Monday, December 28, 2015

Keep On Dancing

My band covers this song

Monday, December 21, 2015

Soul Man

Whole step key change submitted by Bright Kelly

Monday, December 7, 2015

Country Gardens

"Ready? Modulate!"
"What's that?"

Monday, November 30, 2015

You Haven't Seen The Last of Me

Editor's Note:
For a moment I thought we ran out of key changes but hits keep on truckin'.

I reached out to the internets and so many people submitted songs we never listed. There are so many great modulations I never heard so I'm excited to start listing.
First up is You Haven't Seen the Last of Me was submitted by David in South Philly.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Born Too Late

The grocery store in South Philly is always playing the best oldies. 
Obviously I love the key change and the sax reverb but most of all the lyrics are so sleazy.
-Tony Trov

Monday, August 31, 2015

Bungles Tour

Perfectly cheeky tune by Nick Garrie.
There's so many things I love about this song. I'm listening to it non stop.
-Tony Trov

Monday, August 24, 2015

Time (Clock Of The Heart)

A key change on the sax solo.
-Mike Vivas

Monday, August 17, 2015

Build Me Up Buttercup

Not sure why I waited this long to post one of my favorite songs of all time.
I've been hearing it on the radio a bunch lately and makes me remember convincing my high school band to cover it in my parent's basement.
Anyway, the key change is on the fade out.
-Tony Trov

Monday, July 27, 2015

Little Old Wine Drinker Me

A great key change performed by the first urban cowboy, Dean Martin. 
Written by Hank Mills & Dick Jennings.
-Tony Trov

Monday, July 20, 2015

Gummi Bears

Hey, great blog!  I love the internet.

This is for my husband who loves this key change.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Another Saturday Night

Wonderful cover of the Sam Cooke tune.
Cat Stevens brings it up a whole step the last time around.
-Tony Trov

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dum Dum Dee Dum

The summer is for Les Surfs- here's a great keychange by them! 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Et si tu n ' existais pas

A key change from France.
-Pat Friend

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Monkees Theme (Hey Hey We're the Monkees)

More Monkees!
Also I can't believe it took this long to get the Monkees Theme on here.
Starts in Am and goes to C for the for chorus and then jumps up to A major for last chorus. A wonderful jump/parallel major from the verse. Brilliant as always.

Sorry I haven't posted the last few weeks. Life got in the way for a moment!

-Tony Trov

Monday, May 11, 2015

When Love Comes Knockin' (At Your Door)

I've been listening to More of the Monkees all week since I got my record player working.
Love this song written by Carole Bayer Sager and Neil Sedaka. Great half step key change in the middle that I'm sure that was Sedaka's contribution.
-Tony Trov

Monday, May 4, 2015

One Toke Over The Line

I heard this on 4/20 when the radio plays all the funniest drug songs.
I love this especially since it's from the Lawrence Welk show.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Harper Valley PTA

Jeannie C Riley became a One Hit Wonder with this gem. 2 key changes!!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Dear Future Husband

The cornier the song, the more likely the key change.
-Joanna Cook

Monday, April 13, 2015


I heard this song earlier in the week and have listened to it on loop ever since.
I'm a well known electric guitar hater but I love this solo. Perfect performance, tone and reverb on a really fun mock oldie from the 80s. The key change is obvious full of cheese.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sooner or Later

This is a great song that changes key when "Love is gonna win."
A weird promo video that doesn't feature Creed Bratton enough.
Anyway, a half step up by the Grass Roots. 
-Tony Trov

Monday, March 30, 2015

My Whole World Ended (The Moment You Left Me)

This tune is David Ruffin's first single after leaving The Temptations. It's bittersweet tone is a sad reflection to his relationship with his old group.
However a fantastic key change at 2:15.

-Tony Trov

Monday, March 23, 2015

Tu camiseta de Frogger

All the best key changes come from Spain.
-Tony Trov

Monday, March 16, 2015

Funny How Love Is

"Funny how love is every song in every key."
-Joe Reno

Monday, March 9, 2015

Tu m'étais destiné (You Are My Destiny)

A soulful French cover of Paul Anka's You Are My Destiny. Key change at 2:22.
-T. Malone

Monday, February 23, 2015

Shine (Go To California)

Elefant Records is turning into my biggest supplier of key changes. Love this robotic key change by Milkway. 
-Tony Trov

Monday, February 16, 2015

How Will I Know

Wikipedia says this song was originally intended for Janet Jackson, but she passed on it. The key change is heralded by a saxophone that was not present for the first 3/4 of the song, because obviously. It is sneaky though- sounds like it goes up, but it when the chorus comes around again it’s actually sung lower. Oh man the 80s were great.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Italian key changes for beautiful music lovers.
This song is so groovy.
-Tony Trov

Monday, February 2, 2015

Heaven Is a Place On Earth

Key change is about 40 seconds from the end. This song was nominated for a grammy!

Monday, January 26, 2015


OF COURSE my favorite band from Italy knows how modulate a key. I love this song so much.
-Tony Trov

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'll Be There For You

Does every Bon Jovi song have a key change?

Monday, January 12, 2015


I overheard this awesome diddy while I was eating a half pound meatball that did NOT have pork and veal in it.  Louie is the King. Key change at 1:47.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Fuck You

The cheekiest song bird Lily Allen tells it like it is.
-Tony Trov