I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor chords by Arctic Monkeys


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I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: F#5 N.C E5 :|| x8
||: F# Minor Pentatonic climb (E5) :|| x8
||: C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 :|| x4

Verse 1

| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 | C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
Stop making the eyes at me, I’ll stop making the eyes at you.
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 | C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
What it is that surprises me, is that I don’t really want you to.
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
And your shoulders are frozen (cold as the night).
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
Oh, but you’re an explosion (you’re dynamite).
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
Your name isn’t Rio, but I don’t care for sand.
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
And lighting the fuse might result in a bang, b-b-bang-oh.

Chorus 1

| F#5 | F#5 | A5 |
I bet that you look good on the dance floor,
| A5 | E5 | E5 | F#5 | F#5 |
I don’t know if you’re looking for romance or, I don’t know what you’re looking for.
| F#5 | F#5 | A5 |
I said, I bet that you look good on the dance floor,
| A5 | E5 | E5 | C#5 | C#5 |
dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. Well, from 1984.

Instrumental 1

||: C#m Bm | A F#m :|| x4

Verse 2

| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 | C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
I wish you’d stop ignoring me, because you’re sending me to despair.
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 | C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
Without a sound, yeah, you’re calling me and I don’t think it’s very fair.
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
That your shoulders are frozen (cold as the night).
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
Oh, but you’re an explosion (you’re dynamite).
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
Your name isn’t Rio, but I don’t care for sand.
| C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 |
And lighting the fuse might result in a bang, b-b-bang-oh.

Chorus 2

| F#5 | F#5 | A5 |
I bet that you look good on the dance floor,
| A5 | E5 | E5 | F#5 | F#5 |
I don’t know if you’re looking for romance or, I don’t know what you’re looking for.
| F#5 | F#5 | A5 |
I said, I bet that you look good on the dance floor,
| A5 | E5 | E5 | C#5 | C#5 |
dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. Well, from 1984.

Middle 8

| A5 | A5 | E5 | E5 | F#5 | F#5 |
Oh, there ain’t no love, no Montagues or Capulets.
| F#5 | F#5 | A5 | A5 | E5 | E5 |
Just banging tunes and DJ sets and, dirty dance floors and dreams of naughtiness.

Instrumental 2

||: F#5 N.C E5 :|| x8
||: F#5 (E5) :|| x8

Chorus 3

| N.C | N.C | A5 |
Well, I bet that you look good on the dance floor,
| A5 | E5 | E5 | F#5 | F#5 |
I don’t know if you’re looking for romance or. I don’t know what you’re looking for.
| F#5 | F#5 | A5 |
I said, I bet that you look good on the dance floor,
| A5 | E5 | E5 | C#5 | C#5 | F#5 |
Dancing to electro-pop like a robot from 1984. I said, from 1984.



I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor Chords: Learn the progressions


The intro is a climbing F# Minor Pentatonic and a sign of what is to come as all of I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’s chords are starting points of this scale. 1 m3 4 5 b7 – F# A B C# E.

With this in mind, let’s look at each section.

The verse is a descending chord progression. III – II – I – VI. Making all chords 5 chords, that’s chords without a 3rd, creates more of an indie/punk/garage-rock feel, like this:

||: C#5 B5 | A5 F#5 :||

The chorus starts by going the other way, VI – I, that’s a reversed minor fall. We then go below the key centre like this: F#5A5E5. Repeat this and add a C#5 at the end:

| F#5 (VI) | F#5 | A5 (I) |
| A5 | E5 (V) | E5 | F#5 | F#5 |
| F#5 | F#5 | A5 |
| A5 | E5 | E5 | C#5 | C#5 |

The instrumental section is the same as the verse, although now you can play triads instead, like this:

||: C#m (III) Bm (II) | A (I) F#m (VI) :||

This is a clever way to open up a bit, so when the 5 chords come back with singing, everything gets tighter. These are great songwriting/production tips from the Sheffield-born and bread youngsters.



I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor was Arctic Monkeys’ breakthrough single!

Don’t believe the hype! A comment as legendary as the album was about to become, was uttered by Alex Turner in 2005, just before they played what was to be their biggest song live in front of a small TV-style set audience.

This live recording became the music video for their debut single. Following the single, Arctic Monkeys released their highly anticipated Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not in 2006.

The first single also to become their biggest song, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, literally made the band famous overnight.

Released in 2005, the single went straight in at #1. This was prior to the album which dropped the following year.

On NME’s 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor ranked at #7!

Like so many bands before Arctic Monkeys, they’ve had other hits, but never topped their debut.



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