Top 10 Songs With the Most Unexpected Transitions

It's when in a song you hear something that you didn't see coming. It can be a whole song section. And the transition from one section to another is quite unexpected.
The Top Ten
1 Talk Dirty - Ten Second Songs

Transitions are used to create comical effects. It's a funny Jason Derulo cover where the singer (Anthony Vincent) changes the music style every 10 seconds (the reason he named the project Ten Second Songs).

All transitions from one style to another are funny (20 styles altogether), but my favorite transitions are between the styles of:

1. Aventura - Slayer - Bob Marley
2. Will Smith - Kataklysm - System Of A Down - Slick Rick (for me, this is like the climax of the song)
3. Bee Gees - White Zombie - Hootie & the Blowfish (song sample features it)
4. Jason Derulo - ACDC - Ray Charles
5. Josh Groban - Muse

2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I didn't add this song, but I realized it deserves to be on this list. Thanks to whoever added it.

The song structure is like a labyrinth in Wonderland - every part is different, and transitions from one part to another are pretty unusual every time. There aren't verses in the strict sense, and there's no chorus! So imagine the transitions.

It starts to sound like a completely different song!

The opera rock song is incredible! I think it is definitely one of the most awesome rock music moments!

3 Hocus Pocus - Focus

Heavy rock guitars followed by happy yodeling (play the sample). Rock fans don't expect to hear yodeling. That transition always puts a smile on my face.

4 Master of Puppets - Metallica

False ending in the first half of the song - much more is coming after the fake end!

Same deal as with November Rain, it always gets me, and I think it's a new song playing.

5 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

And that makes this song good, in my opinion.

This one is pretty weird in terms of transitions. They all sound funny to me.

6 Urgent - Foreigner

It's a hard rock song, and the transition to the sax solo is unexpected because you expect a guitar solo. I love this song and the sax in it.

7 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

A song with a false ending - when you think the song is finished, the music suddenly comes back.

8 Layla - Eric Clapton

This song starts out hard with singing in the first half, then the other half is a very pretty instrumental, like two songs in one.

9 Flight of Torek - Aina

A power metal song where suddenly the singer starts singing jazz (the singer is Tobias Sammet). But it doesn't sound bad to me. I love it. I was just O_O when I first heard that transition.

10 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) - AC/DC

That transition to the bagpipe sections is unexpected in a hard rock song. But I like it.

The Contenders
11 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

After the false ending, the music suddenly comes back.

12 Intra Venus - Ne Obliviscaris

A violin solo in an extreme metal song. Violins used in the arrangement aren't unknown in metal, but a violin solo is a pretty unexpected transition.

13 Phobophile - Cryptopsy

A long and soft piano intro followed by brutal technical death metal. Most fans believe this is Cryptopsy's best song.

14 Paranoid Android - Radiohead
15 Fade to Black - Metallica

The transition to the "No one but me can save myself..." part specifically takes the song in a different direction.

16 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

When Dave Murray's solo starts (around 2:30), the rhythm becomes different compared to the beginning of the song.

17 Coma - Guns N' Roses

This song is ten minutes long, so there are many transitions. Especially around 4:00 with a quiet and peaceful midsection, and from 8:05 till the end with a long singing section.

18 Age of Shadows - Ayreon
19 Sicko Mode - Travis Scott

The first time you hear this, there's no way you see the beat switch-up coming!

20 Dna - Kendrick Lamar
21 To Live is to Die - Metallica
22 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
23 Orion - Metallica
24 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

One of my favorite moments in this song is the unexpected transition to that powerful scream, after 7 seconds of soft background music (around 2:00).

25 On Sight - Kanye West

Early in, the electro beat cuts off to play an unaltered sample of a kid's chorus in a completely different tempo, just to stop after a few seconds and go back to the original beat.

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