One of the three major diatonic modes, the Mixolydian mode is often referred to as modal due to its limited usage compared to the Ionian major mode.
The major reason for the infrequent appearance of Mixolydian chord progressions in pop songs lies in the inferiority of the dominant harmonic function. Its main dominant triad, rooted in the fifth degree of the Mixolydian major scale, is a minor chord that deprives Mixolydian of the most important authentic cadence.
A detailed analysis of the Mixolydian mode and examples of its application in songwriting are explained in this article.
The selected articles cover popular songs composed using Mixolydian mode as well as harmonic analysis of their chord progressions. The list also includes articles on musical theory related to the Mixolydian major scale.