Last Updated on 22 October 2023

Most popular music uses a 4/4 time signature. Some may use 3/4 but that a small minority.

However, the 7/8 (or 7/4) time signature (7 eighth-notes per measure) occasionally shows up in pop songs, folk songs, and even rock songs. It’s generally just for one measure and then back to 4/4, but sometimes it is used for an entire chorus or verse.

Here is a list of popular songs that make some use of a 7/8 or 7/4 time signature.