Songs that never go to the Tonic chord

From David Bennett Piano.

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The tonic chord is the "1" chord, the root, the chord C in the key of C. Almost every song will use the tonic chord in its chord progressions, it is arguably the most important chord of the key. However, some songs will actually manage to go there entire duration without ever resolving to the tonic chord.

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0:00 What is the tonic chord?
0:39 Jane Says by Jane’s Addiction
2:11 IV – V vamp
3:11 Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
4:03 One More Time by Daft Punk
4:46 Vulfpeck
5:47 Drake
7:00 Sponsor
8:01 R&B chord loop songs
9:28 Simply Red & Modal ambiguity
13:12 Patreon