Am/D/C/Am/D/D7
Chorus          G/D/C toward end Am/D/G

Bad English – The price of love
Intro     Bm/A/G/Bm/D/G    D/Bm/D/Bm
Verse    A/Em/Bm/D      A/Em/Bm/G
Pre-Chorus      A-Bm/G/D     A-Bm/G/Em   A/B
Chorus     E/A/C#m/A/B/E/F#m/A/B/C#m/F#m/A/B/C#/B/A
Intro before 2nd verse    E/C#m/D/G
Guitar solo  B/F#m/C#m/E     B/F#m/C#m/A

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t worry be happy
Capo on 4th fret
Intro      G/Am/C/G  2x’s
Verse     G/Am/C/G
Chorus   C/G

Dire Straits – Walk Of Life
Intro                E/A/B/A/B
Verse               E/A/E/A/E
Pre-Chorus      E/B/E/A
Chorus             E/B/A/B – E/A/B/A/B

George Harrison – I got my mind set on you
Chorus         C#m/Ab/C#m/E/B/E
Verse           E/A/B….end phrase E/A continuous ending on E
Bridge          E/A..then ending on B


January 23, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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