D Major Cheat Sheet

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The D Major Scale

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Key Signature

Key signature of D Major showing 2 sharps (F#, and C#)

Relative Keys

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About The Key Of D Major

The key of D Major has a key signature of 2 sharps (F#, and C#). The D Major scale has the notes D, E, F#, G, A, B, and C#. It is the 2nd most popular key among Major keys and the 2nd 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 (D Major, G Major, and A Major). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends

The 20 Most Popular Chords In D Major

According to the TheoryTab database, songs in D 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 D Major

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

Still Alive
by Jonathan Coulton and Ellen McLain
Iris
by Goo Goo Dolls
Annie's Song
by John Denver
Girlfriend
by Avril Lavigne
Wonderboy
by Tenacious D
She Drives Me Crazy
by Fine Young Cannibals
Twist And Shout
by The Beatles
Whale
by Yellow Ostrich
Sugar We're Going Down
by Fall Out Boy
Streams of Whiskey
by The Pogues
Up Around the Bend
by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
by Queen
Save Me San Francisco
by Train
Starships
by Nicki Minaj
This is so Good
by Ehrencrona
Double Rainbow Remix
by Schmoyoho
Comfortably Numb
by Pink Floyd
Who's that chick
by RIhanna
The Road And The Radio
by Kenny Chesney
In The Fields
by Doug Hammer
Caring is Creepy
by The Shins
Whataya Want from Me
by Adam Lambert
I Wanna Be Where You Are
by Jackson 5
Bad Moon Rising
by Creedence Clearwater Revival
I Can't Help Falling In Love
by Elvis Presley
Daylight
by Maroon 5
Secrets
by One Republic
Love Story
by Taylor Swift
Don't You Worry Child
by Swedish House Mafia
Hey Nineteen
by Steely Dan
Just the way you are
by Billy Joel
Breakfast At Tiffany's
by Deep Blue Something
Live While We're Young
by One Direction
My Way
by Frank Sinatra
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
by Aerosmith
Can't Help Falling In Love
by Elvis Presley
Mardy Bum
by Arctic Monkeys
Last Christmas
by Wham
Alligator Sky
by Owl City
Black Star
by Radiohead
This Land Is Your Land
by Woody Guthrie
Cascade of the Seven Waterfalls
by Azymuth
Who Says
by John Mayer
Come Together
by The Beatles
I'll Make Love To You
by Boyz II Men
The Day That Thatcher Dies
by Hefner
Fantastic Voyage
by David Bowie
Four Chord Songs
by The Axis Of Awesome
Brain Damage
by Pink Floyd
Easy
by Mat Zo and Porter Robinson
Half The Man
by Jamiroquai
Eight Days a Week
by The Beatles
Teddy Boy
by Paul McCartney
Beneath Your Beautiful
by Labrinth feat Emeli Sande
Light My Fire
by The Doors
The Hazards Of Love 1
by The Decemberists
Mary's Song
by Taylor Swift
Little Sunflower
by Freddie Hubbard
Fields Of Gold
by Sting
Dark Side
by Kelly Clarkson
Stop Crying Your Heart Out
by Oasis
The Fool on the Hill
by The Beatles
A-Punk
by Vampire Weekend
Me And My Arrow
by Harry Nilsson
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
by Tears for Fears
Waka Waka
by Shakira
Moonage Daydream
by David Bowie

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of D Major

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