Popular songs clocking in way above the norm.

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    Popular songs clocking in way above the norm.

    When you hear a good song, you want it to last. The old rule from the early days was to make the "hit" single short , usually under 3:00 minutes. 

    The late '60's saw the evolution of the "longer" rock song that would clock in at 6:00 minutes or more than twice what had once been the limit.

    I've made a list of successful songs which went over the 6:00 minute mark and are quite well known. Now I know there are live versions and some not so well known album tracks that beat these, but these are the best of the really well known ones ( I think).

    the all time winner , In a Gadda Da Vida- Iron Butterfly 17:05

    Heard it through the Grapevine- Creedence 11:05
    Cowgirl in the Sand- Neil Young 10:30
    Child in Time-Deep Purple 10:15
    In the Court of the Crimson King- King Crimson 9:22
    Down by the River- Neil Young 9:13
    Karn Evil 9 , 1st imp. pt.1 -ELP 8:39
    Suzie Q - Creedence 8:30
    Rounabout-Yes 8:29
    Money for Nothing-Dire Straits 8:24
    Like a Hurricane- Neil Young 8:14
    Roll over Beethoven-ELO 8:10
    Slow Ride-Foghat 8:13
    Stairway to Heaven -Led Zep-7:55
    L.A. Woman- Doors 7:49
    Foreplay/Long Time - Boston 7:48
    Child of Vision- Supertramp 7:23
    Lazy - Deep Purple 7:19
    Riders of the Storm- Doors 7:14
    Abacab-Genensis 7:02
    Aqualung- Jethro Tull 6:31

    Feel free to add any I 've overlooked.
     
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    Three Days - Janes Addiction
     
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    Does side one of Tarkus count?

    I believe Bohemian Rhapsody comes in at 5:48.
     
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    Not all these songs might be considered popular, but I like them and all but two or three did get radio play on album rock stations back in the day.

    How about:

    Echoes-Pink Floyd 23:28
    Dogs-Pink Floyd 17:05
    Telegraph Road-Dire Straits 14:23
    Shine On You Crazy Diamond-Pink Floyd 13:38
    Pigs (Three Different Ones)-Pink Floyd 11:23
    Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding-Elton John 11:10
    In My Time of Dying-Led Zeppelin 11:06
    When The Music's Over-The Doors 10:59
    Carouselambra-Led Zeppelin 10:34
    Achilles Last Stand-Led Zeppelin 10:25
    Bat Out of Hell-Meat Loaf 9:53
    Green Grass and High Tides-Outlaws 9:48
    Tea for One-Led Zeppelin 9:27
    Song for America-Kansas 9:09
    Amused to Death-Roger Waters 9:07


     
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    I don't think side one of Tarkus counts, jessey.  That is a 'song suite'.  If we let that in why not the entire albums of Thick As a Brick and Passion Play.

    My personal favorite for sheer excess and gluttony would be the live version of Dazed and Confused which comes in somewhere around 26 minutes and has some pretty remarkable stuff in the middle with Jimmy using his violin bow and various gadgets.
     
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    Not all these songs might be considered popular, but I like them and all but two or three did get radio play on album rock stations back in the day. How about: Echoes-Pink Floyd 23:28 Dogs-Pink Floyd 17:05 Telegraph Road-Dire Straits 14:23 Shine On You Crazy Diamond-Pink Floyd 13:38 Pigs (Three Different Ones)-Pink Floyd 11:23 Funeral For A Friend/Love Lies Bleeding-Elton John 11:10 In My Time of Dying-Led Zeppelin 11:06 When The Music's Over-The Doors 10:59 Carouselambra-Led Zeppelin 10:34 Achilles Last Stand-Led Zeppelin 10:25 Bat Out of Hell-Meat Loaf 9:53 Green Grass and High Tides-Outlaws 9:48 Tea for One-Led Zeppelin 9:27 Song for America-Kansas 9:09 Amused to Death-Roger Waters 9:07
    Posted by royf19


    I thought about a few of those , truly , I don't think the Pink Floyd tracks are the very well known ones by casual classic rock listeners.

    Green Grass and High Tides was a good one that I missed.

    Incidently , these are all good long songs, maybe my "Child of Vision" was a poor addition of mine as it is not a real well known song.

    I was also thinking the Beatles song "A Day in the Life" clocks in over 5 minutes at least , but I don't have the exact figure. Maybe "a little help from our friend" ( notice the Sgt. Pepper tie-in?) , and Beatles expert, jesseyeric.

