Song Keys Ranked By Popularity

The most popular keys in each scale drawn from over 25,000 songs in the TheoryTab database

Major

  1. C Major (17%)
  2. G Major (12%)
  3. D Major (12%)
  4. A Major (10%)
  5. E Major (9%)
  6. F Major (9%)
  7. E♭ Major (7%)
  8. B♭ Major (6%)
  9. D♭ Major (5%)
  10. F♯ Major (5%)
  11. B Major (5%)
  12. A♭ Major (4%)

Minor

  1. A Minor (12%)
  2. C Minor (12%)
  3. E Minor (11%)
  4. D Minor (11%)
  5. G Minor (8%)
  6. B Minor (8%)
  7. F Minor (7%)
  8. F♯ Minor (7%)
  9. C♯ Minor (7%)
  10. D♯ Minor (6%)
  11. B♭ Minor (5%)
  12. G♯ Minor (5%)

All Keys Ranked By Popularity

  1. C Major (2251)
  2. G Major (1515)
  3. D Major (1502)
  4. A Major (1273)
  5. A Minor (1243)
  6. C Minor (1217)
  7. E Major (1175)
  8. E Minor (1115)
  9. F Major (1109)
  10. D Minor (1084)
  11. E♭ Major (954)
  12. G Minor (852)
  13. B Minor (824)
  14. F Minor (752)
  15. B♭ Major (750)
  16. F♯ Minor (676)
  17. C♯ Minor (671)
  18. D♭ Major (636)
  19. D♯ Minor (619)
  20. F♯ Major (616)
  21. B Major (602)