->''"Stupid drunken outtakes\\
Or an alternate mix\\
Or the whole band switches instruments\\
And takes a crack at track number six\\
Odes to inanimate objects\\
Unfunny inside jokes\\
Ad libs and off-key warbling\\
Stuff that doesn't rhyme"''
-->-- '''The Bobs''', "Hidden Bonus Track" (which isn't)

It's been a good five minutes since the last song on the CD ended. By now you've kind of relaxed yourself (and by relaxing we most likely mean [[TVTropesWillRuinYourLife planning on spending the next 3 hours looking for examples for all those YKTTWs]]), when, suddenly... is that... music?

Congratulations. You have just discovered a Hidden Track, the trope where the EasterEgg and the BonusMaterial make love inside a music album.

At its most basic, the Hidden Track is just a song on the album that isn't on the playlist. However, musicians have sometimes played further tricks in order to play into the fact that they are rewards for faithful listeners who listen all the way through the album. Some have hidden it several minutes after the last listed song after some dead time. With {{Compact Disc}}s and digital technology, people have been able to play further tricks by hiding them in a Track 0 spot, or making them only accessible by computer or only when playing all the way through continuously.

The name harks back to when each song was a track running along the vinyl disc. Music/TheBeatles are the TropeNamer; they did it first on their album ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand''. It's still a very widely used term for individual music pieces. If you knew this already, you should just roll your eyes at the lame squares who needed a widely used word explained to them. If you didn't then don't worry, those other people are jerks.

In video games, this trope covers music tracks that aren't used in the game but aren't so DummiedOut that they're inaccessible without outright hacking the game. The hidden music might be accessible through the SoundTest, or by inserting the game's CD-ROM into any ordinary CD player (taking care not to play the game data on Track 1).

This practice is dying out with the rise of iTunes and DigitalDistribution, partially because these services have led to trends shunning albums, with material on the albums being more likely to be shuffled and thus not worth considering as much as a single continuous work, leading to more artists releasing more and more singles. Many songs that were previously hidden tracks are now being listed in album tracklists with many digital providers (even those listed under "Hidden in the Middle of the Album" below). It's also very easy to spot a hidden song when the last track is 20 minutes long. The music provider service Bandcamp allows artists to add hidden tracks to their digital releases, keeping the format alive in some respects. Some artists have also opted to keep bonus tracks available only on physical editions of the album.

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* Keep listening after "Post-Apocalypse Punk" on ''Lost Horizons'' by Music/AbneyPark and you'll hear creaking ropes and spinning propellers as an airship approaches, leading into "The Ballad of Captain Robert".
* Music/{{AFI}} has pulled this off twice; once with ''The Art of Drowning'' 's "Morningstar", and once with ''Sing the Sorrow'' 's "...But Home is Nowhere".
* All Star United's self-titled debut had the hidden track "Vitamins". Their second album, ''International Anthems for the Human Race'', had a hidden track called "Hurricane", a sort of sequel to "Vitamins". Then, on the same track, was ''another'' hidden song, a completely different take of the album track "International Anthem" played back at high speed. All told, the final track on the album contained three songs and was over eleven minutes long.
* "Aerials", the final song of Music/SystemOfADown's album ''Music/{{Toxicity}}'', fades into a two-minute tribalistic instrumental the band calls "Arto". On some CD versions, the tracks are listed as distinct, despite never actually being separated.
* Music/AllTimeLow put a hidden track at the end of The Party Scene, immediately after the final song, "The Girl's a Straight-Up Hustler", called "Sticks, Stones, and Techno".
* EmilieAutumn puts TWO bonus and hidden tracks after ''Miss Lucy Has Some Leeches'' on ''A Bit of This and That''. One an original song/short poem; another a cover.
* Music/TheBeatles did this on ''Music/AbbeyRoad''; "The End", which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin as the name implies]] is supposed to be the final track, is followed by ~12 seconds of silence and then by "Her Majesty". This happened by accident, but [[ThrowItIn Paul liked the effect, so it was kept]].
* The BarenakedLadies song "Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel" has, after a much shorter pause, a short song known to fans as "Hidden Sun."
