Thursday, March 11, 2010

Songs That Are Too Short

Few things in life inspire as much rage, despair and frustration as a perfect song that leaves you wanting more. Does that mix of emotions make the song better? Maybe. Maybe it also just means it'll go on my "Replay Until My Ears Bleed" playlist.

Pillow Case Kisser - Skinned Teen

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want - The Smiths

Don't Sit Down - David Bowie

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

(This one isn't too short, but the life shatteringly perfect chorus only happens once. It's a CRIME.)

Why? Gonna Make It Happen is a much-too-short ditty by Campfires, on this mix.


Heather said...

Excellent choices. And I'm right there with you on Wish You Were Here. That's probably the best chorus ever written.

Now go ahead and add these to the list:

No Ceiling - Eddie Vedder 1:34
Way Down - Tori Amos 1:13
Fell in Love With a Girl - White Stripes 1:50
36-24-36 - Violent Femmes 1:48
Seaside - The Kooks 1:39
Lullaby - Emmit Rhodes 1:10
Angel - Matt Nathanson 1:34
Judy is a Punk - The Ramones 1:35
Judgement Day - The Beautiful Girls 1:58
The Celibate Life - The Shins 1:53
Golden Slumbers - Ben Folds 1:41
Fall Line - Jack Johnson 1:38

You struck a nerve.

Anna said...


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