A 4/4 time signature, also known as common time, is the most frequent one in music history. It is used in plenty of genres and most frequently in pop, rock, country, and blues.
The 4/4 time signature is also known as “Four On The Floor “ because it’s so good for dancing. A quarter note is one beat. But, some songs do not contain just four quarter notes – they can also have an eighth note, or maybe a rest. You can combine as long as everything fits with the numerator of 4/4.
A 4/4 time is present in both complicated and easy songs to play. This time signature is also catchy while learning new songs and pretty easy to play and count, so this time signature makes practicing and playing much more effortless.
All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
All About That Bass is a debut single by Meghan Trainor. It was released in 2014. She wrote the song inspired by her struggle with confidence. It reached number one in more than 50 countries, and it’s one of the most popular Meghan’s songs.
It’s bubblegum pop, doo-wop, and hip-hop song. It has the 50s soul beat and is set in common time. All About That Bass is an excellent song for absolute beginners as it includes an easy G-Am-D chord progression and requires a traditional, down-down-up-up-down-up, strumming pattern.
All About That Bass Guitar Chords
The Lazy Song – Bruno Mars
The Lazy Song is a song recorded for Bruno Mars’ debut album called Doo-Wops & Hooligans, released in 2010. The song reached number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and became popular among people worldwide. The music video is pretty different from others as it shows Bruno Mars dancing with the actors dressed as monkeys.
It’s a reggae song with some pop and ska elements. It is set in common time and includes four basic chords – D, A, G, Em, and a barre chord, Bm. Mute downstrokes and play upstrokes for a better song demonstration.
If you want to learn more songs but in different time signatures, check out my other post Top 40 Popular & Easy Songs in 3/4 time – Guitar Tabs Included
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
In 2010, Adele released one of her biggest hits. Her album 21 featured this beautiful rhythm and blues soul tune. The music video received many prizes and was acclaimed by many.
Have a capo on the 3rd fret to match the original sound of this tune. This tune consists of 6 chords and is written in the key of Cm. The strumming pattern goes down-down-down-down in every beat, and there are 2 chord progressions separated as the verse and the chorus section.
Rolling In The Deep Guitar Chords
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Call Me Maybe is a song released in 2011, and it topped the Canadian Hot 100. Carly Rae Jepsen became the first female to reach #1 in a debut visit in two and a half years. The song was also nominated for Grammy Awards twice and was the best-selling track in 2012.
This song belongs to a pop genre, and it’s popular among teenagers. A lot of pop stars describe the song as a catchy one. It’s not hard to play the song because it includes a G-Em-C-D chord progression. Transitions between chords are easy, and everything is played on the first three frets.
Firework – Katy Perry
Firework is a song from Katy Perry’s third album called Teenage Dream from 2010. It was number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became one of the most successful commercial songs. It was nominated at Grammy Awards in 2011 in three categories. The song was used in Madagascar 3:Europe’s Most Wanted and many more movies.
Firework is a dance-pop song set in common time. Play five open chords – G, Am, Em, C, and D, along with the basic strumming pattern.
If you love folk music and want to learn some songs to play, check out my other list Top 50 Famous & Easy Folk Guitar Songs – Tabs, Chords Included
You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift
It’s the song from Taylor’s second album called Fearless, released in 2008. She found inspiration while listening to the male friend fighting with his girlfriend over the phone. The song was nominated for Grammy Awards in three categories and was number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. An American singer-songwriter Butch Walker covered the song, and it was marked as online success.
The song has both country and pop elements and is set in common time. The tempo is moderate, so a guitar player can easily transition between D, A, Em, and G. The strumming pattern is easy and includes down- and upstrokes
You Belong With Me Guitar Chords
Ride – Twenty One Pilots
Ride is a song recorded for Twenty One Pilots’ fourth studio album called Blurryface. It was released in 2015 and was number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Ride appears in video games, such as WWE 2k17 and Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.
It’s an alternative rap with rock, reggae, punk, electro, and pop elements. The song is set in common time, and it’s easy to play on the guitar. Play a G, Am, Em, C, and D, along with an easy strumming pattern.
Photograph – Ed Sheeran
Released in 2015 and was written by Ed Sheeran and Johhny McDaid, a Snow Patrol member.
