G major chord guitar finger position
G major is the key stipulated by Queen Elizabeth II to be used for “God Save the Queen” in Canada. The American national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, is now usually sung in G♭, A♭, or B♭ major,; however, some people, most notably humorist and commentator Garrison Keillor, are campaigning to return the song to what they perceived to be its original G-major key (even though the song’s earliest attested manuscript shows that its key was C-major); they argue that the song is already very difficult to sing on account of its range (one and a half octaves), and the modern standard key makes it still more difficult. The anthem “God Defend New Zealand” (“Aotearoa”) was originally composed by John Joseph Woods in A♭ major, but after becoming New Zealand’s national anthem in 1977 was rearranged into G major to better suit general and massed singing.
According to Spotify, G Major is the most common key of music on the streaming service (closely followed by C Major).