* Music/{{Beck}} seemed to be pretty fond of doing this for a while:
** ''Mellow Gold'': hidden track "Analog Odyssey".
** ''Odelay'': hidden track "Computer Rock", which gets its own track on the Deluxe Edition.
** ''Mutations'': "Diamond Bollocks" was hidden after the last track because Beck liked the song but felt it didn't fit in with the rest of the album. The UK version of ''Mutations'' averts this though: "Diamond Bollocks" is the last track on the album and is listed on the CD packaging.
** ''Midnite Vultures'': a short untitled piece made of lounge music and static.
* Belle And Sebastian's ''3.. 6.. 9 Seconds of Light'' EP ends with the unlisted song "Songs For Children", which is on the same track as it's last listed song "Put The Book Back On The Shelf". While it still fits the "extra long final track" category, there's actually no more silence between the two songs than there normally would be if they were separate tracks. The compilation ''Push Barman To Open Old Wounds'' places it into the category of "hidden in the middle of the album" though, since the song still appears that way but isn't anywhere near the end of the track list.
* Another parody of the "extra long final track" version is on Music/BenFolds Five's ''Whatever And Ever Amen'', where, after the final song "Evaporated," someone shouts "You want a bonus track? Ben Folds is a [[PrecisionFStrike fucking asshole!]]". Some editions of the album forgo this hidden track.
* {{BT}}'s ''ESCM'' has a very short edit of "Flaming June (Simon Hale's Orchestrata)" at the end of the last track, "Content", after a minute and a half of silence.
* Music/JimmyBuffett's album ''Banana Wind'' ends with the impressively long (nearly 10 minutes) track "False Echos (Havana 1921)". Then there's a [[BreakingTheFourthWall sound gag in which Buffett and his bass man Ramos look for the hidden track]]. And then the hidden track, "Treetop Flyer", begins. The whole thing lasts 15 minutes, 54 seconds.
* The Music/ButtholeSurfers' ''Weird Revolution'' ends with a brief snippet of Gibby Haynes talking through a distorted effect meant to emulate a radio transmission from space, hidden about 18 minutes after the end of "They Came In". It's actually the original ending to the song "The Last Astronaut", which has him speaking through the same effect throughout - a version of "The Last Astronaut" with this portion intact can be heard on bootlegs of the MissingEpisode album ''After The Astronaut''.
* When Music/CamperVanBeethoven reissued their album ''Telephone Free Landslide Victory'' with bonus tracks, they also added an extra track after a few minutes of silence - a dub-style experimental remix of the song "Heart".
* The title track on Catatonia's ''Way Beyond Blue'' is around 15 minutes, because it also contains 'Gyda Gwen', the final track of the ''For Tinkerbell'' EP, after a long delay and a minute or so of studio chatter.
* The final track of "[[Literature/CharlieAndLola Charlie & Lola]]'s Favourite & Best Music Record" is an extended version of the show's main title theme. After about a minute of silence, an unlisted bonus, "It's Snowing!", in which Lola gets excited about the first snowfall of the season, set to a beautiful instrumental, plays.
* Several Music/{{Chumbawamba}} CD's have hidden tracks at the end:
** The original 1988 version of "English Rebel Songs" ends with an unlisted reprise of the album's opening track, 'The Cutty Wren.'
** "Anarchy" ends with a reprise of 'Timebomb' - this time sung in a hilarious Elvis-style by a band member's father. (This proved popular enough that he was asked to perform the entire song for their live album "Showbusiness!".)
** The CD single of "Just Look At Me Now" ends with an unidentified men's choir singing the entirety of Welsh folk song 'On Ilkley Moor Baht'at'.
** After a period of silence, "Tubthumper" closes with a dialogue sample from the film 'Brassed Off.' (On editions that add bonus tracks, this is *still* heard at the end of "Scapegoat" even though it's no longer the last track.)
** "WYSIWYG" hides a synth-string rendition of 'I'm in Trouble Again'.
** "Uneasy Listening" has an extremely bizarre hidden track with spacey sound effects and slow, demonic-sounding chanting. This is actually an excerpt from an otherwise unreleased remix of 'Happiness Is Just A Chant Away.'
* Music/CoheedAndCambria's album ''The Second Stage Turbine Blade'' contains "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything IRO-bot]]" after "God Send Conspirator", or after a bonus track, depending on the edition. "God Send Conspirator" itself features a short piano piece after it.
