I'm the kind of guy who needs loud music for cleaning up my flat. So when it is my turn again the first thing I do is picking a record from my collection to be my "Cleaning soundtrack".
Lately I took the debut album from Eddie Money, which I haven't heard for about decades and believe me I really had a good time cleaning up. Starting with this weeks song "Two Tickets To Paradise" the whole album really kicks ass, including the hymn of my teenage dreams "Wanna Be A Rock'n'Roll Star" (yeah I almost made it ;-) and the wonderful ballad "Save a little room in your heart for me" and the lead single "Baby hold on". No wonder this album gained triple platinum status.
"Two Tickets To Paradise" only comprises three chords: G, A and D. At first glance this suggests to be the key of D major with G being the IV and A the V chord. But the album version of the song (which has no fade out) ends on A, so that we have to consider A to be the key center of the song. When we do so, we have G as bVII and D as IV. This is called the "mixolydian mode", which is really just the notes of the D major scale beginning on the fifth, A.