The ideas for the song were developed while Ed Sheeran was building a Lego. They came up with the song in a short period. It reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
It’s a ballad with an acoustic guitar, programming drums, and the piano in the focus. It’s a beginner-friendly song as it requires four easy chords and an easy strumming pattern.
If you love funk music and want to learn some songs to play, check out my other list Top 40 Famous&Easy Funk Guitar Songs For Beginners – Tabs Included
Zombie – The Cranberries
This song is one of the most famous alternative rock grunge tunes ever. It is maybe even more popular than Smells Like Teen Spirits. In 1994, the Cranberries’ album No Need to Argue featured this well-known song.
Besides being famous, Zombie is very simple to play once you learn the 3 main strumming patterns. The chords you have to play are Em, C, G, and D/F#. The last chord is played as a barre chord.
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke ft. T.I., Pharrell
Released in 2013 as part of the same-name studio album. Robin Thicke and Pharrel Williams wrote the song in three days. They chose an American rapper called T.I., who added a rap verse to the song. The song was nominated for several awards, such as Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, and the BET Awards. It peaked first place in multiple UK and US Songs charts.
It’s an R&B and pop track with expressed percussion, funk rhythm, and bass. It requires only two basic chords – G and D, which allows every player to enjoy the song.
Yellow – Coldplay
Recorded in 2000 and became a track of the studio album called Parachutes. It was in fourth place on the UK Singles Chart. It’s one of the most popular Coldplay songs, and it’s a breakthrough hit. There are some covers recorded by many artists. The band wrote the song on the break of recording the song called Shiver.
Postbrit-pop is an alternative rock subgenre that fits this song the most. You can play the song even if you’re a beginner. You need to play C, G, F, Am, and Gm, along with downstrokes.
Sweet Dreams – Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Dave Stewart
Released in 1983 as part of the studio album called Sweet Dreams. The song became the signature of Eurythmics and was a breakthrough hit. It reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Many artists recorded the song cover. One of them is an American rapper and singer, Swing. Lennox and Steward didn’t have money, so the bank gave them a loan to buy some equipment to record the song.
The song belongs to the synth-pop and new wave genre. It makes people nostalgic and makes them think about positive things. It’s set in common time and requires Am, F, E, Dm, and D. You can play the song with a capo on the 3rd fret.
If you want to learn slower songs then you need to check my list Top 40 Famous & Easy Slow Guitar Songs For Beginners – Tabs Included
Instant Crush – Daft Punk ft. Julian Casablancas
Released in 2013 as the fourth single from the band’s fourth album called Random Access Memories. It was number 20 on the US Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. The song was sung and co-produced by Casablancas. He also performed the lead guitar. An Australian singer, Natalie Imbruglia, covered the song, and the video was recorded in a 50s style.
This dance-rock/synth-pop song who have a great melody for dancing. A synthesizer in the background with a voice full of effects is the signature of this song. Four chords played along with the downstrokes make the song easy to play.
Otherside – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Here is the great RHCP tune that was released in 1999. The band’s famous album Californication featured it, and the producer was Rick Rubin under the big Label Warner Bros.
There is a main riff melody thing that you have to learn first. The tempo for this song is 122 bpm, and 3 strumming patterns are set for the guitar parts. The chords are easy to play, and the important thing to play this is following the strumming patterns carefully.
Stand By Me – Ben E King
This timeless classic was released in 1961 and reached #1 in the UK charts. A song cover is recorded by many popular singers, including John Lennon and Tracy Chapman. In 1986, the movie called Stand By Me was released and the song appeared in it.
The song’s bass line became so popular, and the song’s chord progression is sometimes called the “‘Stand By Me’ changes”. Even beginners can enjoy this masterpiece by playing four chords – Am, F#m, D, and E, along with the downstrokes. You can add a palm mute on every second downstroke to perform the song way better.
If you want to learn easy songs in other time signatures like 6/8, you should check out my article Top 45 Popular & Easy Songs in 6/8 time – Guitar Tabs Included
We Will Rock You – Queen
Queen almost has its genre: Arena Rock. And this tune is the most famous example of it. They released this big hit in 1977 and appeared on their album News of the World.
This song has a very minimal guitar composition. The famous hand-clapping beat and the vocals are mostly in front. You can easily play this tune by learning 5 chords and beginner strumming patterns.
