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 5th 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.

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

Popular Chord Progressions In The Key Of E Major

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