Entries Beginning with R
"Radar Love" is track #1 on the album, "Moontan" (1973). It reaching #13 on Billboard's Pop Chart, also reaching #7 on the UK Singles Chart, making them one of their biggest singles, the other being is "Twilight Zone". On Billboard's Pop Chart, I think that this song making them as a one-hit wonder artist since "Radar Love" released in 1973. Because, first, no one singles by them can be reaching the Top 40 of Billboard's Pop Chart like this single until 1982. Second, usually a band or an artist become a one-hit wonder artist because only one song that reaching the Top 40 not reaching the Top 40 with many songs or not reaching #1 with only one song. However, it can be blocked by "Twilight Zone", released in 1982, which was reaching #10 on Billboard's Pop Chart. However, "Radar Love" still entering them as a one-hit wonder artist in the UK Singles Chart because it reaching #7 and no one singles by them can be reaching the Top 40 of the UK Singles Chart like this single.
7+ minutes of 'Cello rock!
"The Rainbow/Eden/Desire," Talk Talk
These three songs are actually different parts of one long song. On the vinyl version of the album "Spirit of Eden", this song takes up the entire A side. On some CD releases, this song is split up into three tracks.
Even for 80s hip-hop, this was a rather long rap song.
"The Raven," Bryan Cherry Band Lenght:9:13
None of the songs from this Jimi Hendrix sound-alike blues rocker are short, and longer songs clearly exist. But the marathon jam session at the end of this one could make you think the song is their "Kashmir."
"Reckerd," Bon Jovi
This version of Canned Heat's boogie was recorded live at The Kaliedoscope in Los Angeles. It filled two sides of the double album "Living the Blues". On the CD it is listed as tracks 3 and 4, but on the vinyl LP it was printed as tracks 2 and 4 so it could be listened to without the need of turning over the record.
A slow depressing song.
"The Return of the Giant Hogweed," Genesis
Third track off of 1971's "Nursery Cryme"
If you consider it a song.
From the 1971 album L.A. Woman, it gets airplay all the time. I am amazed it hadn't already been listed.
"Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Iron Maiden
One of those typically long songs from an old-school metal band.
Taken from 1988's "Scenes From The Southside"
"Robbery, Assault and Battery," Genesis
"You hit me I'll have you put in jail for assault and battery!" - Beethoven (1992)
"Rock Bottom," UFO
The version from their 1978 live album 'Strangers In The Night' contains one of the most mind- boggling, face- melting guitar solos ever- Michael Schenker at his hyperkinetic best. There just haven't been too many axe- slingers who can pull off a six- minute- plus solo without getting boring or repetitive, and this album is about as good as '70s hard rock ever got.
Kieran from Nevada
This one can be found on the Hysteria album but the Radio Edit/Video Edit are very common to hear it especially they used this in their music video.
ELO's re-make of the Chuck Berry classic incorporates excerpts from Beethoven's 5th Symphony
"Romeo and Juliet" is track #2 on the album, "Making Movies" (1980). It was later covered by other artists including their member, Mark Knopfler.
Bruce Springsteen's 2nd Album contains songs that are 4+ minutes, but this upbeat love song stands out as being one of the best Springsteen songs out there.
It seems that Yes has always released super-long songs, but 'Roundabout' actually got airplay and Top-40 in 1972.
The song was taken from 1982's UK album "Set", and from 1982's US album "In The Name of Love" album.
Maybe the best Snow Patrol song
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