Greatest one chord songs (I'm being serious)

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  1. trainwrecker

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    Tomorrow Never Knows is probably the best known, but here's a few more:





    If this topic has already been discussed I apologize but I actually had the idea for it some months back.
     
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    I would say Tomorrow Never Knows is two chords. Though on a drone of C, it goes to the Bb/C every verse on "dying" etc.
     
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    Is "Helen Wheels" only one chord?
     
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    yep, definitely two chords.
     
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    Chain of Fools for the win

    Black to Comm honorable mention
     
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    I just noticed that the gtr Diaz(?) quotes "Reelin in the Years" after the "Steely Dan T-Shirt" stanza. Amusing, music is the gift that keeps on giving.

    We often do this tune at open mic jams since it's only one chord.
     
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    two chords. :>)
     
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    Nope. It has changes to C and Am though the majority is Dm


    Something like Santana's Jingo is closer to 1 chord.
     
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    Did this thread years ago. In typical TGP fashion, 90% of the examples used two or more chords...
     
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    :D
     
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    How About Dylan's Masters of War ?

    Not to anger the purists, and I haven't heard it in a while, but I think it's just E all day.
     
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    yep game over
     
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    Thelonious Monk's 'Round Midnight. It's just one chord, but it does modulate all over the place.

     
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    Iggy and the Stooges, 'T.V. Eye'.

     
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