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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


    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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