Songs With the Best Ending


The Top Ten

1 A Day in the Life - The Beatles

Forty second-long chord that made history. I can only imagine what folks were thinking, sitting at their record players in 1967. It's amazing how big of an impact it has on me. Actually, the only thing that's amazing is the fact that it amazes me.

simply the best ending for the last song on a revolutionary album like sgt pepper

The end cord/note made history - ekos

Never could be any other way!

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2 My Love, My Life - Abba

can't overlook the vocal ending - ekos

Still agape every time I hear it

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3 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

That ending is unparalleled. The piano and vocals are in perfect sync while Slash plays a guitar solo for the ages. It's truly a work of art.

Whoa! It was at #12. My vote made it #10.
But where it deserves to be is #1
Greatest guitar solo ever at the climax.
Slash is not like God... He IS God
Only wish Guns N' Roses remained the same

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4 Hotel California - Eagles

This song is amazing

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5 One - Metallica

That headbang part at the end is legit! But, very sad theme.

The song start off very slow and somber, and as it goes along it picks up pace until it eventually evolves into a madhouse of shredding guitars and thundering drums. After a four-minute-long face-melting solo the song charges full-force towards the end for a few seconds, and then slams to a stop with the brutality of a high-speed car accident - a perfect contrast to the gentle, calm vibes of the intro. Nothing short of amazing.

Hands Down... This Song Has Taken My Soul

Not the best metallica ending bu a great one

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6 The Bluest Blues - Alvin Lee

Alvin Lee (played with Ten Years After) - one fast axman, one of the fastest from the 70's - ekos

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7 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down UListen to Sample
8 The March of the Black Queen - Queen UListen to Sample
9 Life's Been Good - The Eagles

Would love to see Joe Walsh and Alvin Lee play a duo - ekos

They really messed up with the wah wah version. Am I the only one who knows the "Uh oh. Here comes a flock of wah wahs" I KNOW I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS!

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10 Karn Evil 9 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Just... Epic.

By far the most exciting climactic ending to any song ever.. SEE THE SHOWW

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The Contenders

11 Starless - King Crimson UListen to Sample
12 Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

Great cover and ending to the song from the legendary Robert Johnson - some may not think of these guys as a real band but they played live and the band had professional musicians - ekos

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13 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles UListen to Sample
14 Crazy on You - Heart UListen to Sample
15 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

WOW. Ending, just really catchy.

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16 Floods - Pantera

That ending is so beautiful

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17 Jealousy - Billy Fury

Dramatic and passionate with really orchestral notes and strong snare drum at the end amazing ending

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18 Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra UListen to Sample
19 Under Pressure - Queen UListen to Sample
20 Hammer to Fall - Queen UListen to Sample
21 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen UListen to Sample
22 New Kid In Town - The Eagles UListen to Sample
23 Valley of the Damned - Dragonforce

Purely orgasmic! Listen to it once and you'll know. sadly it comes from an underrated band.

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24 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

How is this not on the list? Like seriously, the outro is incredible

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25 Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers UListen to Sample
26 Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers UListen to Sample
27 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
28 Dogs - Pink Floyd

Best ending ever

Who was dragged down, by the stone.

This is my favorite ending to any pink floyd song, and it deserves to be way higher. - Kyledren

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29 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd UListen to Sample
30 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
31 Soul Man - The Blues Brothers

Haha love these endings! Like Rumour Has It by Adele should be on here

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32 Chiquitita - ABBA UListen to Sample
33 The Little Things Give You Away - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
34 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
35 Helter Skelter - The Beatles


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36 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
37 Atom Heart Mother Suite - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
38 Rumour Has It - Adele

After the line that twists the song, "But rumour has it he's the one I'm leaving you for" there's a big dramatic gorgeous piano riff that just finishes it off so brilliantly

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39 Little House I Used to Live In - Frank Zappa UListen to Sample
40 Terrible Lie - Nine Inch Nails UListen to Sample
41 This Is Who We Are - As I Lay Dying UListen to Sample
42 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

The final acapella line "Your voice still echoes...In my heart" is a total heartbreaker.

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43 Just - Radiohead UListen to Sample
44 Piano Man - Billy Joel UListen to Sample
45 Dream On - Aerosmith UListen to Sample
46 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

Wow, that riff tone change is amazing, setting another dark and somber air to the song. Master Iommi is one of a kind!

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47 A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd

Never has the ending of a song been as powerful as this one. The song progresses from chaos to order, from disaster to perfection, from ugliness to beauty. The organ sends shivers across your body, yet it also sets a happy mood. The vocals lifts your soul from your body. That is only the sudio version. The version from Pompeii has David Gilmore's vocals. There, he makes one of the most amazing sounds a human being has ever made. It is a true masterpiece, a work of beauty. Never again will a combination of noises ever come together like that.

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48 Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Gives me chills every time.

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49 The End - The Beatles UListen to Sample
50 Storm - Godspeed You! Black Emperor UListen to Sample
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