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23rd Apr '18 9:46:26 AM eroock
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* Music/{{Falco}} does it on [[https://youtu.be/cVikZ8Oe_XA?t=154 Rock Me Amadeus]] towards the end.



* Music/{{Falco}} does it on [[https://youtu.be/cVikZ8Oe_XA?t=154 Rock Me Amadeus]] towards the end.
23rd Apr '18 9:44:23 AM eroock
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* Music/{{Falco}} does it on [[https://youtu.be/cVikZ8Oe_XA?t=154 Rock Me Amadeus]] towards the end.
22nd Apr '18 4:48:28 AM jormis29
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* Creator/MichelleCreber's cover of "I Hope You Dance" modulates up a minor 3rd for the final chorus. The original version by Lee Ann Womack didn't do this.

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* Creator/MichelleCreber's cover of "I Hope You Dance" modulates up a minor 3rd for the final chorus. The original version by Lee Ann Womack Music/LeeAnnWomack didn't do this.
21st Apr '18 6:28:34 PM nombretomado
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* Music/{{Nightwish}} ''love'' this trope, and they don't always limit themselves to a single semitone. Two of the more {{egregious}} examples are Tarja's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6z8i7LFPNQ#t=3m30s Come Cover Me]]" (going up a perfect fourth from D to G), and Anette's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u_HB79QS0g#t=3m00s For The Heart I Once Had]]".

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* Music/{{Nightwish}} ''love'' this trope, and they don't always limit themselves to a single semitone. Two of the more {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} examples are Tarja's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6z8i7LFPNQ#t=3m30s Come Cover Me]]" (going up a perfect fourth from D to G), and Anette's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u_HB79QS0g#t=3m00s For The Heart I Once Had]]".
14th Apr '18 7:10:33 AM jormis29
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRAnjj43L_w Manor House Rally]] from ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'' shifts up a minor third; this section happens to be the second version of the VariableMix in-game. Better yet, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cNGFZQKSxs The Halftrack Chase]] moves up a step three times.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRAnjj43L_w Manor House Rally]] from ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor: Frontline'' ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorFrontline'' shifts up a minor third; this section happens to be the second version of the VariableMix in-game. Better yet, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cNGFZQKSxs The Halftrack Chase]] moves up a step three times.
4th Apr '18 11:34:23 AM mlsmithca
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** "The Circle of Life" starts out in B&#9837 major and shifts up a major third into D major at the end.

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** "The Circle of Life" starts out in B&#9837 B♭ major and shifts up a major third into D major at the end.



* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', "Under the Sea" starts in B&#9837 major, then goes up a whole tone to C major at the end of the interlude.
* The song "Run Away" from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' soundtrack counts. The first verse is played in E&#9837, but after the first chorus, the song modulates to E major.

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* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', "Under the Sea" starts in B&#9837 B♭ major, then goes up a whole tone to C major at the end of the interlude.
* The song "Run Away" from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' soundtrack counts. The first verse is played in E&#9837, E♭, but after the first chorus, the song modulates to E major.



* "Flying Dreams" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The song has a very loose, undefined lyrical structure, so it's roughly: Verse in C, bridge up to B&#9837, chorus back down to C, instrumental break in C -- and then the second iteration of the bridge modulates a full step ''down'' to B major before finishing in C.

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* "Flying Dreams" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The song has a very loose, undefined lyrical structure, so it's roughly: Verse in C, bridge up to B&#9837, B♭, chorus back down to C, instrumental break in C -- and then the second iteration of the bridge modulates a full step ''down'' to B major before finishing in C.



** "Oney" uses both the traditional semitone variation and then the minor-third version: from A&#9837 to A to C.

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** "Oney" uses both the traditional semitone variation and then the minor-third version: from A&#9837 A♭ to A to C.



** "In the Sweet By and By" is in E&#9837 at the beginning, then modulates up a semitone after the second chorus.

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** "In the Sweet By and By" is in E&#9837 E♭ at the beginning, then modulates up a semitone after the second chorus.



** "My Generation"... multiple times. The studio version goes up from G to A to B&#9837 to C; the live version usually starts in A and works its way up to D.

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** "My Generation"... multiple times. The studio version goes up from G to A to B&#9837 B♭ to C; the live version usually starts in A and works its way up to D.



