F major chord is quite difficult to play for the guitarists. It takes a lot of training and practice to play F major right. It takes massive wrist strength and perfect finger placement and coordination to master it. Almost every popular and hit song has used F major chord in it and here’s our list of 20 popular and hit songs that you jammed to but didn’t know were made in F major chord.
- Come together by The Beatles:
Come together is Beatles hit song released in 1969 falling under the Blues rock genre. It was the opening song for their album “Abbey Road.” This song topped the charts and was considered as one of the most iconic and best singles of the band.
- Somebody that I used to know by Gotye:
Somebody that I used to know released in 2011 and became a super hit song made by Gotye. It topped all the major charts and won two Grammy awards in 2013. It achieved a position under top 10 in over 30 countries.
- The Scientist by The Coldplay:
The Scientist by Coldplay is one of the most amazing songs out there, written in the key of F major. It was released in 2002. It won 3 MTV awards for its melancholic music video. The song has a soothing and melancholic piano intro that draws the listener instantly towards it. The song did quite well on the charts and gained high popularity as one of the best songs of Coldplay.
- Crazy in Love by Beyonce:
Crazy in Love falls under the genre of R&B pop released in 2003. This song climbed the number one spot in US and UK while making into top 10 in several other countries. The song is popular for the hip hop beats, soul and pop elements in the song made in F major key.
- 21 guns by Green Day:
21 guns by Green Day released in 2009. The song got nominated for two major Grammy awards. It achieved platinum in US and Italy through digital sales and gold in Australia, Austria and New Zealand.
- Just the way you are by Bruno Mars:
Just the way you are is the debut single of Bruno Mars released in 2010 that instantly became a hit. It became the best-selling single worldwide. It won the Grammy for the “Best Male Vocal Performance” and got platinum 12 times by (RIAA).
- We are the Champions by Queen:
Released in 1997, this song became a super hit anthem at sports events. The song did well on the music charts of various countries like US, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands and many others. It was included in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2009.
- Blank Space by Taylor Swift:
Blank Space by Taylor Swift was a satirical song to call out all those who tarnished her reputation as a play-girl constantly. The song stayed at the top position for several weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was nominated for two main Grammy awards and won MTV awards for Best Pop and Best Female video.
All of these songs are made in F major key and belong to different genres and different styles. For a guitarist, learning F major chord is a must give how this chord is used in almost every other popular song that we know. Guitar lessons in Vienna can be a good start for someone who wants to learn playing this difficult but important chord.