There are chord progressions that I consciously try to avoid. You know the most obvious ones.
Now that I think about it, there are reasons, but they’re really hard to explain. It has something to do with “just not wanting to settle for the most obvious result” and so on.
Jeez, that sounded stupid, Dr. Obvious.
Hmm, gotta think about this. After all, pop music often seems to play it safe.
Ok, ok, getting to the point: FADING TOUCH indeed plays it safe. Slight googling informed me that the chord progression in question is called “50s progression”.
Cast an eyeball, daddy-o!