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Find Thousands of Songs That Use These Common Chord Progressions

You can play thousands of songs using common chord progressions (like the I-IV-V). And today, you'll learn how to quickly find all this music.

In fact, you’ll learn 3 different ways.

Option 1: Manually Search for Songs by Chord Progression

This Free Search Tool lets you search for songs using individual chords. So to find tunes with the I-IV-V chord progression, do a search of G,C,D. Then run another search of G#,C#,D#.

Do this a total of 12 times - for all 12 keys.

Option 2. Use Buttons to Search by Popular Chord Progressions

You can use clickable buttons to search by chord progression.

For example...

Below are all 12 variations of the I-IV-V. Click the first button to see 3-chord songs that use C,F,G. Then click the next button for even more music.

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Search Songs with the I-IV-V Chord Progression

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You can find even more search buttons by skipping to 6 common chord progressions.

But be sure to come back. There's one more method to cover.

Option 3: Instantly Search by Chord Progression (in All 12 Keys)

Use the All Keys filter when running chord searches. This premium feature lets you search any group of chords – transposed up/down in all 12 keys – at once.

Check out the video below to see the All Keys filter in action.

Song Search Buttons for 6 Common Chord Progressions

Below are 6 of the most popular chord progressions – complete with clickable search buttons to save you time. They're all identified with their Roman numerals. I’ve also borrowed some nicknames from my buddies at Musical U:

A word of caution.

It's best to think in chord “groups” and not “progressions.” For example, a search of G,C,D will produce any I-IV-V song - even if the 3 chords appear in a different order.

In other words, there’s no difference between:

  • Pop songs that use the I-IV-V chord progression.
  • 12-bar blues with a I-I-I-I-IV-IV-I-I-V-V-I-I sequence.

Songs That Use the I-IV-V Chord Progression (Popular Kid)

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Search Songs with the I-IV-V Chord Progression

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Songs That Use the 12-Bar Blues Chord Progression (I-IV-V)

Songs That Use the I-V-vi-IV Chord Progression (Sensitive One)

The I-V-vi-IV chord progression is arguably the most popular of all cadences. It’s what the Axis of Awesome uses in the viral video below.

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Search Songs with the I-V-vi-IV Chord Progression

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Songs That Use the ii-V-I Chord Progression (Jazz Cat)

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Search Songs with the Jazz Chord Progression

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Songs That Use the I-V-vi-iii-IV Chord Progression (Pachelbel's Canon)

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Search Songs with the I-V-vi-iii-IV Chord Progression

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Songs That Use the vi-V-IV-III Chord Progression (Andalusian Cadence)

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Search Songs with the vi-V-IV-III Chord Progression

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Search Your Own Chord Progressions