The Secret of the Hit Song

Does everything sound the radio sound the same to you these days? Well, there’s a reason for this. There are only four chords powering just about every one hit wonder song out there:

Of course, it’s not just those four chords making the beat go on. There is also the issue of ripping off classical music, which Rob Paravonian pointed out in a rant:

And so if it’s not either of those bits, it’s probably something that Pee Schmuck Ho Coveralls Diddy sampled and stole. So yes, everything in music really is the same. This is why we’re not buying any of it anymore.