The Longest Song

By Oumoukalsoum Diagne

Have you ever stopped and thought about the longest pop song? If not, you are in the right place, as we have a little story for you here.  When we think about listening to music, especially these days, brief songs like the typical three-minute pop song come to mind. Let’s dig inside a little of the extensive world, and discover just a handful of the treasure that take you on a slightly longer musical journey, just a few though, because this list could be as long as some of the records. Read more here in The Longest Song

Close your eyes, (but only after you have read this), leave any negative thoughts behind you and relax. Let these songs guide your imagination, and relax you, so you can enjoy just a few of the longest pop songs ever created.

The longest ever recorded pop song according to The Guinness Book of World Records is “Apparente Libertà,” by Giancarlo Ferrari, which is 76 minutes, 44 seconds long as of 2019’s. This surpassed the previous record of “The Devil Glitch,” by Chris Butler, which is 69 minutes long.”

Below, explore a small list of songs from across the genre of pop music specifically, and find a few ‘whoppers’ maybe you never realised quite how long they are. Now we know length can be a good thing so here we have picked a handful of the best for you to enjoy.

Mirrors by Justin Timberlake 2013

This beautiful 8.00 minutes of music was written in 2009 but released in 2013. The music video won two MTV Music Video Awards plus, it is considered by The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) as one of the most performed songs of 2014 and 2015.

No more tears by Donna Summer And Barbra Streisand 1979

This record was released in 1979 and quickly became a disco classic. At around 8.27 minutes these two divas of song belt out a truly dynamic number.

Autobahn by Kraftwerk 1974

Autobahn By Kraftwerk, this radio-friendly song is one of their most played records of this band, and one that took them into the European chart and made them a household name at the time. A true whopper that lasts 22.43 minutes.

Fools Gold by Stone Roses 1989

Stone Roses one of the pioneering groups of the ‘Madchester’ music scene out of Manchester UK in the late 1980s and early 1990s. They released this masterpiece in November named Fools Gold a 9.55-minute epic, where the guitar dominates.

Mood 4 Eva by Beyonce, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Oumou Sangare 2019

This song from Beyonce’s album entitled The Lion King: The Gift, lasts 7.30 minutes, and features artists Jay-Z,(her husband) Childish Gambino, and Oumou Sangare.

Free bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

This record is for those who really enjoy the sound of a guitar, of American rock and love truly timeless epics. Named Free bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd it goes from soft ballad all the way to full rock anthem, all 9 minutes of it.

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 2003

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, sing Babe I’m on fire. Released in 2003, the song lasts about 15.00 minutes . It was track ten on their twelfth studio album Nocturama.

Happier Than Ever By Billie Eilish 2021

Put out by Darkroom and Interscope records this song takes its inspiration from the covid-19 pandemic, and t lasts for about 5 minutes. This song received four nominations for the 64th Annual Grammy Awards.

Blue Monday by New Order 1983

This is a 7.00-minute perfect example of early synthpop, from New Order, entitled Blue Monday. A classic tune, that will be remembered for being one of the most innovative songs of the 1980s because of the band’s original ways of using instruments mixed with the new technologies of the time.

I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Creedence Clearwater Revival 1970

This song has been written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1966. it’s about 11.00 minutes of rock pop music.In 1970 Creedence Clearwater Revival recorded their version of this song ,in their album named Cosmo’s Factory.

Low Spark Of Heeled Boys by Traffic 1971

If you enjoy the diversification of instruments, listening to this piece is a must! This is Low Spark Of Heeled Boys by Traffic. This piece’s length is about 11.00 minutes . It was released in 1971 that is the fifth recorded studio album of the band.

Love’s Train By Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak 2022

This song is originally by an American Band named Con Funk shun which is about 5.18 minutes. Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have recorded a version of this song which was released in Februray 2022 for Valentine’s Day.

Maggot Brain by Funkadelic 1971

The name of the song is Maggot Brain by Funkadelic. The band was a pioneering American funk rock band formed in 1968 and active until 1982 led by George Clinton, This funky tune runs at 10.00 minutes.

Velvet Underground by Sister Ray 1968

This is pure rock, this masterpiece is by the cult American band The Velvet Underground entitled Sister Ray, and runs for a stunning 14.00 minutes.

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