** "Pinball Wizard" jumps from B to D for the final verse - then drops back down to B♭ for the instrumental fadeout.



* All versions of the CountryMusic song "Love Like This" (originally by Kennedy Rose) modulate up a fourth on the chorus before going back down (D to G for the Kennedy Rose and Carlene Carter versions, G to C for Blackhawk). However, Carlene's version takes it a step further, as the final solo on her version goes up to E&#9837.

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* All versions of the CountryMusic song "Love Like This" (originally by Kennedy Rose) modulate up a fourth on the chorus before going back down (D to G for the Kennedy Rose and Carlene Carter versions, G to C for Blackhawk). However, Carlene's version takes it a step further, as the final solo on her version goes up to E&#9837.E♭.



** Ty Herndon and Stephanie Bentley's "Heart Half Empty" starts in E&#9837, jumps ''down'' to B&#9837 on Bentley's verse and chorus, then back up to F for the last chorus, where they sing together.
** Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" starts in C for Kenny, then goes down to A&#9837 for Dolly.

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** Ty Herndon and Stephanie Bentley's "Heart Half Empty" starts in E&#9837, E♭, jumps ''down'' to B&#9837 B♭ on Bentley's verse and chorus, then back up to F for the last chorus, where they sing together.
** Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" starts in C for Kenny, then goes down to A&#9837 A♭ for Dolly.



* Music/{{Sting}}'s "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" goes up a semitone (E&#9837 to E) as the tone of the song changes from cynical to happy.

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* Music/{{Sting}}'s "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" goes up a semitone (E&#9837 (E♭ to E) as the tone of the song changes from cynical to happy.



** "I've Seen All Good People" shifts down through the entire gearbox at the end, from E to D to C to B&#9837 to A&#9837 to G&#9837... at which point it finishes fading out.

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** "I've Seen All Good People" shifts down through the entire gearbox at the end, from E to D to C to B&#9837 B♭ to A&#9837 A♭ to G&#9837...G♭... at which point it finishes fading out.



* The New Division's "Vices" downshifts from A minor to A&#9837 minor.

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* The New Division's "Vices" downshifts from A minor to A&#9837 A♭ minor.



** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhlXhaS3OkU Emotional Skyscraper~Cosmic Mind]]" from ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' shifts from G minor to B&#9837 minor halfway through the upbeat A-/section, drops to E minor for the slow B-section, then shifts back to the original key before looping.

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhlXhaS3OkU Emotional Skyscraper~Cosmic Mind]]" from ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' shifts from G minor to B&#9837 B♭ minor halfway through the upbeat A-/section, drops to E minor for the slow B-section, then shifts back to the original key before looping.



** The title track, "Undertale", is a fully straight example; the one time in the game it plays, it does not loop, and with nearly a minute to go in the song, it modulates up one semitone, from A&#9837 major to A major, and stays that way until the end.

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** The title track, "Undertale", is a fully straight example; the one time in the game it plays, it does not loop, and with nearly a minute to go in the song, it modulates up one semitone, from A&#9837 A♭ major to A major, and stays that way until the end.
26th Mar '18 8:35:09 PM wolftickets1969
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** "The Circle of Life" starts out in B-flat major and shifts up a major third into D major at the end.

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** "The Circle of Life" starts out in B-flat B&#9837 major and shifts up a major third into D major at the end.



* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', "Under the Sea" starts in B-flat major, then goes up a whole tone to C major at the end of the interlude.
* The song "Run Away" from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' soundtrack counts. The first verse is played in E flat, but after the first chorus, the song modulates to E major.

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* In ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'', "Under the Sea" starts in B-flat B&#9837 major, then goes up a whole tone to C major at the end of the interlude.
* The song "Run Away" from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' soundtrack counts. The first verse is played in E flat, E&#9837, but after the first chorus, the song modulates to E major.



* "Flying Dreams" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The song has a very loose, undefined lyrical structure, so it's roughly: Verse in C, bridge up to B-flat, chorus back down to C, instrumental break in C -- and then the second iteration of the bridge modulates a full step ''down'' to B major before finishing in C.

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* "Flying Dreams" from ''WesternAnimation/TheSecretOfNIMH''. The song has a very loose, undefined lyrical structure, so it's roughly: Verse in C, bridge up to B-flat, B&#9837, chorus back down to C, instrumental break in C -- and then the second iteration of the bridge modulates a full step ''down'' to B major before finishing in C.



** "Oney" uses both the traditional semitone variation and then the minor-third version: from A-flat to A to C.

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** "Oney" uses both the traditional semitone variation and then the minor-third version: from A-flat A&#9837 to A to C.



