Monday, September 26, 2011

Worst That Could Happen

I heard a cover band playing Worst That Could Happen yesterday and forgot how much I love this song. It jumps from C to Eb after the bridge in a really cool transition.

Strangers In The Night

Step up key change at 1:41.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Football Season's Over

Shelley Fabares of the Donna Reed Show is an eternal teenager. A step up key change probably got everyone in the locker room's attention.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Son of a Preacher Man

It's not Dusty Springfield's fault that "Son of a Preacher Man" is maybe the most overplayed soul tune ever. The song happens to be one of the genre's gems: great lead and backing vocal work, clean horns, a hell of a bassline, an amazing drum kit performance (the ride hits at the end of the song are just friggin' dirty), and a key change. Goes up a fourth from Emaj to Amaj.
-Mike Oxman

Monday, September 5, 2011

Quando Dico Che Ti Amo

Key change in the big finish.

Beep Beep

This 3 minute song that is more of a car commercial than a pop song gains tempo and intensity as it climbs a half step every verse to a climactic end where the Cadillac loses hard. This song is reminiscent of the Gilligan's Island theme song which, contrary to the belief of the Smith Brothers, has no key changes at all.'s in my mother's name.