Dominant 7th chords guitar

In rock and popular music songs following the blues progression, the IV and V chords are “almost always” dominant seventh chords (sometimes with extensions) with the tonic most often being a major triad. Examples include Bill Haley and the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” and Buster Brown’s “Fanny Mae”, while in Chuck Berry’s “Back in the U. S. A. ” and Loggins and Messina’s “Your Mama Don’t Dance” the tonic is also a dominant seventh. Used mostly in the first fifteen years of the rock era and now sounding somewhat “retrospective” (e. g. , Oasis’ “Roll With It”), other examples of tonic dominant seventh chords include Little Richard’s “Lucille”, The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There”, Nilsson’s “Coconut”, Jim Croce’s “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim”, and The Drifters’ “On Broadway”. Chuck Berry’s “Rock and Roll Music” uses the dominant seventh on I, IV, and V.