Probably the most famous tune in Dorian mode is Scarborough Fair. Our piano version of the piece is in D Dorian. The important feature of the Dorian mode is the major 6th note - in this case, a B natural
Two more examples, both from Irish Traditional music. Firstly, The Rocky Road to Dublin, a piece performed by many Irish traditional groups, like The Dubliners. The piano sheet music for this piece is in A Dorian mode
5. Santa Maria, strela do dia (from Cantigas de Santa Maria)
Dorian mode is also common in music from the Renaissance and Medieval periods. Here it is in Santa Maria, strela do dia from Cantigas de Santa Maria, a collection of songs from the Middle Ages, attributed to Alfonso X El Sabio
There are many examples of Dorian mode in Jazz. Miles Davis pioneered a type of jazz known as modal jazz. Here is the opening tune played by the bass from So What from his classic 1959 recording Kind of Blue. The bass melody in this example is in D Dorian.
8.The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Popular music also contains examples of Dorian mode. Here is Eleanor Rigby by The Beatles, which is in E Dorian
...and here is Billy Jean by Michael Jackson, in the more challenging mode of F# Dorian mode