Counting Stars – OneRepublic – Piano Notes


Piano Notes for Counting Stars – OneRepublic – CDE FGAB


Key Information for the Song Counting Stars

Scale: E Major Scale (four black keys)
Key Signature: Four sharps (F#, C#, G#, D#)
E Major Scale Notes: E, F#, G#, A, B, C#, D#
Tempo: 118 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Intermediate, Advanced

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of Counting Stars by OneRepublic. The song is in E major with a tempo of 118 BPM and a 4/4 time signature i.e common time. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience.


Tips to Play the Piano Notes for Counting Stars by OneRepublic

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song Counting Stars are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 8th and 16th notes of sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the “Counting Stars” song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the Counting Stars song.


Part 1 (Intro)

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said, “No more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars”
Yeah, we’ll be counting stars


F# G#    B    G#
Lately,   I’ve  been,

(F# G# F# E)     G#~~
I’ve been losing  sleep

(F# F# G#) A      G# F#
Dreaming about  the things

E     G#   C#~   E~~
that we  could  be


C#  F# G#  B    G#
But baby,   I’ve  been,

(F# G# F# E)       G#~~
I’ve been praying  hard

(F#    F#   G#    A) (G# F#)   E~
Said, “No more counting   do_llars,

G#    F#  F# E       E C#~~
we’ll  be  counting  stars”

*A      (G# F# F#)    E~~   E C#~~
Yeah, we’ll be coun_ting   stars


Part 2 (Verse 1)

I see this life, like a swinging vine
Swing my heart across the line
And in my face is flashing signs
Seek it out and ye shall find


F# G# G#  G#~ | (G# G# G#) G# G#~
I   see this  life,    like a swing_ing  vine

G#     G#  G#~   (G#) B   (B) F#~
Swing my  heart  across   the line

(G# F# E  C#) G# F#   F#~
in my face is    flashing signs

(G# F# E) C#  ( G# F#)   F#~
Seek it out and  ye shall  find


Part 3 (Refrain)

Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
On just doing what we’re told


G#~  (G# F#) G#    G#   G#~
Old,  but I’m    not   that  old

G#~  (G# F#) G#    G#   G#~
Young, but I’m not that bold

(G#)  (G#  F#   E     C#)   (G# F#) F#~~
And   I     don’t think the    world is sold

(G# F# E)  C#~ (G# F#) F#~
On just doing what we’re told


Part 4 (Pre-Chorus)

I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing

And I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing

I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive


C#* (C#* E* C#**) B*~
I~~~            feel~

F#* E*      F#*  G#* F#*~
something so   right

D#* C#* D#*  E*~     C#*~~
Doing     the  wrong  thing


G#   C#* (C#* E* C#**) B*~
And  I~~~              feel~

F#* E*       F#*  G#* F#*~
something  so   wrong

D#* C#* D#*  E*~     C#*~~
Doing     the right thing


B C#*~ (B)     C#* C#*~ (B) C#*
I  couldn’t lie,  couldn’t lie,

C#*~ (B) C#* B~
couldn’t lie

C#* B  F#   E     F#   G#
Everything  that  kills me

(F# E C#)   (*B C#)
makes me  feel alive


Part 5 (Chorus)

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said, “No more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars”


Same as Part 1

F# G#    B    G#   |  (F# G# F# E)     G#~~
Lately,   I’ve  been,  I’ve been losing  sleep

(F# F# G#) A      G# F#    |   E     G#   C#~   E~~
Dreaming about  the things  that we  could  be


E    F# G#  B    G# |  (F# G# F# E)       G#~~
But baby,   I’ve  been, I’ve been praying  hard

(F#    F#   G#    A) (G# F#)   E~  |  G#    F#  F# E    E C# E~~
Said, “No more counting   do_llars,  we’ll  be  counting  stars”


Part 6 (Chorus)

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things we could be

But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said, “No more counting dollars, we’ll be, we’ll be counting stars”


Notes are same as Part 1 but in higher octave

F#* G#* B* G#* | (F#* G#* F#* E)* * G#~~
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep

(F#* F#* G#)* A* * G#* F#* | E* * G#* C#~* E~~
Dreaming about the things we could be


E* F#* G#* B* G#* | (F#* G#* F#* E)* * G#~~
But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard

(F#* F#* G#* A)* (G#* F#)* E~*
Said, “No more counting dollars,

G#* F#*~ G#* F#* F#* E* E* C#*~ B~
we’ll be, we’ll be counting stars”


Part 7 (Verse 2)

I feel your love, and I feel it burn
Down this river, every turn
Hope is our four-letter word
Make that money, watch it burn


(G# G# G#) G#~ (G#  G# G#)  G# G#~
I feel your love,   and I feel it burn

G#     G#  G#~   (G#) B   (B) F#~
Down this river, every turn

(G# F# E  C#) G# F#   F#~
Hope is our four-letter word

(G# F# E) C#  ( G# F#)   F#~
Make that money, watch it burn


Part 8 (Refrain)

Old, but I’m not that old
Young, but I’m not that bold
And I don’t think the world is sold
On just doing what we’re told


G#~  (G# F#) G#    G#   G#~
Old,  but I’m    not   that  old

G#~  (G# F#) G#    G#   G#~
Young, but I’m not that bold

(G#)  (G#  F#   E     C#)   (G# F#) F#~~
And   I     don’t think the    world is sold

(G# F# E)  C#~ (G# F#) F#~
On just doing what we’re told


Part 9 (Pre-Chorus)

I feel something so right
Doing the wrong thing

And I feel something so wrong
Doing the right thing

I couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie, couldn’t lie
Everything that kills me makes me feel alive


C#* (C#* E* C#**) B*~
I~~~            feel~

F#* E*      F#*  G#* F#*~
something so   right

D#* C#* D#*  E*~     C#*~~
Doing     the  wrong  thing


G#   C#* (C#* E* C#**) B*~
And  I~~~              feel~

F#* E*       F#*  G#* F#*~
something  so   wrong

D#* C#* D#*  E*~     C#*~~
Doing     the right thing


B C#*~ (B)     C#* C#*~ (B) C#*
I  couldn’t lie,  couldn’t lie,

C#*~ (B) C#* B~
couldn’t lie

C#* B  F#   E     F#   G#
Everything  that  kills me

(F# E C#)   (*B C#)
makes me  feel alive


Part 10 (Chorus)

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said, “No more counting dollars, we’ll be counting stars”
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep
Dreaming about the things that we could be
But baby, I’ve been, I’ve been praying hard
Said, “No more counting dollars, we’ll be, we’ll be counting stars”



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