I was recently listening to Slide Away by Oasis and could not help but notice how the song hits the I chord a whole minute in the song (the "now that you're mine"). I really loved this move and was wondering how does it work? And maybe about other songs that use it? I would be interested in any compiled information on this
Basically, the verses go (Am7 G Fmaj7), the pre-chorus is (G F) and the chorus starts on the C (I) about a minute into the song.
It turned out there's a great bunch of such songs and just as MrTheBard says, they just switch to the relative major, they are resolving before that as well but on the vi(7) chord.. Just googling for 'relative major chorus' gives out a whole bunch of results. My new old favourite with this feature is Comfortably Numb.