This chorus structure appears time and again in hits written by the leading professional songwriters.
The best way to become familiar with it is to listen to these songs multiple times. You’ll soon begin to hear both why the structure is so powerful and internalise the elements.
This chorus structure is usually something like this:
2 bars line 1 (may include lyrical hook) rhyme at end A
2 bars line 2 rhyme at end A
4 bars line 3 rhyme at end A or B
(note with line 3 the rhyme will be A if line 1 includes the hook)
2 bars line 4 rhyme at end C
2 bars line 5 rhyme at end C
4 bars line 6 rhyme at end B or A
4 bars Payoff line includes lyrical hook or title rhyme at end B or A
The final payoff line may also include a musical riff
The easiest way to internalize this structure so you can use it at will is to listen to and learn great songs that use it.
Hit songs that are good examples of this structure include:
Tomorrow performed by Chris Young
Where The Green Grass Grows performed by Tim McGraw
Who I Am performed by Jessica Andrews
Smile performed by Uncle Cracker
In A Real Love performed by Phil Vassar
But For The Grace Of God performed by Keith Urban
Just Another Day In Paradise performed by Phil Vassar
Live Like You Were Dying performed by Tim McGraw
Pray For You performed by Jaron
The Boys Of Fall performed by Kenny Chesney
Woman With You performed by Kenny Chesney
Anything But Mine performed by Kenny Chesney
The Good Stuff performed by Kenny Chesney
There are also many hit songs with structures very similar to this.
After internalizing these songs you’ll start to see them everywhere.