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Continuing on from another thread I thought it would be a great idea to share tracks that are in a modal key.


This was taken from a website but would be great to hear other suggestions. Much easier to hear a mode this way 


1. Ionian:

G Ionian: Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
G Ionian: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
G Ionian: Brown-eyed Girl - Van Morison
E Ionian: Beast of Burden - The Rolling Stones
F Ionian: Call Me Al - Paul Simon
F Ionian: Free Falling - tom Petty
C Ionian: Down on the Corner - CCR
C Ionian: Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
C Ionian: Let It Be - The Beatles
D Ionian: Goodbye to Romance - Ozzy Osbourne
D Ionian: Ode To Joy - Beethoven
B Ionian: Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani


2. Dorian:

B Dorian - Get Lucky – Daft Punk
D and Eb Dorian: So What - Miles Davis (melody is in the bass line)
D Dorian: Another Brick IN the Wall part 2 - Pink Floyd
E Dorian Scarborough Fair - Simon and Garfunkel
E Dorian: A Horse with no name - America
E Dorian: Riders On the Storm - The Doors
E Dorian: Who Will Save Your Soul - Jewel
E Dorian: Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
A Dorian: Fly Like an Eagle - the Steve Miller Band
F# Dorian: Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
G Dorian: Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
Ab Dorian: Light My Fire - The Doors (solo section only!)

3. Phrygian:

A Phrygian: Mr. Man - Alicia Keys (melody also uses harmonic minor on the V chord)
C Bemsha Swing - Thelonious Monk
F# Phrygian: White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

added by sonomatips: 
Keith Jarrett's tune 'Spiral Dance' fron his "Belonging" album is in phrygian mode.


4. Lydian:

Theme music from The Simpsons and the Jetsons
C lydian: Flying In A Blue Dream - Joe Satriani
G Lydian: Jane Says - Jane's Addiction
D Lydian: Hey Jealousy - the Gin Blossoms
D Lydian: Oceans - Pearl Jam
C Lydian E.T. Theme - John Williams
A Lydian: Here Comes My Girl - Tom Petty (intro and verses)
E Lydian: Hog Heaven - Frank Zappa

5. Mixolydian:

E Mixolydian: Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
E Mixolydian: Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
D Mixolydian: Bodysnatchers and Give UP the Ghost - Radiohead
E Mixolydian: NO Rain - Blind Melon
E Mixolydian: I'm So Glad - Cream
Ab Mixolydian: On Broadway - George Benson
A Mixolydian: Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
G Mixolydian: Lowrider - War
D Mixolydian: Dear Prudence - The Beatles
D Mixolydian or G Ionian: Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Db Mixolydian: Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n Roses (solo section in Eb Aeolian)
A Mixolydian: Dark Star and Fire ON the Mountain - The Grateful Dead
Eb Mixolydian: Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
* Scottish bagpipe music is sort of in Bb Mixolydian.

6. Aeolian:

A Aeolian: Black Orpheus - Luis Bonfa
A Aeolian: Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac
A Aeolian: I Kissed a Girl - Katie Perry
A Aeolian: First Tube - Phish
A Aeolian: Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
B Aeolian: Building a Mystery - Sara McLachlan
C Aeolian: You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
C Aeolian: Sweet Dreams" - the Eurythmics or Marilyn Manson
C Aeolian: Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham (the bridge modulates up a semi-tone to Ionian)
C Aeolian: All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
D Aeolian: Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
D Aeolian: Black Magic Woman: Fleetwood Mac or Santana (ending section of the Santana version is in D mixolydian)
E Aeolian: Paranoid - Black Sabbath

7. Locrian (added by akmbirch)

British folk song artist, John Kirkpatrick, "Probably the only song in the revival repertoire written in the Locrian mode "Dust To Dust":
Available on Amazon (A nice collection!)
A Folk Song A Day: April
http://amzn.to/11qwHb5
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