What song should you definitely add to your summer setlist? Yeah, that’s right: Make Music Day on the 21st of June marked the start of Summer. So here are four tracks that are all excellent candidates for your summer jams.
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What song is a must for your setlist? Find out for yourself
Creep – Radiohead
Let’s start with a melancholic classic. The chords for “Creep” by Radiohead are pretty straightforward and easy to learn. If we take a closer look at the track we quickly discover that the whole song consists of just four chords! Amazing, isn’t it.
More experienced players can try to strum the iconic intro but if you’re a beginner, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just check out these articles that focus on “Creep” for ukulele, piano and of course guitar. In there you’ll find everything you need, from tabs to lyrics. Enjoy!
Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
What song is a must in every summer jam? How about the one that became a classic on the day it was released. If you’re up for the challenge called “Shallow” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, you’re at the right place. This song covers a lot of cool chords and composition twists. For starters, it has three chord progressions with chords that can easily be simplified for beginners.
If you’re a pro guitar player, you really have to check out this article in which we turn “Shallow” inside out, and even show the tabs for the intro. What song is better performed than a song that has been properly prepared? ‘Cause proper preparation prevents poor performance, and you will be properly prepared for this one after reading the blog post.
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
For all you country fans, we have just the right song for your summer setlist. “What song is that?”, you might ask. How about the Lynyrd Skynyrd track that’s been covered and remixed thousands of times? Yup, that’s “Sweet Home Alabama”. Just like “Creep”, this song consists of one chord progression with four chords.
It has some fun to play licks, and the intro is always a hit. You should see your friends’ faces when you start strumming those sweet, sweet tunes that are so distinct for this track. Want some tabs, lyrics and chord diagrams? Check out this “Sweet Home Alabama” blog post for guitar. We also have these explanations for the ukulele or the piano.
Everything I Wanted – Billie Eilish
To satisfy your poppy soul we added “Everything I Wanted” by Billie Eilish to the list. This song on paper looks easy, and it actually is. But… yeah there’s always a “but”, isn’t there? “Everything I Wanted” sounds great because of the awesome production.
That being said, here’s the good news: we provide you with the chords, tabs and lyrics, and you can give it your own twist so it sounds even better. Covers are always better if you make them your own anyway. Take a look at the articles for ukulele, guitar and piano to get started.
All these songs are part of our series “Songs Explained” in which we take a deep dive into a track, and make it accessible for ukulele, guitar and piano players of any skill level. Check it out, in these articles you’ll find everything you ever wanted: lyrics, chord diagrams, tabs and note charts. This way you’ll learn your favorite song in no time. You’re welcome. Happy jamming!