Bryan Adams Everything I Do
And Other Hits For Acoustic

Bryan Adams Everything I Do

Welcome to my Bryan Adams Everything I Do page where you'll find free Bryan Adams guitar chords and lyrics in a free pdf download, as well as some free acoustic guitar demos on this songs and  9 of his other classic songs.

I'm also using Bryan Adam album covers so you'll know where each song originated.

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Bryan Adams Everything I Do
Demos, Chords & Lyrics

1. Can't Stop This Thing We Started

This one was co-written by Adams and "Mutt" Lang (former hubby of Shania) and was released in 1991 as a single from the album "Waking Up The Neighbors".

The song reached #1 in Canada, #2 in the US and a top 10 in several other countries.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down strokes in the verse with a quick dn up shuffle .. in the ch it's a down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, E, A, Gbm, A#, F, A, C
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2. Cloud Number 9

This song was a remix with the British artist Chicane back in 1999 and was a single release from the album "On A Day Like Today" from 1998.

It reached # 6 in the UK and #7 in Canada. There was also a music video created for this song. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use a steady shuffle throughout this one
  • Picking: No
  • Chords: D, G, Bm,  A, A7, Em  
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3. Cuts Like A Knife

In 1983 Bryan Adams released his album "Cuts Like A Knife" and this song was one of three singles from the album. It was a top 10 in Canada and reached #15 and #6 on two Billboard Charts.

Penthouse model Raquel Pena appeared in the video. 

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: use an arpeggio 1-2-3 up down up down up and in the ch use a down up stop up down up stop up
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, G, C, A, Bm 
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4. Everything I Do

This song is from the 1991 "Waking Up The Neighbors" album and was the soundtrack for the film "Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves".

The song was a huge #1 in 19 countries and one of the best selling singles of all time.

Adams co-wrote the song with Mutt Lang and Michael Kaman.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: D, A, G, Asus, A, Em, C, G, E7, Gm
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5. Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman

This song hails from the 1995 album "18 Til I Die" and was also in the film "Don Juan Demarko".

This was a #1 in Canada, the US and several other countries and was from the trio team again of Adams, Lang and Kaman.

The music video was shot on location in Spain.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm: down down up down up an repeat
  • Picking: riffs throughout
  • Chords: D#, Cm, Dsus, D, A#, A#/G, F, C/G, G, Am, D7
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6. Heaven

This was Bryan Adam's very first #1 song and came out as a single nearly 18 months after it was recorded for the 1983 "Reckless" album. 

Drummer Mickey Curry would have normally played on the track but on the day of recording he had other studio commitments with Hall & Oates. Because the session was in New York, Adams called Journey drummer Steve Smith who filled in on the track.

Adams got the inspiration from the song Faithfully by Jounrey. He's been their opening act in 1983 so that song eventually inspired this one. Download the Heaven Bryan chords and lyrics below.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret but no capo in original key
  • Rhythm: down down down down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: C, Am, G, F, Gsus, A#, Dm, A#/A, Em, B 
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7. Run To You

This was another monster song for Bryan Adams from his 1984 "Reckless" album and peaked at #1 in the US and #4 in Canada.

Him and Jim Vallance wrote the song for Blue Oyster Cult, but they declined, and so did .38 Special. Doh! What were they thnking?

When Bryan Adams and band entered the studio to record, they nailed this one in a single take.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down up stop up down up stop up  ... with downstrokes and  some arpeggio throughout
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: G, C, D, Bm, Em, A
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8. Straight From The Heart

This was a single released from the 1983 album "Cuts Like A Knife". This song was written by a Vancouver song-writer Eric Cagna. Several years earlier the song was recorded by Ian Lloyd (Brother Louie). 

The song reached #1 in Canada and his first Top 10 in the US, so for that reason, this was a door opener of sorts.

Jon English and Bonnie Tyler also recorded this number.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: No
  • Rhythm:
  • Picking:
  • Chords: C, Fsus, F, C/G, G, G6, Am, Am/G, Em, Dm
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9. Summer Of 69

This song hit the airwaves in 1985 and was #4 in The Netherlands and a #5 in the US.

Adams mentioned in an interview that the song was not about the year, but about the sex position, but co-writer Jim Valance disputed that claim.

The song can be fund on his "Reckless" album.

  • Drop D Tuning: No
  • Capo: 2nd fret (optional)
  • Rhythm: downstrokes followed by a down up stop up down up stop up
  • Picking: No just some riffs blended with rhythm
  • Chords: D, A, G, Bm, A#, F, C
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10. When You Love Someone

Bryan Adams co-wrote this one with Gretchen Peters and Michael Kamen for his Unplugged album which was released in 1997.

The album was recorded live at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. 

This song was never released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning: Yes
  • Capo: 2nd fret
  • Rhythm: down down up down up down up and repeat
  • Picking: Yes
  • Chords: Em, D, G,  G7, Am7, Dsus, D7, Am, Cm 
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Thanks for stopping by my Bryan Adams Everything I Do acoustic guitar covers page and I hope the info here was useful in helping you learn some of these Bryan Adams top songs on acoustic. 

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