Here's a thing I've seen Ben Folds do twice: I-vi-bVII-V. Don't know how to analyze why this sounds so good, except I guess the root moves down by a minor third twice, kind of like how in I-V-bVII-IV it moves down by a fourth twice.
In "The Luckiest" it pauses on the bVII for a beat:
v link goes here | D Bm C C | G G7/F D A | | I vi bVII bVII | V V7 I V | fact... now I know...
And in "Don't Change Your Plans" it's the main 4-chord theme, which the intro and chorus consist almost entirely of, and the verse uses it a lot, too, with some extra bits on the end:
v link goes here | A F#m G E | | I vi bVII V |