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Thread: Major Verse, Minor Chorus?

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    Major Verse, Minor Chorus?

    There are many examples of songs that change from a minor key in the verse to a major key in the chorus (often relative minor/major or parallel minor/major, but of course not always). There are also I’m sure many songs that switch from a major key in the verse to a different major key for the chorus (‘Penny Lane’ for instance). But does anyone have any examples of songs that have a major key verse, and a minor key chorus?

    I know there are many AABA songs where A is in major and B is in minor, but I’m looking specifically for songs which are Verse Chorus Verse, where the repetitive, catchy part of the song is the only part in minor. Anyone have any examples?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liney View Post
    There are many examples of songs that change from a minor key in the verse to a major key in the chorus (often relative minor/major or parallel minor/major, but of course not always). There are also I’m sure many songs that switch from a major key in the verse to a different major key for the chorus (‘Penny Lane’ for instance). But does anyone have any examples of songs that have a major key verse, and a minor key chorus?

    I know there are many AABA songs where A is in major and B is in minor, but I’m looking specifically for songs which are Verse Chorus Verse, where the repetitive, catchy part of the song is the only part in minor. Anyone have any examples?

    Ta,
    Liney
    Good question....
    Can't think of any off hand, but it's something I'd like an answer to as well. (I'll have a think...)

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    How about "The Fool on the Hill"?

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    major verse / minor chorus

    Quote Originally Posted by Liney View Post
    There are many examples of songs that change from a minor key in the verse to a major key in the chorus (often relative minor/major or parallel minor/major, but of course not always). There are also I’m sure many songs that switch from a major key in the verse to a different major key for the chorus (‘Penny Lane’ for instance). But does anyone have any examples of songs that have a major key verse, and a minor key chorus?

    I know there are many AABA songs where A is in major and B is in minor, but I’m looking specifically for songs which are Verse Chorus Verse, where the repetitive, catchy part of the song is the only part in minor. Anyone have any examples?

    Ta,
    Liney
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