TIL the “millennial whoop” is a vocal pattern alternating between the fifth and the third notes in a major scale, often using the “wah” and “oh” syllables and used extensively in 2010s pop music such as Bad Romance by Lady Gaga and California Gurls by Katy Perry.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/shortcuts/2016/aug/30/millennial-whoop-pop-music

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  1. And the Duck Tales the song.

    Also, such third/fifth combinations are one of the most common note sequences you’ll find in melodies from any era. It is a very consonant sound. It’s 2/3 of a major chord. It’s like saying “Many words in the English language have an S on the end to indicate that they are plural”

    This says nothing about the rest of the music around it, of course.

    But if you were to look up music that has melodies that alternate between the fifth and the third… Yeah. It is a lot.

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