Best “Tierce de Picardie” in Pop Music

A Tierce de Picardie (otherwise known as Picardy cadence/third) is where a piece of music that’s been in a minor key all the way through then suddenly ends on the corresponding major key. The following songs do this to varying degrees, in the sense that sometimes the major chord has already been introduced earlier, but the first two songs are particularly good examples:

Lionel Richie – Hello

The Beatles – And I Love Her

Seal – Kiss from a Rose (sort of)

Roberta Flack – Killing me Softly with his Song

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