** ''[[LongTitle Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Volume One: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness]]'' has "Bron-Y-Aur", which is appended to the end of the disc. Despite the name, it is not a LedZeppelin song, but merely a tribute to them. The Japanese pressing also contained "A Favor House Atlantic" from ''Live at the Starland Ballroom'' as an unlisted track.
* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s album ''Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends'' features one of these: "The Escapist", tucked away at the end of the song "Death and All His Friends". This was in addition to another example of the Hidden in the Middle of the Album variety, "Chinese Sleep Chant" (see below).
* Music/SherylCrow's ''The Globe Sessions'' has "Subway Ride" as a hidden track following "Crash and Burn", the final track.
* Julee Cruise's ''The Art of Being a Girl'' has a hidden trip-hop remake of "Falling" (best known as the version of the ''TwinPeaks'' theme with ForgottenThemeTuneLyrics intact). There's not that much silence before it though - "The Fire in Me" ends, a few seconds later there's a brief skit involving Julee singing in the shower, and then "Falling" starts about 30 seconds later.
* Music/DaveMatthewsBand has done this no less than three times: on ''Remember Two Things'', after "Christmas Song" is an outro to "Seek Up" and some nature noises; on ''Before These Crowded Streets'', after "Spoon" is a quiet tune called "The Last Stop (Reprise)"; and on ''Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King'', after "You & Me" is a brief repeating snippet of saxophone.
* The Irish comedy band Dead Cat Bounce have one such track at the end of their 'Live at the Róisín Dubh' album (just after 'The Weeping of the Willows'), which they often play at the end of their live sets, as well. The singer notes, to the live audience present, that it is the 'super hidden bonus track,' and the band play it off as though the drummer wasn't told about the song beforehand. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdXfz3fwkVk The rest speaks for itself.]]
* Music/CountingCrows has done this at the end of ''Hard Candy'' and ''This Desert Life'' by placing a long period of silence after the last song followed by the hidden one. The hidden track on ''Hard Candy''--a cover of JoniMitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"--turned out so popular that it eventually garnered a single release and has now become a ubiquituous song in department store music rotation.
* {{Deftones}}' ''Around The Fur'' sort of has two: "MX" has a long period of silence, followed by "Bong Hit" (not a song so much as what sounds like someone chasing after some chickens), even more silence, and finally the actual song "Damone".
* Electronic legends Music/DepecheMode have a short reprise of the song "Wrong" after the final track ("Corrupt") of their 2009 album ''Sounds of the Universe.''
* Descendents' ''Everything Sucks'' has a somewhat SurfRock-influenced instrumental called "Grand Theme" hidden after the last track.
* The Desert Sessions' albums ''Volumes 7 & 8'' and ''Volumes 9 & 10'' contained hidden tracks that advertised upcoming albums on the Rekords Rekords record label.
* The bonus track on Music/{{Dido}}'s ''Life For Rent'', "Closer", is generally reckoned to be better than anything else on the album and yet you have to wait through 2 minutes of silence on the final track to get to it.* On TheDingees' first album, the final song is followed by a few minutes of silence, then a dub remix of a prior track ("Could Be Worse").
* The end of Music/{{Disturbed}}'s ''Asylum'' has a hard rock cover of {{U2}}'s "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" after "Innocence". The sad things, this was intended to be an extra final track but iTunes decided to split it, spoiling the cover long before the album came out. Salting the wound, the two are counted as separate tracks when the album is imported to iTunes, with "ISHWILF" having a minute-and-a-half silence before starting. Despite this, the cover is officially regarded as a hidden track, not listed anywhere on the album.
* Music/DobaCaracol has not one, not two, but three hidden tracks on the album "Soley".
* All of Music/FiveIronFrenzy's albums (except ''Electric Boogaloo'') feature some kind of hidden track. Usually these were hidden in the final track after a long silence:
** ''Our Newest Album Ever!'' had "Godzilla", which was an ''extremely'' rough demo that ends very abruptly.
** ''Proof that the Youth Are Revolting'' featured HilariousOuttakes from various concerts.
** ''Cheeses... (Of Nazareth)'' had a recording of the band messing around in the studio.
** ''The End is Near'' had another random studio recording, with one of the band members laughing uncontrollably at the suggestion that they "write some more songs!" When the album was rereleased as ''The End is Here'', outtakes from their final live show were added to the hidden track.
