Teenage Dream chords by Katy Perry


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Teenage Dream | Chords + Lyrics


Intro

||: Ebmaj7 | Fsus4 :||

Verse 1

| Ebmaj7 | Fsus4 |
You think I’m pretty without any makeup on.
| Ebmaj7 | Fsus4 |
You think I’m funny when I tell the punch line wrong
| Ebmaj7 | Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Fsus4 |
I know you get me, so I let my walls come down, down

Verse 2

| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
Before you met me, I was alright, but
| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
things were kinda heavy, you brought me to life, now
| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
every February. You’ll be my Valentine, Valentine

Bridge 1

| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
Let’s go all the way tonight. No regrets, just love.
| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 N.C |
We can dance, until we die. You and I, will be young forever.

Chorus 1

||: Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 :||
You make me feel like I’m live in a, teenage dream, the way you turn me on.
I can’t sleep, let’s run away and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.
My heart stops when you look at me. Just one touch, now, baby, I believe.
This is real, so take a chance and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.

Verse 3

| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
We drove to Cali and got drunk on the beach.
| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
Got a motel and built a fort out of sheets.
| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
I finally found you, my missing puzzle piece, I’m complete.

Bridge 2

| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 |
Let’s go all the way tonight. No regrets, just love.
| Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 N.C |
We can dance, until we die. You and I, will be young forever.

Chorus 2

||: Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 :||
You make me feel like I’m live in a, teenage dream, the way you turn me on.
I can’t sleep, let’s run away and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.
My heart stops when you look at me. Just one touch, now, baby, I believe.
This is real, so take a chance and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.

Middle 8

||: Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 :||
I’ma get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight.
Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight
(Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight)

Chorus 2

||: Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 :||
You make me feel like I’m live in a, teenage dream, the way you turn me on.
I can’t sleep, let’s run away and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.
My heart stops when you look at me. Just one touch, now, baby, I believe.
This is real, so take a chance and don’t ever look back, don’t ever look back.

Outro

||: Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 :||
I’ma get your heart racing in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight.
Let you put your hands on me in my skin-tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight
(Tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight)


Teenage Dream chords and progressions (lesson preview)

Teenage Dream Analysis + TAB

Essentially a two-chord song, Teenage Dreams‘ chords only go from IV – V. To spice that movement up, we first extend the chords, then add a passing note in the bass.

Depending on whether you play in a band or on just one acoustic guitar, Teenage Dream’s chords need to be arranged in different ways.

The intro and verse start off just looping these two chords:

||: Ebmaj7 | Fsus4 :||

This makes Teenage Dream in the Ionian key of Bb but since there is no Bb, we’re going to have to call it Eb Lydian.

Later on, a Gm7 appears, this is chord VI, and it’s very brief.

||: Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 | Ebmaj7 | Gm7 Fsus4 :||

Members get TAB for how to play this in a band or on an acoustic finger style as well as a deep dive into analyzing this seemingly simple tune.

Here’s a link to the complete lesson (members only): Teenage Dream, guitar lesson with TAB.

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The Teenage Dream that turned into a nightmare!

Katy Perry‘s Teenage Dream is the lead single from her hugely successful 2010 album of the same name.

This wasn’t the only huge single, we also had Fireworks, California Gurls, and Last Friday Night all charting high and selling millions. The album itself went well over 10 million.

Before Teenage Dream, Katy had already established herself with the album One Of The Boys (2006). This was a big change from her first album (Katy Hudson, 2001) which sold nothing and had Christian undertones.

With singles, I Kissed A Girl, and Hot n Cold, she clearly found a new direction in life and Teenage Dream further explored the more promiscuous theme.

The same year as Teenage Dream was released, Katy married Russel Brand, the king of promiscuity. The marriage lasted less than two years.

After Teenage Dream, Katy had one more worldwide hit in Roar. Russel on the other hand is currently under investigation for multiple rapes. Sounds to me like Katy’s real-life teenage dream turned into a nightmare…


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