Songs That Should Be Shorter

Some 8, 10, 20+ minute songs can be long without getting boring and repetitive, and can show some new tune every minute. However, there are also songs where the quantity was more important than the quality.

The Top Ten

1 The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden Cover Art

I don't like comments asking for thumbs up, but thumbs up if you expected to see this song on the list after reading the title.

Yes, I like metal and Iron Maiden but this song...

This song is kinda boring and repetitive.

2 Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles Cover Art

I have noticed that it works pretty well for a singalong at concerts but besides that yes this song would be better without much of the later part.

Yes. In general, I don't like songs with long "na na na" or "la la la" parts

The end of the song is too long and it gets boring fast.

It is kind of the whole point that it is long though.

3 Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) - Type O Negative Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All) - Type O Negative Cover Art
4 Echo - Leprous Echo - Leprous Cover Art
5 Moonchild - King Crimson Moonchild - King Crimson Cover Art
6 Dopesmoker - Sleep Dopesmoker - Sleep Cover Art

I had not heard of this song but an hour long wow that is going to be a struggle to listen to.

Not a one hour material. Extremely monotonous.

Yes, definitely should be MUCH shorter.

7 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

I think half of the current length would be enough for this song.

It should've just been half, maybe that would make it less trash.

I don't love it or anything, but I don't despise it. There are a few songs that aren't bad but I seem to can't remember it. I think I was pretty harsh on this song though, it's not good but I can't call it trash.

Still a very good song though.

8 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Cover Art

I disagree with this one. Most of the songs we know are about 4 minutes long and they consist of 2-3 verses & choruses repeated. There's nothing unusual in this song, let alone boring.

I understand what you say. Although I was surprised when I found out it was 4 minutes: it is so boring I thought it was about 6.

9 Around the World - Daft Punk Around the World - Daft Punk Cover Art

I admit, this song was made with the intention to be overlong and repetitive.

It should be 4 or 5 minutes instead of 8 minutes.

10 2000 Light Years of Darkness - The Ark 2000 Light Years of Darkness - The Ark Cover Art

This is basically the 2000s version of Hey Jude. The first 4 minutes make a decent song, then they repeat the same sentence (from 3:48) over and over again.

Note: the last 1 minute is not part of this song, it's an introduction to the next track on the album.

Note 2: I really like the fact how this album is just four days younger than me.

The Newcomers

? Armour of the Stars - Chaos Over Cosmos
? Enter Rain - Pain of Salvation Enter Rain - Pain of Salvation Cover Art

The Contenders

11 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly Cover Art

In my opinion, the "drum solo" should be cut out, if you can call someone doing the same slow, repetitive, generic beat for literally 2:20 a drum solo.

Some solos are quite boring, especially the drum solo. The same beat for like three minutes.

Should be higher. The 13-minute middle section is repetitive and overlong in my opinion.

No song should be 17 minutes long. The drum solo is WAY too long.

12 St. Anger - Metallica St. Anger - Metallica Cover Art

Yes! But not even the worst on the album.

The verse riff is repeating too much.

7 minutes of repeating it self

13 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

This song should've been 2 to 3 minutes because no one wants to hear nearly 11 minutes of utter bullcrap.

14 Panda - Desiigner Panda - Desiigner Cover Art
15 Bohemian Rhapsody - Lil Meerkat Bohemian Rhapsody - Lil Meerkat Cover Art

This is awful

16 Vidage - 1000mods

The intro is 1:38, but it is the same ~10 seconds on repeat.

17 Someone Like You - Adele Someone Like You - Adele Cover Art

Yeah one second of this is crap

18 E.T. - Katy Perry E.T. - Katy Perry Cover Art

It’s perfect without Kanye west

it should be shorter.

19 YouTube Money: Reloaded - Yung Schmoobin

There's way too many artists on here. The song is nearly 8 minutes when it could be cut down to 3 to be honest

20 November Rain - Guns N' Roses November Rain - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Long as hell

21 Mirrors - Justin Timberlake Mirrors - Justin Timberlake Cover Art

Actually the same could be said of the entire album the average song was over 6 and a half minutes extremely unusual for a mainstream pop album.

I think this is one of Justin Timberlake's better songs but it does not have enough variation to justify it being over 8 minutes long.

22 Jah War - The Ruts Jah War - The Ruts Cover Art
23 All Around the World - Oasis All Around the World - Oasis Cover Art

If you think Hey Jude is too long, then you're not gonna like this. It's about nine and a half minutes long and has two (not one, but two! ) key changes. And how many verses does it have? Only two. The rest is pretty much either a repetition of the chorus or some variation of "Na na na".

You are right. It has a very similar layout as Hey Jude and 2000 Light Years of Darkness.

If it was a 3 or 4 minute song, it would've became an enormous hit

That's the thing, though. In Britain, it was a big hit. It hit number one on the charts. Oasis were so big at the time that they could pretty much release anything they wanted and it would be a big hit.

24 Octavarium - Dream Theater Octavarium - Dream Theater Cover Art

Like most Dream Theatre songs, this song runs for 24 minutes. I've liked it better if it's first 4 minutes were cut.
I experience the same problem with most Progressive Metal songs (Enormous length).

25 Bad Guy - Eminem Bad Guy - Eminem Cover Art
8Load More
PSearch List