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♙THE BLACKLIST
A compilation of songs with cliche chord progressions
See also http://www.hooktheory.com/trends

I-V-vi-iii-IV-I-IV-V: Pachelbel's Canon chord progression
Aerosmith - Cryin'
Blues Traveler - Hook
Coolio - See You When You Get There
Green Day ~ Basket Case
Lenka ~ Trouble is a Friend
Los Pop Tops - Oh Lord Why Lord
Oasis - We Don't Look Back in Anger, Stop Crying Your Heart chorus
One Tin Soldier - The Original Caste
Pet Shop Boys - Go West
Vitamin C - Graduation Song

I-V-ii-IV: The "It's the End of the World" chord progression
Beyonce - Irreplacable
Cher - Believe
The Cure - Just Like Heaven
Daniel Powter - Bad Day
Katy Perry - Hot and Cold
Our Lady Peace - Somewhere Out There
Peter Frampton - Baby I Love Your Way
Peter Schilling - Major Tom chorus
R.E.M. - It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Semisonic - Closing Time
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

I-V-vi-IV: a.k.a. the “pop-punk” chord progression
3 Doors Down - Be Like That, Here Without You
Adele - Someone Like You
A-Ha - Take On Me
Akon - Don't Matter
Alanis Morrissette - Head Over Feet
Alesso - Heroes (we could be) ft. Tove Lo
Alex Lloyd - Amazing
Alicia Keys – No One
All-American Rejects - Move Along verse, Night Drive, Swing Swing
Amiel - Lovesong
Andrea Bocelli & Sarah Brightman - Time to Say Goodbye
Avril Lavigne - Sk8r Boi, Keep Holding On, Girlfriend
Axis of Awesome - Birdplane
Banjo Patterson - Waltzing Matilda
The Beatles – Let It Be
Ben Lee - Cigarettes Will Kill You
Better than Ezra - Good
Beyonce - If I Were a Boy
Bic Runga - Sway
Black Eyed Peas – Where Is the Love?
blink-182 – Adam’s Song, Always, Carousel, Dammit, Feeling This, What's My Age Again
Bob Marley – No Woman No Cry
Bruce Springsteen - I'm Goin' Down
Bush – Glycerine, Machinehead
Christian Contemporary - Blessed Be Your Name chorus, In the Secret chorus, I Want to Know You chorus
Counting Crows - Omaha chorus, Holiday in Spain
Creed - One Last Breath, My Sacrifice
Crowded House - At Your Feet
Dream Street - It Happens Everytime
Elton John - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Five for Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy)
Florida-Georgia Line - Cruise
Green Day - When I Come Around, Church on Sunday, X-Kid
Hellogoodbye - Here In Your Arms
Howie Day - Collide
Idina Menzel - Let It Go
Imagine Dragons - Demons, It's Time
Ingrid Michaelson - Maybe chorus, Everybody chorus
Jack Johnson - Taylor
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
James Taylor - Shower the People verse
Jason DeRulo – Whatcha Say
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Mellencamp – Hurts So Good
Jonas Brothers - ~Hold On, Hello Beautiful, Australia verse,
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin', Any Way You Want It
Kasey Chambers - Not Pretty Enough
Kanye West - Runaway
Katy Perry - Firework
Kelly Clarkson - Breakaway
Kelly Clarkson ft. Jason Aldean - Don't You Wanna Stay?
Lady Gaga - Paparazzi, The Edge of Glory
Lenka - The Show
Lighthouse - Family High
Lonestar - Amazed
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Tuesday's Gone verse
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Matchbox 20 – Push
Matisyahu – One Day
Men At Work - Down Under
Mika - Happy Ending
Miley Cyrus - When I Look At You chorus, Wrecking Ball
Missy Higgins - Scar
Myra - Miracles Happen (When You Believe)
Natalie Imbruglia – Torn
Ne-Yo - So Sick
Nickelback - Far Away, Gotta Be Somebody, Never Gonna Be Alone
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass chorus
No Doubt - Spiderwebs
O.A.R. - Heaven
OneRepublic - Secrets
P!nk - Perfect
P!nk ft. Nate Ruess ~ Just Give Me a Reason
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Soul to Squeeze, Under the Bridge verse
Richard Marx – Right Here Waiting
Rihanna - Take a Bow, California King Bed, Stay chorus
Savage Garden - Crash and Burn
Staind - So Far Away chorus, Right Here
Switchfoot – On Fire, This is Home chorus, We Are One Tonight chorus, Awakening
Taylor Swift - Tim McGraw chorus, Teardrops On My Guitar chorus, I Knew You Were Trouble verse
Tesla – Love Song
The Calling - Wherever You Will Go
The Decemberists - This Is Why We Fight
The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright, Gotta Get Away, Kick Him When He's Down, Hammerhead
The Police – So Lonely
The Rolling Stones - Beast of Burden
The Script - For the First Time verse, Nothing chorus
Thirsty Merc - Twenty Good Reasons
Tim Minchin - Canvas Bags
Train - Hey Soul Sister
U2 – With or Without You
Weezer - Pork and Beans, No One Else, My Name is Jonas Zedd - Clarity (ft. Foxes)