We Will Rock You Guitar Chords
Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver
Released as a single in 1971 and was number two on the US Hot 100 singles chart. John Denver wrote this song with his friends Bill and Taffy Danoff, and they also appear in the song as background vocals. The song became the anthem of West Virginia University and it has been performed before football matches.
The song is played in 4/4 and has a moderate tempo. It is a beginner-friendly song with an easy strumming pattern and six chords.
Take Me Home Country Roads Guitar Chords
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hey Jude is a single released in 1968. In that release year, sales of the song had reached nearly six million copies in many countries. That year was also special by a charts’ positions – the song reached number one in almost every chart. And the quite interesting thing about the song is the fact it’s the longest song ever released as a single!
The song is written in 4/4 time signature and a pop-rock genre. It begins with McCartney singing and playing the piano. The rest of the song is filled with solos, drums, and the ‘Na-Na-Na-naa repeated phrase by the rest of the band, along with the orchestra in the background. Nothing is challenging in playing the song, but at the same time, it’s a masterpiece. So, Hey Jude stands for an everlasting, beginner-friendly song.
Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
This punk blues/garage rock tune was released in 2003. Both the songwriter and the producer were Jack White himself for this one. It appeared on the album Elephant, and the song was in video games and received so many awards that year.
Have a crazy, distorted guitar tone, and set your guitar to standard tuning. There are various chords to play the chord progression and a couple of riffs for different sections. It has a simple structure and is for beginners.
Seven Nation Army Guitar Chords
Snow (Hey Oh) – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Snow (Hey Oh) is a song released in 2006. The vocalist of the band says the song is about surviving and starting a brand-new life by having a canvas of snow. It was also used in some episodes of Scrubs and during the end credits in Death Note: The Last Name.
This song is melodic and soft. Guitar riffs and double stops on the bass make the song special. It has some catchy parts memorized after first listening. It’s one of the easiest songs to play. You need 5 basic, open chords and an easy strumming pattern to perform the song.
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
It was released in 2006, as part of the Snow Patrol’s fourth album called Eyes Open. The song became much more popular after being featured in Grey’s Anatomy. In 2007, the song was nominated at Grammy Awards for the best rock song. Chasing Cars was also referenced by Ed Sheeran in his song All Of The Stars.
This rock song is set in 4/4 time signature and is performed in andante – at a walking pace tempo. It’s one of the easiest songs with this time signature as it requires only three chords along with the down- and upstrokes.
Hey Brother – Avicii
Hey Brother is a song by the Swedish DJ and producer Avicii. It appeared on his debut album True, in 2013. American bluegrass singer, Dan Tyminski, sings the song. In the year of the release, the song peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart.
Hey Brother is a progressive house, dance-pop, and country-pop song. It also has bluegrass elements. The song is in 4/4 time signature and the tempo is pretty fast. The strumming pattern for this song includes downstrokes and upstrokes. Four chords are enough to perform this song in the best possible way.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain – Credence Clearwater Revival
This tune is one of the biggest hits of this magnificent country rock band. They released this tune in 1971, which is still played everywhere today. John Fogerty was the creator of this amazing song.
This tune is for intermediate players and is written in C major. The song has the same strumming pattern with mutes and 2 easy chord progressions.
Have You Ever Seen The Rain Guitar Chords
Englishman In New York – Sting
Englishman In New York is a song from Sting’s second studio album called …Nothing Like The Sun, released in 1987. Sting performed the song at the Grammy Awards in 2018. The song has many covers, including one from the Shinehead, who changed the title to Jamaican In New York. Sting found inspiration for the song in Quentin Crisp, a writer, and actor. He spent some time with Sting.
The song is a mixture of jazz, reggae, pop, and rock. The track is pretty complex, with many seventh chords and odd-shaped chords included. But, there is a chord version suitable for novice players so everyone can enjoy the song and sing along with friends.
Englishman In New York Guitar Chords
Imagine – John Lennon
The song was released in 1971. It has sold about 2 million copies in the UK, and many artists recorded a cover of this song, including Lady Gaga, Madonna, and Diana Ross. It was also featured at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Many people found peace in this song during the COVID-19 lockdowns, so many celebrities performed the song online.
