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Ed Sheeran Proves The 'Four Chord Theory' Is True

Ed Sheeran Proves The 'Four Chord Theory' Is True

Ed Sheeran knows everything.

He knows how to smash a chart to pieces, he knows that he'll kill Glastonbury on a Sunday night in June, and he knows the hidden key to any song.

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OK, so the theory is nothing new. You'll probably now be aware of the 'Four Chords' song by Axis of Awesome.

The theory, or fact, suggests that a lot of modern day pop songs are based around the same four chords. Those four chords can differ depending on the key, but it's all to do with progression of them. It's known as the I-V-vi-IV progression for its technical term.

So, back to Ed. He was appearing on a Dutch chat show when he blurted out that he could prove this. Of course, the next logical step would be to get Ed a guitar so that he could prove it. Take it away...

The chords, in Ed's case, were Em (E minor), C, G and D.

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Ed was asked to play songs from Passenger, Craig David (although subtitles implied Greg David - we're still trying to find out who he is), Spice Girls and Beyonce.

He smashed them all, having previously sipped on some wine while chatting to the hosts. Ed only failed once, but that's purely because he didn't know the song. 'Beat It' by Michael Jackson.

Finally, having already proven himself right, Ed decided to treat the crowd to a fuller rendition of 'Uptown Funk'.

You've gotta love him!

This article originally appeared on LADbible.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

 

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