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loads of 80's pop songs had them, just listen to invisible touch!
lets have more of them
didn't you get the memo?
the cooler you are
have at least one key change per bar
is when they get off the stools.
the cooper temple clause,
"a killer key change is all you'll ever need."
but yeah, i think MrScagdenSir and chasdave have answered the question pretty well.
"a killer time signature change is all you'll ever need?"
trick to repeat the chorus at the end of a song but "up" a key. The super furry animals certainly utilise this technique on a couple of songs. My favourite example of this is Ice Hockey Hair.
The classic modulation to a higher key for the chorus. Ideally should be accompanied by members of the band sitting up and striding purposefully forawards from the stools they were perched soulfully upon for the preceeding three minutes of the song.
And someone's beaten me to it below anyway.
Listen to some songs by The Move - Riy Wood was the king of the middle 8 (often in a different key to the rest of the song).
Rather than Riy...
are the only band I can think of that employ this still. Although I reckon they may occur more often than you think, just in a subtle sort of way. Possibly.
(the song) does this. That's the only example off the top of my head.
I can rarely hear key changes in a song unless I've got the guitar in my hand and I'm trying to figure it out...which is really rare these days with guitartab.com
It's not that I don't "hear" the key change, more like I just don't detect it. I dunno, you guys probably have a much better ear than I do.
might help this situation out.
Inevitable key change in every power ballad.
If you're craving key changes, watch Mamma Mia (although not all of them are intentional...)
Build Me Up
there was a key change on mgmts record?
its weird how the whole of music was altered and made imperfect to allow key changes, back to just intonation I say
I bet that's weird.
and stand up.
A more pertinient question might be: When was the last time that we saw a singer sitting on a stool?
Does it towards the end too.
that are pretty subtle.
e.g the outro to Karma Police is in a different key to the rest of the song.
Rebellion (Lies) by Arcade Fire has a change that I first thought was a bit crap, but is in fact brilliant.
my Ok Computer sheet music has one sharp in the key signature for most of the song, then 2 for the outro (from the b minor).
at the end, sort of