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VIDEO: 3 classic sad songs made to sound happy… and loving it

This trick even makes Metallica sound like softies.

IF YOU HAVE ever sobbed to a sad song (no need to raise your hand – we’ve all done it, eh?) then you’ll have experienced the power of a minor chord.

Minor chords are what make sad songs sound so, well, flipping sad. So what happens when you turn things upside-down and rejig notorious sobfests with a major scale?

The results are a little discombobulating.

For example, we actually wanted to dance to this cheerified version of Losing My Religion:



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The team behind this trickery, MajorScaledTV, have also changed The Doors’ ‘Riders on the Storm’ into something that Mike Flowers Pops would sing (remember him?):



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… while Metallica’s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ completely loses its threatening edge.



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Take that Lars Ulrich, ya big softie.

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