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Old 04-15-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Splendid Short Songs AKA Terrific <2s

I've always believed there was a real artform to crafting a really brilliant, memorable song without going over the two minute mark, so this thread is here to highlight a few of the best examples.

Some of my favorites:

Big Star - I'm In Love With A Girl
Bob Dylan - Oxford Town
David Bowie - Breaking Glass
Elvis Costello - Welcome To The Working Week
Guided By Voices - The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory
Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey
M83 - I Guess I'm Floating
Madvillain - Accordion
Modest Mouse - Wild Packs Of Family Dogs
Nick Drake - Harvest Breed
Paul McCartney - Junk
Pavement - Zurich Is Stained
Simon & Garfunkel - April Come She Will
The Beatles - I'll Follow The Sun
The La's - Feelin'
Tom Waits - Johnsburg, Illinois
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Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
The Pixies - Allison
The Beatles - I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
White Stripes - Fell In Love With a Girl
The Smiths - Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
Teenage Fanclub - What You Do To Me


Oh, and ...

Terrence and Philip - Uncle Fucka

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Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
One of the greatest, catchiest pop songs ever written.
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Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
One of the greatest, catchiest pop songs ever written.

YouTube - Guided By Voices - Teenage FBI
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YouTube - puncture repair
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Is it one of the greatest, catchiest pop songs ever written?
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One of the greatest, catchiest pop songs ever written.
Third-ed.

I forget how many punk records I have until I look on iTunes at all the tracks I have under 2 minutes. Far more than I ever would have expected! List is on the way.
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Is it one of the greatest, catchiest pop songs ever written?

I'd be concerned about LM starting a thread which tries hard to prove how awesome two minutes can be.
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I'd be concerned about LM starting a thread which tries hard to prove how awesome two minutes can be.
I had to piece that together, took a few minutes. Now I'm on the verge of tears trying to not LOL in class. Thank you, Laz. Thank you.
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I'd be concerned about LM starting a thread which tries hard to prove how awesome two minutes can be.
Scumbo seemed to be right on board with it too, as Utahn Justice only permits two minutes a lifetime.
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Scumbo seemed to be right on board with it too, as Utahn Justice only permits two minutes a lifetime.
You have to be wearing your special undies during those two minutes as well, or you're going STRAIGHT TO HELL.
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Besides what's been mentioned, I think these are pretty stinkin' infectious:

the beatles - and your bird can sing
the police - miss gradenko
guided by voices - gold star for robot boy
los campesinos - my year in lists
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Is it cheating to name all the songs from the Mean Mr Mustard -> Carry That Weight run?
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