Guitar/Guitar chords cheat sheet of popular songs from the 2010s

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The following is a list of notable easy to learn guitar songs from the 2010s. These are informal chords to songs which represent many different authors' own interpretations of the original songs. Most of the chords on the list are relatively easy to learn, and would be a great start for novice guitar players who are interested in improving their playing abilities.

The technical difficulty and skill level required to play each of the songs is defined with a star rating system:

  • Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg - Easy Song
  • Star full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg - Intermediate Song
  • Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svg - Difficult Song


Adele

Adele - Someone Like You Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars - Just the Way You Are Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Colbie Caillat - Brighter Than the Sun Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Coldplay - Paradise Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Ed Sheeran - The A Team Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Foster the People - Pumped up Kicks Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


fun. - We Are Young Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Keane - Silenced by the Night Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Katy Perry - The One That Got Away Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Michel Teló - Ai Se Eu Te Pego Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Katy Perry

Katy Perry - Wide Awake Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Lady Gaga - Yoü and I Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Lana del Rey - Summertime Sadness Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Michael Jackson - Hold My Hand Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

Capo 1

Intro: Am - F - C - G (x4)
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Verse 1: Am - F - C (x6)
Pre-bridge: Am - F - C - G
Am - F - C
Bridge: Am - F - C - G (x4)
Verse 2: Am - F - C (x6)
Pre-chorus: Am - F - C - G
Am - F - C
Chorus: Am - F - C - G (x4)
Bridge: Am - F - C - G (x3)
Am - F - C
Am ~
Verse 3: Am - Fm (x4)
Am - F - C
Am - F - C - G
Repeat chorus: Am - F - C - G (x8)
Outré: Am - F - C - G
Am - F - C

Onerepublic - Good Life Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Paramore - The Only Exception Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Ray LaMontagne - New York City's Killing Me Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg


Selena Gomez - Love You Like A Love Song Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg Selena Gomez - Love You Like A Love Song

Capo 4

Verse 1: Am - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - E7
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Verse 2: Am - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - E7
Chorus: Am - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - Am (x2)
Verse 3: Am - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - E7 - Am
Verse 4: Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - E7
Chorus: Am - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - Am (x2)
Bridge F - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - E7
Chorus: Am - Dm - G - C - F - Dm - E - Am (x2)

The Script

The Script - Hall of Fame Star full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg The Script - Hall of Fame

Capo 3

Intro: Em - C - G - D (x4)
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Verse 1: Em - C - G - D (x4)
Chorus: D - Em - C - G
G - D
Verse 2: Em - C - G - D (x3)
Em - C - G
Repeat chorus
Bridge Em - C, G - D, Em - C, G - D
Em - C - G - D (x4)
Repeat chorus
Repeat verse 1
Outré Em - C - G - D (x8)


See also[edit]

Guitar
Getting Started: Different Types of Guitars | Anatomy of a Guitar | Buying a Guitar | Buying an Amplifier | Tuning the Guitar | Tablature | Lead Guitar and Rhythm Guitar
For Beginners: The Basics | Intervals and Power Chords | Open Chords | Muting and Raking | Learning Songs | Song Library
Lead Guitar: Picking and Plucking | Scales | Arpeggios and Sweep Picking | Slides | Hammer-ons, Pull-offs, and Trills | Bending and Vibrato | Harmonics | Vibrato Bar Techniques | Tapping
Rhythm Guitar: Chords | Barre Chords | Chord Progressions | Alternate Picking | Tremolo Picking | Rhythm
Playing Styles: Folk Guitar | Blues | Slide Guitar | Rock Guitar | Country and Western | Metal | Jazz | Classical Guitar | Flamenco
General Guitar Theory: Tone and Volume | Singing and Playing | Writing Songs | Playing With Others | Recording Music |Tuning Your Ear | How to Continue Learning
Equipment: Guitar Accessories | Effects Pedals | E-Bow | Cables | Bass Guitar | Harmonica and Guitar Combo
Maintenance: Guitar Maintenance and Storage | Adjusting the Guitar | Stringing the Guitar
Appendices: Dictionary | Alternate Tunings | Chord Reference | Blanks