Only one-and-three-quarter minutes long in total, this song has a
guitar break between 40 and 50 seconds and then a remarkable key change
between 50 and 60 seconds, only to revert to base from there on in.
My favorite part of this song is the lyrics. Although the music is
really awesome, the lyrics are what really does it for me. The key
changes once right after the intro and then again, climbing a whole step
each time. (PS: Vivas slept on this hardcore)
I've never been a big Janis fan but this song is pretty damn good. The
key goes up a whole step from G to A at 1:20. I can only hope that her
sad story doesn't dissuade anyone from using psychedelic drugs.
'Chain Reaction', performed by Diana Ross. If I'm being conservative, I
can hear five changes. If I'm being liberal, I can hear eight changes.
Haha. I reckon there are half-steps into each chorus, and then into each
repeat. Two after the break, and two in the outro.
-James L Brown
I heard this song while discovering the world of the Nashville Sound. I love the lead guitar lick playing Perfect 5ths to get the oriental sound. I also love the lead guitarist's red white and blue telecaster.
Actually, I love everything about this. Everyone watch!
The key changes at 1:45 in this Etta James classic featuring Harvey Fuqua (who sounds like Ray Charles) on this awesome song by Willie Dixon. The growls Etta hits after the keychange and right before it are brilliant. -Nick
I was sitting on this one for a while but Nick tried to submit so I've got to post it.
From the Reality Bites soundtrack (which also brought Lisa Lobe into our lives), this is a cover of a Peter Frampton classic.
Trying not to show my age but I recall there is a Spanish version available on the B-Side of the cassette single.
John Williams could seriously not have done a better job when it comes
to his work on the original Star Wars Trilogy. Best score of all time,
super appropriate at every moment. Listen here to one of his greatest
and most well-known works as he takes us up to a new key of evil at
1:42. Best. Key. Change. Ever.
Heard this at work on the soul Sirius station. There are many versions
of this song on YouTube but it took me a while to find the full
version. Most versions fade out at 3:30 for radio or Soul Train
standard format but in the original the key change comes at 3:47 when
James asks the band to bring it down so he can get funky deep.
gotta get down and in order for me to get down we have to get in deep." -
Sir James Brown
Made famous by Andrea Bocelli during PBS's 1997 holiday membership
drive, "Con Te Partiro" features a key change just after the midpoint.
Here is a wonderful Spanish-translated rendition of the song, "Por Ti