Best Moments of Specific Songs

The Best Moments from music, an amazing part from any song that rises above music and becomes powerful and timeless art.

The Top Ten

1 The Gates of Delirium - Yes (Soon/Ending)

To me, this is the pinnacle of music. Every time I hear the ending of this song I am transported to a different place and time. It ceases to be just music, and it becomes an experience unto itself. - Harry_Lime

2 A Day in the Life - The Beatles (Symphony Build Up/Ending)
3 One - Metallica (The "Machine Gun" Part + Solo)

The "Machine Gun" Part is the intense instrumental part before and during the lines that begin with "Darkness imprisoning me".
The "Machine Gun" Part isn't an official term - fans use this description but if you hear that part you will understand why. - Metal_Treasure

4 Starless - King Crimson (Ending)

Every single moment of this song is significantly amazing.

5 Highway Star - Deep Purple (Guitar Solo + Intro Scream)
6 The Chain - Fleetwood Mac (Bass Bridge)
7 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull (Intro)
8 And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris (Intro + Build Up)

Because the intro is very long, the song sample features part of it - the violin and drums are awesome. - Metal_Treasure

9 Close to the Edge - Yes (I Get Up)

Glad to see this on here. That part is beautiful. Especially when the pipe organ comes in. - Gg2000

10 Intra Venus - Ne Obliviscaris (Dueling Solos of Guitar and Violin + Fretless Bass Solo)

The Contenders

11 Grand Parade - Blind Guardian (Intensity Build Up 6:25-7:40)
12 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Solo)

Yes! - LightningStrike

13 Lateralus - Tool (With My Feet...)
14 Heaven Denies - Demons & Wizards (Chanting in the Outro)

Gorgeous Gregorian chanting. It's even more impressive if you know that all multi-layered vocal tracks with the beautiful overlapping harmonies were sung by one person only - the lead singer. There's no actual choir. Hands down. A vocal god right here. - Metal_Treasure

15 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Intro)

Vocals in the intro are really impressive - great long sustains and a masterful scream. - Metal_Treasure

16 Valhalla - Blind Guardian (Chorus + Riff)

At a live show the crowd sang the chorus for about 4 minutes and didn't want to stop.
"Valhalla - Deliverance
Why've you ever forgotten me" - Metal_Treasure

17 Foreplay / Long Time - Boston (Transition/Mute Guitar Part)
18 Nailed to the Wheel - Edguy (Vocals to the Intro and the Riff to the Chorus)

Play the sample to hear part of the impressive vocals to the Intro - Metal_Treasure

19 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (Intro)
20 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin (As We Wind on Down the Road. To Be a Rock and Not a Roll)

The whole song is perfect. End of discussion - BIG260911

21 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins (Drums + Chorus)
22 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (Guitar Solo)

My favourite part of ANY song. - ParasN2000


23 November Rain - Guns N' Roses (Last Solo + Outro)
24 Rap God - Eminem (Fast Rap)
25 If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (Bridge)
26 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses (Guitar Solo Preceding 'where Do You Go Now')
27 Layla - Derek & the Dominos (Ending)

Love this part, for me it makes the song! - Harry_Lime

28 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits (Guitar Riff & Beginning Buildup)

Absolutely magical.

Oh yes! - Metal_Treasure

29 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Scream)
30 Bad Guy - Eminem (Fast Rap)
31 Holding Onto Heaven - Nickelback (Intro)
32 Burn It Down - Skillet (Everything Before the Chorus)
33 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue (Chorus)
34 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin [robert Plant's Extended Wail]
35 Runaway - Kanye West (The "Autotune" Solo)
36 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish ("Bring Me Home or Leave Me Be" Part)
37 Sanageyama - Dat Adam (The Drums and Guitar Kicking in at the Outro)
38 Sicko Mode - Travis Scott (The Third Beat After Travis’ Verse)
39 The Woven Web - Animals as Leaders (Slap Riff)
40 Supper's Ready - Genesis (Apocalypse in 9/8)

Great awesome part, but I personally prefer Willow Farm. - Harry_Lime

Oh man, I forgot about Willow Farm. That section is also on its own level of amazing.

41 Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Mass)

The weaver in the web that he made!

42 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - Van Der Graaf Generator (The Presence of the Night)

This section effectively proves the grand abilities of Peter Hammill's vocals. Not to mention how well all the instruments flow together.

43 The Prophet's Song - Queen (The Vocal Interlude)

The middle of the song is famous for its vocal interlude, where Freddie Mercury sings along with himself thanks to a tape delay. I first heard it (and the rest of A Night of the Opera) at age 12 (I think); it blew my mind. - Gg2000

44 Cross Eyed Mary - Jethro Tull (Intro Flute/Guitar)
45 Cafo - Animals as Leaders (Polyrhythmic Drumming in 13/4)
46 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera Section)
47 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones (Backing Vocals)
48 Billy Not Really - Death Grips (Third Verse)
49 The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd (Vocal Section)
50 Say It Ain't So - Weezer (Bridge + Solo)

The whole song builds up to an incredible climax with great vocals and a memorable guitar solo.

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