If you’ve heard the Chainsmokers‘ “Closer” and their Coldplay collab “Something Just Like This,” you might have noticed it’s basically the same song with some beige Chris Martin vocals scattered over it. For all their popularity, those Nickelback comparisons might be on the nose. (Never forget they are responsible for the song “#SELFIE.”)
So just how does the sausage get made? YouTuber John Fassold took on the unenviable task of breaking down the duo’s three-chord structure, as well as lyrics about “how hard it is being white and in love.” He reimagines “Something Just Like This” with new lyrics, and can’t stop cracking himself up.
The Chainsmokers aren’t the first musical act to lean on a chord structure, but they are currently the most annoying.
H/T AV Club