Top 10 Songs with Fake / False EndingsMetal_Treasure 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
Well it has like four fake endings so it has to be number 1. - JoLeKosovo
"I've got blisters on my Fingers! " - christangrant
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
Probably the best-known use of the "false fade." And a great song overall.
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
Here music even comes back after 15 seconds of silence! - Metal_Treasure
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
After the long instrumental part that sounded like an outro to me, the music came back. It's amazing. - Metal_Treasure
On the Dirty Deeds Version there's a false climax - christangrant
At the end it goes silent which then goes into about 15 seconds of more acoustic guitar riff - christangrant
It has a fade-out false ending lasting for about 20 seconds and then the music comes back - Metal_Treasure
After 2:25 minutes of music, the song stops for about a second. Up to this point, the song was a very sinister, almost surreal one whose beat was built around what sounds like an ever looping mosaic of chopped up soundtrack, scream and alarm fragments, over which drum kits and the rapping was put. After the one second pause, the soundtrack samples plays in its entirety, with drums and vocals on top, sounding much less expetimental and more melodic. The music video stops after 2:25. The album version lasts 4:10. - Martin_Canine
This actually has two false endings.
In its third minute the song becomes very slow, kind of like an extended outro, and at 3:38 it lets the guitar fade out for six seconds, but then another chorus breaks in. Then one minute later, at 4:42, the song stops again, you only hear the percussion echoing, but then five seconds later, a powerful bridge/extended outro section starts, and plays until the song actually is over at 5:56. - Martin_Canine
The chord progression sounds like the song is about to end, then there are eight more bars to the actual end.
Fades out and fades back in again. - Gg2000
The song starts to fade, but before it gets too quiet, the volume jumps back up again. - Gg2000
The music stops for a few seconds. Then Claypool starts singing : "Suppose, the taxman, he comes to tooown..." and the music resumes. - JoLeKosovo
Same as To Defy the Laws of Tradition, but it happens twice. - JoLeKosovo
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