** "In the Sweet By and By" is in E-flat at the beginning, then modulates up a semitone after the second chorus.

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** "In the Sweet By and By" is in E-flat E&#9837 at the beginning, then modulates up a semitone after the second chorus.



** "My Generation"... multiple times. The studio version goes up from G to A to B-flat to C; the live version usually starts in A and works its way up to D.

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** "My Generation"... multiple times. The studio version goes up from G to A to B-flat B&#9837 to C; the live version usually starts in A and works its way up to D.



* All versions of the CountryMusic song "Love Like This" (originally by Kennedy Rose) modulate up a fourth on the chorus before going back down (D to G for the Kennedy Rose and Carlene Carter versions, G to C for Blackhawk). However, Carlene's version takes it a step further, as the final solo on her version goes up to E-flat.

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* All versions of the CountryMusic song "Love Like This" (originally by Kennedy Rose) modulate up a fourth on the chorus before going back down (D to G for the Kennedy Rose and Carlene Carter versions, G to C for Blackhawk). However, Carlene's version takes it a step further, as the final solo on her version goes up to E-flat.E&#9837.



** Ty Herndon and Stephanie Bentley's "Heart Half Empty" starts in E-flat, jumps ''down'' to B-flat on Bentley's verse and chorus, then back up to F for the last chorus, where they sing together.
** Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" starts in C for Kenny, then goes down to A-flat for Dolly.

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** Ty Herndon and Stephanie Bentley's "Heart Half Empty" starts in E-flat, E&#9837, jumps ''down'' to B-flat B&#9837 on Bentley's verse and chorus, then back up to F for the last chorus, where they sing together.
** Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream" starts in C for Kenny, then goes down to A-flat A&#9837 for Dolly.



* Music/{{Sting}}'s "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" goes up a semitone (E-flat to E) as the tone of the song changes from cynical to happy.

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* Music/{{Sting}}'s "I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying" goes up a semitone (E-flat (E&#9837 to E) as the tone of the song changes from cynical to happy.



** "I've Seen All Good People" shifts down through the entire gearbox at the end, from E to D to C to B-flat to A-flat to G-flat... at which point it finishes fading out.

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** "I've Seen All Good People" shifts down through the entire gearbox at the end, from E to D to C to B-flat B&#9837 to A-flat A&#9837 to G-flat...G&#9837... at which point it finishes fading out.



** [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} "My Heart Will Go On"]] goes up a major third (from E to A-flat) for the last refrain.

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** [[Film/{{Titanic 1997}} "My Heart Will Go On"]] goes up a major third (from E to A-flat) A&#9837) for the last refrain.



* The New Division's "Vices" downshifts from A minor to A-flat minor.

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* The New Division's "Vices" downshifts from A minor to A-flat A&#9837 minor.



* The finale of The Rain Within's "Close Your Eyes" upshifts a half-step from B♭ to B.

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* The finale of The Rain Within's "Close Your Eyes" upshifts a half-step from B♭ to B.B, following a mid-chorus DramaticPause.



** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhlXhaS3OkU Emotional Skyscraper~Cosmic Mind]]" from ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' shifts from G minor to B-flat minor halfway through the upbeat A-/section, drops to E minor for the slow B-section, then shifts back to the original key before looping.

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** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhlXhaS3OkU Emotional Skyscraper~Cosmic Mind]]" from ''Undefined Fantastic Object'' shifts from G minor to B-flat B&#9837 minor halfway through the upbeat A-/section, drops to E minor for the slow B-section, then shifts back to the original key before looping.



** The title track, "Undertale", is a fully straight example; the one time in the game it plays, it does not loop, and with nearly a minute to go in the song, it modulates up one semitone, from A-flat major to A major, and stays that way until the end.

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** The title track, "Undertale", is a fully straight example; the one time in the game it plays, it does not loop, and with nearly a minute to go in the song, it modulates up one semitone, from A-flat A&#9837 major to A major, and stays that way until the end.
22nd Mar '18 10:08:22 PM mlsmithca
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* Almost required in Series/EurovisionSongContest entries, to the extent that this trope could be alternatively titled "Eurovision Key Change".
** It has become more prominent in recent years; in TheEighties, by contrast, you might find this trope on [[SarcasmMode only]] half the entries. Norway's entry in 1979, "Oliver" by Anita Skorgan, gets bonus points for modulating a full fifth.

