Top 10 Songs With the Best Build-Up


The Top Ten

1 Echoes - Pink Floyd

The build-up is just superb. The build-up starts at the end of the crow sound and the eerie part. Bass and drums together make quite an effect. Wright's keyboard solo is just beautiful. A thrilling build-up which gets louder. It's an amazing moment when Gilmour's guitar comes on, and then the vocals.

This is the best song ever. No doubt about it. - PinkFloyd99

I just knew this would be number one. - PositronWildhawk

2 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

It's a great song to listen to when you're reading. The build up is nice and slow, it's great background music, it isn't annoying elevator music, and it inflicts more subconscious thought rather then a strong feeling for a specific subject (like many other songs do, which can make I that to read) - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

3 Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury
4 I Remember - Deadmau5
5 Not Exactly - Deadmau5
6 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Nice build up from ballad to opera to hard rock. - PinkFloyd99

7 Electrons - Black Tiger Sex Machine

This track is very underrated. A trance-inducing beat leading to a crazy sound of addiction. - PositronWildhawk

8 Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd
9 One - Metallica

I love how this song builds up. - Userguy44

10 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

The Contenders

11 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Another amazing build-up. 8 minutes. From the first minute to the guitar solo to Plant's screaming at the end, it blows the mind. - PinkFloyd99

Right from the beginning it builds up for an epic finale with the solo and Plant's vocals at the end. - zam67

12 Love Somebody - Robbie Williams
13 Crystal - New Order
14 Station to Station - David Bowie
15 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
16 Supremacy - Muse
17 Civil Unrest - Kings of Tomorrow
18 Starless - King Crimson
19 Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
20 Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Pink Floyd

Water's screaming almost gave me a heart attack. - PinkFloyd99

21 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
22 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

The build-up from medium paced spaghetti western to fast paced riff-filled rock is one for the books.

23 Kim - Eminem
24 Gut Feeling - Devo

This is one mindblowing piece of late 70's new wave... Devo gets it perfect here... Watch end part of dogtown and z boys to experience it

25 Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
26 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
27 Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead

That buildup is insane

28 Come Sail Away - Styx
29 Only in Dreams - Weezer

Who needs sex when this song exists.

30 To Live is to Die - Metallica
31 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
32 Octavarium - Dream Theater
33 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
34 Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
35 A Case for Shame - Moby
36 Lie Down In Darkness - Moby
37 Vicarious - Tool
38 Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

This song doesn't stop building until the last second

39 Pinball Wizard - The Who
40 New Born - Muse
41 Hitchin' a Ride - Green Day
42 Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
43 Hurt - Johnny Cash
44 Shout - Tears for Fears
45 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
46 Fade to Black - Metallica
47 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
48 Blue Monday - New Order
49 Blind - Korn
50 Telegraph Road - Dire Straits

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Top Remixes

1. Echoes - Pink Floyd
2. Para - Moby & The Loops of Fury
3. I Remember - Deadmau5
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. One - Metallica
3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd


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