    Another one I forgot was Deep Purple, Space Truckin'.
     
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    In Response to Re: Popular songs clocking in way above the norm. : I thought about a few of those , truly , I don't think the Pink Floyd tracks are the very well known ones by casual classic rock listeners. Green Grass and High Tides was a good one that I missed. Incidently , these are all good long songs, maybe my "Child of Vision" was a poor addition of mine as it is not a real well known song. I was also thinking the Beatles song "A Day in the Life" clocks in over 5 minutes at least , but I don't have the exact figure. Maybe "a little help from our friend" ( notice the Sgt. Pepper tie-in?) , and Beatles expert, jesseyeric. Another one I forgot was Deep Purple, Space Truckin'.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD


    Yeah, a couple of them aren't exactly well-known. I love the Animals album by Pink Floyd, so personally, I had to include those songs.

    Shine on Crazy Diamond I think would be well-known to casual classic rock listeners. Pigs might be too because it used to be played now in then on the radio.

    I liked the inclusion of Child of Vision, simply because it's my favorite Supertramp song. 
     
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    Jimi Hendrix 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn to Be) 13:46
    Traffic Low Spark of High Heeled Boys 12:10
    Traffic Roll Right Stones 11:46
    Grand Funk I'm Your Captain 9:58
    Grand Funk Loneliness 8:38

     
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    I know it really is about 5 or 6 songs strung together, but most just call it the "Medley" - Abbey Road.

    Personally, I consider it one piece.

    I would also like to add:

    Amazing Journey/Sparks - the Who (Tommy)
    We're Not Gonna Take It - the Who (Tommy)
     
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    The Beatles-Hey Jude  7:11
     
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    I think all these are mainstreem classic rock songs.

    Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who 8:33
    Kashmire-Led Zeppelin 8:29
    Tuesday Afternoon-The Moody Blue 8:23
    Foreplay Long Time-Boston 7:48
    Welcome to the Machine-Pink Floyd 7:30
    Layla-Derek and the Dominoes 7:05
     
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    I am pretty sure that both Freebird and Tuesdays Gone by L.S. both clocked in over 5 + minutes.
     
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    Springsteen's Rosalita always got a lot of airplay (and still does, if you find the right station), and I think it's about eight minutes.
     
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    Don't know if these songs qualify as popular, but Van Morrison had 3 songs at over 6 minutes on his album St. Dominic's Preview. I never felt like these songs were too long. Van just goes where the spirit moves him and some of his great songs are short ("Jackie Wilson Said") while others are long.

    The three songs are:

    "St. Dominic's Preview"  6:23
    "Almost Independence Day" 10:05
    "Listen to the Lion" 11:05
     
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    I'm definitely a lover of the extended track -- does anyone remember the "long song of the night" feature on BCN overnight shows from the 80s?  Here are a few more, trying for diverse styles and maybe a little obscurity in addition to mainstream classic rock (after all, there are plenty more Zeppelin tracks that could be added):

    Macarthur Park/Richard Harris - about 7'
    Total Eclipse of the Heart/Bonnie Tyler - about 7'
    Living For The City/Stevie Wonder - about 7.5'
    Beginnings/Chicago - almost 8'
    Trilogy/ELP - almost 9'
    Jungleland/Bruce Springsteen - about 9.5'
    No More Tears/Donna Summer & Barbra Streisasnd - about 11'
    American City Suite/Cashman & West - about 11'
    Time Has Come Today/Chambers Brothers - about 12'
     
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    I'm definitely a lover of the extended track -- does anyone remember the "long song of the night" feature on BCN overnight shows from the 80s?  Here are a few more, trying for diverse styles and maybe a little obscurity in addition to mainstream classic rock (after all, there are plenty more Zeppelin tracks that could be added): Macarthur Park/Richard Harris - about 7' Total Eclipse of the Heart/Bonnie Tyler - about 7' Living For The City/Stevie Wonder - about 7.5' Beginnings/Chicago - almost 8' Trilogy/ELP - almost 9' Jungleland/Bruce Springsteen - about 9.5' No More Tears/Donna Summer & Barbra Streisasnd - about 11' American City Suite/Cashman & West - about 11' Time Has Come Today/Chambers Brothers - about 12'
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    I haven't heard that Cashman and West song in many years. Awesome , great work gerbs!!!

    The version of 'Time Has Come Today' that I am familiar with is surely not 12 minutes long. There must have been a single version and an album version....great song , that one stays in your head long after you hear it.
     
