Songs That Should Be ShorterSome 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes! But not even the worst on the album.
The verse riff is repeating too much.
7 minutes of repeating it self
This song should've been 2 to 3 minutes because no one wants to hear nearly 11 minutes of utter bullcrap.
This is awful
The intro is 1:38, but it is the same ~10 seconds on repeat.
Yeah one second of this is crap
It’s perfect without Kanye west
it should be shorter.
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
Long as hell
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.
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.
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).