So im workin on a song for my band and i want it to start with a slight cover of another song.

Its gota be one with a I-vi prgression.

Name one and its key

I-vi? That's really awkward, I'm not sure there's many songs that will feature that progression, it really needs something else to pull it all back to the root.

...having said that, I've got one

That's Entertainment by The Jam - Bb
Actually called Mark!

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i wanna see a clip of a recto buying some groceries.

Well the song isnt I-vi
its I-vi-V-vi

As much as that doesnt sound like a great progression, the song is nifty.

Ill check that one out.
On top of my head I know Lawn Boy from Phish starts with a Emaj7 to C#7 prog....you could upbeat it a bit to fit your style imo.
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel.

Goes G - Em - C - D.
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Blue by Jason Becker. It's all A and F#m, and it's one of the most amazing songs I've ever heard. I'm not sure if you'd say it's I - vi, I think you could also say III - i. But whatever, it's amazing
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Just I-vi? Or I-vi and then other chords with a repeating progression?

For example, The Quiet things that no one ever knows by Brand New is I-vi-IV- V in G major. Vindicated by Dashboard Confessional is I-vi-V-IV
Here's some Beatles songs that use the I-vi

Run For Your Life - the verse is just a I-vi vamp.

From Me to You - Intro = C Am C Am (Another I - vi vamp)

Happiness is a Warm Gun - at the end when John sings "happiness is a warm gun" C Am F G

A Hard Day's Night - bridge section

I'll Get You - verse

I'm So Tired (verse starts with I VII7 IV V then I vi IV V - the VII7 is a substitute for the vi where the b7 of that VII chord is the root of the vi chord)

Octupus's Garden - verse and solo

I've Just Seen a Face - verse

Some songs by other artists that use sequence I-vi in the progression.

The Eagles - New Kid in Town - outro

The Beach Boys - Warmth of the Sun (C Am then followed by Eb Cm the same I-vi in a different key).

Chubby Checker - Let's Twist Again I vi IV V (G Em C D)

Ben E King - Stand by Me I vi IV V (A F#m D E)

Danny and the Juniors - At the Hop - I vi ii V (cycle of fifths anyone?)

Bobby Vee - Take Good Care of My Baby - I vi IV V

Sting and the Police - Every Breath You Take

Badfinger - Without You (also covered by Harry Nillson and Mariah Cary but Badfinger's original verision is actually listenable.)

Pink Floyd's - The Thin Ice (I vi IV V verse)

Shout by the Isley Brothers was already mentioned. This one is just I-vi through the whole song.

Anyway - goodluck.
I played a I-vi and the first thing I thought of was Hallelujah, made most famous by Jeff Buckley. Great song.