The "Hot Pockets" jingle in a minor key is a sad and somber reflection of your disappointing childhood.

There is so much gravitas and weight implied in the slightest shift of a 5-second hook.

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John Denver's "Country Roads" in minor key

A remarkably effective example of the "minor key" genre, where software is used to shift the chords and notes of an uplifting song to give it it a downcast mood (or vice versa). Read the rest