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* Almost required in Series/EurovisionSongContest entries, to the extent that this trope could be alternatively titled "Eurovision Key Change".
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Change". It has become more prominent in recent years; in TheEighties, by contrast, you might find this trope on [[SarcasmMode only]] half the entries. Norway's entry in 1979, "Oliver" by Anita Skorgan, gets bonus points for modulating a full fifth.



* "#1 Crush" by {{Music/Garbage}}, where the pitch change in the middle only makes the song scarier.
** "Breaking Up The Girl" does this, too. The song is played in the key of A-major but shifts to B-major for the final chorus.

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* "#1 Crush" by {{Music/Garbage}}, where the pitch change in the middle only makes the song scarier.
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scarier. "Breaking Up The Girl" does this, too. The song is played in the key of A-major A major but shifts to B-major B major for the final chorus.



* Used at the end of "Through the Looking Glass" by Symphony X. Given the epic chorus, it arguably makes the already awesome song way more [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic badass]].
** Although the song changes key frequently throughout, this can be heard at the end of Symphony X's song [[AltumVidetur Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia)]], where the chorus is played twice in a row but the second time it is modulated down a minor third.
* Music/BonJovi's "Livin' on a Prayer", and "I'll be There for You"

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* Symphony X:
**
Used at the end of "Through the Looking Glass" by Symphony X.Glass". Given the epic chorus, it arguably makes the already awesome song way more [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic badass]].
** Although the song changes key frequently throughout, this can be heard at the end of Symphony X's song [[AltumVidetur Revelation "Revelation (Divus Pennae Ex Tragoedia)]], Tragoedia)"]], where the chorus is played twice in a row but the second time it is modulated down a minor third.
* Music/BonJovi's "Livin' on a Prayer", and "I'll be There for You"You".



* "My Generation", by Music/TheWho... multiple times. "You Better, You Bet" also does this near the end.
** Ditto "Old Before I Die" by Music/RobbieWilliams, who apparently decided that just naming the song after a "My Generation" lyric wasn't enough. [=GearChange.org=] notes the similarity.

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* Music/TheWho:
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"My Generation", by Music/TheWho...Generation"... multiple times. The studio version goes up from G to A to B-flat to C; the live version usually starts in A and works its way up to D.
** "I Can See for Miles" pole vaults up a perfect fourth from E to A for the last verse and chorus.
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"You Better, You Bet" also does this near the end.
** Ditto
end, shifting up from C to D.
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"Old Before I Die" by Music/RobbieWilliams, who apparently decided that just naming the song after a "My Generation" lyric wasn't enough. [=GearChange.org=] notes the similarity.



* Several country songs have the chorus set in a higher key than the verses. Among them: "Sittin' on Go" by Bryan White, "Little Red Rodeo" by Collin Raye, "I Was" by Neal [=McCoy=]. The latter two were both written by Phil Vassar.

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* Several country songs have the chorus set in a higher key than the verses. verses.
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Among them: "Sittin' on Go" by Bryan White, "Little Red Rodeo" by Collin Raye, "I Was" by Neal [=McCoy=]. The latter two were both written by Phil Vassar.



*** "Meanwhile" by Music/GeorgeStrait starts out in D, but goes up a minor third to F for the chorus. The last chorus goes up again to G, but the song ends on an E chord.

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*** ** "Meanwhile" by Music/GeorgeStrait starts out in D, but goes up a minor third to F for the chorus. The last chorus goes up again to G, but the song ends on an E chord.



* The Jeannie C. Riley song "Harper Valley PTA" does this twice as the story the song tells progresses.
** Written by [[Music/TomTHall Tom T. Hall]], who loved the "mid-song key change to emphasize a plot twist" trope. Examples from his discography include "Homecoming" (in the verse where we learn that the narrator missed his mother's funeral) and "Salute To a Switchblade" (when a character pulls out a knife).
* Music/StevieWonder is a ''master'' of modulation, but the most famous of them is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY45DkaP9Ls I Just Called to Say I Love You.]]
** Notably he does it twice in that song, the first being slightly incongruous both in how early it appears (at the start of the second chorus) and in its positioning (between verse and chorus); the other appears in a more traditional position between the second and third choruses.
* "Go West" by the Music/PetShopBoys. Not sure if it occurred in the original Village People version.
** "Opportunities" too.

