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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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"Pagan Baby," Creedence Clearwater Revival Lenght:6:26
One of their longest songs.
Susanna Viljanen
"Paint It Black Medley," Eric Burdon & War Lenght:13:20
"Palmer House," Calvin Wilkerson Lenght:9:56
A song from the album "Marceline the Vampire Queen". Reprised later on the album as "Back at the Palmer House", which is even longer at 10:16.
Dipper Pines and Mabel Pines
"Papa Was A Rollin' Stone ," The Temptations Lenght:6:53
In 1972, the Motown superstars The Temptations sent this Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong written song to the #1 position on the charts in November. There was a radio edited version at 3:52 that actually the Temptations sang more often "live" on TV shows and stages then radio stations actually did. Again, this was part of the idea that even Top 40 radio stations by this time were more interested in playing the longer lp versions of many tunes than the single edit that still ended up selling well. The interesting thing about the lp version vs. the single edit was the long danceable instrumental introduction before we hear the Temptations sing, and we get a little more of the story about why the father left the mother and the son alone at the end of the tune.
"Paprika Plains," Joni Mitchell Lenght:16:19
"Paradise By The Dashboard Light," Meat Loaf Lenght:8:28
Very nicely done, Mr. Loaf. Combines nostalgia, the promise of making love, and a little regret over the union. He even throws in a baseball announcement as a metaphor.
Brian Kelly
"Part of Me," Morris Albert Lenght:5:20
"Part of Me" is track #7 on the album, "Love and Life" (1977). It was the album's longest song. Remember that he was more known for his Top 40 single, "Feelings".
Wisnu Aji
"Part One," Frank Zappa Lenght:15:49
Clever Name
"Part One," A Day in Black and White Lenght:7:18
"Part Two," Frank Zappa Lenght:15:55
Clever Name
"PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer," Tyler, The Creator Lenght:7:19
"A Passion Play," Jethro Tull Lenght:48.13, minus song "in the middle"
Like "Thick as a Brick", it's an album length song, pretty much...except that it's interrupted for "The Story of the Hare Who Lost His Spectacles." Like Thick as a Brick, their's a significantly shorter "Radio Edit" out there
"The Past Is a Grotesque Animal," Of Montreal Lenght:11:52
"Pay The Man," The Offspring Lenght:10:19
It's rare that a punk rock band will have insanely long songs. Here is an exception.
DJ Blaze
"Pearl of Euphoria," Def Leppard Lenght:6:21
"Peter And The Wolf," Weird Al Yankovic Lenght:27:50
I'M SERIOUS!!!! The track REALLY is that long! See, Al did a, shall we say, "reworking" of the classic children's story, complete with a minor musical number every minute or so. NOT as long as the solos for tracks like "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," mind you, but enough to stretch out the story to nearly half-an-hour. (From the album "Peter And The Wolf")
Jonathan S.
"Peter Blake 2000," Paul McCartney Lenght:16:54
Collaboration with Super Furry Animals, one of my favourite bands. I can confirm that this is Super Furry Animal’s worst song. And don’t tell me I just “don’t understand experimental music”.
Clever Name
"Phantom," The Sisters of Mercy Lenght:7:11
"Phase 4," Porcupine Tree Lenght:20 minutes and 45 seconds
The band "Porcupine Tree" released this song as track number four on the album "Voyage 34". Quite a bit of this band's music (songs) are very legnthy. They are a great band in this day and time of really a lot of pop-garbage.
Wade Brock
"Photosynthesis," Ujj Sör Farkas Lenght:32:56
"Photosynthesis," Ujj Sör Farkas Lenght:32:56
From this New Zealand-based punk group's 1988 debut album, "Tonight".
Burger King Corporation
"Photosynthesis," Ujj Sör Farkas Lenght:32:56
Golly gosh! And it has just 8 minutes of no lyrics! Ujj Sör Farkas!