* Music/{{Godsmack}}'s self-titled debut had an instrumental tribal set playing about two minutes after the end of the final track, Voodoo.
* "Nobody Listened" on DeltaGoodrem's opus ''Mistaken Identity''. Turning her 4 minute long "You Are My Rock" to a 8 minute long story.
* The debut CD by {{Music/Gorillaz}},: Five minutes or so after "Left Handed Suzuki Method" (or "M1 A1" if you're not listening to the US version) is a bonus track, "Clint Eastwood (Ed Case/Sweetie Irie Re-Fix)".
* Music/GreenDay's "Dookie" has "All By Myself" play after the last track "F.O.D.".
* The physical deluxe edition of Music/ImogenHeap's album ''Ellipse'' featured one at the end of the disc of instrumentals. Since the song "The Fire" was already a piano instrumental, the instrumental disc featured "The Fire" simply as [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the crackling fire that played behind the piano piece.]] Meanwhile, the piano piece, without the crackling fire, was added to the end of the disc after thirty seconds of silence.
* Canadian band HokusPick had a hidden track on their album "Snappy," which was actually a 15 minute long RadioDrama spoofing ''Adventures in Odyssey'', in which the band members were incapacitated one by one, and their show was performed by two chimpanzees, a poodle, and concessions vendor.
* Imagine Dragons' ''Night Visions'' has a short yet [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic epic]] song called "Rocks" 17 seconds after the last song "Nothing Left to Say" ends.
* Music/{{Incubus}}' ''S.C.I.E.N.C.E.'' features "Segue 1" at the end of the album.
* Jack Off Jill have one on each of their albums: 'Angels Fuck' on ''Sexless Demons & Scars'', and a cure of The Cure's 'Lovesong' on ''Clear Hearts Grey Flowers''. 'Angels Fuck' is programmed as track ''99'', meaning you have to skip through 86 blank tracks to get to it, and 'Lovesong' as track ''66'', which makes putting their stuff on your media player a pain in the arse.
* [[Music/{{JayZ}} Jay Z's]] ''Blueprint'' album ends with a 14-minute long track entitled "The Blueprint(Momma Loves Me)". About 3 minutes of that track is actually ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, however, two secret tracks ("Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)" and a remix of "Girls, Girls, Girls") are included in the rest of the runtime.
* KMFDM's ''Nihil'' has a short but [[LastNoteNightmare dissonant]] [[SensoryAbuse noise jam]] unofficially titled "Nihil" hidden a minute after the end of "Trust".
** ''Xtort'' also has a hidden track, which is a story narrated by Jr. Blackmail, a former member of the band.
* ''Cloak And Cipher'' by Land of Talk includes a short song with no known title hidden a minute after "Better And Closer".
* Quebecois absurdist singer duo Les Denis Drolet played with this on their first album: The last track ends with around five minutes of silence, before one of them declares angrily: "There's no hidden song!".
* Japanese VisualKei artist Közi hid the intro to his song "MEMENTO" at the end of his album ''Catharsis''. It fades out quickly right as the beat starts.
* The last track on the ''Music/HybridTheory'' [=EP=] is the twelve-minute long "Part of Me", three-and-a-half minutes of which is the eponymous song. There is a short instrumental at the ten-minute mark, which is usually [[FanNickname referred to by fans as "Secret" or "Ambient"]]. The only thing notable about this song, aside from the fact that is sounds vaguely like [=VGM=], is that elements were used four years later in "Session".
* The acoustic {{title track}} of Little Boots' ''Hands'' is hidden 2 minutes after "No Brakes".
* Amy [=MacDonald=]'s ''A Curious Thing'' has a cover of BruceSpringsteen's "Dancing In The Dark" for a bonus.
* Music/MarilynManson hid an answering machine message from an outraged parent of a fan at the end of ''Music/PortraitOfAnAmericanFamily''. It's not exactly hidden after ''silence'' though - if you turn up the volume after "Misery Machine" you can hear a phone very quietly ringing for 7 minutes before you hear the message.
