3CG: How to play Wicked Games (Chris Isaak)

May 20, 2010

ThreeChordGuitar.com: how to play Wicked Games (Chris Isaak).

I always loved this song. The strat work on it is stunning. Here, I concentrated on playing the song as an acoustic solo act sort of thing. Three chords, Em, A and D, and I also explain how the strumming works. I hope this helps! BTW, I also recorded a video of the whole song for reference purposes.

Gear used:

Ovation Elite T
TC Helicon Harmony G
Bose L1



  1. Thanks, Mojo. Just a question, Isn’t the orignal chord pattern for this song, Bminor – A – Emajor? I have played those chords with the cd and it sounds right. Just asking.

    Thanks, again,


  2. Mojo, thanks for your excellent instructional video on Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Games”. You do a beautiful job playing and singing. “Wicked Games” is one of my favorite songs. And only three chords! Amazing!

    • Thanks for the very kind words! 🙂

  3. I’m 65 years old and I want to revive my guitar playing after laying off for way to long.


    • This kind of comment makes my day. Let me know if I can be of assistance! 🙂

  4. Thank you so much for the quick and easy song play

  5. Hello There. I discovered your blog using msn. This is a very neatly written article.
    I will be sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your helpful information.

    Thank you for the post. I will definitely comeback.

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