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I just posted a chart for "New Soul," a sweet little tune by Franco-Israli singer-songwriter Yael Naim. "New Soul" ascended to No. 7 in the Billboard Hot 100 in early 2008 when it was featured in a MacBook Air commercial. I imagine Naim was singing that catchy "La-la-la" hook all the way to the bank.
As is true of many of my charts, the strumming pattern I've recommended isn't the one used by the guitarist in the song. The reason for this is that most people using charts online are playing solo, or perhaps with another guitarist, and if that's the case, recreating what the guitarist in the recording is doing is going to sound too sparse. For much of the tune, the guitar, along with the piano, is simply accenting the 2nd and 4th beats (AKA the backbeat). It's the bass and drums that are primarily responsible for establishing the song's groove. So unless you've got a rhythm section backing you up, you're going to need a busier strumming pattern, one that captures the overall groove.
I hope you like my choice.