Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough chords by Michael Jackson


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Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough | Chords and lyrics

Intro

B (A) | B (A) |
You know, I was, I was wondering, you know.
| B (A) | B (D E A) | B (A) | B (D E A) |
If, you could keep on, because the force, it’s got a lot of power.
| B (A) | B |
And, it make me feel like, ah, it make me feel like, ooh.

||: B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) :||

Verse 1

||: B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) :||
Lovely, is the feelin’ now.
Fever, temperatures risin’ now.
Power (oh power) is the force, the vow.
That makes it happen, it asks no questions why (ooh).
So get closer (closer now), to my body now.
Just love me, ’til you don’t know how (ooh).

Chorus 1

| B11 | B11 A6/B A/B |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
| B | B |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
| B11 | B11 A/B |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
| B | B |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.

Verse 2

||: B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) :||
Touch me, and I feel on fire. 
Ain’t nothin’ like a love desire (ooh).
I’m melting (I’m melting). Like hot candle wax.
Sensation (oh sensation). Lovely where we’re at (ooh).
So let love, take us through the hours.
I won’t be complainin’ (ooh). ’Cause, this is love power (ooh).

Chorus 2

| B B11 | B11 |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
| B11 B | B7 (B9) |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
| B B11 | B11 |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
| B11 B | B N.C |
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.

Instrumental

||: B Asus4/E F#madd4 | G#m B Asus4/E F#madd4 B :|| x3
| B Asus4/E F#madd4 | G#m B N.C :||

||: B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) :||
Oh baby. keep on, keep on.

Verse 3

||: B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) :||
Heartbreak, enemy despise. 
Eternal (oh, eternal). Love shines in my eyes.
So let love (oh, let love), take us through the hours.
I won’t be complainin’, ’cause your love is alright, alright, oh.

Chorus 3

||: B11 | B11 A6/B A/B | B | B :||
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (don’t stop, babe) Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough (oh, my baby).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.

Verse 4

||: B B11 | B11 (A/B) | B | B (Bsus2) :||
Lovely is the feeling now.
I won’t be complaining (oh, oh), the force is love power.

Chorus 4

||: B11 | B11 A6/B A/B | B | B :|| 
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (don’t stop, darlin’). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (go crazy, baby). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (keep on, now). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (keep on, darlin’). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (love power, yeah). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (keep on, darlin’). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (don’t, no, no). Don’t stop ’til you get enough (keep up the power, yeah, ooh).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough (’til you get enough, now).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough (ooh).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (yeah). Don’t stop ’til you get enough (oh, no).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (yeah). Don’t stop ’til you get enough (keep on, baby).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough (oh, ’til you get enough).
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop. Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (keep on, darlin’). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on, with the force, don’t stop (oh, no). Don’t stop ’til you get enough.
Keep on.


Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough chords and progressions

Centered around the idea of moving between two major chords a tone apart, AB, but maintaining the bass line of B, Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’s chords could be described as B11B, or A/BB, which is essentially the same thing.

The keyboards are making a few modifications to this, mainly through changing inversion. Above you can see I’ve put A/B sometimes, this just means, change inversion!

There’s also a Bsus2, this is to indicate that the funky guitar adds a 9.

The A6/B is a nice little color note from a string line.

The completely crazy-looking chords following the stop are for the breakdown version.

||: B Asus4/E F#madd4 | G#m B Asus4/E F#madd4 B :||

On the guitar, it is very difficult to fit that many notes in, and playing over four strings sounds muddy, not to mention how hard it is to switch that quickly!

I recommend you find three strings to play the chords on, meaning you have to leave some of the low notes out.

Overall, most of these chords are for the keyboard player, the guitar is picking funky little lines, let’s take a look at four bars of this in TAB.


Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Guitar TAB

Here’s a TAB idea you could use for most of the song, maybe vary this with not playing at all once in a while!

Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough guitar lick

All these notes should be played short, apart from beat 4 of bar three. Writing the rhythm above as all 16th notes would make it extremely difficult to read.

If you look closely, you’ll see a little dot over most 8th notes.

This dot means: play staccato. This is a way to avoid writing 16th notes so it’s easier to read this funky little line that will work great when playing Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough on the guitar.


Michael Jackson’s first single from Off The Wall

As the first single from Off The Wall, Don’t stop ’til you get enough was also Michael‘s first single under Epic Records and with his new producer Quincy Jones.

Michael had released four solo albums prior to Off The Wall, but they had all been under the watchful eye of Berry Gordy and his Motown label.

Apart from the enormous success of Don’t stop ’til you get enough, another massive single that came from this album was Rock With You. Together these were a sign of what was to come from the King of Pop.

If you want to understand how Michael put together Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, study the chords and lyrics of this very danceable disco/funk hit above.


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Michael Jackson

The King of Pop became world-famous before he was even a teenager as he signed to Motown with his brothers as The Jackson 5.

After many hits, Michael embarked on a crazy solo career that would see him become as big as Elvis and The Beatles.

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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.

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