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.

Red
by Taylor Swift
Viva La Gloria
by Green Day
Not gonna get us
by Tatu
That's the Way It Is
by Celine Dion
What Makes You Beautiful
by One Direction
Helena
by My Chemical Romance
Dancing in my Head
by Eric Turner vs Avicii
Stray Heart
by Green Day
Everything's not lost
by Coldplay
Like Dylan in the Movies
by Belle and Sebastian
Disco Inferno
by The Trammps
I Could Fall In Love
by Selena
Whistle for the Choir
by The Fratellis
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
by Franki Valli
Four Chord Songs
by The Axis Of Awesome
The Cave
by Mumford and Sons
High and Dry
by Radiohead
Don't Stop Believing
by Journey
Save The Last Dance For Me
by The Drifters
ERC Song
by Ryan
Drive By
by Train
A Day In The Life
by The Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends
by The Beatles
Turn Around
by Conor Maynard
Together
by The Raconteurs
Thinking of You
by Katy Perry
Just What I Needed
by The Cars
Day Tripper
by The Beatles
Blue Eyes Cryin
by Willie Nelson
Black or White
by Michael Jackson
Freedom of '76
by Ween
Always Be My Baby
by Mariah Carey
Santeria
by Sublime
Brokenhearted
by Karmin
Starry Sky
by Capsule
Kiss You
by One Direction
Beast of Burden
by The Rolling Stones
Change The World
by Eric Clapton
Young Forever
by Nicki Minaj
The Reason
by Hoobastank
Be My Baby
by The Ronettes
Awesome
by Charles Jenkins
I Want To Break Free
by Queen
Somebody Kill Me
by Adam Sandler
Hopeless Bleak Despair
by They Might Be Giants
Starlight
by Taylor Swift
California
by Phantom Planet
Single Ladies
by Beyonce
Fallin' For You
by Colbie Callait
Please Send Me Someone To Love
by Sade
Hard To Say I'm Sorry
by Chicago
Where is my Mind
by Pixies
Danny's Song
by Anne Murray
Lola
by The Kinks
99 Luftballons
by Nena
Need You Now
by Lady Antebellum
Hey Soul Sister
by Train
Mizuiro Girlfriend
by Plastic Tree
In Your Atmosphere
by John Mayer
The One That Got Away
by Katy Perry
Nowhere Man
by The Beatles
Summertime
by Kenny Chesney
Best Of You
by Foo Fighters
What's Going On
by Marvin Gaye

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of E Major

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