One Hit Wonders

The songs in this playlist are chart-topping tracks from artists that never quite reached the same heights after releasing their initial hit. The artists here include artists like Deep Purple, The Knack, Seal, and more. The types of music cross genres like blues, rock, pop, blues, etc. These songs have been featured in numerous films, collections and media.

Artist / Title / Progress
Difficulty / style
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Kiss From A Rose Seal

In this tutorial, Caren Armstrong will teach "Kiss From A Rose", as made famous by Seal. Caren will introduce the song, then go over the "big picture" fundamentals you should know: the key, the chords, the strum, the finger picking, and the song form. Then it's on to the verses and the variations in each. You'll learn the chorus next, then the transition, the bridge, and the song ending. We'll end with a play along performance and a jam along.

Published: 02/10/2014 Upgrade
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Smoke On The Water Deep Purple

Dave will show you all the parts to this classic tune from the iconic opening riff, to the verse & chorus riffing to the climatic solo.

Published: 08/17/2015 Upgrade
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Don't Know Why Norah Jones

In this song tutorial we're going to lay back and relax, and learn the parts of the soft jazz pop song "Don't Know Why" as made famous by Norah Jones. We'll be using a capo on the 6th fret, and learning the jazz chords in the verses and choruses, with the resolutions and turnarounds. At the end you can play along with a backing track, with vocals that mark the track for you.

Published: 09/22/2010 Upgrade
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Lovin' You Minnie Riperton

Mike will show you the acoustic guitar part to this laid back easy rock tune. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play along with this tutorial. The tune starts out with a descending series of chords played with a laid back groove. This becomes the verse section. The chorus is the same chord progression played with slightly differently finger picking. There's also a bridge that changes up the progression and builds the arrangement.

Published: 11/21/2018 Upgrade
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Tainted Love Soft Cell

There are no guitars in the synth-heavy recorded version, but Mike will show you how to add some simple guitar parts to be able to carry the tune. The song opens right into the groove with a simple chord progression that forms the foundation for the verse and chorus sections. There is also a prechorus section that builds the arrangement with some slower chord changes.

Published: 01/17/2018 Upgrade
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Spirit In The Sky Norman Greenbaum

Mike will show you the 3 guitars in this song. Guitar 1 is a fuzzed out electric guitar that plays riffs throughout. Guitar 2 is an overdriven electric guitar that adds licks and texture. Guitar 3 is an acoustic guitar that strums the swinging groove throughout. In the following lessons, we'll talk about a swinging groove, single note riffs, open chords and power chords, and some textbook classic rock lead approaches.

Published: 04/23/2019 Upgrade
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My Sharona The Knack

Mike will show you the 2 electric guitar layers in this song. Guitar 1 has a gritty rock tone for playing the rhythm riffs throughout. Guitar 2 uses a beefier tone for the leads. The song opens with the iconic, bouncy single note main riff punctuated by powerful chord stabs. The prechorus ramps up the energy and dynamics with a rising chord progression that eventually crashes back down to the main riff. There's also a bridge that features some great licks, and an extended interlude section that features the main solo of the tune.

Published: 01/22/2018 Upgrade
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Tubthumping Chumbawumba

In this song tutorial, Henrik Linde will take you through all the parts in the party song "Tubthumping", as made famous by Chumbawumba. Henrik will show you the intro and the main chord progression that occurs in most of the song, the distorted electric guitar that occurs during the choruses, the interludes, and the acoustic rhythms and wah-wah parts in the verses. As always, we'll do a full performance play along with the "band" to finish it off!

Published: 03/17/2011 Upgrade