On this page I'd like to explain to you how to play What I Like About You By The Romantics. Check out my acoustic demo clip and grab some free tabs in the top left hand menu.
What I Like About You was released as a single by The Romantics back in 1980. It only peaked at #49 in the US but
did peak at #2 in Australia. The song picked up steam again when it was featured in a Budweiser commercial. Since
then it was used by many companies in their marketing of various products and services.
The Romantics took Activision to court in 2005 for their claim that the song was used in a video game without authorization but they lost the case in 2007.
For the acoustic, this is a great song, but the chord changes are pretty fast. I always thought The Ramones did a cover on this song but they did not. Poison did a cover of this song, but not The Ramones.
What you'll need for chords in this song are E, A, D, G and B7. There is no real lead break but instead a quick
slide on the B and G strings but there is a harmonica break, which I simply hummmmm over as you'll see in my demo.
There isnt any picking pattern in this one but there are a few sliding chords and hammer-ons in a few spots which I fully explain in the full instructional video tutorial.
The song starts of with a few quick down strokes on the A and E chords and then a quick shuffle on the D and A.
Once the song kicks into gear on the E chord, you can use two down strokes on the E chord followed by a steady
up and down shuffle pattern for the A and D.
You can keep this up and down pattern going when you hit the G chord as well while putting in that quick slide pattern. As the song hits the B7 it goes into down strokes halfway thru on that chord just before the harmonica break.
Check out the classic video in the right hand menu and grab the free lyrics and tab as well.
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