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Help, I need "pop" songs with 3 beats in a bar

Discussion in 'Music' started by fretless, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. My year 9 are currently working on creating ideas for compositions in Waltz time. I want to offer them a wide variety of musical examples with 3 beats in a bar - I have lots of examples of Waltzes and the old favourite Oom Pah Pah but would like examples from "pop". Has anyone got any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. My year 9 are currently working on creating ideas for compositions in Waltz time. I want to offer them a wide variety of musical examples with 3 beats in a bar - I have lots of examples of Waltzes and the old favourite Oom Pah Pah but would like examples from "pop". Has anyone got any suggestions? Thanks.
     
  3. Badly Drawn Boy - Once around the clock
    The Beatle - Norwegian Wood
    Both a bit old sorry but all I could think of, off the top of my head.
     
  4. Thank you - yes I will be very busy Poeme!
     
  5. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    Once around the Block - tune.
    That's in 6/8 I think.


     
  6. spanboy

    spanboy Occasional commenter

    A bit old now but:
    • Three Times A Lady - Lionel Richie
    • One Last Lovesong - Beautiful South
    • It's Oh So Quiet - Bjork (straight 3/4 and 4/4 swing, alternating)
    • Waltz in Black - The Stranglers
     
  7. v12

    v12

    It's a Raggy Waltz - Dave Brubeck
    RH melody in 3s, LH vamp in 2s (to begin) - very exciting to listen to AND gratifying to play!
     
  8. Kiss From A Rose - Seal?
     
  9. Many Shades of Black - Adele and Raconteurs
     
  10. Mull of Kintyre
    pentatonic in the chorus too
     
  11. Thank you for all your suggestions everyone - much appreciated.
     
  12. Try "Lovers Carvings" by Bibio.

    (Norwegian Wood is in 6/8)
     
  13. House of the Rising Sun - Trad but well known Animals version. Old but still popular
     
  14. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    Again, that's 6/8. Great song though.
     
  15. Golden Brown - Stranglers. They stick a bar of 4/4 in the 4th bar of each chorus tho
    Runaway - Corrs - passes as 3/4 but yes I know Bronson it's really 6/8
     
  16. v12

    v12

    See. It's not just me that feels the need!
     
  17. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    Oh dear! [​IMG]
     
  18. Fight like apes - I'm beginning to think you prefer beverly hills 90210 to me - uses some waltz characterisitcs
     

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