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

2 The End - The Doors (The Doors) V 1 Comment
3 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Who's Next)
4 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!

5 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (The Number of the Beast)
6 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

7 Caroline, No - The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)

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

8 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian (At the Edge of Time)
9 You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones (Let It Bleed)
10 Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who (Quadrophenia)

The Newcomers

? Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles

Insane conclusion to their greatest album - fruitslicer2000

The Contenders

11 I Am a Rock - Simon and Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence)

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

12 Echoes - Pink Floyd (Meddle)
13 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys (Smile)
14 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin IV)
15 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix (Electric Ladyland)
16 Raining Blood - Slayer (Reign In Blood)
17 Seasons In the Abyss - Slayer (Seasons In the Abyss)
18 All Apologies - Nirvana (In Utero)
19 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden (Fear of the Dark)
20 Rock 'N Roll Suicide - David Bowie (The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars)
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Top Remixes (10)

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. The End - The Doors (The Doors)
2. A Day In the Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
3. Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks (Something Else by the Kinks)
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1. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian (At the Edge of Time)
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (The Number of the Beast)
3. A Day In the Life - The Beatles (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band)
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