Sebastian Laritz Martinez
"The Piano Makes Fun Noise When I SLAM on It Part 1," Halcyon 14th Lenght:15:00
Clever Name
"Pictures of You," The Cure Lenght:7:24
"Pieces Mended," The Used Lenght:11:00
"Pigs," Pink Floyd Lenght:17 minutes and 13 seconds
This song from Animals is a great song. The album is tremendous. Written entirely by Roger Waters. It goes to show his lyrical skill. "Echoes" from "Meddle" is another legnthy Floyd song.
Wade Brock
"Pigs On the Wing (Parts One and Two)," Pink Floyd Lenght:About 15 Minutes
The album version(s) of this song are divided into two parts. There is howevera version of the song where both parts are combined by a nice David Gilmoure guitar solo.
Wade Brock
"Pillar of Davidson," Live Lenght:6:46
The longest song on their album Throwing Copper.
"A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers," Van Der Graaf Generator Lenght:23:05
Joe Pearson
"Playing Our Pa," Joe Budden Lenght:6:50
"Please Forgive Me," Bryan Adams Lenght:5:55
One of his biggest hit single. Featured on his album, "So Far So Good".
Wisnu Aji
"Po-Jama People," The Mothers Of Invention Lenght:7:41
Clever Name
"Poem of Fire," Iceburn Lenght:16:19
"Poem of Fire," Iceburn Lenght:16:19
"The Poet and the Pendulum," Nightwish Lenght:13:53
This was even played in the radio many times when the album came out (even on pop stations and this is a metal song) since Nightwish is a huge band in Finland, where they come from.
"The Poet and The Pendulum," Nightwish Lenght:13:34
Although there are no lyrics (apart from screams and crazed laughing) the instrumental music is very good and not at all boring throughout any of the 13 minutes.
"Polynesian Girl," Ardijah Lenght:6:37
"Poppy," Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush Lenght:17:24
Can be found on the live album with the convincing name "Real Live".
Martin Vrijmoed
"Poseidon's Creation," Eloy Lenght:11:38
"Positively Madison Avenue," David Duchovny Lenght:6:57
Mal Bertha
"Pow Pow," LCD Soundsystem Lenght:8:23
"Powerless," Flaming Lips Lenght:6:57
Clever Name
"Pric," Super Furry Animals Lenght:9:53
Well this is kinda 9:53 I mean the last three minutes of the song is just weird sounds but I think it counts
Clever Name
"Private Investigations," Dire Straits Lenght:6:45
"Private Investigations" is a popular song by Dire Straits from their album Love over Gold. Although it was not released as a single in the US, it reached #2 in the UK, and is one of their biggest chart successes in the United Kingdom, on a par with "Walk of Life". Similarly, the album it came from, Love over Gold, only sold 0.5 million copies in the US, though it was well-received elsewhere. The song begins with a slow piano riff accompanying an acoustic guitar. After several verses, the song opens up into a slow, bass-driven beat, with an electric guitar coming in at the end, before the gradual diminuendo featuring extended interplay between Mark Knopfler's acoustic guitar and Marimba played by Mike Mainieri. On the Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits DVD, Mark Knopfler said this about the song: "It's just about the Private Investigations... "What have you got at the end of the day" - Nothing more than you started out with..." It is said the song was inspired by author Michael Crichton. The riff from the song was used on a BT advert in 1994.
Mickey D.
"The Prophet's Song," Queen Lenght:8:20
Similar idea to The Beatles 'Fool on the Hill,' but more aggressive lyrics and music.
Robert Ballinger
"Prophet's Song," Queen Lenght:8:17
This may be Queen's longest-running song ever. And It's on the album "A Night at the Opera".
Paul Warren
"The Prophet's Song," Queen Lenght:8:21
It's a song about "The Great Flood" and "Noah's Ark".
Rocky Mak
"Pull Me Under," Dream Theater Lenght:8:11
I couldn't believe it because the radio version cut the first part of the intro and the ending.
Rock Maninoff
"Pulse (v.1)," LCD Soundsystem Lenght:13:42
"Punky Reggae Party," Bob Marley Lenght:9:29
"Purple Rain," Prince Lenght:8:45
one of his longer songs
"Pyramids," Frank Ocean Lenght:9:53

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