TV commercials can be a great source for discovering new artists ( or at least artists new to me! ) and some great songs for playing on guitar.
The recent Fiat 500 Twin Air TV ad featured a great song I had never heard, and which on 'Googling' it discovered was Amy McDonald singing "This is The Life", from her debut album of the same name in 2007, which reached the number 1 spot in the UK's ( and several other European country's ) album charts. First impression was that she sounds like a female version of fellow-Scot Paolo Nutini, but that's just my impression.
The song is in the key of C# minor, with chords being C#m, B, E and G#. Not the easiest set of chords for guitar players in the early learning stages, so I transposed the song to the key of A minor. This allows for a much more straightforward set of chords: Am, F, C and E, which are played throughout the song. Play with a capo on the 4th fret to bring the song back to it's original key.
I have posted my transcribed version of the chords and lyrics to "This is the Life" to my Rock Songs Guitar Chords page at Guitarsongs.info.
You can check out my version of "This is The Life" now at the link below:
Amy McDonald "This is the Life" chords and lyrics
Play along with the video above, or on YouTube at Amy MacDonald "This is the Life"
You can buy Amy McDonald's albums at CD Universe - Amy McDonald music page
The official Amy MacDonald website is at http://www.amymacdonald.co.uk/
If you're looking to improve your guitar playing, check out my list of cool and useful guitarist resources on ( where else! ) my Online Guitarist Resources page
Enjoy your music!
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