Most Popular Db Major Songs to Learn to Play

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If you want to get yourself in a music star shape, learn those songs in the key of Db major to help you command the keys. You’ll quickly see how Db major songs have influenced artists as diverse as Prince, Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen.

One of the best places to learn music theory and chord progression is to play classic pieces, this list will have a bit more popular songs, some you’ll still hear on the radio today. Find out what piano music has been influential across all genres of music. If you are just beginning your musical journey, you may want to start somewhere closer to the C Major, but while Db major is challenging, it’s also highly rewarding.

Playing D Major chord is tough. There aren’t easy guidelines to guide you through the tricky intervals and chords that make up the key. While it’s possible to do the best of the best, acquiring the muscle and technique to play these intervals and chords on the keyboard requires consistent training.

Challenging yourself to play challenging intervals and key signature chords will grow your musical development by helping you get better at music theory. If you can keep your fingers working as a team by increasing your finger and elbow strength, you’ll be able to work faster, make consistent progress, and improve your coordination. With consistency, the musical ability will naturally come.

We’ve put together a list of the most popular songs in Db Major you should start learning to play today! Let us know what your favorite Db major songs are in the comments below.

For reference here is your The D-flat major scale chord chart:

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Our Favorite Popular Db Major Songs

I’ve Got a Crush on You | Linda Ronstadt

I've Got a Crush on You Sheet Music: This 1930 song by Linda Ronstadt was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Freely with a metronome of h = 100. The single's second release, "I've Got a Crush on You" had existed for several years since its first performance during The Muppet Show.

Lyrics begin: How glad the many millions of Toms and Dicks and Williams would be to capture me!
Instruments: Voice, range: F3-Ab4 + Piano + Guitar

Who I’d Be | Shrek: The Musical

Fiona sings "Who I'd Be" to Shrek after the latter discovers that the fairy tale princess is actually a human. The song was cut during previews and then reinstated towards the end of the run.

Who I'd Be Sheet Music:
This 2008 song by Shrek: The Musical was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately fast with a metronome of q = 112.

Lyrics begin: I guess I'd be a hero with sword and armor clashing, looking semi-dashing, a shield within the grip.
Instruments: Voice 1, range: Bb3-F#5 + Voice 2 + Voice 3 + Piano

Freeze Your Brain | Heathers (Musical)

"Freeze Your Brain" is the fifth song of Act One of Heathers the Musical. In this song, Veronica Sawyer runs into J.D. at the local 7-11 before she heads to Ram Sweeney's party. J.D. begins to tell her why he finds comfort in a 7-11, while also revealing some of his past to her. Veronica also asks about J.D.'s mom which he then answers, "When mom was alive, we lived halfway normal.

Freeze Your Brain Sheet Music: This 2014 song by Heathers (Musical) was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderato non rubato with a metronome of h = 66.

Lyrics begin: I been through ten high schools. They start to get blurry. No point planting roots 'cause you're gone in a hurry.
Instruments: Voice, range: Db4-G5 + Piano

Defying Gravity | Wicked

"Defying Gravity" is the signature song from the musical Wicked. We love this major key song composed by Stephen Schwartz, originally recorded by Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth on May 10, 2003, and released on December 16, 2003. It is mostly a solo sung by the main character of the show, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West), with two small duets at the beginning and in the middle of the song between Elphaba and her friends.

If you are looking for some strong piano chords or even guitar chords to impress your friends, they'll be sure to recognize this popular song.

Defying Gravity Sheet Music: This 2003 song by Wicked was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Freely, with quiet intensity with a metronome of q = 120.

Lyrics begin: Something has changed within me something is not the same I'm through with playing by the rules of someone else's game.
Instruments: Voice, range: E3-F5 + Piano + Guitar

Shut Up and Dance | Walk The Moon

"Shut Up and Dance" is a song by the band Walk the Moon for their third studio album Talking Is Hard (2014). The song was written by the band members and songwriters, Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon and Nicholas Petricca. The album was inspired by an experience lead singer Nicholas Petricca had at a Los Angeles nightclub. His girlfriend invited him to dance, inspiring the title of the song.

Shut Up and Dance Sheet Music: This 2014 song by Walk The Moon was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Fast rock with a metronome of q = 126.

