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Anduin

too bad, I really like songs with key changes. 

2 hours ago, Dojo said:

i am actually a music connoisseur but was a key change in a song?

watch this you'll understand there is FOUR key changes 

and plus  Jo Calderone is there :kiss: what did he become by the way? 

 

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Funny you say this cause this Reddit comment I found nnn   

The last key change I remember was the one in Perfect Illusion 

*Radio pop songs. There are plenty of soulful, impactful, powerful pop songs out there you just won’t hear them on them on the radio. Music’s never been more interesting than it is now, it’s just

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1 hour ago, Anduin said:

too bad, I really like songs with key changes. 

watch this you'll understand there is FOUR key changes 

and plus  Jo Calderone is there :kiss: what did he become by the way? 

 

 

thank u, i def understand it better now :sis:

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JazzGa

They became a songwriting cliche, like rhyming "fire" with "desire" or doing the millenial whoop. Those "truck driver key changes" where u just go up a key for the last chorus stand out like a sore thumb and get pointed out by critics all the time. 

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42 minutes ago, HausOfAntonio said:

Girl forget key changes pop songs are starting to kill off bridges :bradley:

Yes gurl I hate this trend where the bridge sounds like an entirely different song esp. if it's a featured artist. Don't Call Me Angel is the worst offender for this imo.

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10 hours ago, BUtterfield 8 said:

Funny you say this cause this Reddit comment I found nnn :billie:

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Perfect Illusion still talked about 6 years later. That’s impact. :applause:

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1 hour ago, HausOfAntonio said:

Girl forget key changes pop songs are starting to kill off bridges :bradley:

and they're already coming for choruses too :messga:

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dollardays

It's hard to fit a key change in a 2 min song :ally:

I was listening to some older pop songs with my friends and god Umbrella is huge :bradley: 

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2School4Cool

I know it wasn’t a single but one of my favorite modern pop key changes was Getaway Car by Taylor

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5 hours ago, HausOfAntonio said:

Girl forget key changes pop songs are starting to kill off bridges :bradley:

It makes me so sad! Not all songs need bridges but some songs would sound so much better if they weren’t just verse->chorus->verse->chorus the end. Those songs tend to feel incomplete or unfinished and so often it’s solely to get more streams.

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RodeckDanny

I mean, key changes are interesting only when it's not the typical 1 step up for the final chorus a-la ABBA. and probably most of those key changes in that graph are THAT type of key change so IMO this doesn't mean it's becoming worse, cause that one trick can work for only so many songs. 
Think of songs finishing with a repeating chorus in fade-out, imagine if that had continued to be done until now :triggered:

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Noah

I love a key-change. I feel like they‘ll make a return in a few years. All the trends right now are so focused on nostalgia and I wouldn‘t be surprised if the whole short-song Era will completely switch around again and Songs are allowed to be longer + more creative again.

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18 hours ago, Guillaume Hamon said:

Lizzo makes one in her recent "to be loved" but aside that... Yeah I only remember PI one from 2016...

that key change is soooo good and the outro omg 

i feel like key changes are coming back lol Rina Sawayama uses them a lot on Hold the Girl 

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