Every You Every Me By Placebo (Intermediate)

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Every You Every Me… Really nice tune by Placebo. Fast and catchy. Perfect to make people sing, especially on the chorus.

The chords on this song are quite unusual. It’s a nice tune if you’re an intermediate guitar player, you’re going to work a lot on your speed and flexibility.

Note: You can choose between the video or text lesson.

1. Let’s Get Started

The introduction and the verses are similar. As you might already know, there are four parts. The first and third are the same. It’s gonna be power chords for every each of them. And almost only down strokes.

Let’s begin with the first part.

  1. First chord is D. 8 down strokes
  2. Second is A#7M done this way: Major on the sixth fret of the low E string. Index on the fifth fret of the A string. And ring finger on the seventh fret of the D string. 4 down strokes.
  3. Third chord is C7. Basically, you make a slide with the same 3 fingers. Major on the 8th fret. Index on the seventh, ring finger on the 8th fret. Four down strokes.

A Sharp Major 7

2. The second part

The second part starts with D as well. But here you have to go a bit faster than the beginning. And it’s a bit shorter. Actually, we make a down – up – down move at the very start of the D chord.

And we go on for four more down strokes. After that, we change the bass of the D chord to A. We stay here for two down strokes. Note that you can mute the 5th string with your index to have a better sound.

And we move to A Sharp Major 7 again for four down strokes.

But after that, instead of going up to C7, we put our little finger on the 8th fret of the 5th string, to make an F add 11. We also add the same thing we did with the D chord a bit earlier. And three more down strokes.

3. The third and fourth part

The third part is the same as the first.

And the fourth is quite similar to the second but with a single difference. The last chord is actually a C7.

And that’s all for the intro and the bridge.

4. Let’s move on to the pre-chorus

It’s actually quite simple. Two chords only. Again Power chord. The first one is an A#. And the second is D.

Beware of how you do the A#. You just use the 3rd, 4th and 6th string. The 5th is damped. You can use your index to mute all the string you don’t play.

5. Then starts the chorus of “Every You Every Me”

We actually go back to A#. F, A, and… well. That depends. The first chorus goes back immediately to D. The second, you play it twice. The third one, three times. And the last one, you double it, 6 times.

After that, this is the end of the song.

6. In a word…

Every You Every Me is a short tune, but really efficient. I personally love singing on this. Thank you for watching this lesson. You can now decide to learn another song from Placebo:


  1. Excellent instruction and you really make it seem so easy with your video tutorial as well.
    I have not played guitar for years, but reading through and watching the highly detailed videos, it is easy to see where I can pick up right where I left off.
    My daughter has some interest in guitar as well so this may be the kick in the butt I have been looking for.
    Thanks again!

    -Mike Duhamel

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