Lyrics begin: "Oh don't you dare look back, just keep your eyes on me."""
Instruments: Voice, range: Db4-F6 + Piano

Uncharted | Sara Bareilles

"Uncharted" is sang by Sara Bareilles. It was produced by Neal Avron. It was the second single of her album Kaleidoscope Heart.  The song shows that while things may be going well, you should always be prepared for something bad to happen.

Uncharted Sheet Music: This 2010 song by Sara Bareilles was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately with a metronome of q = 104.

Lyrics begin: Ah, mm.
Instruments: Voice, range: Gb3-Db5 + Piano + Guitar

motive | Ariana Grande ft. Doja Cat

Motive" is a song by British singer Ariana Grande, featuring American rapper Doja Cat. The song was written by Grande and Doja Cat. It was released as the lead single from her sixth studio album Positions (2020) on October 30, 2020. The song peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

motive Sheet Music: This 2020 song by Ariana Grande ft. Doja Cat was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately fast with a metronome of q = 116.

Lyrics begin: Tell me why I get this feeling
Instruments: Voice, range: F3-Db5 + Piano + Backup Vocals

Because You Loved Me | Celine Dion

"Because You Loved Me" is a song written by Diane Warren and recorded by Canadian singer Celine Dion for her fourth English-language studio album, Falling into You (1996). The lyrics explore the theme of unrequited love and is based on the heartbreak that one has to face when falling in love with someone whom he or she is not meant to be with. "Because You Loved Me" was released as a radio single in lieu of a music video.

Because You Loved Me Sheet Music: This 1996 song by Celine Dion was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Slowly with a metronome of q = 76.

Lyrics begin: For all those you stood by me, for all the truth that you made me see, for all the joy you brought to my life, for all the wrong that you made right, for ev'ry dream you made come true, for all the love I found in you,
Instruments: Voice, range: Ab3-Eb5 + Piano

What a Fool Believes | The Doobie Brothers

"What a Fool Believers" is a song written by Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The best-known version was recorded by The Doobie Brothers (with McDonald singing lead vocals) for their 1978 album Minute By Minute. It earned two Grammy Awards in 1980: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

What a Fool Believes Sheet Music: This 1978 song by The Doobie Brothers was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderate Pop/Rock with a metronome of q = 120.

Lyrics begin: He came from somewhere back in her long ago.
Instruments: Voice, range: Db4-E6 + Piano

A Cover Is Not the Book | Mary Poppins Returns

"A Cover is Not the Book" is a song sung by Mary Poppins and Jack in the film Mary Poppins Returns. It is sung when Mary Poppins and Bert perform onstage with the animated animal characters in a musical number while the children Georgie, Annabel, and John watch their performance, alongside an all-animal audience.

A Cover Is Not the Book Sheet Music: This 2018 song by Mary Poppins Returns was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately with a metronome of q = 128.

Lyrics begin: Uncle Gutenberg was a bookworm and he lived on Charing Cross.
Instruments: Voice, range: D3-F5 + Piano + Guitar

It Never Entered My Mind | Linda Ronstadt

Well, this one did enter my mind......"It Never Entered My Mind" is a 1940 show tune from the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical "Higher and Higher" where it was introduced by Shirley Ross in 1940.

It Never Entered My Mind Sheet Music: This song by Linda Ronstadt was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately slow with a metronome of q = 85.

Lyrics begin: I don't care if there's powder on my nose,
Instruments: Voice, range: Ab3-C5 + Piano + Guitar

You’re Here | Francesca Battistelli

You're Here Sheet Music: This 2012 song by Francesca Battistelli was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately with a metronome of q = 86.

Lyrics begin: Hold on, now, gotta take a deep breath.
Instruments: Voice, range: Ab3-Db5 + Piano

Summer Wind | Frank Sinatra

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Summer wind plays a tune about the changing of the seasons in Southern Europe. The wind is the metaphor. This is the Frank Sinatra version, but in America, it was also recorded by Wayne Newton, and Bobby Vinton.

Summer Wind Sheet Music: This 1965 song by Frank Sinatra was originally published in the key Db Major the tune tempo is to be played  Moderately slow Swing with a metronome of q = 92.

Lyrics begin: The summer wind came blowin' in from across the sea.
Instruments: Voice, range: F3-F5 + Piano

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