If this doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, I’m not sure what will.
I’ve always been fascinated by the concept of the “4-chord” song – almost ANY pop song you hear that uses the exact. same. chord progression. What is so fascinating to me is that even though they are so similar that you can sing one on top of the other, these songs are beyond catchy. They are the top 40 hits of today’s radio music, and people, whether music junkies or not, can’t help but singing along.
Two of the most popular four chord songs? The famous baroque wedding tune, Pachelbel’s “Canon in D” and the 1980-something U2 hit “With or Without You.” Layer these on top of one another in a cello-piano duet and what do you get? A simple, easy to listen to piece that puts me in the ultimate holiday mood. I hope you enjoy one of my new favorite Christmas time tunes.