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Driving Madchester tune stretched out with an extended freaky instrumental outro.
The one standout track on their "Cosmo's Factory" album, it was cut down for radio play, but you may still hear the 11-minute version on some album rock stations even today.
The second track taken from the CD "In The Court of The Crimson King".
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)," Beatles
This is probably one of the longest running songs on the Abbey Road album. Maybe because it sounds like they were all stoned when they wrote it.
Could be considered two song in one, with the same purpose. The "She" is none other than Yoko Ono.
This latest stalking song has an almost 5 minute instrumental intro.
"I Would Die 4 U (Extended Version)," Prince
The 12" version was essentially a studio jam session of this Prince classic. It ran for 30 minutes, but the 12" had only the first 10 minutes of it. Thankfully the more-common 12" release had the regular song.
"I'd Do Anything for Love (but I Won't Do That)," Meat Loaf
I heard that this song was the longest song to hit the #1 spot in the states, but I misheard the length as 7 minutes, and I thought "American Pie" had also hit #1, but the length of the Meat Loaf song is 11, not 7, minutes! More like 12!
"I'll Be There for You," Bon Jovi
"I'm a Believer," Giant
"I'm a Believer" is track #1 on the album, "Last of the Runaways" (1989). It reaching #56 on Billboard's Pop Chart, making them one of only two biggest hit singles on that chart, the other being is the power ballad, "I'll See You in My Dreams", also featured on that album.
The Spencer Davis Group's version of this song was 1/3 of the length of the Chicago rendition.
"I'm Lost Without You," Blink 182
Unusually long for Blink.
"I'm Not in Love," 10cc
"I'm the Mountain," Stoned Jesus Lenght:13:01
Still a rock classic, although 5 minutes of "I'm getting closer to my home" is quite exhausting.
"I've Seen All Good People," Yes
one of their shorter songs (Owner of a Lonely Heart notwithstanding)
"I.G.Y. (What a Beautiful World)" is track #1 on the album, "The Nightfly" (1982). It reaching #26 on Billboard's Pop Chart, making him his biggest hit single.
Probably the longest drug song ever created. Took up one whole side of an LP
This is actually the first epic-song. It's divided into five songs, 'Glimpses of Nirvana', 'Teatime at the Circus', 'Autumn of my Madness', 'Look to your Soul', and 'Grand Finale'. It also appears on the 'Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra' album which is 2 minutes longer than the original.
Another fine "Physical Graffiti" cut.
Off of 1974's "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
"In the Court of the Crimson King," King Crimson
It sounds like a medevial type song for nine minutes.
"In The Flesh," Dean Zunker Lenght:19:24
From his second album, Doomsday Clock.
"In the Land of Grey and Pink," Caravan
Possibly one of the longest songs ever recorded... and it gets credit for it alot, too. There probably isn't a person on Earth that can deny the fact this song had something to do with Psychedelic Drugs. Fact: It was originally supposed to be "In the Garden of Eden".
Of course they edited it to 3 minutes for radio, but there are some album-rock stations that play the full 17-minute version, which includes a Ron Bushy drum solo and a part where Erik Braunn makes his guitar sound like an elephant, and it's rumored that DJ's that play the 17-minute version do so to take a restroom break!
The song takes a look at decline of the British manufacturing industry in the early 1980s, focusing on strikes, depression and dysfunctionality. For example, the absurdity of media-driven maladies is laid out in a segment of the song describing the narrator's visit to a doctor's office for treatment of his "Industrial Disease". The reference to "Brewer's Droop" as a medical condition is an in-joke, referring both to the effect of alcohol on libido and to the band of the same name that Mark Knopfler played in prior to Dire Straits.
The sample of this song was used in Beck's "High 5 (Rock The Catskills)"
"The Instrumental," Split Enz
Lenght:About 14 minutes
It was one of the earlier pieces, never released.
"Into Dust" is track #9 on the album, "So Tonight That I Might See" (1993). It reaching #47 on the UK Singles Chart, making them one of some songs by them to reaching the UK Singles Chart.
"Invitation to a River," Chase
The final track of the jazz-rock band's self-titled debut.
Todd W. Zimmerman
I like it, but the whole lyrics are like, 10 or 15 lines, so the rest is all sampled sounds. I love Slipknot anyway :D
"It Makes Them Disappear," Pantera
"It Never Rains" is a track for the 1982 album Love over Gold by the Blues-rock band Dire Straits. The song is the final song on the album. The song displays two distinct sections: the first section which is blues based, and the second second is more progressive. This blends the two major styles present during the album.
"It's All Coming Back to Me Now," Céline Dion
The radio version that I've heard is considerably shorter, but this is the length of the album version.
"It's the End of the World As We Know It," Riddlin' Kids
Much longer than the original by R.E.M.!
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