I'm learning my diatonic triads and I find that things stick best with me if I am applying them to a real musical situation.
So I am looking for suggestions for real songs that contain ALL chords for a given mode, or at least mostly all, since I suppose the diminished chord is rarely used and I can do without it for now. For now I'll make a backing track and practice playing the proper triads over the chords.
For Aeolian, I have found one. I can play a reasonable facsimile of Hotel California that contains all the chords in Aeolian except the diminished ii. (i-v-VII-iv-VI-III-iv-v). It's working great for me to learn all the diatonic triads in Aeolian (as opposed to just mindlessly playing them in sequence).
(I realize that this is not exactly accurate, e.g. the the first iv is actually a major IV in the real song but it sounds close enough to the original to suit my purposes of just practicing the triads in a musical situation.)
Now I am wondering if anyone else knows of real songs that contain most (if not all) of the chords in OTHER commonly used modes. Ionian and Mixolydian would be fantastic. Other modes are welcome too.
I have tried composing some of my own progressions that contain all the chords in a mode, but they sound forced and mechanical, not very musical and it's just not doing it for me.
Style or genre does not matter, just that it is from a recognizable song so that I can anticipate the chord changes and practice my leads.