In a ‘bash this recording’ thread by ‘Feaker’, Paul asked for comments on the chords he used in the chorus. That lead to some interesting ideas (and interestting misunderstandings) that reminded me of one of my favourite chord sequences by the Beatles. And I thought, hey why not make a new topic out of it. Often my own songwriting has been influenced by some chord sequence or riff from someone else. Not to blatently copy it but to find your own version. So maybe chord sequences that others find interesting or heart wrenching or whatever could give new inspiration. I just copied the last part of the thread in Pauls concerning ‘Things we said today’ (not 100% sure but bound to be a Paul MacCartney contribution).
Reminds me of one of my favourite (early!) Beatles songs: ‘Things we said today’. The verse is basically an alternating Am, Em, then the chorus goes to C, Bb, F, Bb and back to Am Em Am. That Bb in the chorus is surprisingly beautiful in itself, but then you get the middel bit where the Am is modulated to an A major: A, D7, B , E7 , A, followed by repeat with a big surprise: A, D7, B, Bb , Am .