Songs With the Best Ending

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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

3 Hotel California - Eagles

This song is amazing

4 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

5 The Bluest Blues - Alvin Lee

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

6 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
7 One - Metallica

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

8 The March of the Black Queen - Queen
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!

10 Karn Evil 9 - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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

Just... Epic.

The Newcomers

? Maggie May - Rod Stewart

Gives me chills every time.

The Contenders

11 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

12 Starless - King Crimson
13 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

WOW. Ending, just really catchy.

14 Jealousy - Billy Fury

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

15 Crazy on You - Heart
16 Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
17 Under Pressure - Queen
18 Hammer to Fall - Queen
19 New Kid In Town - The Eagles
20 Floods - Pantera

That ending is so beautiful

21 Time Has Come Today - Chambers Brothers
22 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
23 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles
24 Soul Man - The Blues Brothers

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

25 Chiquitita - ABBA
26 The Little Things Give You Away - Linkin Park
27 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
28 Helter Skelter - The Beatles

I GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!

29 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
30 Valley of the Damned - Dragonforce

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

31 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
32 Atom Heart Mother Suite - Pink Floyd
33 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

34 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

35 Little House I Used to Live In - Frank Zappa
36 Terrible Lie - Nine Inch Nails
37 This Is Who We Are - As I Lay Dying
38 Lovers - Jackie Evancho

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

39 Just - Radiohead
40 Piano Man - Billy Joel
41 Wet Sand - Red Hot Chili Peppers
42 Dream On - Aerosmith
43 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!

44 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.

45 Dogs - Pink Floyd

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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