The most common musical mode, the Ionian mode is classified as a major one since its tonic triad is a major chord.
There are three major diatonic modes in total, of which Ionian dominates in classical and popular music, while Lydian and Mixolydian appear in songs relatively rarely and are often referred to as modal modes.
A detailed analysis of Ionian mode and examples of its application in songwriting are explained in this article.
The selected articles cover popular songs composed using Ionian mode as well as harmonic analysis of their chord progressions. The list also includes articles on musical theory related to Ionian mode and the major diatonic scale.