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Modern songs in 6/8?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by pasta4lnch, Jan 16, 2012.


  1. Was chatting w/ someone today and I'm drawing a strange blank - list me some tunes from the past few years that are in 6/8 . . . any style, the more pop the better :bag:
     
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Aerosmith's "Cryin'" and "Crazy" are the first ones that come to mind.
     
  3. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Alicia Keys - "Fallin" was the first one in my head.
    Not so modern, but also: Queen - "We are the Champions" and Beatles - "Norwegian Wood"

    The singer/songwriter of my band recently introduced a skeletal song to us; I suggested he change it to 6/8 and it instantly gave it some "gravitas". I love 6/8.
     
  4. avvie

    avvie

    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    "2 A.M. (Breathe)" by Anna Nalick
     
  5. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Abraham Lincoln, by Clutch. Or is that in 3/4 (!?)
     
  6. "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal
     
  7. Judith by a Perfect Circle.

    If you're into rock, that one's fairly mainstream
     
  8. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Kiss "I Still Love You"
     
  9. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    RHCP "Breaking The Girl"
     
  10. JohnMCA72

    JohnMCA72

    Feb 4, 2009
    Any shuffle.
     
  11. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    Similar as they are, a shuffle and 6 or 12/8 are not the same. Shuffles have asymmetric eighth notes rather than eighth notes grouped in threes. Not to say the rhythms are mutually exclusive...
     
  12. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Make it more interesting...what's out there in 7/8? I got 'Money', and the first slow bridge in 'La Villa Strangiato'.
     
  13. mboki

    mboki

    Apr 17, 2006
    Actually that's 7/4, the difference is in accents. In 7/8 you are counting like 123 12 12 with accents on 1.
     
  14. colcifer

    colcifer Esteemed Nitpicker Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    A Galaxy Far, Far Away
    St. Augustine In Hell by Sting, Don't Eat The Yellow Snow by FZ. Vinnie plays a two measure pattern on St. Augustine with an accent every other eighth note that's super cool. It almost makes me enjoy listening to Sting.
     
  15. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Dammit. TB has no place for people who know what they are talking about :)
     
  16. Marton

    Marton

    Sep 20, 2005
    Quebec
    Gravity and Edge of Desire by John Mayer.
     
  17. I think you mean 12/8
     
  18. yeah - or any other time sig other than 4/4

    I'm addicted to the Sara Barellis Let The Rain

    some great tunes here - keep 'em coming!
     
  19. DaDrew2112

    DaDrew2112

    Apr 7, 2011
    Rochester
    Over the falls-Primus. Yup, i used primus. for serious
     
  20. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...heard "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls) yesterday.
    Sounds like some of it is in 6/8 (or a 6 over 4 feel).
     

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