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A connection of sorts between One Day Like This and Runaway
20-Oct-2017 19:35:48

CorrsClub Time:
15-Jul-2019 10:59:26

In Runaway, the last part of the song sounds "brighter". This happens at 3:44 below:



The song up to this point has been in key of F, which uses the note B-flat. But at this point in the song, Sharon plays B-natural instead of B-flat, the note one half-step higher, which changes the feel of the song.

Something similar happens in One Day Like This at 3:48, but in the opposite direction:



This song is also in key of F. Normally this key would use the note E. But at this point in the song, Sharon substitutes E-flat, the note one half-step lower, instead of E. You can hear this in the top note of her repeated violin lines -- the doubled note at 3:52, 3:58, etc., that sounds slightly surprising.

(I believe in Runaway, the change could be thought of as a modulation from F major to F Lydian mode. In One Day Like This, I believe the change could be thought of as a modulation from F major to F Mixolydian mode. But my understanding of modes is pretty shaky, so I could be wrong.)

SteveW
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