Top 10 Songs with Fake / False Endings

Fake / false ending is when you think a song is finished (because it does sound like finished), only to hear it starts again... It's an element of surprise in songs.

The Top Ten

1 Helter Skelter - The Beatles Helter Skelter - The Beatles Cover Art

Well it has like four fake endings so it has to be number 1. - JoLeKosovo

"I've got blisters on my Fingers! " - christangrant

2 November Rain - Guns N' Roses November Rain - Guns N' Roses Cover Art
3 (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams (Everything I Do) I Do It for You - Bryan Adams Cover Art

The original album version is 6:30 minutes long and the false ending became the real ending of the single/video edit of the song. - Metal_Treasure

4 Master of Puppets - Metallica Master of Puppets - Metallica Cover Art
5 White Room - Cream White Room - Cream Cover Art
6 The Look - Roxette The Look - Roxette Cover Art
7 Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles Cover Art
8 Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley Cover Art

Probably the best-known use of the "false fade." And a great song overall.

9 You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire - Queens of the Stone Age You Think I Ain't Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire - Queens of the Stone Age Cover Art
10 Need You Tonight - INXS Need You Tonight - INXS Cover Art

The Contenders

11 The Blackest Day - Annihilator The Blackest Day - Annihilator Cover Art

At 4:10 the singer even says "This is the end" but after 3-4 seconds of silence music comes back for 1 more minute. I love this song - great riffing. The sample is from a live verstion. - Metal_Treasure

12 TV Eye - The Stooges TV Eye - The Stooges Cover Art
13 Bang and Blame - R.E.M. Bang and Blame - R.E.M. Cover Art

Here music even comes back after 15 seconds of silence! - Metal_Treasure

14 The Resistance - Skillet The Resistance - Skillet Cover Art

As this is the last song on the album you'd want it to go out with a bang. After the third chorus it seems to play the tune to close off the song, but just when you think it ends it then starts rocking up again with Seth Morrison blasting out a truly awesome solo.
What a song to end the album on. - SuperSonic17

15 I Am - Savatage I Am - Savatage Cover Art

After the long instrumental part that sounded like an outro to me, the music came back. It's amazing. - Metal_Treasure

16 Miss Jackson - Panic! at the Disco Miss Jackson - Panic! at the Disco Cover Art
17 Problem Child - AC/DC Problem Child - AC/DC Cover Art

On the Dirty Deeds Version there's a false climax - christangrant

18 Tribute - Tenacious D Tribute - Tenacious D Cover Art

At the end it goes silent which then goes into about 15 seconds of more acoustic guitar riff - christangrant

19 Get Back - The Beatles Get Back - The Beatles Cover Art
20 Marquee Moon - Television Marquee Moon - Television Cover Art
21 Tired of Sex - Weezer Tired of Sex - Weezer Cover Art
22 Rain When I Die - Alice in Chains Rain When I Die - Alice in Chains Cover Art

It has a fade-out false ending lasting for about 20 seconds and then the music comes back - Metal_Treasure

23 Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine Dog Days are Over - Florence and the Machine Cover Art
24 Future - Paramore Future - Paramore Cover Art
25 Hello Goodbye - The Beatles Hello Goodbye - The Beatles Cover Art
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