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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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Entries Beginning with R

"Radar Love," Golden Earring Lenght:6:26
"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.
Wisnu Aji
"Rage of Poseidon," Apocalyptica Lenght:7:25
7+ minutes of 'Cello rock!
Robert Ballinger
"The Rainbow/Eden/Desire," Talk Talk Lenght:23:00
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.
"Ramada Inn," Neil Young Lenght:16:49
"Rap Like Me," Too Short Lenght:7:38
"Rapper's Delight," Sugarhill Gang Lenght:14:37
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."
The Skuz
"Reckerd," Bon Jovi Lenght:17-18 minutes
"The Red and the Black," Iron Maiden Lenght:13:34
"Reflection," Tool Lenght:11:08
Glenn rousseau
"Refried Boogie (Parts 1&2)," Canned Heat Lenght:41:00
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.
"Release," Pearl Jam Lenght:9:06
DJ Blaze
"A Remark You Made," Weather Report Lenght:6:51
A slow depressing song.
Mickey D.
"René," Residente Lenght:7:37
"The Return of the Giant Hogweed," Genesis Lenght:8:09
Third track off of 1971's "Nursery Cryme"
Mickey D.
"The Return Of The Son Of The Monster Magnet," The Mothers Of Invention Lenght:12:19
This song is pure madness. Then again its Frank Zappa.
Clever Name
"The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)," Yes Lenght:20:27
"Revelation," Love Lenght:18:59
Of course from the sixties
Martin Vrijmoed
"Revolution 9," The Beatles Lenght:8:13
If you consider it a song.
"Revolution in the Water," Giant Squid Lenght:5:33
"Rhinoceros," Smashing Pumpkins Lenght:6:30
Clever Name
"Riders On The Storm," The Doors Lenght:7:14
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 Lenght:13:36
One of those typically long songs from an old-school metal band.
Sean Smith
"Ripples," Genesis Lenght:8:04
Butterscotch ripples
Mickey D.
"The River," King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Lenght:10:10
Clever Name
"The Road Not Taken," Bruce Hornsby & The Range Lenght:7:07
Taken from 1988's "Scenes From The Southside"
Mickey D.
"Robbery, Assault and Battery," Genesis Lenght:6:16
"You hit me I'll have you put in jail for assault and battery!" - Beethoven (1992)
Mickey D.
"Roboturner," Between the Buried and Me Lenght:7:10
"Rock Bottom," UFO Lenght:11:02
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
"Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times' Sake)," Freddie Jackson Lenght:7:12
"Rocket," Def Leppard Lenght:6:37
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.
"Rocket," Def Leppard Lenght:6:35
"Roll Over Beethoven," Electric Light Orchestra Lenght:8:10
ELO's re-make of the Chuck Berry classic incorporates excerpts from Beethoven's 5th Symphony
Robert Ballinger
"Roller Coaster," Connie Souphanousinphone Lenght:18:16
Connie couldn't make it 17:76, so she did a shortcut.
"Romeo and Juliet," Dire Straits Lenght:6:00
"Romeo and Juliet" is track #2 on the album, "Making Movies" (1980). It was later covered by other artists including their member, Mark Knopfler.
Wisnu Aji
"Rosalita," Bruce Springsteen Lenght:7:04
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.
Paul Warren
"Roulette," Beardfish Lenght:12:07
Swedisch progrock. Nice!
Martin Vrijmoed
"Roundabout," Yes Lenght:8:34
It seems that Yes has always released super-long songs, but 'Roundabout' actually got airplay and Top-40 in 1972.
Paul Warren
"The Rowe," Thompson Twins Lenght:6:26
The song was taken from 1982's UK album "Set", and from 1982's US album "In The Name of Love" album.
Mickey D.
"Run," Snow Patrol Lenght:5:55
Maybe the best Snow Patrol song
"Russia on Ice," Porcupine Lenght:13:07
"Russia on Ice," Porcupine Lenght:13:07

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