Top 10 Songs that Should Be Shorter

Some 8, 10, 20+ minute songs can be long without getting boring and repetitive, and can show some new tune every minute. However, there are also songs where the quantity was more important than the quality.
The Top Ten
1 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

This song is great but they need to fade out the end.

This song is too long.

2 Hey Jude - The Beatles

I have noticed that it works pretty well for a singalong at concerts but besides that yes this song would be better without much of the later part.

The end of the song is too long and it gets boring fast.

It is kind of the whole point that it is long though.

3 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake

Actually the same could be said of the entire album the average song was over 6 and a half minutes extremely unusual for a mainstream pop album.

I think this is one of Justin Timberlake's better songs but it does not have enough variation to justify it being over 8 minutes long.

4 American Pie - Don McLean
5 The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden

I don't like comments asking for thumbs up, but thumbs up if you expected to see this song on the list after reading the title.

Yes, I like metal and Iron Maiden but this song...

This song is kinda boring and repetitive.

6 Dopesmoker - Sleep

I had not heard of this song but an hour long wow that is going to be a struggle to listen to.

Not a one hour material. Extremely monotonous.

7 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

I think half of the current length would be enough for this song.

It should've just been half, maybe that would make it less trash.

It's too long. It is just about the Arabian orchestra repeating.

8 Kim - Eminem
9 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
10 Around the World - Daft Punk

I admit, this song was made with the intention to be overlong and repetitive.

It should be 4 or 5 minutes instead of 8 minutes.

The Contenders
11 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

Eye of the Tiger isn't even long. I think it's about average at 4:05, and if it were shorter (especially by a large margin) it would not be iconic.

12 Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) - Type O Negative
13 Moonchild - King Crimson
14 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

In my opinion, the "drum solo" should be cut out, if you can call someone doing the same slow, repetitive, generic beat for literally 2:20 a drum solo.

Some solos are quite boring, especially the drum solo. The same beat for like three minutes.

Should be higher. The 13-minute middle section is repetitive and overlong in my opinion.

15 Echo - Leprous
16 Enter Rain - Pain of Salvation
17 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
18 2000 Light Years of Darkness - The Ark

This is basically the 2000s version of Hey Jude. The first 4 minutes make a decent song, then they repeat the same sentence (from 3:48) over and over again.

Note: the last 1 minute is not part of this song, it's an introduction to the next track on the album.

Note 2: I really like the fact how this album is just four days younger than me.

19 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I'm going to be honest here, I think the build-up goes for too long, and it's too repetitive.

This song should've been 2 to 3 minutes because no one wants to hear nearly 11 minutes of utter bullcrap.

20 St. Anger - Metallica

Yes! But not even the worst on the album.

The verse riff is repeating too much.

21 Panda - Desiigner
22 Bohemian Rhapsody - Lil Meerkat

This is awful

23 Layla - Derek & The Dominos
24 Vidage - 1000mods
25 Someone Like You - Adele
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