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* The Jeannie C. Riley song "Harper Valley PTA" does this twice as the story the song tells progresses.
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progresses. Written by [[Music/TomTHall Tom T. Hall]], who loved the "mid-song key change to emphasize a plot twist" trope. Examples from his discography include "Homecoming" (in the verse where we learn that the narrator missed his mother's funeral) and "Salute To a Switchblade" (when a character pulls out a knife).
* Music/StevieWonder is a ''master'' of modulation, but the most famous of them is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY45DkaP9Ls I "I Just Called to Say I Love You.]]
**
You".]] Notably he does it twice in that song, the first being slightly incongruous both in how early it appears (at the start of the second chorus) and in its positioning (between verse and chorus); the other appears in a more traditional position between the second and third choruses.
* "Go West" by the Music/PetShopBoys. Not sure if it occurred in the original Village People version.
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"Opportunities" too.



* Speaking of Garth, his original album version of "The River" has the gear shift, but he omits it when he does it live.
* Also by David Frizzell, "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home". The song starts in C, goes up to D at the second chorus, then up to E for the third chorus before repeating the chorus one last time in F-sharp.

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* Speaking of Garth, his Garth Brooks' original album version of "The River" has the gear shift, but he omits it when he does it live.
* Also by David Frizzell, Frizzell's "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home". The song starts in C, goes up to D at the second chorus, then up to E for the third chorus before repeating the chorus one last time in F-sharp.



* Music/{{Yes}}'s "I've Seen All Good People" goes through the entire gearbox at the end.

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* Music/{{Yes}}'s Music/{{Yes}}:
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"I've Seen All Good People" goes shifts down through the entire gearbox at the end.end, from E to D to C to B-flat to A-flat to G-flat... at which point it finishes fading out.



* [[Music/JoshGroban You Raise Me Up]]... [[UpToEleven to Eleven]].
** And in the most clichéd manner possible; as the website above says, it's basically an admission that the song should have ended before those two last unneccessary repeats of the chorus just put in to show off the fact that Josh Groban is, yes, a tenor.

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* [[Music/JoshGroban You Raise Me Up]]... [[UpToEleven to Eleven]].
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Eleven]]. And in the most clichéd manner possible; as the website above says, it's basically an admission that the song should have ended before those two last unneccessary repeats of the chorus just put in to show off the fact that Josh Groban is, yes, a tenor.



* Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling."
** He did this first on "Easy" with his old band, the Commodores.
* Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"... three times.
** Then there was the Electric Mayhem cover from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' which took it UpToEleven by adding a tempo change with the key change...

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* Lionel Richie's "Dancing on the Ceiling."
**
" He did this first on "Easy" with his old band, the Commodores.
* Bobby Hebb's "Sunny"... three times.
**
times. Then there was the Electric Mayhem cover from ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' which took it UpToEleven by adding a tempo change with the key change...



** Quite a lot of Christian music falls victim to this. It's astoundingly common in Contemporary Christian Music, Praise and Worship, and most forms of Gospel music. Some hymnals even contain pre-written modulations for each hymn, which organists can use to raise the final verse up that semitone. To be fair, it can be very tempting for a church musician to reach for this trick, cliché though it can be, since their job is to sustain musical interest while playing the same melody for several stanzas. And when it's done in [[GospelChoirsAreJustBetter African American Gospel music]], it can be a reminder that TropesAreNotBad.

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** * Quite a lot of Christian music falls victim to this. It's astoundingly common in Contemporary Christian Music, Praise and Worship, and most forms of Gospel music. Some hymnals even contain pre-written modulations for each hymn, which organists can use to raise the final verse up that semitone. To be fair, it can be very tempting for a church musician to reach for this trick, cliché though it can be, since their job is to sustain musical interest while playing the same melody for several stanzas. And when it's done in [[GospelChoirsAreJustBetter African American Gospel music]], it can be a reminder that TropesAreNotBad.



** "If I Could Turn Back Time" shifts up a minor third from B to D in the middle of the last chorus.
*** In the middle of a ''sentence'', no less.

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** "If I Could Turn Back Time" shifts up a minor third from B to D in the middle of the last chorus.
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chorus. In the middle of a ''sentence'', no less.
22nd Mar '18 9:54:25 PM mlsmithca
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*** "When you change the key in a love song/It means you're singing passionately."

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*** "When -->"When you change the key in a love song/It means you're singing passionately."
22nd Mar '18 8:07:04 PM stopaskingme2signin
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* The Royal Guardsmen change keys three times in "Snoopy vs The Red Baron" and four times in the Christmas version.
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