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    Default 50's progression (I-vi-IV-V)

    I was just wondering if anyone has a list of popular songs (including Christmas) which use the famous 50's progression (I-vi-IV-V). (There is a short list at this site).

    Last year, Ukulele JJ, also posted a list of songs here:
    http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/fo...ad.php?p=61308

    I put the two lists together and added a few of my own:

    Tears On My Pillow
    Mysterious Girl
    Stand By Me
    Beautiful Girls
    The Living Daylights
    Those Magic Changes
    Beauty School Dropout
    Enola Gay
    Every Breath You Take
    Perfidia
    Blue Moon
    For Sentimental Reasons
    Diana
    Poor Little Fool (Ricky Nelson song)
    String Along (Ricky Nelson song)
    Last Kiss
    Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now
    Heart and Soul
    I've Got Rhythm
    Why Do Fools Fall in Love
    Little Darlin'
    Duke of Earl
    Sleigh Ride
    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    Auld Lang Syne
    Yankee Doodle (sort of)
    All I Have To Do Is Dream

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    nice those are some good oldies

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    nice list Jeremy! if only there were a "beauty school dropout" cover contest...*sigh*

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    Runaround Sue
    Ernie (fastest milkman)
    YMCA
    Teenager in Love
    And whether the blood be highland, lowland or no,
    And whether the skin be black or white as the snow,
    Of kith and of kin we are one, be it right, be it wrong,
    As long as our hearts beat true to the lilt of a song.

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    Surf
    Sweat (UB40)
    Moloka'i Slide
    -pretty much anything by Baba B.

    At Last
    Oh Donna
    In The Still of the Night
    The Book of Love (The Monotones)
    Surfer Girl
    Earth Angel
    Remember Then

    That's all I can think of for now, but man, there must be tons more ...

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    Saw this today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpB_4...eature=related and thought of this post

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    I think all the ones in that tune were I-IV-vi-V... close, but not 50's
    Blogging about a momentous life change as I switch careers and continents--> Leaving America

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