Video: The Unexpected Chords in 6 Popular Songs

Sometimes, an artist will throw a certain chord into a progression that just makes your ears go huh in the best possible way.

In our video above, Joe Shadid demonstrates such examples of unexpected brilliance in six famous songs: Radiohead's "Karma Police," The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night," David Bowie's "Quicksand," Pink Floyd's "Us and Them," Jeff Buckley's "Lover, You Should've Come Over," and Stevie Wonder's "You Are the Sunshine of My Life."

For an in-depth look at the unique chords at the heart of these songs, be sure to watch the full video above.

Have your own examples you want to share? Let us know in the comments.

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