Friday, July 4, 2008

The Shortest Rock Song Ever

Our last post was about the longest song ever made, 6oo and something years by John Cage, This one is the about the shortest..

According to the Guiness Book of Records it's 'You Suffer' by Napalm Death, coming in at a total of 1.316 seconds. Kids by NOFX comes a close second at about 2 seconds. Third is I Wanna Kill the President by Municipal Waste at 17 secs, a virtual epic.

There are, of course, plenty of songs that are 2 minutes or less; Teenage Lobotomy by The Ramones is 2 minutes, Eruption by Van Halen is less although it may not qualify as a song. Song 2 (Woohoo) is around 2. I think most tracks by Black Flag and the Undertones are less than 2 minutes long.

Know any more ?

1 comment:

Dan said...

The Beatles, Her Majesty is pretty short. Not sure of the timing.