Parallel Universe: Hey Jude, The Darker, Sadder Minor Key Version

In recent weeks, a spate of digitally key-shifted tunes have hit the online airwaves. Various artists have converted tracks like R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams” from their native minor keys to major keys, creating cheerier, poppier versions from the original recordings that are both bemusing and beguiling. It’s sort of like the concept of…