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#)

About The Key Of D Major

The key of D Major has a key signature of 2 sharps (F#, 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.

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

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of D Major

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