Best Moments of Specific Songs

Harry_Lime
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 Starless - King Crimson (Ending)

Every single moment of this song is significantly amazing. - isaaonrtdmtr

4 Highway Star - Deep Purple (Guitar Solo + Intro Scream)
5 The Chain - Fleetwood Mac (Bass Bridge)
6 Locomotive Breath - Jethro Tull (Intro)

Lol. Was just admiring this intro earlier today. So then I had to listen to Cross-eyed Mary and Aqualung. Good choice - Ned964

7 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

8 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

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

The Contenders

11 Grand Parade - Blind Guardian (Intensity Build Up 6:25-7:40)
12 Lateralus - Tool (With My Feet...)
13 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Solo)

Yes! - LightningStrike

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 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (Intro)
16 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden (Intro)

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

17 Foreplay / Long Time - Boston (Transition/Mute Guitar Part)
18 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

19 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

20 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

21 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins (Drums + Chorus)
22 If Today Was Your Last Day - Nickelback (Bridge)
23 Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses (Guitar Solo Preceding 'where Do You Go Now')
24 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica (Guitar Solo)

My favourite part of ANY song. - ParasN2000

YEA-YEAH!

25 Layla - Derek & the Dominos (Ending)

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

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

Absolutely magical.

Oh yes! - Metal_Treasure

27 Bad Guy - Eminem (Fast Rap)
28 Holding Onto Heaven - Nickelback (Intro)
29 Burn It Down - Skillet (Everything Before the Chorus)
30 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue (Chorus)
31 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin [robert Plant's Extended Wail]
32 Runaway - Kanye West (The "Autotune" Solo)
33 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish ("Bring Me Home or Leave Me Be" Part)
34 Sanageyama - Dat Adam (The Drums and Guitar Kicking in at the Outro)
35 Sicko Mode - Travis Scott (The Third Beat After Travis’ Verse)
36 The Woven Web - Animals as Leaders (Slap Riff)
37 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. - isaaonrtdmtr

38 Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Mass)

The weaver in the web that he made! - isaaonrtdmtr

39 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. - isaaonrtdmtr

40 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

41 Cross Eyed Mary - Jethro Tull (Intro Flute/Guitar)
42 Cafo - Animals as Leaders (Polyrhythmic Drumming in 13/4)
43 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who (Scream)
44 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Opera Section)
45 Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones (Backing Vocals)
46 Billy Not Really - Death Grips (Third Verse)
47 The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd (Vocal Section)
48 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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Top Remixes

1. One - Metallica (The "Machine Gun" Part + Solo)
2. Highway Star - Deep Purple (Guitar Solo + Intro Scream)
3. And Plague Flowers the Kaleidoscope - Ne Obliviscaris (Intro + Build Up)
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1. The Gates of Delirium - Yes (Soon/Ending)
2. A Day in the Life - The Beatles (Symphony Build Up/Ending)
3. Starless - King Crimson (Ending)
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