Foster the People

Watch Now: How to Play “Pumped Up Kicks”

The song “Pumped Up Kicks” has been a huge hit for indie rock group Foster the People, spending eight consecutive weeks at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S., and even earning a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.  Following the breakthrough success of the song, Foster the People have now earned their place alongside similar genre-defying bands like Phoenix and MGMT.

And best of all, this catchy song is easy to play.  There are four main chords you’ll need to know, and you can be on your way to leading the karaoke with your friends and family.  Join TakeLessons staff member and guitar instructor Aldo B. as he shows you the four “Pumped Up Kicks” chords you’ll need to know below:

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