Blame Hey Jude, but there have been some very long songs that have made the radio. For the purposes of this page, please
stick to songs with lyrics, that are intended for radio play (singles).
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"Natural Science," Rush
Yet another multi-part epic. The parts, in order, are "Tide Pools", "Hyperspace", and "Permanent Waves".
Fagen was half of Steely Dan.
Awesome song is this one. Definitley long but yet again so are most of their later songs.
At the very end of this song, I really like the delightful, charming melody ending.
Most radio stations pay an edited version, but the album version includes a long musical interlude and a concluding poem, "Late Lament."
"Nirvana," Something In The Way Lenght:20:45
Overall, it lasts about 10 minutes, but, as it's the last track, an untitled bonus is in order!
In 1979 both Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer were considered superstars in two different music genres. Barbra was considered a superstar in the field of Easy Listening music, while Donna was considered the supreme superstar in the field of Disco music. But in 1979, to expand her status Barbra recorded a Disco album, "Wet" on the Columbia music label (her long standing label). Donna also was cutting her followup album to the Grammy award winning "Bad Girls" ("On The Radio") on Casablanca records (her long standing label). There was a thought of perhaps striking the same gold as Barbra had the previous year of 1978 with the song, "You Don't Bring Me Flowers" which put Barbra into a duet with Neil Diamond and sent that song to #1 on the charts, by perhaps bringing both Barbra and Donna together to record a Disco duet . Born out of that was the #1 song and one of the most memorable Disco records of all time, "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)". Several different length versions were recorded with a 11:40 version appearing on Barbra's "Wet" album (Donna would put that version on later greatest hits album). And although there was a single edit version of the song, the more memorable version the one that appeared on the "Wet" album and also put on 12" dance disc was the one that got much more airplay (including on radio). The song went to #1 for two weeks in November 1979.
Has a long an interesting intro. Was played at most Led Zeppelin concerts after 1972
"Not Just Knee Deep," Funkadelic
Lenght:15:21 (Album Version)
Written by George Clinton, sometimes listed as "(Not Just) Knee Deep)" or "Knee Deep"
"Not So Tough Found Out," Copeland
This is the longest hit that Guns N' Roses have ever had. There is one even longer song on the album "Use Your Illusion I", though.
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