Top Ten Songs Where the Music Completely Stops in the MiddleGg2000 As the title implies, this list is about songs where the instruments and vocals completely stop (usually for 4 beats) and start again. Songs that fade out and fade back in don't count (i.e. Helter Skelter), neither do hidden tracks (such as the end of Yes' Heart of the Sunrise). With that established, feel free to add to this list; if you do, tell me where exactly the break occurs.
The Top Ten
There's a short break after the first verse before Freddie comes back with "I've been singing with my band". - Gg2000
The reason this song is at the top is that there are a bunch of stops throughout the whole piece. It only makes it that much more difficult to master it. - Gg2000
There's a pause in the middle of the instrumental break. - Gg2000
This song has two stops, each time before the first two choruses. Unfortunately, this meant that radio stations were reluctant to play it (as they try to avoid dead air), and as a result, Capitol Records rush released "Barbara Ann", which became a big hit. This meant that TLGIOK never got past #20 on the Billboard Hot 100. - Gg2000
There's a short pause after the bridge before they go back into the verse. - Gg2000
There are pauses both times they play the bridge, once before the guitar solo and once before the last verse. - Gg2000
At the end of the last verse, you hear silence, a drum beating four times, and then... "Living on the edge! ". - Gg2000
There's a break after the organ solo before they go back into the chorus. - Gg2000
After the last chorus ends, you think the song is over - but they sing the last line of the chorus two more times. - Gg2000
The band stops both times towards the end when he says "Jimmy Dean". - Gg2000
After she said “stop”, everyone at a party sat down.
The music stops and its just Robert saying "Na na na na na" - KillerQueen1774
The whole thing stops completely for a few seconds before the outro. - Gg2000
His first single. The music completely stops before the lead vocals come in. - Gg2000
The music stops briefly before starting again, setting up the second verse. - Gg2000
The music stops twice.
The music stops. Then Les starts singing : Suppose the taxman, he comes to town...
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List StatsCreated 23 Jan 2019
Updated 12 Aug 2019
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