A view of the world from my own unique perspective

PianoMy original idea for this Name That Tune challenge was to collect single piano notes from ten different popular songs. However, when I actually played them together, it sounded like someone sitting at a piano, and pressing individual keys. There was no context and not enough sonic information (for me, anyway) to actually identify a song.

Therefore, I decided to make things easier and use single piano chords instead. A single note heard in isolation is very difficult to identify as part of a song, but a piano chord (in my opinion) has a distinct personality – so much so, that hearing a single chord should be enough for you to identify the song title and the artist.

The following musical montages consist of a single piano chord (or note) from ten different popular songs from the 1960s to the 1980s – try to guess as many titles as you can, and then list your guesses in the Comments section, below. If you can think of other pop songs that feature single, isolated piano chords, then please leave a comment, and if I can gather enough suggestions, I’ll create a second single chord musical montage.

There are two versions of the montage: the second one contains one second of silence between each audio sample, and the first version doesn’t, which makes it a little more challenging, but a lot more fun!

Single Piano Chord Montage: 

Single Piano Chord Montage (with gaps): 


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