Cake By The Ocean chords by DNCE


Video blocked due to privacy settings

Change privacy settings


Cake By The Ocean | Chords and lyrics

Intro

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Nah, nah, yeah

Verse 1

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Oh, no. See you walkin’ ’round like it’s a funeral.
Not so serious, girl, why those feet cold?
We just gettin’ started, don’t you tiptoe, tiptoe (ah)

Bridge 1

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Waste time with a masterpiece, don’t waste time with a masterpiece (huh)
You should be rollin’ with me, you should be rollin’ with me (ah-ah-ah)
You’re a real-life fantasy, you’re a real-life fantasy (huh)
| Em Bm (Bbm) | N.C |
But you’re movin’ so carefully, let’s start livin’ dangerously

Chorus 1

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Talk to me, baby, I’m goin’ blind from this sweet-sweet cravin’, whoa-oh/
Let’s lose our minds and go fuckin’ crazy.
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (uh)

Chorus 2

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Walk for me, baby, I’ll be Diddy, you’ll be Naomi, whoa-oh.
Let’s lose our minds and go fuckin’ crazy.
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (uh)

Instrumental

| Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) |

Verse 2

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Goddamn. See you lickin’ frostin’ from your own hands.
Want another taste, I’m beggin’, “Yes, ma’am”.
I’m tired of all this candy on the dry land, dry land, ooh.

Bridge 2

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Waste time with a masterpiece, don’t waste time with a masterpiece (huh).
You should be rollin’ with me, you should be rollin’ with me (ah-ah-ah).
You’re a real-life fantasy, you’re a real-life fantasy (huh).
| Em Bm (Bbm) | N.C |
But you’re movin’ so carefully, let’s start livin’ dangerously (whoa-oh).

Chorus 3

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Talk to me, baby, I’m goin’ blind from this sweet-sweet cravin’, whoa-oh.
Let’s lose our minds and go fuckin’ crazy (ah).
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (uh).

Chorus 4

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Walk for me, baby (walk for me now), I’ll be Diddy, you’ll be Naomi, whoa-oh.
Let’s lose our minds and go fuckin’ crazy.
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean.
Ooh, ah-ah. I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (uh).
Ooh, ah-ah. I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (uh).

Breakdown

| Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) |
Hey, you’re fuckin’ delicious. ha ha.
| Em Bm (Bbm) | N.C |
Talk to me, girl.

Chorus 5

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Talk to me, baby (talk to me, baby), I’m goin’ blind from this sweet-sweet cravin’, whoa-oh
Let’s lose our minds and go fuckin’ crazy.
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (hey) (uh).

Chorus 6

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Walk for me, baby (walk for me now), I’ll be Diddy, you’ll be Naomi, whoa-oh.
Let’s lose our minds and go (and go what?), fuckin’ crazy (that’s right).
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ (I’m ready), we’ll eat cake by the ocean (ah, yeah).

Outro

||: Em Bm (Bbm) | Am C (B) :||
Red velvet, vanilla, chocolate in my life.
Funfetti, I’m ready, I need it every night.
Red velvet, vanilla, chocolate in my life.
I-I-I-I-I-I keep on hopin’ we’ll eat cake by the ocean (uh).


Cake By The Ocean chords and progressions

Deceivingly simple, we seemingly only move from Em to Am, a VI – II and my #10 on the top ten chord progression list.

However, in between, we first visit Bm, then move chromatically down via Bbm.

In the next bar, to get back, we go to C, followed by B.

This change between Bm and B in every other bar is all you need as a listener to feel as if this loop must never stop – important criteria when dancing!


Boyband + Live band + Swedish pop production = Cake

Cake By The Ocean was DNCE’s debut and most successful single to date, climbing high in the charts worldwide.

Produced by Swedish production duo Mattman & Robin, who also worked with Taylor Swift on her album 1989, the song has had a long-term impact as it can still be heard on the radio many years later.

The extremely repetitive chord progression makes it an easy addition to the set list for bar and event bands who seem to have embraced Cake By The Ocean with open arms.

Should you want to play guitar for a living, you should definitely learn how to play Cake By The Ocean!


Cake By The Ocean | Related pages


DNCE

Jonas Brothers’ lead singer and his live backing band formed DNCE in 2015, releasing an EP named Sway and their self-titled debut album the following year.

Best known for their debut single Cake By The Ocean, the band gained instant recognition overnight.

Go to DNCE.

Song Book

As a guitarist, a repertoire is the greatest asset you can acquire. It is your ticket to playing with other musicians.

To help you on this journey, I’ve gathered tunes I play with acoustic duos, Jazz trios, Indie/Rock/Party bands as well as large Soul/Motown ensembles.

Go to Song Book.


Copyright + Comments

Studying great songs is the best way for a musician to develop, we believe displaying chords and lyrics falls under “fair use in education”.

If you are the copyright holder and do not wish to be represented in this way, or want to comment on anything in these lessons, do reach out.

Go to Contact.