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50s progression in C, ending with C (About this sound Play )

The 50s progression is a chord progression and turnaround used in Western popular music. As the name implies, it was common in the 1950s and early '60s and is particularly associated with doo-wop. It has also been called the "Heart and Soul" chords, the "Stand by Me" changes,<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> the doo-wop progression<ref name=scott>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>:204 and, according to Mike Aquino, the "ice cream changes".<ref name="google">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref>

The progression, represented in Roman numeral analysis, is: I–vi–IV–V. For example, in C major: C Am F G.

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