Bob Dylan has just released his first new original music in years; a minute ballad about the assassination of American president John F. Anyone who's ever played in a band knows it's hard enough to convince the world to listen to music of a regular length. Asking people to spend over ten minutes with one piece of music? That takes a certain confidence — or devil may care attitude — that only some possess.
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Television – Marquee Moon (10.40)
Criteria: Songs must be 10 minutes or longer. This means on their original release either on an album, EP or a single - remixes do not count. Songs were chosen and ranked based on initial and lasting popularity, acclaim and influence. Live versions of songs that were less than 10 minutes when done first in the studio were only included if they became significant in their own right.
Conventionally, we've been led to believe that the ideal song length if you're in the business of writing hits is between three and four minutes. However, in the world of rock, that isn't always the case. From Guns N' Roses to Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pink Floyd to Tool, the heavyweights of guitar music have long defied this notion, captivating audiences throughout winding, solo-laden epics that clock in at well over 10 minutes sometimes even
You can always try the 4. A trippy excursion into the furthest reaches of Bobby Gillespie's brain, the original version on 's Screamadelica breaks the ten minute barrier. Meanwhile, the actual song Screamadelica is This extended work out takes half a side of Bowie's album and was a huge influence on long-song fans Kraftwerk, inspiring their Trans-Europe Express album. The LA mystics loved a long song, but this is one of the most famous - it concluded their incredible, self-titled debut album of The original debut 12" single from the brothers Hartnoll lasted an epic 12 minutes. It was almost eclipsed by the hypnotic B-side, Deeper, which was 15 and a half minutes long. Night night! The final song from the Glasgow band's debut album Mogwai Young Team.