Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

The following Theory Tabs were featured on the "Song of the Summer" Radio Times episode recorded July 22 2014.

Songs of the Summer 2014

Summer by Calvin Harris

Birthday by Katy Perry

Safe With Me by Sam Smith

Problem by Ariana Grande

Fancy by Iggy Azalea

Shower by Becky G

A popular chord progression through seven decades

Here are some Billboard #1 songs from the past seven decades that make use of the same chord progression

(1958) Poor Little Fool by Ricky Nelson

(1961) Stand By Me by Ben E. King

(1973) Crocodile Rock by Elton John

(1983) Every Step You Take by The Police

(1994) The Sign by Ace of Base

(2002) Complicated by Avril Lavigne

(2014) All of Me by John Legend


(1978) Those Magic Changes by Sha Na Na

Here's a song devoted to the timeless chord progression (I → vi → IV → V) that would still be popular 35 years later.