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The 50's progression is one of the most frequently used progressions in music. It is I, vi, IV, V, or in C major, C, Am, F, G. It has been used by the likes of Justin Beiber, the Penguins, and Green Day, to name a few. Some songs using this progression are listed below:

"Jesus of Suburbia"- Green Day
"Baby"-Justin Beiber
"Earth Angel"-the Penguins
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"- Neutral Milk Hotel
"Every Breath You Take"- the Police
"Stand By Me"- Ben E. King
"Dentist"- Little Shop of Horrors
"Shiver"-Cage the Elephant
"Lollipop"-Ronald and Ruby
"There is a Light That Never Goes Out"- the Smiths