* Music/{{Mastodon}}'s ''Blood Mountain'' has a hidden voice recording from [[Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge Josh Homme]] attached to "Pendulous Skin". Homme recorded the message, wherein he pretends to be a fan who found the band's demos and recorded his own voice over them, as a joke while recording his vocals for "A Colony on Birchmen" - Mastodon were amused enough to ask if it could actually go on the album. The message ends with Homme saying to "keep it real"…then a demonic voice repeating "REAL" and laughing.
* Music/PaulMcCartney's ''Chaos and Creation in the Back Yard'' has an instrumental one of these.
* Music/MeatLoaf's 2003 album ''Couldn't Have Said It Better'' hides "Mercury Blues" (a cover of the Music/AlanJackson hit) after about six minutes of silence following the last track, "Forever Young". The liner notes actually hint at a hidden track, with a picture of a hood of a mercury car (which is out of place given the rest of the liner notes), and on the page, a list of band members that are "on the bumper", which are the members of his backup band playing on the song. Clever, Meat!
* Music/TheMeatPuppets' ''Too High To Die'' has a re-recording of "Lake Of Fire" after a few minutes silence at the end of "Comin' Down". Some copies had stickers on the cover that ruined the surprise, presumably because the album was released the year after {{Nirvana}} covered the song for MTV Unplugged.
* Music/{{Melvins}}' "trilogy" of ''The Maggot'', ''The Bootlicker'', and ''The Crybaby'' sort of used these as teasers for the next album in the series. ''The Maggot'' had a snippet hidden after silence that later turned out to be part of the opening track of ''The Bootlicker'', ''The Bootlicker'' did the same with the first track from ''The Crybaby'', and ''The Crybaby'' ended with... part of the first track from ''The Maggot'', followed by someone yelling "Again!".
* Music/{{Mika}}'s "Life in Cartoon Motion" features "Over My Shoulder," a hidden track after "Happy Ending." So if you weren't depressed enough after the Lyrical Dissonance and misleading title of ''Happy Ending'', there was the hauntingly sad bonus track (about a man wandering the streets alone, cold and drunk) to back it up. The track was a bit of an EnsembleDarkHorse for reviewers, with many preferring it to the "main" songs.
* Music/MrBungle's ''Disco Volante'' has an untitled one that consists entirely of noisy jamming and StudioChatter, tacked on at the end of "Merry Go Bye Bye". Fans have mistakenly called this "Nothing" because the liner notes credit Danny Heifetz and Theo Lengyel with "Nothing" underneath the rest of the songwriting credits - in fact this was a CreditsGag about the fact that neither of these band members wrote anything on the album.
* Mushroomhead's ''XIII'' ends on track 13, with two versions of the "extra long": the original release contained a cover version of Seal's "Crazy," while another release had that AND a ''second'' unnamed hidden track afterward. Some online releases show "Crazy" as the 14th track.
* Sheila Nicholls' ''Wake'' ends with an extra track with four minutes twenty seconds of silence before it.
* Music/{{Nirvana}} did this with their album ''Music/InUtero'', sticking the disorganised improv "Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow through The Strip" after a long period of silence and making "All Apologies" look very, very long if you're using Winamp.
** Later pressings of ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' did this, too. After "Something In The Way", there's about 10 minutes of silence before the hidden track begins.
* Music/NoDoubt's ''Return of Saturn'' has an instrumental piano version of "Too Late" a few minutes after the last track "Dark Blue".
* Most of NoxArcana's [=CDs=] are like this, sometimes with two or even three hidden tracks. For example, on ''Carnival Of Lost Souls'', after the end of "Storm", there's a 2-minute silence before a new reading by Madame Endora is heard. Then, there's two more minutes before an [[OminousMusicBoxTune eerie music box tune]] plays. ''Then'', there's about thirty seconds before an epic rock remix of Spellbound. However, that last one is somewhat spoiled by the booklet's credit of "Guitar on rock version of Spellbound by..."
* The CD version of Frank Ocean's ''Channel Orange'' has "Golden Girl" hidden 90 seconds after "End". Faint static is heard in the 90 second gap and, if edited out, both "End" and "Golden Girl" segue into each other perfectly.
* Music/TheOffspring has done this with a few albums. ''Smash'' had "Come Out and Play (Acoustic Version)" after the song "Smash" finished; ''Ixnay on the Hombre' had a guy saying "I think you guys should try heavy metal, kiss my ass!", ''Americana'' had "Pretty Fly (Reprise)"; and ''Greatest Hits'' had "Next to You", a cover of ThePolice.
