E Major Cheat Sheet

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The E Major Scale

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Key Signature

Key signature of E Major showing 4 sharps (F#, C#, G#, and D#)

About The Key Of E Major

The key of E Major has a key signature of 4 sharps (F#, C#, G#, and D#). It is the 5th most popular key among Major keys and the 6th 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 (E Major, A Major, and B Major). For chord progressions, statistics, and tendencies, view this key in Hooktheory Trends

The 20 Most Popular Chords In E Major

According to the TheoryTab database, songs in E 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 E Major

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

Fallin' For You
by Colbie Callait
Total Eclipse of the Heart
by Bonnie Tyler
99 Luftballons
by Nena
Like Dylan in the Movies
by Belle and Sebastian
Blue Eyes Cryin
by Willie Nelson
California
by Phantom Planet
In the Summertime
by Mungo Jerry
Black
by Pearl Jam
Where is my Mind
by Pixies
What Makes You Beautiful
by One Direction
Red
by Taylor Swift
Shake
by The Head and The Heart
Awesome
by Charles Jenkins
Crazy Girl
by Eli Young Band
Kiss You
by One Direction
Dance Yrself Clean
by LCD Soundsystem
Sissyneck
by Beck
Brokenhearted
by Karmin
Drive By
by Train
Together
by The Raconteurs
The Reason
by Hoobastank
ERC Song
by Ryan
Santeria
by Sublime
We Can't Stop
by Miley Cyrus
Be My Baby
by The Ronettes
Change The World
by Eric Clapton
Croc The Adventure Begins
by Justin Scharvona
God Only Knows
by The Beach Boys
Best Of You
by Foo Fighters
Bad Case of Loving You
by Robert Palmer
Big Boys
by Elvis Costello
September Gurls
by Big Star
Summertime
by Kenny Chesney
Please Send Me Someone To Love
by Sade
That's the Way It Is
by Celine Dion
Mizuiro Girlfriend
by Plastic Tree
Viva La Gloria
by Green Day
Freedom of '76
by Ween
That Thing You Do
by The Wonders
Hey Soul Sister
by Train
Beast of Burden
by The Rolling Stones
High and Dry
by Radiohead
I Want To Break Free
by Queen
Disco Inferno
by The Trammps
Gimme Some Lovin
by The Blues Brothers
Hopeless Bleak Despair
by They Might Be Giants
I Love Rock n Roll
by Joan Jett
In Your Atmosphere
by John Mayer
Starry Sky
by Capsule
The Legendary Theme
by COIL
Starlight
by Taylor Swift
Thinking of You
by Katy Perry
Not gonna get us
by Tatu
Stray Heart
by Green Day
Turn Around
by Conor Maynard
Danny's Song
by Anne Murray
The Cave
by Mumford and Sons
Somebody Kill Me
by Adam Sandler
Always Be My Baby
by Mariah Carey
Young Forever
by Nicki Minaj
Just What I Needed
by The Cars
I Could Fall In Love
by Selena
Save The Last Dance For Me
by The Drifters
For What It's Worth
by Buffalo Springfield

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of E Major

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