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 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

10 Love Somebody - Robbie Williams

The Contenders

11 Station to Station - David Bowie
12 Crystal - New Order
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 Supremacy - Muse
15 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
16 Civil Unrest - Kings of Tomorrow
17 Careful With That Axe, Eugene - Pink Floyd

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

18 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
19 Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
20 One - Metallica
21 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

22 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
23 Octavarium - Dream Theater
24 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
25 Swimming Pools (Drank) - Kendrick Lamar
26 Kim - Eminem
27 A Case for Shame - Moby
28 Lie Down In Darkness - Moby
29 Vicarious - Tool
30 Two Tribes - Frankie Goes to Hollywood

This song doesn't stop building until the last second

31 Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim
32 Pinball Wizard - The Who
33 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

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

34 New Born - Muse
35 Hitchin' a Ride - Green Day
36 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
37 Starless - King Crimson
38 Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem
39 Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead

That buildup is insane

40 Hurt - Johnny Cash
41 Shout - Tears for Fears
42 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
43 Fade to Black - Metallica
44 Come Sail Away - Styx
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