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18th Nov '17 8:29:14 PM wolftickets1969
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* "Supernatural" by Wild Orchid. "Lift me up higher, higher and higher!" at the point of key change.

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* "Supernatural" by Wild Orchid. Orchid has the lyric "Lift me up higher, higher and higher!" at the point of key change.
18th Nov '17 8:18:32 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/BetteMidler's [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00ztnHx3Wk "To Deserve You"]] goes from F to F♯ at the final chorus.

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* Music/BetteMidler's [http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00ztnHx3Wk "To Deserve You"]] goes from F to F♯ at the final chorus.
18th Nov '17 8:18:06 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/BetteMidler - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00ztnHx3Wk "To Deserve You"]].
* Music/JessicaSimpson - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzY3gqeghHo "Where You Are"]], in typical power ballad fashion.

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* Music/BetteMidler - [[http://www.Music/BetteMidler's [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e00ztnHx3Wk "To Deserve You"]].
You"]] goes from F to F♯ at the final chorus.
* Music/JessicaSimpson - Music/JessicaSimpson's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzY3gqeghHo "Where You Are"]], in typical power ballad fashion.fashion, upshifts from G minor to G♯ minor in the last phrase of the bridge.
13th Nov '17 4:18:13 PM MarsJenkar
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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 major to A major, and stays that way until the end.
12th Nov '17 5:44:20 PM Midna
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* ''Very'' poorly implemented in several songs from the 1990s arcade racing game ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush''. For example, "Blue Fog" and "Rave Rush", which begin with a single song and then repeat the ''exact same song'' a semitone higher. It's very annoying!

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* ''Very'' ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush'' implements this ''very'' poorly implemented in several songs from the 1990s arcade racing game ''VideoGame/SanFranciscoRush''.songs. For example, "Blue Fog" and "Rave Rush", which begin with a single song and then repeat the ''exact same song'' a semitone higher. It's very annoying!



* ''VideoGame/Splatoon2'':
** The single-player levels follow the first game's lead and bump up the music one semitone at the final checkpoint.
** "Tidal Rush" begins in C but soon modulates up a whole tone to D, [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight definitely for emotional effect]].



** "You'll Play Your Part", the AwardBaitSong from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightskingdomPart1 Part 1]] of the Season 4 finale, modulates up a fourth at the first chorus, then it shifts up a step from there for the final chorus.

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** "You'll Play Your Part", the AwardBaitSong from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightskingdomPart1 [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 Part 1]] of the Season 4 finale, modulates up a fourth at the first chorus, then it shifts up a step from there for the final chorus.
24th Oct '17 10:44:49 AM Twentington
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* In his parody of Tracy Lawrence's "Paint Me a Birmingham", titled "Bake Me a Country Ham", Music/CledusTJudd pitch-shifts his voice after the key change to make himself sound even more like Tracy Lawrence.

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* In his parody of Tracy Lawrence's "Paint Me a Birmingham", titled Birmingham" goes from G♭ major to A♭ major in the last chorus. When Music/CledusTJudd parodied it as "Bake Me a Country Ham", Music/CledusTJudd pitch-shifts he pitch-shifted his voice after on the key change to make himself sound even more like Tracy Lawrence.
23rd Oct '17 5:34:20 PM nitroglycol
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* The [[TeenageDeathSongs teen tragedy song]] "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpjs9nEBVOQ Patches]]", by Dickey Lee, does this twice.

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* The [[TeenageDeathSongs teen tragedy song]] "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpjs9nEBVOQ Patches]]", by Dickey Lee, does this twice.
after every verse.
* "One Tin Soldier", by Coven (and [[CoveredUp covered up]] by The Original Caste) does this.
19th Oct '17 2:31:16 PM mariofan12ify
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* The main theme of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'', "Jump Up, Super Star!" does this as well.
18th Oct '17 10:55:23 AM Twentington
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*** "Meanwhile" by George Strait has a chorus a half step up from the verses, while sounding a half step down due to the chords used. The last chorus is a more traditional truck-driver change from the verses, but weirdly, the song ends in a ''fourth'' different key.

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*** "Meanwhile" by George Strait has a chorus a half step Music/GeorgeStrait starts out in D, but goes up from a minor third to F for the verses, while sounding a half step down due to the chords used. chorus. The last chorus is a more traditional truck-driver change from the verses, goes up again to G, but weirdly, the song ends in a ''fourth'' different key.on an E chord.
12th Oct '17 7:14:21 PM Twentington
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** "The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago" is, at least in the San Quentin album version, in Eb major for the first two verses, but modulates up to F major for the last verse and chorus.

