Chris Isaak Guitar Chords

Chris Isaak

Biography

Songwriter Chris Isaak clearly loves the reverb-laden rockabilly and country of Sun Studios. In particular, he transfers the sweeping melancholy of Roy Orbison's classic Monument singles ("Crying," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "In Dreams") to the more stripped-down, rootsy sound of Sun, resulting in a stylized take on '50s and '60s rock & roll that made him into a star in the early '90s, propelled to a great degree by the hit single "Wicked Game."

Isaak began performing after he graduated from college, forming the rockabilly band Silvertone. The group, which featured guitarist James Calvin Wilsey, bassist Rowland Salley, and drummer Kenney Dale Johnson, would become the singer/guitarist's permanent supporting band. Isaak released his first album, Silvertone, on Warner Bros. in 1985. It was critically well received yet failed to sell well. Two years later, he released the self-titled Chris Isaak, which managed to scrape into the Top 200 album charts. After its release, the singer began an acting career with a bit part in Jonathan Demme's 1988 film Married to the Mob; he would later have parts in Wild at Heart, The Silence of the Lambs, and A Dirty Shame, as well as starring in his own situation comedy series for the Showtime cable network.

Released in 1989, Heart Shaped World initially sold more than Chris Isaak, yet it didn't manage to break big until late 1990, when the single "Wicked Game" was featured in David Lynch's Wild at Heart. Soon, the single became a Top Ten hit; the album also made it into the Top Ten and sold over a million copies. Both 1993's San Francisco Days and 1995's Forever Blue mined essentially the same vein as Heart Shaped World, yet both went gold and spawned a handful of hits. In 1996, Isaak released The Baja Sessions; Speak of the Devil followed two years later.

Isaak's busy touring schedule and growing visibility as an actor kept him out of the recording studio until 2002, when he released Always Got Tonight, though in 2004 he did find time to cut his first seasonal album, Chris Isaak Christmas, which featured five new Yuletide tunes along with a batch of holiday favorites.

The musician once again flexed his TV muscles in 2009 with The Chris Isaak Hour, whose debut on the Biography Channel was promoted in part by Mr. Lucky, his first album of original material in seven years. A year later he released the concert album Live at the Fillmore. In 2011, Isaak paid tribute to the classic '50s rockabilly and country music produced by the legendary Sam Phillips at Memphis' Sun Records with his album Beyond the Sun. Recorded at Sun Studios, Isaak delivered cuts originally recorded by such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and others.

In 2015, Isaak signed on as a judge on the seventh season of The X Factor Australia. Also that year, he returned with his 13th full-length album, First Comes the Night. Recorded in Nashville with longtime producer Mark Needham, the album also included production from Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum) and Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell). ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Genres: mellow gold

Guitar Chords:

Another Idea
Baby Baby
Baby Did A Bad Thing
Beautiful Homes
Best Ive Ever Had
Big Wide Wonderful World
Black Flowers
Blue Hotel
Blue Hotel (ver. 2)
Blue Moon
Blue Spanish Sky
Breaking Apart
Brightest Star
Cant Do A Thing
Changed Your Mind
Cheaters Town
Dancin
Dark Moon
Dont Leave Me On My Own
Dont Make Me Dream About You
Except The New Girl
Fade Away
First Comes The Night
Forever Blue
Forever Young
Funeral In The Rain
Going Nowhere
Goin Nowhere
Gone Ridin
Gotta Be Good
Graduation Day
Graduation Day (ver. 2)
Heart Full Of Soul
Heart Shaped World
I Believe
I Believe (ver. 2)
I Lose My Heart
Im Not Waiting
I Want You To Want Me
I Wonder
I Wonder (ver. 2)
Kings Of The Highway
King Without A Castle
King Without A Castle (ver. 2)
King Without A Castle (ver. 3)
Let Me Down Easy
Let Me Down Easy (ver. 2)
Lie To Me
Life Will Go On
Lovers Game
Lovers Games
Nothings Changed
Oh Pretty Woman
One Day
Please Dont Call
Pretty Girls Dont Cry
Reverie
Round And Round
San Francisco Days
Shadows In A Mirror
Solitary Man
Somebodys Crying
Somebodys Crying (ver. 2)
Somebodys Crying (ver. 3)
Speak Of The Devil
Suspicion Of Love
Talk To Me
The End Of Everything
There She Goes
Things Go Wrong
Think Of Tomorrow
Two Hearts
Two Hearts (ver. 2)
Very Pretty Girl
Waiting For The Rain
Washington Square
We Let Her Down
We Let Her Down (ver. 2)
Western Stars
Wicked Game
Wicked Game (ver. 2)
Wicked Game (ver. 3)
Wicked Game (ver. 4)
Wicked Game (ver. 5)
Wicked Game (ver. 6)
Wild Love
Worked It Out Wrong
Wrong To Love You
You Dont Cry Like I Do
You Dont Cry Like I Do (ver. 2)
You Owe Me Some Kind Of Love