Ever since our algorithm was unleashed upon the internet, our users have used it to chordify millions of songs; some world-famous, some lesser-known. To give you an indication of what our beloved Chordify community has been playing along with, we decided to set up a channel with the most popular tracks. Check out the Chordify Top 100 most played songs of all time.
Chordify Top 100
We don’t want to give away too much. That’s why we decided to highlight one track per ten songs. Scroll through this list, try to play along, and enjoy!
91 Africa – Toto
The song that was inspired by a television documentary about Africa ranks number one in the tail of our Top 100 chart. The chords for “Africa” by Toto are a lot to process at first sight. Still, for a track this popular, it’s most definitely worth the effort.
81 What a Beautiful Name – Hillsong Worship
If you check out the chord progression for “What a Beautiful Name” by Hillsong Worship, you’ll understand why this track is so popular in our community. It’s written in the key of D and contains a few basic chords like D, G, and A.
Furthermore, it’s interesting to see the use of barre chords, like the Bm chord and the F#m chord. Both of these barre chords are played on the second fret, so don’t move that index finger when alternating between them. Are you interested in learning more about these chords? Check out our blog post on how to play barre chords.
71 Idontwannabeyouanymore – Billie Eilish
Number 71 of the Top 100 charts is none other than American pop star Billie Eilish. Her lyrics are innovative and weird (in a good way) but don’t think there’s no structure to this defiance. As a singer-songwriter, for Billie Eilish chords are a way to structure her songs.
The single “ Idontwannabeyouanymore” is written in the key of C and consists of basic triads like the chords C, Am, D, and G. No wonder our community loves jamming to this tune – try it out. Even if this genre isn’t your cup of tea, it’s always fun to relax to some new tunes.
61 Paradise – Coldplay
The chord progression of “Paradise” by Coldplay shows a mixture of challenging and easy finger placements. If you’re looking for a good way to practice basic chords, like a G, C, Dm or Am, this is your song. Although the barre chords may prove to be the bigger challenge.
So, if you take a closer look at this song, you’ll see a Gm chord and an F chord; which are both barre chords. Those are fun to practice, especially when they appear in a Coldplay track, right? The Chordify players think so, and we agree.
51 Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
The title song of Amy Winehouse’s second album is the number one track in the middle of our Chordify Top 100. When we talk about Amy Winehouse songs, we automatically think of jazzy R&B harmonies. In “Back to Black” this is most certainly the case.
The song is written in the key of Dm and follows a descending chord progression that emphasizes the dark underlying tone of the track. Even though the song is full of barre chords like Gm, Bb and the jazzy Bmaj7, it still ranks pretty high. So, jamming to it must be loads of fun.
41 Wonderwall – Oasis
Well, well, well, what do we have here? If it isn’t our favorite 90s Britpop band, Oasis. As you might have already suspected, they rank pretty high in our Top 100. If you want to learn some melancholic chords, this is the song to start with.
It sounds simple, but when you pull up the chord progression of “Wonderwall” you could feel a bit misled by what you see. After the first shock of seeing all those unfamiliar chords, you might as well give it a try. How hard can it be? With only one barre chord this is a good track to relax while strumming and humming.
31 Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
Wow, “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin may be one of the hardest songs in popular music, but it still ranks high in the Chordify Top 100 chart. We are proud of our community that it has no fear of meeting this song head-on. If you want to rock, it’s a long way to the top.
21 Hey Jude – The Beatles
Did you know the chords for “Hey Jude” by The Beatles aren’t as simple as they sound? Even simplified, the chords add up to a total of six; four of which are pretty unusual. But this didn’t withhold the Chordify community to play along with this classic track. So, there’s a lesson to be learned here … somewhere. Oh yeah, that’s right! If you really want to play a song, it doesn’t matter how hard it is.
11 Perfect – Ed Sheeran
As we are closing in on the top-ranking tracks of our Chordify Top 100, we see a steady rise in song difficulty. For Ed Sheeran, as for any songwriter, chords are a way of painting a picture with sounds and harmonies. But, even though it has almost 300.000 plays, “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran is not one of the easy songs on this list.
Here’s a tip for keeping your jam nice and relaxed: Use the Chordify Capo Tool on the first fret. This makes the chord progression a bit more familiar and even a beginner will be able to play along perfectly. See what we did there?
1 Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
The capo tool is not going to help you with this one. The number one of all times is a tough one. But, man this song is popular with our piano and guitar community! It makes sense, because once you’ve mastered the – pretty finger breaking – chords for Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen your rockstar credits will go through the roof.
That’s more than enough reason to go after this composition and keep on trying. In the end, there’s only one outcome, right? Yup, “Galileoooo gallilleoooo…” Happy jamming!