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** "The Old Account Was Settled Long Ago" is, at least in the San Quentin album version, in Eb E♭ major for the first two verses, but modulates up to F major for the last verse and chorus.



** Very oddly inverted with the song "Yeah," where the song abruptly pauses and then plays its final chorus a half-step lower (D minor) than the rest of the song (which is in Eb minor). It makes the otherwise upbeat song seem a lot spookier, but maybe that was the point, in keeping with the darker theme of the "My December" album.

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** Very oddly inverted with the song "Yeah," where the song abruptly pauses and then plays its final chorus a half-step lower (D minor) than the rest of the song (which is in Eb E♭ minor). It makes the otherwise upbeat song seem a lot spookier, but maybe that was the point, in keeping with the darker theme of the "My December" album.



* Power Metal bands in general tend to be fans of this trope.



* "Jump (For My Love)" by The Pointer Sisters {{ju|stForPun}}mps up ''a minor sixth'', from Bb to Gb, in the middle of the last chorus to boot.
* "Thousandfold" by Eluveitie.
** Also, "Inis Mona"

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* "Jump (For My Love)" by The Pointer Sisters {{ju|stForPun}}mps up ''a minor sixth'', from Bb B♭ to Gb, G♭, in the middle of the last chorus to boot.
* "Thousandfold" by Eluveitie.
**
Eluveitie. Also, "Inis Mona"



* Happens in the final verse of Music/WeirdAlYankovic's country-and-western parody entitled (oddly enough) "Truck Driving Song". Considering Al doesn't use this trope in his other original songs, this probably counts as a lampshade hanging.

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* Happens in the final verse of Music/WeirdAlYankovic's country-and-western country parody entitled (oddly enough) "Truck Driving Song". Considering Al doesn't use this trope in his other original songs, this probably counts as a lampshade hanging.



* Music/TypeONegative's "Haunted" does a gear change from A to Bb at the coda, ''after'' the "[[TitleDrop I'm haunted]]" refrain.

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* Music/TypeONegative's "Haunted" does a gear change from A to Bb B♭ at the coda, ''after'' the "[[TitleDrop I'm haunted]]" refrain.



* Reina's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QYcClEq8d4 "Find Another Woman"]] has a double minor third key change from Eb to Gb to A in the final chorus. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE-g_1hlmx8 "Anything for Love"]] does a traditional semitone modulation from D to Eb.

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* Reina's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QYcClEq8d4 "Find Another Woman"]] has a double minor third key change from Eb E♭ to Gb G♭ to A in the final chorus. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oE-g_1hlmx8 "Anything for Love"]] does a traditional semitone modulation from D to Eb.E♭.



* "Whatever Mattered" by mind.in.a.box, one of their obligatory {{power ballad}}s, shifts up a minor third from C minor to Eb minor for the final two choruses, after the instrumental bridge. "Doubt" downshifts from D minor to A minor between the verse and chorus, then modulates to C minor for its instrumental coda and fade-out. "Unknown" shifts its B-section a step higher than the rest of the song.

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* "Whatever Mattered" by mind.in.a.box, one of their obligatory {{power ballad}}s, shifts up a minor third from C minor to Eb E♭ minor for the final two choruses, after the instrumental bridge. "Doubt" downshifts from D minor to A minor between the verse and chorus, then modulates to C minor for its instrumental coda and fade-out. "Unknown" shifts its B-section a step higher than the rest of the song.



* Trance song "Lullabye" by Galaxee, starts in G minor, shifts up to Bb minor (+3 semitones) after a break, then, without any warning, shifts up to C♯ minor (another +3 semitones) for the rest of the song.

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* Trance song "Lullabye" by Galaxee, starts in G minor, shifts up to Bb B♭ minor (+3 semitones) after a break, then, without any warning, shifts up to C♯ minor (another +3 semitones) for the rest of the song.



* "Tong Hua" ("Fairy Tale" in Chinese) by Michael Wong is structured ABCBCCC, with C being the chorus. It begins in Gb major up until the first repeat of the chorus, goes up to Ab for the second repeat, and finally Bb for the third repeat. The lyrics of the chorus are changed slightly with each repetition: he first says that he wishes to be her angel as in a fairy tale, then that he wants to, and finally that he will.

