Entries Beginning with S
"Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands," Bob Dylan
I'm suprised this one hasn't already been submitted. On the LP versions of Blonde on Blonde, this takes up all of side four. Furthermore, it is the most depressing song I've ever heard (at least that I can recall). 'She's your lover now' would have been a better closing track for that album.
This is by far the longest track on the upcoming debut album of the most recent American Idol winner, Lee DeWyze. However, this track will only be available on the album if you pre-order the album. The tracks that are available on the album without a pre-order are all considerably shorter.
Perhaps rather atypically, the UK album version is more than a minute shorter. An even shorter version, 3:48, also exists
"Scenes from a Voyage," Men as Trees Lenght:12:17
"Scenes From An Italian Restaurant," Billy Joel
I dig Billy Joel! A bottle of white...A bottle of red...Perhaps a bottle of rozay instead.
"Scenic Solitude And Leprosy," Leviathan
5th track off their album The Tenth Sub Level of Suicide
Begins with the line "I know the pieces fit..."
Off of 1981's "Architecture & Morality"
Their debut album was played on many San Fransisco Radio Stations and this song was played at the Monterrey Pop Festival.
"Serenading this Dead Horse," Remembering Never Lenght:15:41
One of several longest songs in slow rock. It was written for their eponymous debut album in 1990. In Indonesia, the song was popular on the rock radio stations. In Cambodia, Preap Sovath has covered the song in the same name but in Khmer in July 8th 2015. In November 2015, the song topped at number one on Last.fm's "Tracks by Steelheart" with more than 40,000 listeners.
A creepy story about the dark, pessimistic life of livestock. (At least, at the time.)
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond," Pink Floyd
Lenght:Over 10 minutes
I have never made a point to calculate the specific length of the full song, but on the radio, they play all 5 parts of the song as one medley, so it's pretty long.
"Shine on you Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)," Pink Floyd
This is the first half of "Crazy Diamond" which was written for the founding member of Pink Floyd, Syd Barret.
"Shine on you Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)," Pink Floyd
Although this is one minute shorter than the first half, the second half is the closing for this epic song.
"Short Side/B*** J** Betty," Too Short
Both the band and this song take their names from a form of psychotherapy, part of which entailed "shouting"
This song has the longest running time, 08:02, on the Songs From The Big Chair album with the U.K. Bonus tracks.
Taken from 1988's "Scenes From The Southside"
"Siberian Khatru," Yes
The third and final track off of "Close To The Edge"
This song, originally conceived as a bonus track, starts as an instrumental, morphs into very quiet noise, and back into an actual song with lyrics toward the end.
One of APP's best songs, 'Silence and I' has an extended instrumental middle section featuring a big orchestral sound.
"Silver Bird," UFO
The first track off of 1971 album "UFO 2: Flying"
"Silver Tightrope," Armageddon Lenght:8:24
"A Sinking Ship Full of Optimists," Transistor Transistor Lenght:13:06
From Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The ending of the song runs on for quite a while.
A great song by a great band. This is one of my favorite songs by the Velvet Underground.
The second disc of the Dream Theater album "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" contains one huge song, which is divided into eight parts. Each part is its own track.
"Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (Live)," Dream Theater
This is supposedly the longest Anti-War Song that was ever released. Only on Classic Rock stations you can hear the extended version.
"Sleepwalking Past Hope," HIM
Ten minutes of pure godliness. There aren't even that many lyrics, the song is all music!
"Slow Ride," Foghat
Lenght:8:14 (LP version)
The album version of this song is 8 minutes and 14 seconds long. The album version gradually gets faster in tempo and towards the end, the song plays really fast! The single version, which is only 3 minutes and 56 seconds long, and fades off while the band sings "Slow ride, easy, slow ride, sleazy."
Title track from the 1969 album.
I'm really surprised no one mentioned this. It's Dragonforce's, the UK's "Extreme Powermetal" band, longest song, at a whopping nine minutes forty-five seconds. Very good singing, very good guitars. Just an overall killer track.
A very long house workout with at least 4 minutes of the song a repeating deep synth and nothing else.
The second half of this song is dialogue, but I think it counts anyways.
"A Sonnet to Both Ugly and Murderous," Pg. 99
"Sound Chaser," Yes
Track two off of "Relayer" CD
It's a "performance art piece" like "Alan's Psychedlic Breakfast" but this one is BETTER. It features sounds of nature like chirping birds, singing frogs, along with a lawn mower and more. It's only on the cassette version of their 1995 live album "Pulse".