It is described as a ballad and belongs to the soft rock genre. The tempo is slow, and everything is set in common time. The playing of the song may be tricky for newbies because it requires a barre chord and an odd-shaped chord. With some practice, you’ll be able to perform the song perfectly.
Everytime We Touch – Cascada
This is the song from the Everytime We Touch album, released in 2006. It reached the top in Ireland and Sweden and also reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It’s one of those songs that causes nostalgia and it’s still played in clubs or as background music in TikTok videos.
It’s an uptempo song suitable for dancing. The song is full of a synthesizer and a drum machine. Absolute beginners can play this song by playing four open, basic chords – G, Em, D, and C. You can use a capo on the first fret.
Everytime We Touch Guitar Chords
Run Away Train – Soul Asylum
Here is a great soft rock ballad featured on the band’s album, Grave Dancers Union, in 1993. It was awarded the Best Rock Song in Grammies the next year.
This beginner tune includes 6 chords and an easy strumming pattern to play throughout the song. There is both an acoustic guitar and an electric guitar in the background playing little melodies and licks to give more emotion to the song.
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Sultans Of Swing is the song recorded in 1977 and became part of the debut album in 1979. It was composed by Mark Knopfler on a National Steel guitar and he didn’t like it. When he bought the ‘61 Strat, everything became perfect and fell into the right place.
The song is set in common time and it’s in a pub-rock genre. The solo of the song has been expanded during live performances. The riff uses triads and the chords used for playing the song are Dm, C, Bb, A, F, and A7. The song definitely deserves to be a part of your repertoire.
Sultans Of Swing Guitar Chords
Whiskey In The Jar – Metallica
Released in 1998 and won the Grammy for the best hard-rock performance. The song is actually an Irish tradition and was recorded by many artists since the 50s. The writer is unknown, and the song has many versions due to the location. It’s actually a tale of a highwayman who is betrayed by a woman.
Besides Metallica’s version, the most popular one is from Bryan Adams and Thin Lizzy. An Irish folk song became a hard rock song thanks to Metallica. It’s in common time, and it requires an easy, G-Em-C-D chord progression played along with the traditional strumming pattern.
Whiskey In The Jar Guitar Chords
Spirits – The Strumbellas
It’s an indie-folk song released in 2015 as a part of the band’s third studio album called Hope. One of the band formers, Ward, wrote the song on his trusty Gibson J45 acoustic guitar while waiting backstage before a show in North Carolina. The slowed-down song version became popular on TikTok in 2020. It reached the top of the US Alternative Airplay chart.
This song has some summer brightness in the chorus, but at the same time, words make the track pretty dark and depressive. That won the fans’ hearts and helped them to know they’re not the only ones who have a problem. This song is an easy-to-play song with easy chords and a strumming pattern.
Let It Be – The Beatles
Let It Be was released in 1970 as part of the studio album with the same name. The song is the last single of The Beatles. After having a dream about his mother, McCartney got inspired and wrote the song. It reached #1 on the US Hot 100 chart and #2 in the UK.
Seventeen years after the release, the song was recorded by charity supergroup Ferry Aid to raise money for people. This rock song is in a slow tempo and in common time. Use a basic strumming pattern and an easy G-D-Em-C chord progression. The song can be played by using a capo on the 5th fret.
The Sound Of Silence – Simon&Garfunkel
The song was initially recorded as an acoustic piece, and it’s a part of the duo’s first album called Wednesday Morning, 3 AM. Paul Simon wrote the song while doing his first job – taking the songs from the publishing company and going around the record companies to sell them. The song reached the charts’ top in the US IN 1966. The song’s opening line became so popular.
Two voices make the song unique and mystical. It’s not hard to play the song as it includes Dm, C, F, and Bb. The last two chords can be challenging for absolute beginners, but remember that practice makes everything possible.
The Sound Of Silence Guitar Chords
Achy Breaky Heart – Billy Ray Cyrus
The song was written in 1990 by amateur songwriter Don Von Tress and the following year, Marcy Brothers recorded the song under the title Don’t Tell My Heart. In 1992, the song was released as a part of Billy Ray’s debut album. It became his signature song and a crossover hit. The song has plenty of notable covers.
It has a remarkable solo and melody. It is a two-chord song and is suitable even for absolute beginners.
Play an A and E chord along with the down-down-up-down-down-up strumming pattern.
