Duran Duran - What Are The Chances Guitar Chords

Duran Duran

dance rock, new romantic, new wave, new wave pop

Chords: F#m, A, C#m, B, D, E
Duran Duran - What Are the Chances? (2015)

Tabbed by: trevgreg
Email: trevgreg1227@hotmail.com

Tuning: Standard

Here is the seventh track off of the band’s 2015 release, Paper Gods, as well what some fans might call the
sentimental highlight from the album. Turns out that its chorus might actually use the same chords to the
intro/chorus of their 1993 hit Ordinary World as well!

For the most part, the whole song appears to follow the chords below.

Verse Chords: F#m-A-C#m-F#m-B
Pre-Chorus Chords: D-E
Chorus Chords: A-E-B-F#m-D

I like to throw in a Bm in place of the B during John Frusciante’s solo during the middle 8 as well, although
I’m not sure if that’s because they actually use it or if it just sounds a bit better. The band also skips
over the F#m chord in the final line of the first chorus before heading straight to D.


[Verse 1]
F#m       A           C#m           F#m           B
Any other day and you might've gone walking by without a second look
F#m       A        C#m          F#m              B
Any other way, but I'm still mystified. I'm just trying to change my luck
F#m             A         C#m         F#m          B                         D
Staring out the world and waiting for the one. But the world won't look away
                      E
The world does not explain


[Chorus 1]
A E                B    F#m   D
So what are the chances?
            A   E                  B       F#m   D
We'll never know if we take it for granted
              A    E               B   D
A diamond explodes. What are the chances?

F#m


[Verse 2]
F#m               A          C#m    F#m        B
Playing with your life, or is it destiny which sets you on a path?
F#m          A           C#m         F#m            B                  D
Is it out of choice that you're here next to me, or just the aftermath
   E
Of moments as they pass?


[Chorus 2]
A E                B    F#m   D
So what are the chances?
            A   E                  B      F#m   D
We'll never know if we take it for granted
             A     E               B
A diamond explodes. What are the chances?
F#m    D            A  E                 B       F#m   D
We are lost in the flow and looking for answers, oh...


[Middle 8]
A   E   B   F#m   D

A   E   B   F#m   D

A        E           B         F#m   D
Oh oh oh oh... oh oh oh… oh oh oh
A        E           B         F#m   D
Oh oh oh oh... oh oh oh… oh oh oh


[Chorus 3]
A E                B    F#m   D
So what are the chances?
            A   E                  B      F#m   D
We'll never know if we take it for granted
             A     E               B
A diamond explodes. What are the chances?
F#m    D            A  E                 B       F#m   D
We are lost in the flow and looking for answers, oh...

A   E   B   F#m   D

A   E   B   F#m   D

A   E   B   F#m   D

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