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I was amazed when I found out that this song from Poodle Hat was that lengthy. It doesn't feel long at all! - On a side note, Al described the musical style on this one as him "trying to sound like Beck trying to sound like Prince."
This is the longest song from Michael Jackson's smash hit (still the best selling album of all time) album from 1982, "Thriller". It also has the distinction of being the only song from "Thriller" to become a hit (a top five hit in the late summer of 1983, with much help from radio dj's) without an accompanying music video. It also is a hit because of it's cross-over dance elements, with hints throughout of reggae, African dance pop (the last line is from "Soul Makossa" a 1973 hit from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango), country line dance and just good old fashioned American rock and soul dance and disco. It was written by Mark Anthony Neal.
Just found this out yesterday.
"Watcher of the Skies," Genesis
It was intentionally melodramatic to conjure up an impression of incredible size. It was an extraordinary sound. On the old Mellotron Mark 2 there were these two chords that sounded really good on that instrument. There are some chords you can't play on that instrument because they'd be so out of tune. These chords created an incredible atmosphere. That's why it's just an incredible intro number. It never sounded so good on the later Mellotron." The two chords in question are Bmaj7/F# and C#/F#.. The long keyboard introduction crossfades into the main ensemble section, which features a prominent single-note staccato pattern in a 6/4 time signature (reminiscent of the 5/4 rhythmic pattern from "Mars" in Gustav Holst's The Planets suite) played over a pattern of sustained organ chords.
Off of their 1971's self-titled debut album
This is probably the longest running song on The Hurting I have ever heard.
Well there were chances to make it to live our lives.
"We Don't Belong," Ratt
"We Have Seen Your Glory (John 1)," Twila Paris
Lenght:6 minutes, 20 seconds
This is the next-to-last track on her live CD, "He Is Exalted." It talks about the birth of Christ and is an adaption of the opening verses of the Gospel according to St. John.
Thompson Twins's early works. One of the bonus tracks was used in 1981's "A Product of...Participation" CD.
A song that's a commentary of the music industry. Known for its heavy use of sound effects and synthesizers
I'm amazed its not here yet, this the full album vesion, the radio edit was only about 6 mins
This song perfectly orchestrated with Trower's guitar later was orchestrated with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra a year later.
"What Would You Have Me Do?," Local H
Technically, the song only lasts for 15 minutes, with the last 10 being random street noises, but even then it's still a long track.
No lyrics in the song.
"When The Music's Over," The Doors
Alive, she cried.
Devendra Banhart has an unusual number of short songs, but this is one of his longer songs. (Ironically, his "Long Song" is only 2:26)
"When Will This End?," KoRn
Nice choice of a name.
While the version on their debut album was around seven minutes, they went further in concert when they were able to extend it to over 20 minutes.
"White Mountain," Genesis
Second track off of 1970's "Trespass"
"Who Are You?," The Who
Lenght:6:16 (album version)
Most of the song is the chorus of "Who are, who are, who are?"
This song is sort of nonsensical and takes too long for me to explain about. "Who killed Tangerine the prettiest girl I've ever seen."
"Whoever Said Gambling's For Suckers," Cameron Avery Lenght:8:01
Fifth track off of "Sweetnighter" LP in 1973.
This must have been his longest released song.
"The Woman Who Loves You," Split Enz
Also known as the spoon solo song.
"Won't Get Fooled Again," The Who
The song is from their fifth studio album, Who's Next.
"Won't Get Fooled Again," The Who
"Working Man," Rush
While not intended as a single, it is the strongest song from Rush's first and self-titled album. The song and album received heavy airplay from DJ Donna Halper on WMMS-FM in Cleveland, an "album oriented radio" station, giving Rush some greatly needed exposure south of the border.
Perhaps the longest song ever recorded by a Canadian artist. Obviously the longest recorded by Lightfoot. And the covers of this song are even longer. The longest was an 8:45 version by Rheostatics.
John Phillips Screwdriver
This spoof of the Lawrence Welk Show as well as his music also has a cameo with Daws Butler (The voice of Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound).
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