i-VI-III-VII: a.k.a. the “sensitive female” chord progression
The Lonely Island - I Just Had Sex ft. Akon, Jack Sparrow ft. Michael Bolton
A Great Big World - Say Something ft. Christina Aguilera
Angels and Airwaves - The Adventure
Atlas Genius - Trojans
Avril Lavigne – Complicated chorus, My Happy Ending
Basshunter - All I Ever Wanted
Beyonce - If I Were a Boy
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe
Clay Aiken - This is the Night chorus
Clear Blue – Who You Are
Colbie Caillat - Try
Coldplay - Lost
Counting Crows - American Girls chorus
Damien Rice - 9 Crimes
Don Omar - Danza Kuduro
Eagle Eye Cherry - Save Tonight
Eminem - Not Afraid
Eminem ft. Rihanna - Love the Way You Lie
Flo Rida - Whistle
Green Day - Holiday, 21 Guns verse
Guy Sebastian & Lupe Fiasco - Battle Scars
Gym Class Heroes ft. Adam Levine - Stereo Hearts
Heart - What About Love
Jason DeRulo - In My Head
Jessie J - Nobody's Perfect
Joan Osborne - One of Us John Legend - All Of Me verse
Johnny Cash/Nine Inch Nails - Hurt chorus
Jonas Brothers - S.O.S.
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Justin Bieber - Love Me
Katy Perry - Firework bridge
Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This verse, Behind These Blue Eyes, Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
Lady Gaga - Poker Face chorus
Linkin Park - Numb
Lonestar - Amazed
MGMT - Kids
Mumford & Sons - Below My Feet
Nelly - Just a Dream
Nicki Minaj - Marilyn Monroe
Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks chorus
OneRepublic - Apologize
Ozone - Numa Numa Pitbull - Give Me Everything verse
Rascal Flatts/Cascada - What Hurts the Most
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Snow (Hey Oh), Otherside
Rednex - Wish You Were Here
Rihanna - We Found Love
Sara Bareilles – King of Anything chorus
Scott McKenzie - San Francisco
Sean Kingston - Eenie Meenie (feat. Justin Bieber)
Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
Staind - So Far Away verse, It's Been Awhile
Switchfoot - Your Love is a Song
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart The Cranberries - Zombie
The Offspring - Self-Esteem, The Kids Aren't Alright, You're Gonna Go Far Kid
The Script - For the First Time chorus, Hall of Fame
The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness chorus
Todd Agnew – Grace Like Rain
Toto - Africa
Train - Drive By verse
Walk the Moon - Anna Sun
Walk Off the Earth - Summer Vibe