* [[Music/SkinnyPuppy ohGr's]] ''Undeveloped'' has "Collidoscope" attached to "Nitwitz" on the CD, but as an independent track in the digital download.
* The second album by Optiganally Yours, ''Exclusively Talentmaker'', had nearly 30 minutes of silence at the end followed by... some noise. Noise that sounds somewhere between rubbing a microphone and scratching a record. To those familiar with how the Talentmaker works, it's clearly Pea Hix messing around with it in some way.
* One of the very first examples is ''Very'' by the Music/PetShopBoys. The tracklisting tries to fool the listener by giving the final track length as 5:01, when it's actually around 8 minutes and is one of only two tracks where keyboardist Chris Lowe sings. The track wasn't named until the band posted the lyrics on their website, when it was officially titled, appropriately enough, "Postscript".
* Music/{{Pink}} has a short little song titled "Hooker" after "Love Song", the last song on her album "Try This".
* Plumb's self-titled debut album had "Pluto" hidden at the end of the final track, "Send Angels". Some Christian rock radio programs actually played "Pluto".
* Music/{{Primus}}' ''Anti-Pop'' has "The Heckler" hidden after a long gap of silence at the end of "Coattails of a Dead Man". "The Heckler" actually dates back to their live debut ''Suck On This'', and presumably they decided to revisit the song just because it was the only song on that album that didn't have a released studio recording at that point.
* Probot's self-titled album had "I Am The Warlock", a song featuring Creator/JackBlack, hidden after silence. Presumably it was relegated to a hidden track because it was sort of in the vein of ''Music/TenaciousD'', and could therefore be considered out of place in what was otherwise meant as a serious metal album.
* Music/{{Radiohead}}'s ''Music/KidA'' has a short chunk of silence after "Motion Picture Soundtrack", followed by a short instrumental and two full minutes of silence. The silences and hidden track are [[WordOfGod apparently]] supposed to be a part of the song proper.
* Music/{{Rasputina}}'s ''Cabin Fever'' ends with the downbeat suicide-themed "A Quitter", followed by an extended silence and a (slightly) OminousMusicBoxTune with a baby babbling along.
* Music/RedHousePainters have two, one on the final track of ''Ocean Beach'' and a rare hidden track on an EP titled ''Shock Me''.
* Music/RelientK's album ''Two Lefts Don't Make a Right... but Three Do'' has an untitled rap song... thing at the end of "Jefferson Aero Plane" after several minutes of silence. It kicks off with someone screaming "Pepperoni!", guaranteed to jolt you out of your seat if you left the player on and thought it was finished.
** Their first Christmas album, ''Deck the Halls, Bruise Your Hand'', featured another hidden track at the end of "Auld Lang Syne." It was a clip from their version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas," sped up to make it sound like Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks, among other effects. Sadly, this wasn't included in the UpdatedRerelease.
* On the album ''Nevermind the Furthermore'' by The Remus Lupins, there's a track called Hidden Secret Bonus Track which starts 13 seconds after the end of the CD.
* Music/DamienRice's ''O'' had not one but two extra tracks attached to ''Eskimo'': ''Prague'' and ''Silent Night''. His album ''9'' can be found under Mixed below.
* Music/TheRollingStones: The small snippet of "Key To The Highway" that appears as a hidden track at the end of the album, ''Music/DirtyWork'' was originally recorded in 1964, but never officially released. The Stones used a 33-second instrumental from the song as an album closer, because Ian Stewart, who died during the recording of "Dirty Work", played that part. So it's pretty much a farewell salute to their longtime member.
* Creator/AdamSandler's "The Chanukkah Song 3" from the soundtrack CD for ''Eight Crazy Nights'' is the last track on the disc... and if you let it keep playing after it "finishes" you suddenly find that it starts up again with a radio-edit version (which replaces the lines "Jennifer Connelly is half-Jewish, too, and I'd like to put some more in her" with something a little safer for airplay).
* The original CD track listing on Music/{{Santana}}'s ''Supernatural'' ends with "The Calling". After a 7:48-long guitar jam, the music fades into silence...until the 8 minute mark, when "Day of Celebration" - with a surprise appearance of Eric Clapton doing vocals - closes out the album with a bang.