"Southbound Pachyderm," Primus
After thirty-six years, 'Made In Japan' is still the yardstick for live hard rock/heavy metal albums. The first four and a half minutes of this track stomp all over the studio version... and then it devolves into a quarter- hour of incoherent instrumental noodling. You have to be pretty stoned to listen to this one all the way through; kinda makes me wonder where their heads were at when they performed it.
Kieran From Nevada
"Spirit of Eden - Track 1," Talk Talk
The epic/beautiful album Spirit of Eden, original UK CD copies have the first 3 tracks into one long track at 23:11. This doesn't put many people off though really because the album is meant to be played coherently.
Spirit of Eden
Come out you little pipsqueak and fight like a man!
I want a drink! I want a drink!
"Star Storm," UFO
The long and second track off of 1971 album "UFO 2: Flying"
"Star Trip," Congress of Wonders Lenght:11:52
I name these characters from the song...Captain Kwirk. Mister Smock. Lieutenant Hunkie. Lieutenant Limey. Lieutenant Eubangdere. Chaplan. Maggie McApron...and many more! The song was released circa 1971 from the "Revolting" album.
Cutting this song down would have destroyed it.
"Stars," Hear 'n Aid Lenght:7:11
"Starship Trooper," Yes
This is the length of the original version. Live and "Keys of Ascension" versions are significantly longer
The opening track of his masterpiece album of the same name.
Joe Walsh plays multiple guitars and piano on this classic rocker.
"The Story of the Hare who Lost his Spectacles," Jethro Tull
"Stranger Than Fiction," Split Enz
Lenght:6.57 (on the Mental Notes album)
"Street Player," Chicago
This song was later used in The Bucketheads "The Bomb".
This was the version that was sung at the Woodstock Festival. It was written for Stephen Stills' ex-girlfriend: singer-songwriter Judy Collins, and based on events which led to their future break-up.
Graham Cracker Nash
The second-longest song off of the album "Nothing's Shocking".
Played on the radio once and only once, that I know of...the last 4 or 5 songs on the album Abbey Road, with no break.
"Super Bowl Shuffle," Chicago Bears Super Bowl Team Lenght:Around 10 minutes
Absolute crap! Everyone on the team gets up to the mike one x one, chants/raps a line while a single note on an electric organ or a synth is REPEATEDLY played. Choruses are chanted by the entire team and some more rap-chanting comes from other players sequentially. This whole song is ONE LONG BANAL DRAG and man it really sucks whale butt. The good it ever did was that proceeds went to charities, so this hunk o' junk made gold status - selling over half a million copies. However this record stunk soooooo bad, it's a sure bet many people threw this single away in File 13 (trash can). Hey at least some money was raised for a good cause.
I Luv Da Bears Anyway
"Superwoman (Where were you when I needed you)," Stevie Wonder
This was the first song that was top-40 during Stevie Wonder's second phase in Motown when he performed all the songs by himself.
"Supper's Ready," Genesis
Lenght:over 23 minutes
it's from the early 70s when Peter Gabriel was the singer. The band did perform this song live and Gabriel the costume king of art rock would dress as a flower (one lyrical line says "A flower?").
I Saw Genesis in 1992!
"Supper's Ready," Genesis
This was on Genesis' second-album Foxtrot.
"Supper's Ready," Genesis
Nearly 23 minutes in length, the song is divided into seven sections. A number of musical and lyrical themes do re-appear throughout. The melody of the verse in section 1 ("Lover's Leap") reappears as a flute melody between sections 2 and 3. The melody of the chorus in section 1 reappears with new lyrics in the coda to section 6. And the song that comprises the majority of the section 2 ("The Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Man") reappears briefly in instrumental form at the beginning of section 6, and then returns to form the body of section 7 ("As Sure As Eggs Is Eggs (Aching Men's Feet)"), with new lyrics. One commentator regarded the structure of "Supper's Ready" as a variation of sonata form—a musicological analysis by Nors Josephson proposes that "section 7 may be viewed as a Lisztian, symphonic apotheosis" of the "cyclical fanfares that originated in section 2." On the other hand, the individual components of "Supper's Ready" are much closer to traditional rock songs than they are to classical pieces, even if they contain elements of both. As with many progressive rock pieces, the song undergoes multiple changes in time signature, key signature, Leitmotif, instrumentation, and mood.
Played live on "Side 2" for "I Sing The Body Electric" LP
This track was sent to people from a hard drive enclosed in a gummy fetus. Just to show you how weird The Flaming Lips are.
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