A Major Cheat Sheet

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The A Major Scale

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Key Signature

Key signature of A Major showing 3 sharps (F#, C#, and G#)

About The Key Of A Major

The key of A Major has a key signature of 3 sharps (F#, C#, and G#). It is the 4th most popular key among Major keys and the 4th most popular among all keys. Major keys, along with minor keys, are a common choice for popular songs. The three most important chords, built off the 1st, 4th and 5th scale degrees are all major chords (A Major, D Major, and E Major). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends

The 20 Most Popular Chords In A Major

According to the TheoryTab database, songs in A Major draw almost entirely from the following 20 chords. Click on a chord below to show it on the piano and hear how it sounds.

Songs In The Key Of A Major

Click on the following songs in A Major to see their chords and melody in the TheoryTab database.

Kuuchuu Buranko
by Plastic Tree
Intensive Care Unit
by Renard
Ik Voel Me Zo Verdomd Alleen
by Danny de Munk
So What
by Pink
Just Like Heaven
by The Cure
Halo
by Beyonce
Commando Highscore - Remember The War
by Rob Hubbard
My Feelings For You
by Avicii - Sebastien Drums
Tropicana
by Ratatat
Say
by One Republic
What the hell
by Avril Lavigne
Hook
by Blues Traveler
Countdown to Destiny
by Joel Goldsmith
Buffalo Soldier
by Bob Marley
Chasing Cars
by Snow Patrol
Dear Boy
by Avicii
Downstream
by Braid Soundtrack
Wagon Wheel
by Old Crow Medicine Show
Shot Heard 'Round the World
by Schoolhouse Rock
Girl On Fire
by Alicia Keys
Ev'ry Time You Say Goodbye
by Ella Fitzgerald
Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead
by Warren Zevon
New Untitled Song
by Daft Punk
Africa
by Toto
Beautiful Soul
by Jesse McCartney
Weep Day
by They Might Be Giants
Road Runner
by The Modern Lovers
Tears in Heaven
by Eric Clapton
Come On Get Higher
by Matt Nathanson
Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
by The Secret Sisters
The Moon
by Yoshihiro Sakaguchi
Cryin'
by Aerosmith
Googly Eyes
by Caspar Babypants
Boys Don't Cry
by The Cure
Stop The Cavalry
by Jona Lewie
All American Girl
by Carrie Underwood
Lady Stardust
by David Bowie
Mitch Benn's Imagine
by Mitch Benn
No Sleep
by Wiz Khalifa
The Other Side
by Jason Derulo
Teddy Boy
by Paul McCartney
Nice Dream
by Radiohead
Airplanes
by B o B ft Hayley Williams
Airbag
by Radiohead
In The Flesh
by Pink Floyd
One More Round
by Michel Mind Project
Wonderwall - Songsmith Techno Mix
by Oasis and Microsoft Songsmith
MMMBop
by Hanson
Maybe Baby
by Buddy Holly
If I Ever Feel Better
by Phoenix
Seven Days in Sunny June
by Jamiroquai
Come With Me
by Steve Aoki ft Polina
Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
by Coldplay
You Are My Sunshine
by Johnny Cash
Unwell
by Matchbox 20
Brand New Day
by Mike Candys
This Will Be Our Year
by The Zombies
Peggy Sue
by Buddy Holly
That'll Be The Day
by Buddy Holly
My Immortal
by Evanescence
Pompeii
by Bastille
A Team
by Ed Sheeran
Genie
by Girls' Generation
Touch My Hand
by David Archuleta
Alive
by Krewella
Already Gone
by Kelly Clarkson
Hugo's Melancholic Slalom
by The Ashes

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of A Major

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