D Major Songs

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There are no better songs to learn in D major than these. These D major songs are all easy to learn on this page. Learning the chord progression, notes, and strumming pattern along with lyrics is a fun way to know the song. This is the same with the guitar chords for d major songs. Knowing how it works will help you learn the basic chords in any other key on the guitar too.

The D major scale is one of the most popular scales used to teach beginners guitar. It’s popular because it’s simple, sounds good and you can use it to play a lot of different songs.

Learning songs and music theory can help you get the most out of your practice sessions. Once you understand how chords progress from one to another, learn how they combine to form great sounding progressions and see how all this uses the circle of fifths, you will be in control of your own musical destiny.

Don’t fret, these songs are available for more than just guitar. If you are looking to learn a new song in D major scale, the following list of D major chord songs is a good place to start. Each song has a link to get the sheet music and chord chart and tips on how difficult it is to play on the piano or guitar.

Whether you love a good rock song or need a violin concerto, we think you’ll like our pick of songs in the key of D.

I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) Sheet Music

Sharing a song is like sharing a moment from your life, I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That) by Meat Loaf is a song released in 1993. It remains popular to this day. This is one of the songs that make you think about your past, present, and future at the same time.

Meat Loaf sure got it right with the lyrics to his monster ballad I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That) sheet music. With its powerful opening guitar riff and snarling vocals, it's published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played  Allegro with a metronome of q = 120.

Lyrics begin: And I would do anything for love
Instruments: Piano

Spread Your Wings | Queen

Spread Your Wings Sheet Music: This 1977 song by Queen was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played Moderately with a metronome of q = 90.

Lyrics begin: Sammy was low, just watching the show
Instruments: Voice, range: F#4-B5 + Piano

Cigarette Daydreams | Cage The Elephant

Cigarette Daydreams-Cage The Elephant-sheet-music

Cigarette Daydreams Sheet Music: This 2014 song by Cage The Elephant was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played Moderately with a metronome of q = 116.

Lyrics begin: Did you stand there all alone?
Instruments: Voice, range: B3-B5 + Piano

Sweet Baby James | James Taylor

Sweet Baby James-James Taylor-learn-to-playSweet Baby James Sheet Music: This 1970 song by James Taylor was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately with a metronome of q = 140.

Lyrics begin: There is a young cowboy, he lives in the range, his horse and his cattle are his only companions; he works in the saddle and he sleeps in the canyons waiting for summer his pastures to change.
Instruments: Voice, range: A3-C#5 + Piano + Guitar

Ventura Highway | America

For any chord loving musician this oldie but a goodie, is always a good party hit. If you are looking to learn more chord progressions this D Major guitar song is perfect for you.

Ventura Highway Sheet Music: This 1972 song by America was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately with a metronome of q = 126.

Lyrics begin: Chewing on a piece of grass,
Instruments: Voice, range: D4-F#5 + Piano + Guitar

You Get What You Give | The New Radicals

You Get What You Give Sheet Music: This 1998 song by The New Radicals was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately with a metronome of q = 120.

Lyrics begin: Wake up, kids.
Instruments: Voice, range: A4-D6 + Piano + Guitar

The Lakes | Taylor Swift

The Lakes Sheet Music: This 2020 song by Taylor Swift was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderate Ballad with a metronome of q = 90.

This song is one of Taylor Swift's best. She somehow manages to continually write songs about feelings that most teenagers (and just people in general) can relate to, while making it sound better than any other artist could do!

The song is well-crafted. It is a song that tells a story. The lyrics are profound and full of meaning. I'm not going to tell you what the deep meaning is, because the beauty lies in you finding it yourself. I am simply going to tell you how easy it is to discover what she is trying to say.

Lyrics begin: Is it romantic how all my elegies eulogize me?
Instruments: Voice, range: D3-F#4 + Piano

Open Arms | Journey

Open Arms-Journey-sheet-musicOpen Arms Sheet Music: This 1981 song by Journey was originally published in the key D Major the tune tempo is to be played  Slowly with a metronome of q = 96.

If there was ever a song that I would want to play at my funeral, this would be the one. The lyrics pull at my heartstrings and make me think of the people that have helped me along my journey in life. Sometimes it can be hard to express your appreciation for those who mean the most to you with just mere words. This song makes it easier. This song allows me to spill out all of my emotions without saying a single word and lets them know exactly how I feel about them.

Lyrics begin: Lying beside you, here in the dark; feeling your heartbeat with mine.
Instruments: Piano + Guitar + Voice

Looking for other chord progressions? Take a look at our other major scale guides. C Major | D Major

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