OK Go – Needing/Getting (Chords/Tab)

OK Go – Needing/Getting (Chords)

I’ve had quite a few requests for the ukulele bit in this OK Go video. So I went ahead and did that and the chords to go along with the slappy-tubes and dildo-piano (dildano?). The chords are actually based on the studio version but works perfectly well with this version (and we’re spared the extended outro).

Suggested Strumming

You can use this strum all the way through.

d – d u d –

Twice for each chord. Except for the long D chords in the intro riff.

Twiddly Bit

Here’s the intro ukulele bit:

All down strums for this bit.

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  1. Tjvonp March 20th, 2012 11:11 pm

    Awesome! I only wish I hadn’t wasted time trying to work this out myself.

  2. Woodshed March 20th, 2012 11:26 pm

    Tjvonp: Time spent working things out for yourself is never wasted.

  3. Sara March 21st, 2012 2:33 pm

    I wish I could get an MP3 of the car version. I like his singing better in that than the studio version.

  4. Woodshed March 21st, 2012 9:17 pm

    Sara: I think they had it on their Facebook at one point. If it’s not still there I’m sure it’ll be on the internet somewhere.

  5. Tjvonp March 21st, 2012 11:05 pm

    Touché, Woodshed.

    I came for the chords, but what I got was an important life lesson.

  6. wallflower March 22nd, 2012 12:21 am

    My uke is signed by them!! :) Thanks for the tab!

  7. Woodshed March 22nd, 2012 9:20 am

    Tjvonp: Hahaha!

    wallflower: You’re welcome!

  8. Captain Nirvana March 24th, 2012 5:17 pm

    Woodstock, I could kiss you on your mouth right now.

  9. Woodshed March 25th, 2012 12:26 pm

    Captain Nirvana: I hope you’ve brushed your teeth.

  10. rainbowdash March 31st, 2012 10:10 am


  11. Woodshed March 31st, 2012 12:10 pm

    rainbowdash: I’m.

  12. Pinkie Pie April 4th, 2012 3:42 am

    I got the tab down fairly easily, and it sounds really good! Thanks!

  13. Woodshed April 6th, 2012 8:24 am

    Pinkie Pie: My pleasure!

  14. Vermont Cathy April 7th, 2012 3:51 pm

    Maybe I’m being a dunce, and I admit I’m new at tabs, but I have a question. With the intro, frets are specified for the C, E, and A strings, but not the G string. At first I’d think it’s a 3-string pluck kind of thing, but then you say strum down. So am I supposed to just start the strum on the C string and try not to touch the G string?

  15. Woodshed April 9th, 2012 10:59 am

    Vermont Cathy: Yeah, I play it by strumming just those strings. And also by bringing my thumb around the neck to mute the g-string.

  16. todd June 1st, 2012 4:44 pm

    SO the strumming goes like this?
    D- -D-U-D-

  17. Woodshed June 2nd, 2012 8:06 am

    todd: Yes.

  18. Andy Pearson February 14th, 2014 2:50 pm

    Thanks for the awesome tabs on this site, you’re making my Ukulele playing fun and exciting!

    Now, I’m trying to crack this song, and for the twiddly intro bit either:
    a) I am bad at reading
    b) I am bat at counting
    c) I am missing some key understanding
    d) My Uke doesn’t actually have 13 frets

    Looking at Wikipedia it seems that d) could actually be the problem, any ideas what I can do as an alternative on my 12 fret-er or is it already time for an upgrade?

  19. tjvonp February 14th, 2014 8:32 pm

    d) is most likely the problem.

    Try playing the third measure on just A and E instead of AEC. That way, instead of playing fret 13 on C and fret 12 on E, you’ll play fret 9 on E and fret 7 on A (I think). Just forget about playing the open string on A.

    This way you hopefully can put off the upgrade a bit longer.

  20. Woodshed February 15th, 2014 10:23 am

    Andy: Yep, tjvonp’s way of doing it is good. Also you could play it as in the tab but replace that one 13th fret with the 11th fret and it sounds fine.

  21. Andy Pearson February 17th, 2014 6:02 pm

    Thanks for the tips tjvonp and Woodshed, I shall get cracking! :D

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