Cake By The Ocean chords by DNCE


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Cake By The Ocean | Chords + 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: Learn the 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 a Bbm chord. 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!

We call this type of chordal movement a modal interchange.



Boyband + Live band + Swedish pop production = Cake By The Ocean

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!



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