Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Because You Need It

A list of popular songs not in 4/4 time.

"Money," which always baffled me, is 7/4 time. I used to love to play the guitar lick from "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" over and over -- in part for the 6/8, in part for the juicy dissonance. If you do 5/4, however, you're just insufferably smug (Jethro Tull ... Sting ... Rush ... Radiohead).