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    Gerbs posted Total Eclipse ...

    Actually, I'm a huge fan of Jim Steinman's stuff, and you could make a pretty good list of long songs that he wrote of varying degrees of popularity.

    Faster than the Speed of Night: 6:45
    Total Eclipse: 7:02
    Making Love Out of Nothing at All (Bonnie Tyler's version): 7:50
    Ravishing: 6:50
    Loving You's a Dirty Job But Someone's Gotta Do It: 7:47
    Rebel Without a Clue: 8:50
    Holding Out For a Hero: 5:51 (falls 9 seconds from 6 minutes)

    These two songs from the Streets of Fire soundtrack:
    Nowhere Fast: 6:02
    Tonight is What it Means to be Young: 6:56

    It's All Coming Back To Me Now (Celine's version): 7:38
    (Meat Loaf's version): 6:02

    Some of Meat Loaf's Songs
    Orginal Sin: 6:06
    Seize the Night: 9:46
    Bad for Good: 7:33
    I'd Do Anything For Love: 12:00
    Objects in the Rearview Mirror: 10:16
    Paradise from the Dashboard Light: 8:30
    Bat out of Hell: 9:53
    For Crying Out Loud: 8:45
    Everything Louder .. : 7:49




     
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    Gerbs posted Total Eclipse ... Actually, I'm a huge fan of Jim Steinman's stuff, and you could make a pretty good list of long songs that he wrote of varying degrees of popularity. Faster than the Speed of Night: 6:45 Total Eclipse: 7:02 Making Love Out of Nothing at All (Bonnie Tyler's version): 7:50 Ravishing: 6:50 Loving You's a Dirty Job But Someone's Gotta Do It: 7:47 Rebel Without a Clue: 8:50 Holding Out For a Hero: 5:51 (falls 9 seconds from 6 minutes) These two songs from the Streets of Fire soundtrack: Nowhere Fast: 6:02 Tonight is What it Means to be Young: 6:56 It's All Coming Back To Me Now (Celine's version): 7:38 (Meat Loaf's version): 6:02 Some of Meat Loaf's Songs Orginal Sin: 6:06 Seize the Night: 9:46 Bad for Good: 7:33 I'd Do Anything For Love: 12:00 Objects in the Rearview Mirror: 10:16 Paradise from the Dashboard Light: 8:30 Bat out of Hell: 9:53 For Crying Out Loud: 8:45 Everything Louder .. : 7:49
    Posted by royf19


    Looks like Meatloaf has quite a list of these. I guess I haven't played these albums in a while. I would never have thought of them on my own.
     
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    In Response to Re: Popular songs clocking in way above the norm. : Looks like Meatloaf has quite a list of these. I guess I haven't played these albums in a while. I would never have thought of them on my own.
    Posted by ZILLAGOD


    I like Steinman's style. To steal from your other thread, he's in a subgenre that I've seen called Wagnerian rock.
     
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    Redding or Three Dog Night, Try a Little Tenderness
    McClean, American Pie
    Guthro, Alice's Restaurant
    Crosby etc, Judy Blues Eyes suite
    Brown, The Load Out / Stay

    I'm too lazy to look up the times but quite sure they are at least 6 minutes. Alice's Restaurant might be longer than In a Gadda Da Vida. 

     
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    Redding or Three Dog Night, Try a Little Tenderness McClean, American Pie Guthro, Alice's Restaurant Crosby etc, Judy Blues Eyes suite Brown, The Load Out / Stay I'm too lazy to look up the times but quite sure they are at least 6 minutes. Alice's Restaurant might be longer than In a Gadda Da Vida. 
    Posted by Elekktra


    Alice's Restaurant is an excellent one...is it a song or a short story , though? I always thought of it as a funny story with a song attached to it.

    Perhaps Cheech and Chong's "Santa Claus and his old lady" should be mentioned.
     
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    Roundabout and You and I by YES.

    Now these were long players ;-)
     
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    In Response to Re: Popular songs clocking in way above the norm. : Alice's Restaurant is an excellent one...is it a song or a short story , though? 
    Posted by ZILLAGOD




    It's Folk-Rap.  ;-)
     
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    You Can't Always Get What You Want (7:31) - Rolling Stones
    Sympathy For The Devil (6:28) - Rolling Stones
    Midnight Rambler (6:53) - Rolling Stones
    November Rain (8:57) - Guns N' Roses
     

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