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 Electrons - Black Tiger Sex Machine

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

7 Welcome to the Machine - Pink Floyd
8 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
9 Crystal - New Order
10 Love Somebody - Robbie Williams

The Contenders

11 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

12 Station to Station - David Bowie
13 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

14 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
15 Supremacy - Muse
16 Civil Unrest - Kings of Tomorrow
17 Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
18 One - Metallica

I love how this song builds up. - Userguy44

19 Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Pink Floyd

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

20 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
21 Starless - King Crimson
22 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

23 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

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

24 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
25 Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead

That buildup is insane

26 Come Sail Away - Styx
27 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
28 Octavarium - Dream Theater
29 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
30 Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
31 Kim - Eminem
32 A Case for Shame - Moby
33 Lie Down In Darkness - Moby
34 Vicarious - Tool
35 Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

This song doesn't stop building until the last second

36 Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
37 Pinball Wizard - The Who
38 New Born - Muse
39 Hitchin' a Ride - Green Day
40 Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
41 Hurt - Johnny Cash
42 Shout - Tears for Fears
43 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
44 Fade to Black - Metallica
45 Only in Dreams - Weezer

Who needs sex when this song exists.

46 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits
47 Blue Monday - New Order
48 Blind - Korn
49 Telegraph Road - Dire Straits

Talking about build up

50 Lightning Crashes - Live
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