The I-V-IV Progression
Examples of the "I-V-IV-V" progression include Wishin' And Hopin'
chorus (1964), Baby's In Black
chorus (1964), Crimson And Clover
outro (1969), Games People Play
verse (1969), Wild World
chorus (1971), What Is Life
chorus (1971), Nights Are Forever Without You
chorus (1976), It's So Easy
chorus (1977), First Cut Is The Deepest
chorus (1977), The Rose
verse (1980), Jack & Diane
verse (1982), and My Heart Will Go On
The "E-B7-Asus2-B7" New Kid In Town
verse progression (1976) is an example of a song created by applying chord substitutions to the "I-V-IV-V" Progression.
Descending Bass Lines:
Descending Bass Line Progressions are a type of Moving Bass Line Progression where the bass notes of each chord in the progression move lower generally in half or whole steps typically following the "8-7-6-4", "8-7-6-5", "8-7-b7-6", "6-5-4-3", and "6-5-#4-4" bass note patterns. Descednding Bass Line Progressions are popular with songwriters to create a romantic mood. Below are several examples of songs that created Descending Bass Line Progressions by using chord substitutions and inversions.
E-B/D#-A/C#- B = Wonderful Tonight verse (1978)
E-B/D#-A/C#-A-B = All Out Of Love chorus (1980)
E-B/D#-A/C#- B11-B7 = He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (1970)
John Cougar's verse to Jack & Diane
takes the "I-V-IV" Rock Progression and adds an additional "V" chord after the "IV" chord, creating the chord progression below.