Major/Minor Switching

The Caffeine Crew

Most of my favorite songs are written in the minor key. Like most I find it to be the register of sadness and darkness, and that just speaks to my eclectic tastes. I decided to catalog just what percentage of my regular playlist was in the minor key one day, and the results were pretty substantial. Then one day I was puttering around TV Tropes where I spend a good portion of my time, and I ended up in the video games section of the Awesome Music page, because why wouldn’t I be there, and there was a link to a G major version of One Winged Angel. I listened to it and just…no. No, no, no. It’s just wrong, and wrong in a different way than the wrongness the song is trying to symbolize. This did get me thinking though about other instances where major songs are switched…

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