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Is I-IV-V pop a thing of the past?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pklima, Jul 19, 2012.


  1. pklima

    pklima Commercial User

    May 2, 2003
    Kraków, Polska
    Karoryfer Samples
    Or is it just me and my biases?

    I'm putting together a list of songs for a very poppy band, and out of something like 60 songs, there's really only one song which has an I-IV-V progression in a major key throughout the entire song - "Dat Sexy Body". That's also one of the oldest songs on the list as the riddim it's on is from the late 90s. We got one minor-key i-iv-v in "Mr. Saxobeat" but tons of i-VI-III-VIII progressions, several i-VI-VII songs, and a few I-V-vi-IV. I-IV-V shows up as a progression in spots of several songs, but it's not really all that common.
     
  2. Ottsworth

    Ottsworth

    Dec 14, 2010
    London, UK
    It's definitely not gone, but it doesn't seem as common a chord progression as it once was in pop music...
     

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