Has anyone else noticed the distinct un-originality in chord sequences in pop songs at the moment? I'm talking UK boy/girl band pop in particular here. I reckon someone must have made some kind of rule that the chorus must always start I V and that must be followed by either IV, II or VI. And it is forbidden to stray outside of the key, except for the occasional IVm and possibly the chord on the flat seventh, followed by the mandatory dominant. I mean, I've heard so many pop songs of late that have a I V IV/II/VI chorus, *why*? It's so boring! And what's the craze for bastardising old songs to make new ones? I mean like Will Smith - Men In Black (basically Forget Me Nots), Gettin Jiggy With It (He's The Greatest Dancer IIRC), Just The Two Of Us (Just The Two Of US by Bill Withers), Wild Wild West (I Wish by Stevie Wonder). And when I heard what the Sugababes had done with Shape Of My Heart by Sting for their (!) song Shape I almost vomited.