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Modes of Popular Songs

Hi all. Last night, as a fun way of ingraining all the canonical modes in my head, I started making a list of songs I know in the various modes. I was hoping others could pipe in with their favorites, and/or correct mistakes here. Here's the start of my list:

Ionian (Major): Always with Me, Always with You (main melody), and a bunch of happy music

Dorian: some blues

Phrygian: Time (by Satriani)

Lydian: K'm-Pee-Du-Wee, I'm Your Secrets

Mixolydian: Raspberry Jam Delta-V, Summer Song, Hill Groove

Aeolian (Minor): practically every song I write...

Locrian: jazz over m7b5 chords

I know there are many more "non-canonical" modes (jazz minor, Dorian b2, etc.), and modes with >7 notes, but since I've only started learning them I haven't included them here. Feel free to add them if you like.

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Phrygian & Melodic Minor - Anything by Yngwie Malmsteen
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dorian - eric johnson
lydian - steve vai
phrgian - malmsteen
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eric johnson , steve vai , yngwie malmsteen

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