Addicted To Love chords and lyrics

by Robert Palmer

  • Addicted To Love is a song written and performed by Robert Palmer - an English Rock singer. The song was recorded in 1985 and released in January, 1986 from his album, Riptide.
  • Music: A Major in 4/4 time at 112 bpm.
  • Chords: A, G, D, D/E, F#m
  • Power Chords: A5, G5, D5, D5/A, F#5
  • Choices: This song can be played using normal chords or power chords which simply play the bottom 3 notes of the normal chords - all of which are barre chords except for A major which is played in the open position... see charts below.
  • Electric: This song is easy and fun to play especially if you have an electric guitar with access to distortion - and lots of it. If you are playing with distortion, it is best to use power chords for a cleaner sound - fewer strings and less chaos... enjoy.

Addicted To Love by Robert Palmer

Intro: 4/4 ||    Drums    |     3/4      |     4/4     | / / Synth / ||
           ||  A5   |  %  |   G5   |  %  |  D5   |  %  |   A5  |  %  ||
  
                   A5
1. Your lights are on__ But you're not home
         G5
   Your mind__ Is not your own
                D5
   Your heart sweats__ Your bo-dy shakes
              A5
   A-no-ther kiss is what it takes

              A5
2. You can't sleep no-o__ You can't eat
               G5
   There's no doubt__ You're in deep
                   D5
   Your throat is tight__ You can't breathe
              A5
   A-no-ther kiss is all you need


               F#5                               D5                      A5
Chorus: Whoa__ You like to think that you're im-mune to this stuff__ Oh yeah
             F#5                             D5
        It's clo-ser to the truth to say you__ can't get enough
                        D5/E                                       ↓ ↓
        You know you're gon-na have to face it, you're addicted to love


                A5
3. You see the signs__ But you can't read
                   G5
   You're run-ning at__ A dif-fe-rent speed
                D5
   Your heart beats__ In dou-ble time
              A5
   A-no-ther kiss and you'll be mine


                A5
4. A one track mind__ You can't be saved
            G5
   O-bli-vi-on__ Is all you crave
               D5
   If there's some__ Left for you
              A5
   You don't mind if you do

               F#5                               D5                      A5
Chorus: Whoa__ You like to think that you're im-mune to this stuff__ Oh yeah
             F#5                             D5
        It's clo-ser to the truth to say you__ can't get enough
                        D5/E                                       ↓ ↓
        You know you're gon-na have to face it, you're addicted to love
          
          A5
Bridge: Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love
          G5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love
          D5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love 
          A5 
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love 
         N.C.
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love 

Solo:  ||  A5  |  %  |   G5   |  %  |  D5  |  %  |  A5   |  %  ||

                  A5
5. The lights are on__ But you're not home
         G5
   Your will__ Is not your own
                  D5
   You're heart sweats__ Your teeth grind
              A5
   A-no-ther kiss and you'll be mine

             F#5                                 D5                      A5
Chorus: Whoa__ You like to think that you're im-mune to this stuff__ Oh yeah
             F#5                             D5
        It's clo-ser to the truth to say you__ can't get enough
                        D5/E                                       ↓ ↓
        You know you're gon-na have to face it, you're addicted to love

         A5
Bridge: Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love
         G5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love
         D5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love 
         A5 
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love 

         A5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love
         G5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love
         D5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love 
         A5
        Might as well face it, you're ad-dic-ted to love...

A Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
White Numbered Circles: Optional Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note
B: Bass Note
T: Thumb

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Robert Palmer

Born: Robert Allen Palmer on Jan 19, 1949 at Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
Died: Sept 26, 2003 - aged 54 in Paris, France from a cardiac arrest.
Occupation: Singer songwriter, musician, record producer
Instruments: Vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, bass guitar
Music Styles: Rock, pop, blue-eyed soul, hard rock, blues rock
Active Years: 1964 - 2003

Records and achievements:
  • 14 studio albums
  • 3 live albums
  • 9 compilation albums
  • In 1986, Addicted To Love reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as the Top Rock Tracks and US Cash Box charts. It also reached No. 1 in Australia and No.5 on the UK Singles Chart.
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