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* "Tong Hua" ("Fairy Tale" in Chinese) by Michael Wong is structured ABCBCCC, with C being the chorus. It begins in Gb G♭ major up until the first repeat of the chorus, goes up to Ab A♭ for the second repeat, and finally Bb B♭ for the third repeat. The lyrics of the chorus are changed slightly with each repetition: he first says that he wishes to be her angel as in a fairy tale, then that he wants to, and finally that he will.



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

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



* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' actually has a couple of songs that have key changes. "I Dreamed a Dream" happens to be all over the place - the main verses are in Eb, the bridges are in a minor key, and the last part is in F major. "Stars" is in E until the last verse, which is in G major. "At the End of the Day" has F minor and F major parts.

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* ''Theatre/LesMiserables'' actually has a couple of songs that have key changes. "I Dreamed a Dream" happens to be all over the place - the main verses are in Eb, E♭, the bridges are in a minor key, and the last part is in F major. "Stars" is in E until the last verse, which is in G major. "At the End of the Day" has F minor and F major parts.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfQei64oOuc "My House"]] modulates from Bb to C during the counterpoint reprise of "I'm Here" near the end.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfQei64oOuc "My House"]] modulates from Bb B♭ to C during the counterpoint reprise of "I'm Here" near the end.



** "One Step Closer" is the most complicated example, shifting up a minor third from G to Bb at the second verse, then goes back to G during the instrumental reprise of "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" before returning to Bb, then dropping to A for its LastChorusSlowdown.

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** "One Step Closer" is the most complicated example, shifting up a minor third from G to Bb B♭ at the second verse, then goes back to G during the instrumental reprise of "Beyond My Wildest Dreams" before returning to Bb, B♭, then dropping to A for its LastChorusSlowdown.



* The first theme of "Tallon Overworld" in VideoGame/MetroidPrime uses this; it starts off in the key of G Mixolydian with no clear melody, switches to Tonicized C once the melody starts to kick in, switches to F Mixolydian soon after, and the second half of the song switches and climaxes in the key of Bb Mixolydian.

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* The first theme of "Tallon Overworld" in VideoGame/MetroidPrime uses this; it starts off in the key of G Mixolydian with no clear melody, switches to Tonicized C once the melody starts to kick in, switches to F Mixolydian soon after, and the second half of the song switches and climaxes in the key of Bb B♭ Mixolydian.



* The ''MyLittlePonyG3'' theme song shifts from B to D for the ThemeTuneRollCall bridge, then drops to Bb for the ending refrain. The ThemeTuneExtended starts in Bb, and shifts up a semitone to B between the first and second verses.

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* The ''MyLittlePonyG3'' theme song shifts from B to D for the ThemeTuneRollCall bridge, then drops to Bb B♭ for the ending refrain. The ThemeTuneExtended starts in Bb, B♭, and shifts up a semitone to B between the first and second verses.



** "The First Time That I See A Shooting Star" starts out in Bb, then shifts to Eb for the second half.

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** "The First Time That I See A Shooting Star" starts out in Bb, B♭, then shifts to Eb E♭ for the second half.



** "Where Does the Music Come From?" is mostly in F, but briefly shifts to Eb then to Db for the second verse, then to Eb for the final verse before modulating back to F.

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** "Where Does the Music Come From?" is mostly in F, but briefly shifts to Eb E♭ then to Db D♭ for the second verse, then to Eb E♭ for the final verse before modulating back to F.



** The show's theme song itself goes through ''four'' changes (A-flat to C to E-flat to G to B-flat). When the show was aired in reruns on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, they abbreviated the intro and ''sped up'' the part that was in A-flat.

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** The show's theme song itself goes through ''four'' changes (A-flat to C to E-flat to G to B-flat). When the show was aired in reruns on Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}, they abbreviated the intro and ''sped ''pitched up'' the part that was in A-flat.



* Lampshaded in "I Believe In God" from LeonardBernstein's ''Mass'', as the song reaches its climax:

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* Lampshaded in "I Believe In God" from LeonardBernstein's Music/LeonardBernstein's ''Mass'', as the song reaches its climax:



* Another metal subversion: "Liar" by ''Music/{{Helloween}}''. The song's verses are played in Ab minor, while its chorus is played in Eb minor. Two lines from the final rendition of the chorus, however, are played in E minor. The chorus returns to Eb minor for its other two lines, and then the song ends in Ab minor.

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* Another metal subversion: "Liar" by ''Music/{{Helloween}}''. The song's verses are played in Ab minor, while its chorus is played in Eb E♭ minor. Two lines from the final rendition of the chorus, however, are played in E minor. The chorus returns to Eb E♭ minor for its other two lines, and then the song ends in Ab minor.
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