Songs that use the “Eight Days a Week” chord progression

From David Bennett Piano.

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The chord progression of I II IV I appears often enough in Beatle-penned songs that I think of it very much as a "Beatlish" chord progression. This bright string of major chords offers a really intriguing blend of tonalities and has been put to work by many great songwriters.

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0:00 Introduction
0:37 The Beatles
2:18 Other songs that use the progression
3:40 Video game music
4:20 Studio Session & Competition
5:38 the major II chord
6:25 Lydian modal mixture
7:36 Secondary dominant
9:38 Voice leading
11:19 piano outro/Patreon