Achy Breaky Heart Guitar Chords
Another Brick in The Wall – Pink Floyd
It’s a protest song against abusive schooling and features a kid’s choir. It was released in 1979, and it sold about 4 million copies worldwide. Another Brick In The Wall has three parts, but the second one was released as a single. It was on top of the charts worldwide and won many awards.
It’s a progressive-rock song with disco elements. The song is in andante to moderate tempo, and it requires a Dm-G-C chord progression and a barre chord – F. The strumming pattern is easy and for a better demonstration, make some pauses.
Another Brick In The Wall Guitar Chords
Learning To Fly – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne wrote and produced this tune in 1991. It is considered heartland rock or jangle pop and appeared on Into the Great Wide Open album.
It is a beginner song with the classic down-up-down strumming pattern and only 4 chords to play. It needs a bright, jangly acoustic guitar sound.
Big Jet Plane – Angus & Julia Stone
This beautiful couple has many beautiful folky acoustic tunes for years. Big Jet Plane was released in 2009 and featured on their album Smoking Gun. The album was published by the great label EMI.
You will need a capo on the 1st fret to play this one. There is a simple muted strumming pattern for the whole song, and you can try the alternate strumming in various sections as you like. Besides the bridge part, the tune has the same chord progression.
Bella Ciao – Traditional Song
Bella Ciao is an Italian song, and it means ‘goodbye beautiful’. It was an anthem during the Second World War. The original writer of the song is unknown. The song was first recorded in audio form by singer Giovana Dafiini in 1962. Since then, Bella Ciao was translated into more than 30 languages. And football fans know the fact that this song was popular during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. This song reached the top by appearing in a TV show called Money Heist, more known as La Casa De Papel.
This folk song is catchy and has a moderate to fast tempo, depending on the song version. Every player can play it because it only requires four chords with the down- and upstrokes.
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Released in 1977 as part of the Exodus album and in 1980 as a single. The song became popular worldwide. That improves the fact that the song has many covers. Often, you can see this song under the title Don’t Worry About A Thing because that phrase is constantly repeated during the song.
The song belongs to a reggae subgenre called roots reggae and includes an absolute-beginner A-D-E chord progression and a simple strumming pattern with four downstrokes per measure. You can add a palm mute for a better sound.
Three Little Birds Guitar Chords
Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
No guitarist doesn’t know the Johnny B. Goode song. It was released in 1958, and it’s one of the most recognizable songs in music history. Chuck Berry wrote the song, and it’s about a country boy who plays the guitar. He says it has some autobiographical elements. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard R&B Sides chart.
The song is pure rock and roll and in a pretty fast tempo. A simple A-D-E chord progression makes the song easy to play. The strumming pattern includes downstrokes and upstrokes only. Rock and roll fans say the only drawback of the song is its shortness.
Leaving On A Jet Plane – John Denver
Leaving On A Jet Plane is a song written in 1966 during Denver’s layover at Washington Airport. It reached the top of the US charts and was in second place on the UK chart. May TV shows and movies use the song for some scenes or end credits. The song has many versions, but the most popular is one of the American folk groups called Peter, Paul, and Mary.
This folk song is a soft one with a recognizable beginning. It’s written in common time and contains three basic chords that every guitarist can play. The suggested strumming pattern is the traditional one, but you can play down-down-up, twice per measure, instead.
Leaving On A Jet Plane Guitar Chords
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Steppenwolf is one of the biggest pioneers of hard rock and metal music. They released this amazing and innovative tune in 1968. It is unbelievable! The tune appeared on the band’s self-titled album.
You will need a crunchy, distorted sound with flanger or tremolo to play this intermediate song. It has only 5 chords to play, but you must carefully study the main riff’s strumming pattern and what the guitars are doing throughout the song.
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
This song became a signature song of Ray Charles and was released in 1961. A friend of his wrote the song, and it became popular worldwide. Even today, you can hear the track in a shopping center, pub, or a band performing in the local pub or restaurant. It won the Grammy for Blues Recording and Best Male Rhythm. Ray Charles re-recorded the song for a KFC advertisement, so the song became “Cross The Road Jack”
It’s a mixture of pop, jazz, rock, soul, and gospel. The song includes 4 chords – Am, G, F, and E7. Even though there is a barre chord and a seventh chord in the song, it’s still a beginner-friendly song because it’s so easy to play.
