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).
Entries Beginning with Y
"Yoo Doo Right," Can
Lenght:20:18 (Edited from 6 Hours)
The Song had been edited down from a six-hour improvisation to a 'mere' twenty minutes. The song features a pounding, tribal-influenced rhythm section throughout, along with singer Malcolm Mooney repeatedly reading excepts from a love letter in an almost mantra-like manner. The lyrics could be seen as being indicative of his eventual mental breakdown. *From Wikipedia
But if you try sometimes...you get a very good Rolling Stone song!
Complete Side 2 of the original two-disk "Fillmore East" album
"You Keep Me Hangin' On," Vanilla Fudge
Lenght:7:20 (album version)
The original, by The Supremes, was considerably shorter. The edited radio single of Vanilla Fudge psychedelic rock version was just under 3 minutes and was done in one take.
"You Shouldn't Do That," Hawkwind
This song is off of the "Master's Of The Universe" album. It is a psychedelic jam. Most of the album is just like that, with the exceptions of two acoustic songs written and performed by Dave Brock
"You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" is track #1 on the album, "Youthquake" (1985). It reaching #11 on Billboard's Pop Chart, making them their biggest hit single. Note that the version that lasting at 7 minutes and 25 seconds is the extended performance mix version of this song.
The third track off of 1978's "Mr. Gone"
"Your Own Special Way," Genesis
This song is their first Top 100 hit EVER!
"Yours Is No Disgrace," Yes
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