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So here is a great list of songs to help recognize intervals.  Please add if you can think of anything!

minor second down

a descending major scale,

Joy to the World

Fur Elise

O Little Town of Bethlehem

minor second up

Chromatic scale
Jaws theme

Pink Panther theme

A Hard Day’s Night

White christmas

major second down

Mary had a Little Lamb


Deck the Halls


The First Noel

8 Days a Week

Three blind mice

Whistle while you work

major second up

Major scale ascending

Do Re Mi..

Happy Birthday

Silent night

Bye Bye Blackbird


My Funny Valentine

Strangers in the night

Frere Jacques

minor third down

Hey Jude

Frosty the Snowman

This Old man

Jesus loves me

When Irish eyes are smiling

minor third up

Smoke on the water

Joe Louis/Judgement Day

O Canada


Happiness is a warm gun

the Impossible dream

Brahms Lullaby

major third down


Good night ladies (merrily we roll along)

Shoo Fly

Swing low sweet chariot

Beethoven’s fifth

major third up

Obladi, Oblada


Oh When the Saints Go marching In


perfect fourth down

Born Free

Shave and a haircut

I’ve been working on the railroad

Oh come all ye faithful

Eine kleine Nachtmuzik

Super mario

perfect fourth up

Amazing Grace

Wedding March

Love me tender

Aura Lee

O christmas tree

Someday my prince will come

Auld Lang Syne

Hark the herald angels sing

Harry Potter theme

augmented fourth/diminished fifth/tritone down


Black Sabbath

Blue Seven

augmented fourth/diminished fifth/tritone up


the Simpsons

perfect fifth down



What do you do with a drunken sailor

The way you look tonight

perfect fifth up

Star Wars Theme

Scarborough Fair

Twinkle Twinkle

Also Sprach Zarathustra



Guards theme from Wizard of Oz

My favorite things

X Files theme

Lavender’s Blue

minor sixth down

Love story theme

Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen

minor sixth up

Love story theme (3rd and 4th notes)

In my life

Close every door

When Israel was in Egypt’s land

the Entertainer

 major sixth down

the Music of the night

Man in the Mirror

major sixth up

My Bonnie lies over the ocean

Hush little baby

It came upon a midnight clear


minor seventh down

Watermelon man

an American in Paris theme

minor seventh up

There’s a place for us

Nothing compares 2 U

major seventh down

I love you

Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas

major seventh up

Take On Me

Somewhere over the Rainbow (1st and 3rd pitches)

Bali-Hai (1st and 3rd pitches)

octave down

There’s no business like show business

Willow weep for me

Somewhere over the rainbow (from Bow to Blue)

octave up

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Singing In the Rain


Bali Hai

Chestnuts roasting … ( A Christmas Song)

Let it Snow

Tada! and there you have it.  Any other suggestions?


Comments on: "on Intervals and Songs to Recognize Them!" (1)

  1. […] in, is simply “Add 5″.  So you see, from F to C is five letters or more precisely, a fifth interval (7 semitones).  From C to G, from G to D, on and on, the relationship is the same all the way […]

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