Hit The Road Jack Guitar Chords
Apologize – One Republic
Apologize is a song written by frontman Ryan Tedder and was released in 2007. The song was re-recorded featuring Timbaland and became popular worldwide. The song was on the top of the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for 14 weeks and was downloaded more than 400,000 times in Germany, which made the song the third best-selling download track of all time.
The song’s genre is somewhere between pop, pop-rock, and R&B. Apologize requires Am, F, C, and G, played along with an easy strumming pattern made of downstrokes and downstrokes and upstrokes in the song intro.
Ghost Riders In The Sky – Johnny Cash
The song was written in 1948 by Stan Jones. It is a folk tale about a cowboy. Many artists, including Johnny Cash, recorded the song and therefore had a hit. Johnny Cash put the track into his album called Silver. This version first appeared on Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in 1979. Many music experts say the song melody is based on the “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” song.
This country song is in a moderate to fast tempo, and it’s easy to play. It includes easy chords, and the solo and song outro have repetitive elements and are easy to memorize.
Ghost Riders In The Sky Guitar Tabs
Mad World – Pentatonix
The song was originally recorded by the British band Tears For Fears in 1982. It was witten by Roland Orzabal. The song was inspired by the theories of the writer, Arthur Janov. Some songlines suggest that dreams of intense experiences will be the best at releasing tension. A lot of artists recorded the cover version of the Mad World.
The song is in a slow to moderate tempo. It requires only four open chords – Em, A, G, and D. Chord transition is easy for newbies. Play downstroke on every one of the four beats per measure.
One Love – Bob Marley
One Love is a song from the Exodus album, released in 1977. A posthumous video was recorded in 1984, directed by Don Letts. The second video of the song was produced in 2014 with fans included. The song became popular worldwide and appeared in the movie Marley & Me.
This song belongs to a reggae subgenre called roots reggae and is set in common time. It requires an easy A-D-E chord progression and an F#m chord. You can perform the song with a capo on the 1st fret.
I Have A Dream – ABBA
This major hit was released in 1979 and reached the charts’ top worldwide. One year later, an American singer Cristy Lane covered the song, and the cover spent some weeks on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Also, an Irish band Westlife covered this song. The cover reached number 1 in December 1999 in the UK.
I Have A Dream is a country-pop song. The very beginning is a pure country genre, but suddenly, pop-genre elements pop out. It’s suitable for absolute beginners as the song includes three basic chords and an easy strumming pattern.
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash
Released in 1968 along with Johnny’s first album Johnny Cash With His Hot And Blue Guitar! and became very popular worldwide. His second recording in 1968 became even more popular. The song reached number four on the US Country Hot Country Songs chart. Dozens of artists put their stamp on the Folsom Prison Blues song.
The song is a mixture of country and rock and roll. It has a chugging, train-like rhythm and requires a simple chord progression.
Folsom Prison Blues Guitar Chords
Me And Bobby Mcgee – Kris Kristofferson
Released in 1971 and written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster. A posthumously released version of Janis Joplin singing Me And Bobby Mcgee reached number one on the US Singles chart. Roger Miller was the first singer to record this song, but Janis’ version was way more popular. Kris Kristofferson’s version appeared in the movie called Two-Lane Blacktop.
Me And Bobby Mcgee is a country-rock and blues-rock song. It includes an A-E-D chord progression and two barre chords – B and F#. The strumming pattern is pretty easy and suitable for beginners.
Me And Boby Mcgee Guitar Chords
I’m A Believer – The Monkees
Released in 1966 and written by Neil Diamond. It was on the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song appeared in TV series called The Monkees. There are many covers of the song, including one for Shrek Forever After by Weezer. You can see the song in some books for learning English, too.
The song is catchy and excellent for dancing. It’s beginner-friendly because it includes G, C, D, and F, played along with the traditional down-down-up-up-down-up strumming pattern.
A 4/4 time signature is the most frequent one in music history. it appears in almost every genre. This time signature is also called common time.
It’s present in both complex and easy songs. In most cases, 4/4 songs are pretty catchy and with easy chord progressions and riffs. They are excellent for practicing and also playing in front of your friends.
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