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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"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.
"Reckerd," Bon Jovi
"The Return of the Giant Hogweed," Genesis
Third track off of 1971's "Nursery Cryme"
If you consider it a song.
"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
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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