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 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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3 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Who's Next)
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 Raining Blood - Slayer (Reign In Blood)
7 Echoes - Pink Floyd (Meddle)
8 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

9 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian (At the Edge of Time)
10 Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer (Seasons In the Abyss)

The Newcomers

? Her Majesty - The Beatles (Abbey Road)
? Pirate Jet - Gorillaz (Plastic Beach)

The Contenders

11 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland)
12 Rock 'N Roll Suicide - David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
13 Caroline, No - The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)

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

14 You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed)
15 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV)
16 I Am a Rock - Simon and Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence)

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

17 Would? - Alice in Chains (Dirt)
18 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (Smile)
19 Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who (Quadrophenia)
20 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden (Fear of the Dark)
21 Right Where It Belongs - Nine Inch Nails (With Teeth)
22 Every Grain of Sand - Bob Dylan (Shot of Love)
23 Twist and Shout - The Beatles (Please Please Me)
24 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

25 Hurt - Nine Inch Nails (The Downward Spiral)
26 All Apologies - Nirvana (In Utero)

This has to be higher so does endless nameless

27 Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche (Operation Mindcrime)
28 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian (A Night at the Opera)
29 Demon Days - Gorillaz (Demon Days)
30 Human Insecticide - Annihilator (Alice In Hell)
31 Find the River - R.E.M. (Automatic for the People)
32 Octavarium - Dream Theater (Octavarium)
33 The Last Time I Saw Richard - Joni Mitchell (Blue)
34 Jungleland - Bruce Springsteen (Born to Run)
35 Carolina Drama - The Raconteurs (Consolers of the Lonely)
36 The End - The Beatles (Abbey Road)

The greatest send off to the greatest band in history.

37 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica (Ride the Lightning)
38 Train in Vain - The Clash (London Calling)
39 Good Night - The Beatles (The White Album)
40 Glory Box - Portishead (Dummy)
41 Street Spirit (Fade Out) - Radiohead (The Bends)
42 Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles (Revolver)

Insane conclusion to their greatest album - fruitslicer2000

43 Strobe - Deadmau5 (For Lack of a Better Name)
44 Trilogy Suite Op: 5 - Yngwie Malmsteen (Trilogy)
45 Moonlight Mile - The Rolling Stones (Sticky Fingers)
46 Desolation Row - Bob Dylan (Highway 61 Revisited)
47 Dyers Eve - Metallica (And Justice for All)
48 Fairies Wear Boots - Black Sabbath (Paranoid)
49 Evil Twin - Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP 2)
50 Homeward Angel - Moby (Hotel)
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Top Remixes (10)

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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