Greatest Album Closing Tracks of All Time

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After the opening track, the closer is the most important song on an album. Often chilling, these are the tracks that make you sit for a couple minutes after the album is over before putting the CD or vinyl back in its case.

The Top Ten

1 A Day In the Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)

Haunting lyrics about news stories, interspersed with everyday life, all building to a massive crescendo, which culminates in a crashing E Major piano chord. Oh, and after that, there are a few seconds of sound too high pitched for the human ear to detect, but which will make your dog freak out. Does it get any better? - PetSounds

This song is such a great closing track. The song is perfect from beginning to end because of the way it is so beautifully executed. The Beatles rock. - maarilynmaanson

2 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Who's Next)
3 Eclipse - Pink Floyd (The Dark Side of the Moon)

"There is no dark side in the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark." - PetSounds

This song is incredible. As is the album in general. - PositronWildhawk

The most epic closing track to the most epic album ever made!

This still gives me goose bumps...
also james told me to tell you to wear your seatbelt

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4 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (The Number of the Beast)

It is way better than any of these tracks

5 The End - The Doors (The Doors)

What an appropriate name. - Brobusky

6 Echoes - Pink Floyd (Meddle)
7 Raining Blood - Slayer (Reign In Blood)
8 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian (At the Edge of Time)
9 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland)
10 Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (Something Else by the Kinks)

Gorgeous lyrics about a sunset over London's Waterloo Station and the people in the scene. - PetSounds

The Contenders

11 Rock 'N Roll Suicide - David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
12 Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer (Seasons In the Abyss)
13 Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who (Quadrophenia)
14 Caroline, No - The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)

First the train, and then Brian Wilson's true "Pet Sounds": his dogs, Louie and Banana. - PetSounds

15 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV)
16 You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed)
17 Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run)
18 Would? - Alice in Chains (Dirt)
19 I Am a Rock - Simon and Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence)

"And a rock feels no pain. And an island never cries." - PetSounds

20 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (Smile)
21 Supper's Ready - Foxtrot (Genesis)
22 Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails (With Teeth)
23 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden (Fear of the Dark)
24 Twist and Shout - The Beatles (Please Please Me)
25 Every Grain of Sand - Bob Dylan (Shot of Love)
26 How Many More Times? - Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)
27 Desolation Row - Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
28 Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche (Operation Mindcrime)
29 Demon Days - Gorillaz (Demon Days)
30 All Apologies - Nirvana (In Utero)

This has to be higher so does endless nameless

31 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian (A Night at the Opera)
32 And So It Goes - Billy Joel (Storm Front)

Billy described And So It Goes as the calm after the storm that is Storm Front. It's one of his most beautiful ballads, right at the end of one of his hardest albums. - PetSounds

33 Human Insecticide - Annihilator (Alice In Hell)
34 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (The Downward Spiral)
35 Find the River - R.E.M. (Automatic for the People)
36 The Last Time I Saw Richard - Joni Mitchell (Blue)
37 Octavarium - Dream Theater (Octavarium)
38 Carolina Drama - The Raconteurs (Consolers of the Lonely)
39 Good Night - The Beatles (The White Album)
40 Space Truckin' - Deep Purple (Machine Head)
41 Train in Vain - The Clash (London Calling)
42 Pirate Jet - Gorillaz (Plastic Beach)
43 Glory Box - Portishead (Dummy)
44 The End - The Beatles (Abbey Road)

The greatest send off to the greatest band in history.

45 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica (Ride the Lightning)
46 Salt of the Earth - The Rolling Stones (Beggars Banquet)
47 Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead (The Bends)
48 Her Majesty - The Beatles (Abbey Road)
49 Champagne Supernova - Oasis ((What's the Story) Morning Glory?)
50 Trilogy Suite Op: 5 - Yngwie Malmsteen (Trilogy)
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Top Remixes (11)

1. Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (Smile)
2. A Day In the Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
3. Every Grain of Sand - Bob Dylan (Shot of Love)
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1. A Day In the Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
2. The End - The Doors (The Doors)
3. Rock 'N Roll Suicide - David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
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1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland)
2. A Day In the Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
3. Echoes - Pink Floyd (Meddle)
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