I-vi-IV-V: the “50s” or “doo-wop” chord progression
Christian Contemporary - How Great is Our God chorus
Grease - Those Magic Changes
Ace of Base - I Saw the Sign
Avril Lavigne - Complicated verse
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Bobby Vee - Devil or Angel
Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart chorus
Dion - Run Around Sue
Elton John - Crocodile Rock
Fun - We Are Young chorus
Gene Chandler - Duke of Earl
Green Day - Jesus of Suburbia
Hoobastank - The Reason
James Taylor - Handyman
Justin Bieber - Baby
Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You chorus
Led Zeppelin - D'yer Maker
Leona Lewis - Bleeding Love
Little Anthony and the Imperials - Tears On My Pillow
Little Caesar - Those Oldies But Goodies
Mariah Carey - Thank God I Found You (feat. 98 Degrees) verse
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
Nena - 99 Red Balloons
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplanes Over the Sea
Paul Anka - Diana
Peter, Paul, and Mary - Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
Radiohead - No Surprises verses
Rebecca Black - Friday
Ritchie Valens - Oh Donna, Sleepwalk
Sam Cooke - Lovable, Chain Gang
Sara Bareilles - Brave
Sean Kingston - Beautiful Girls
Sonny James - Young Love
Suzanne D'Mello - Latika's Song
Taylor Swift - Tim McGraw chorus, Teardrops On My Guitar verse, Last Kiss verse
Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition
The Bangles - Eternal Flame verses
The Beatles - I Feel Fine bridge, Octopus's Garden, Happiness is a Warm Gun chorus, This Boy
The Drifters - This Magic Moment
The Five Satins - In the Still of the Night
The Marvelettes - Please Mr. Postman
The Paris Sisters - I Love how you Love Me
The Penguins - Earth Angel
The Police - Every Breathe You Take
The Ronettes – Be My Baby
Twitty - It's Only Make Believe
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You chorus
Standards - Lollipop, Monster Mash

I-vi-ii-V: The "Heart and Soul" chord progression
Bobby Darin - Dream Lover
The Crew-Cuts - Sh-Boom
The Del-Vikings - Come Go With Me
Elvis Presley - Wonder of You, Return to Sender
Justin Bieber - Boyfriend chorus
Paul and Paula - Hey Paula
The Beatles - I Will
The Four Seasons - Big Girls Don't Cry, Sherry
The Spaniels - Goodnight Sweetheart

i-III-VI-IV: The "Wonderwall" chord progression
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Green Day - Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Imagine Dragons - ~Monster, Radioactive
Justin Timberlake - What Comes Around... Goes Around
Katy Perry - Wide Awake
Lady Gaga - ~Just Dance verse
Linkin Park - What I've Done
Oasis - Wonderwall verse, D'You Know What I Mean? verse/chorus
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me pre-chorus
Tears for Fears - Mad World

I-IV-vi-V: The “More Than a Feeling” chord progression
Avril Lavigne - What the Hell
Boston - More than a Feeling chorus
Counting Crows - Anna Begins chorus
Darrell Evans - Trading Sorrows
Enrique Iglesias - Escape
Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy
John Mayer - Say
One Republic - Good Life
Sara Bareilles - King of Anything verse
Spacehog - In the Meantime
The Killers - Mr. Brightside chorus
U2 - Where the Streets Have No Name

I-ii-iii-IV: The "1-2-3-4" chord progression
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass verse
John Denver - Sunshine on My Shoulders bridge
The Allman Brothers - Sweet Melissa
The Beatles - Here, There, and Everywhere
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry

i-III-VII-VI: "Good Feeling" chord progression
Adele - Set Fire to the Rain verse
Avicii - Levels, Rapture ft. Nadia Ali
Avril Lavigne - Fall to Pieces verse
Blind Melon - Walk
Bloodhound Gang - Bad Touch
Cascada - Everytime We Touch verse
Ed Sheehan - I See Fire verse
Eric Prydz - Call on Me
Etta James - Something's Got a Hold on Me
Flo Rida - Good Feeling
Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up
Lady Gaga - Just Dance
Linkin Park - In the End
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Natasha Bedingfield - Pocketful of Sunshine
Nirvana - Polly
One Republic - Counting Stars
Pitbull ft. Kesha - Timber
Rihanna - Disturbia
Steve Winwood - Valerie
Taio Cruz - Break Your Heart, Hangover

IV-I-vi-V: "Learning to Fly" chord progression Avicii - Wake Me Up
Backstreet Boys - As Long As You Love Me
Calvin Harris - Sweet Nothing ft. Florence Welch
Pitch Perfect - Cups chorus
Foo Fighters - Wheels
Fun - Some Nights
Gavin DeGraw - I Don't Want to Be
Imogene Heap – Hide and Seek
Journey - Faithfully instrumental break
Katy Perry - Dark Horse chorus
Maroon 5 - Payphone
Matt & Kim - Daylight chorus
Passenger - Let Her Go
Phillip Phillips - Home pre-chorus
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
Tom Petty - Learning to Fly
The Killers - Shot at the Night
The Wanted - Glad You Came
U2 - The Miracle of Joey Ramone