The I-V-IV Progression
The I-V-IV progression, which reverses the "IV" and the "V" chords, was used to write such songs as The Eagles' Take It Easy
Below is a well-crafted song created by applying chord substitutions to the "I-V-IV" Progression.
E-B-Aadd9 = Heart Of The Matter
Examples of the "I-V-IV-I" variation include Can't You Hear My Heartbeat
verse (1965), Green Tambourine
verse (1968), Fortunate Son
chorus (1969), And It Stoned Me
verse (1969), Go Your Own Way
verse (1977), and I Think We're Alone Now
Tommy James' chorus to I Think We're Alone
takes the "I-V-IV" Rock Progression and adds an additional "I" chord after the "V" chord, creating the chord progression below.