While I usually focus on individual lines, I’ve done a few lengthier musical posts, like with covers better than the originals, impressive foreign language songs and songs to lighten your mood and make you smile. I’ve been listening to quite a lot recently, so thought I’d add another. The really talented bands can keep you listening for minutes on end and make you lose yourself, even just with one song. Limiting myself to one song per artist (and you’ll see most of them represented here), here are eight awesome tracks of seven minutes and above. Feel free to share your favourites below.
Great list! Who knew your attention span was so long though? 😜 Really like The Doors and Pink Floyd.
I could have easily filled the list just within those two bands.
In the days when pop radio songs were only 2 minutes long, here come the Doors with these long mesmerizing pieces and changed everything! Great choices all!
Thank you. They really are naturals of the longer songs. Mind you, one of my favourites of theirs is Break on Through to the Other Side which is just over 2 minutes. Nothing they couldn’t do!
And gone too soon!
Jim Morrison was only 27 when he died. He lived enough for half a dozen people.
Exactly. I always wonder what he’d be into now? Film, maybe. He was a film student. Or maybe just eccentric hermit. Btw, I’m sketching today! ✍️🤞
Well people do tell me I look a little sketchy 😛
Kashmir is a jam.
One hell of an opening. One of those that just builds ferociously. So many others of theirs qualify but it’s still my favourite.
It’s a sublime and driving piece of music. Totally its own thing.
Driving is so the word. I love listening to it when driving. Not quite as glamorous as Route 66 but I pretend it is!
Haha, we can all but dream. But it says a lot about the power of music that it can put us in different settings. Fun too.
An interesting idea for a post Alex. It’s great to hear some of your choices. My favourite from the list would have to be Metallica. The guitar I troduction leaves alot to be desired.
The video really helps too. It was tough to leave out The Stone Roses.
Excellent choices. How about: Caesar by Iggy Pop, Heart of Hearts by p.g.lost or Voodoo Dolly by Siouxsie and the Banshees (just)?
Thanks. Could easily have done double.
Can I add Sumerland by Fields of the Nephilim, This Strange Engine by Marillion and Subway (Epilogue) by Pete Murphy, please!
Don’t know any of those. Off to have a listen.
Happy listening. As you say, could have done double!
How many times have sung along to this? Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman are some double act.
Great musical taste my friend!
Thank you. The musical posts are always fun to think up.
Great list! So many amazing lengthy songs out there. The Rain Song, No Quarter, In My Time of Dying, – Led Zeppelin can have a list of their own! I’d probably add Iron Maiden’s Empire of the Clouds, an 18-minute epic. 🙂
I know. That is an epic one. Nice shouts. I’m listening to a great one now. White Lines by Grandmaster Flash.
Eagles – The Last Resort
Kashmir’s a great call
Got a soft spot for Bat out of Hell by Meat Loaf too. Think that’s over 7 minutes in its full version.
Just saw this, sorry. Great shouts Richard. Meat Loaf sure has a powerful voice. Like the song but wouldn’t want it on karaoke haha. Hope you had a great weekend.
Sure did. Decorating!
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