What do “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “Don’t Stop Believing” and “Blue Moon” have in common? They all use the same common chord progression( I-vi-ii-V7-I)! It’s really amazing to think how many songs all have the same fundamentals. This is exactly the reason why so many music teachers try to drill chords into your head. Once you know your chords properly, almost any song becomes that much easier to learn. People always talk about a secret to a hit song and maybe this is it. This chord progression spans decades and genres of music to really fit almost any style.
Don’t believe us when we say how many songs use the same chord progression? Watch Debbie perform a medley of songs on the piano.