Top 10 Songs With the Best Build-Up

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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

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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

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

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

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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 UListen to Sample
9 One - Metallica

I love how this song builds up. - Userguy44

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10 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample

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

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

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

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

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

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23 Exit Music (For a Film) - Radiohead

That buildup is insane

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24 Kim - Eminem UListen to Sample
25 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

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26 Right Here, Right Now - Fatboy Slim UListen to Sample
27 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age UListen to Sample
28 Come Sail Away - Styx UListen to Sample
29 Only in Dreams - Weezer

Who needs sex when this song exists.

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

This song doesn't stop building until the last second

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39 Pinball Wizard - The Who UListen to Sample
40 New Born - Muse UListen to Sample
41 Hitchin' a Ride - Green Day UListen to Sample
42 Dance Yrself Clean - LCD Soundsystem UListen to Sample
43 Hurt - Johnny Cash UListen to Sample
44 Shout - Tears for Fears UListen to Sample
45 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
46 Fade to Black - Metallica UListen to Sample
47 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
48 Blue Monday - New Order UListen to Sample
49 Blind - Korn UListen to Sample
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
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. One - Metallica
3. Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
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