Top 10 Songs Over 20 Minutes Long


The Top Ten

1 Echoes - Pink Floyd

Love this track. Listening to it right now, as a matter of fact. It's excellent. - PositronWildhawk

My personal favourite rock song of all time! 23 minutes of brilliance!

Half an album! That's about 5-6 songs in one - mr_crossover27

Very nice - borat

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2 2112 - Rush

It was hard for me to choose between Shine On You Crazy Diamond and this one, but I had to vote for 2112 - LizardKing99

The dream is my favorite part.

How is this not number 1?

2112 is one of the greatest compositions of the last century. It tells a story that pink floyd could only dream to tell in a whole album.

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3 Octavarium - Dream Theater

My favourite part is 12:15-19:50, but every other minute is still breathtaking. My favourite song (and band) at the moment definitely.

Yep... Gotta love Octavarium from DT... LOVE IT! - BimmyJim

24 minuets of pure awesomeness plus nonthing boring just rock n rock and a little metal. I like it better than all songs on this list also six degrees and presence of enemies are heavier but still ausome but It can't beat octavarium

4 Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd

Everybody can find a part of this song that they can relate to. It's impossible to not have some reaction to it. In addition, this classic's changing synth, guitar, and sax keep it extremely engaging.

Song length: 26:05 (all parts)

My second favorite Floyd song. Dogs is my favorite. Unfortunately, Dogs wasn't quite long enough to make the list.

Song length: 26:03 (all parts)

5 Supper's Ready - Genesis

This should be #1. Practically every other song on this list was inspired by it.

Six saintly shrouded men move across the lawn slowly
The seventh walks in front with a cross held high in hand
And it's hey babe your supper's waiting for you
Hey my baby, don't you know our love is true?

It's a Guaranteed Eternal Sanctuary Tune!

Superb song

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6 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
7 The Odyssey - Symphony X

Yep octavarium is a masterpiece but please this needs to be 2

8 Lizard - King Crimson

The jazziest song ever. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater

Just pushed this up to the Top 5 where it belongs! This song is a masterpiece that takes up an entire second disc on the massive album! Just listen to the Overture and you will know why!

This song played all the way through live is over 40 minutes long! ! !

10 Symphony No. 7 - Beethoven

The Contenders

11 Black Rose Immortal - Opeth
12 Tarkus - Emerson Lake & Palmer
13 Crimson, Pt. 1 - Edge of Sanity
14 The Gates of Delirium - Yes


15 Thick As a Brick - Jethro Tull

Song length: 43:46 (both parts)

16 The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X

The Odyssey is fantastic, but The Divine Wings of Tragedy is Symphony X's true masterpiece!

17 Symphony No. 5 - Tchaikovsky

This is sweet classical music!
Respect to human, who added this!

18 The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn) - Yes
19 A Passion Play - Jethro Tull
20 Karn Evil 9 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Should be ranked, higher. Don't know why it's not.

21 45:33 - LCD Soundsystem
22 Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd

This should be in top 5.

Pink Floyd’s first epic... this is a true classic from such an underrated album. It’s about 23 minutes long and there’s not a single dull moment. A Jazz-rock Classic!

23 Symphony No. 25 - Mozart
24 The Remembering (High the Memory) - Yes
25 Dopesmoker - Sleep
26 Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) - Yes
27 Rv 315 (Op. 8) - Vivaldi
28 Illumination Theory - Dream Theater

Wonderful song

29 Autobahn - Kraftwerk

When I was 18 a friend called this guy I was visiting and said 'Don't move. I have something I want you to hear.' He showed up about five minutes later and put on side one of Autobahn. We sat down and listened, STUNNED at this incredible album. You have to realize, there had been no sound like this up to that point in our lives. I was so taken by it that I was lead down the path of synthesizers and it completely changed by preference of music from that point on. Can't give this album enough credit.

30 Duel With the Devil - Transatlantic
31 The Greatest Show On Earth - Nightwish

Of course this doesn't hold a candle to Echoes or Shine On You Crazy Diamond, but I heard this live and I can only say that I was blown away, this is just amazing. - vr46

One of the most beautiful piece of music of all time

32 Larks' Tongues in Aspic - King Crimson (43:00)
33 Art of Life - X Japan
34 Song of Scheherazade - Renaissance
35 Yoo Doo Right - Can
36 In the Presence of Enemies - Dream Theater


I enjoy songs like Six Degrees, Octavarium, ACOS, and TCOT, but this is my favorite!

37 Tubular Bells, Part One - Mike Oldfield

This such an amazing piece! This is better than Pink Floyd's Echoes and Genesis's Suppers Ready. - Slipperyjack40

This is a fantastic piece of music but it's not better than echoes - CygnusX99

38 The Seer - Swans
39 A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers - Van Der Graaf Generator
40 Static - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
41 Storm - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
42 Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts - Miles Davis
43 Bel Air - Can
44 The Ikon - Utopia
45 A Treatise On Cosmic Fire - Todd Rundgren
46 Eruption - Focus
47 The Fountain of Lamneth - Rush

Beautiful song inspired by The Odyssey

48 We Drift Like Worried Fire - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
49 Bring the Sun / Toussaint L'ouverture - Swans
50 Right Off - Miles Davis
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Top Remixes (9)

1. The Odyssey - Symphony X
2. The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
3. Symphony No. 5 - Tchaikovsky
1. Tarkus - Emerson Lake & Palmer
2. Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
3. Echoes - Pink Floyd
1. Echoes - Pink Floyd
2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
3. 2112 - Rush

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