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 were the quantity was more important than the quality.

The Top Ten

1 Dopesmoker - Sleep

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

Dopesmoker is Pleb Filter. I'm sorry that you failed.

Not a one hour material. Extremely monotonous. - Alkadikce

Yes, definitely should be MUCH shorter. - Metal_Treasure

2 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

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

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. - AlphaQ

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

Still a very good song though. - Userguy44

3 The Angel and the Gambler - Iron Maiden

This song is kinda boring and repetitive. - Userguy44

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. - Alkadikce

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

4 Hey Jude - The Beatles

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. - Powell

It's extremely repetitive, you can't deny that.

The end of the song is too long and it gets boring fast. - Userguy44

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

5 Around the World - Daft Punk

It should be 4 or 5 minutes instead of 8 minutes. - Userguy44

Okay. This song was made with the intention to be overlong and repetitive. - Alkadikce

6 2000 Light Years of Darkness - The Ark

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. - Alkadikce

7 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Should be about 4 minutes. - Alkadikce

Agree with this. - Metal_Treasure

8 All Around the World - Oasis

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". - Gg2000

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

If it was a 3 or 4 minute song, it would've became an enormous hit - Joeljohns249

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. - Gg2000

9 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor

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. - Metal_Treasure

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. - Alkadikce

10 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

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

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.

The Contenders

11 St. Anger - Metallica

The verse riff is repeating too much. - Userguy44

Yes! But not even the worst on the album. - ParasN2000

7 minutes of repeating it self - Disturbedpotato

12 Vidage - 1000mods

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

13 Panda - Desiigner
14 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 - MainManJeffery

Too long

15 Bohemian Rhapsody - Lil Meerkat

Nah, the length is just fine. - AlphaQ

This is awful - ShrekTheGoat

16 Someone Like You - Adele
17 Octavarium - Dream Theater

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). - Joeljohns249

18 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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

19 Bad Guy - Eminem

No because the song's final verse is one of his greatest. - ParasN2000

20 Baby - Justin Bieber

Sure, any length would be too long for a bad song, but this is still not the worst songs of all time, this song is just 3:45 (I am kinda hypocritical since I included Eye of the Tiger on the list) - Alkadikce

Should be 0 seconds lol. - Userguy44

21 Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue

One of the most annoyings song I have ever heard. Seriously Kylie why did you make this song? - Userguy44

22 New Patek - Lil Uzi Vert

Okay I don't despise Lil uzi, but even he should know that 5 minutes is way too long for him to freestyle. Considering that his songs are freestyled, his songs are way better when they're just around 3 minutes. He clearly can't go above 5 minutes because it's difficult for most rappers and Lil uzi is obviously not lyrical at all and more of a hype guy. - AlphaQ

23 Jah War - The Ruts

I saw this song on a forum "Songs That Should Be Shorter" and I must agree. - Alkadikce

24 E.T. - Katy Perry

Cut the rap.

25 Sese - 6ix9ine
26 Your Love - Outfield

Reason is because the end is repeating too much. - Userguy44

27 Don’t Look to the Eyes of a Stranger - Iron Maiden

Shouldn't be shorter, maybe the lyrics should alter a bit in the middle but musically this song is perfect. Interesting how I like most repetitive songs less & less with more listens but this song is opposite: it used to be the Iron Maiden song I consider the worst and now it's in my top 30.

The middle section is building up step by step and only the lyrics are repeating - Alkadikce

Incredibly repetitive lyrics. - Userguy44

28 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Long as hell - SanicWantsHisSandwich

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