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The following list are examples of songs which a musician may consult in their memory in order to identify an interval (the musical "distance" higher or lower, between two pitches in a song), or else to determine what an interval would sound like, starting from their current reference pitch. This list is non-comprehensive, as it only addresses pitches found in a diatonic scale, and does not account for intervals found in microtonal music, such as quarter tones and three-quarter tones.

This list relies on the user being extensively familiar with American popular and traditional music, including Christmas carols, tunes assigned to children's nursery rhymes, and theme music from television series and film soundtracks.

Minor 2nd up (ascending from the reference pitch by one semitone, the distance from C to C sharp above it) – Jaws soundtrack, "White Christmas"
Minor 2nd down (descending from the reference pitch by one semitone, the distance from C to B below it) – "Joy to the World," "Für Elise," "Beautiful Dreamer," "Monday, Monday"

Major 2nd up (ascending by one whole tone, the distance from C to D above it) – "Are You Sleeping?," "Never Gonna Give You Up," "Silent Night," The Addams Family theme song
Major 2nd down – "Three Blind Mice," "The First Noel," "Mary Had a Little Lamb,"

Minor 3rd up – "Greensleeves (What Child is This?)," "Axel F" (the theme song for Beverly Hills Cop, made popular on the internet by the Crazy Frog meme), Brahms' "Lullaby" (Wiegenlied),
Minor 3rd down – "America the Beautiful," "Star-Spangled Banner," "Hey Jude" by the Beatles

Major 3rd up (also called the mediant interval) – "Kumbaya," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Michael Row the Boat Ashore," "It’s a Small World"
Major 3rd down – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

Perfect 4th up (also called the subdominant) – "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," "Wedding March," "O Christmas Tree"
Perfect 4th down – "Old MacDonald Had a Farm," "O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)"

Tritone up – "Maria" from West Side Story, "The Simpsons Theme"
Tritone down – "Cool" from West Side Story

Perfect 5th up (also called the dominant) – Star Wars soundtrack, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (the Alphabet Song)"
Perfect 5th down – "Minuet in G" by Bach (BWV Anh. 114), "Meet the Flintstones"

Minor 6th up – "The Entertainer" (3rd and 4th notes after intro), "Go Down Moses," "Because" by the Beatles
Minor 6th down – "Where do I begin?" from Love Story

Major 6th up (also called the submediant) – "My Bonnie," "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
Major 6th down – "The Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera, "Sweet Caroline," "Over There,"

Minor 7th up – "Somewhere (There’s a Place for Us)" from West Side Story, Star Trek theme
Minor 7th down – "An American in Paris"

Major 7th up – "Take on Me," the distance between the first note and third note of "Bali Ha'i" from the musical South Pacific
Major 7th down – "I Love You" by Cole Porter

Octave up – "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "When You Wish Upon a Star," "Let it Snow," "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roasting on an open fire)"
Octave down – "Willow Weep for Me"

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