* On Sia's 2008 album ''Some People Have Real Problems'', a hidden track called "Buttons" plays several minutes after the final track on the album, "Lullaby" (which are both in one track) finishes. Interestingly, an official music video was made for "Buttons", and (due to its surreal nature) the video and song are among some of Sia's most well-known tracks.
* Music/{{Slipknot}}'s self-titled album also had two in its original release, "Porn & Weed" and "Eeyore." Updated re-releases and compilations contain "Eeyore" as its own track.
* Spacehog have done this twice: One is an uncharacteristically creepy, eight minute untitled instrumental, hidden after the last listed track of ''Resident Alien''[[note]]This piece sometimes gets identified as "...Was It Likely?" because that text appears in smaller letters underneath the title of "To Be A Millionaire", the last track on the album; As it turns out, the full title of the last listed track is "To Be A Millionaire... Was It Likely?" and the hidden track has NoTitle[[/note]]. The other is a short song called "I Can Hear You", hidden after the last track of ''The Hogyssey''.
* Music/{{Squarepusher}}'s single "My Red Hot Car" features an untitled {{Ambient}} track 23 minutes after the final song, "I Wish You Obelisk".
* ''Purple,'' the second album by Music/StoneTemplePilots, has one of these. Its closing song, "Kitchenware and Candybars," ends at 4:25 with 30 seconds of silence before the entrance of "My Second Album," a goof on the idea of hidden tracks that sound nothing like what a band would normally play. In fact, the song isn't actually performed by the band at all, but by Richard Peterson, an eccentric Seattle street musician; it first appeared on one of his own self-released albums, almost 10 years before it ended up being a hidden track on ''Purple''. Despite the fact that it's an unlisted song, Peterson does apparently get royalties for his "contribution" to their album.
* ''Music/TenaciousD'' has ''two'' at the end of their self-titled album. A few seconds after the song ends, there's an outtake between [=JB=] and Kyle about belief in God. A couple of minutes after that, [=JB=] sings a song called "Malibu."
* Music/{{Tool}}'s debut album ''Undertow'' featured a phone message credited to "bill the landlord" 7 minutes after the final song "Disgustipated". The intervening space is filled with the sounds of crickets, which continues underneath the phone message.
* Music/{{U2}} has one on their greatest hits CD, ''The Best Of 1980-1990''. After "All I Want Is You", there is about 45 seconds of silence before "October" (the title track off their second album" begins at around the 7:30 mark.
* Urge Overkill have a strange, sample-heavy hidden track after a long gap of silence on ''Saturation''. It's been referred to as "Dumb Song" because Nash Kato can be heard saying [[StudioChatter "Dumb Song, take 9"]] at the start, but the official title is "Operation Kissinger".
* Armin van Buuren's ''Shivers'' album has the hidden orchestral track "Hymne", about a minute after the end of "Serenity". This was later used as the intro for "Sail".
* Sander van Doorn's album ''Eleve11'' has a remake of van Doorn's "Intro Chants (Triarchy edit)", a mashup of his song "Intro" and Chocolate Puma's song "Chants", buried in the 19-minute track "Eagles" after an 8-minute wait. The song also swapped out samples from the Chocolate Puma song with van Doorn produced ones to help eschew legality.
* The W's had this on both their albums.
** ''Fourth from the Last'' ended with a parody of [[Music/WesleyWillis "Rock and Roll [=McDonald=]'s"]] plugging their friends FiveIronFrenzy.
** ''Trouble With X'' ends with a recording of someone listening to an earlier track from the album ("Play the Game") and attempting to sing along. Attempting, and failing, hilariously.
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song "You Don't Love Me Anymore" on his ''Off the Deep End'' CD is 14:13 in length, though the song ends after only 4 minutes. The next few minutes are silence, ending in [[SensoryAbuse six seconds of ear-splitting cacophony]] officially titled "Bite Me." Al has stated that it is intended "[[LastNoteNightmare to scare people to death]]" (it does, even without coming unexpectedly after 10 minutes of silence) and also is meant as a direct parody of the above mentioned "[[Music/{{Nirvana}} Endless, Nameless]]" (since ''Off the Deep End'' parodies ''Nevermind'' in its cover art and first track). The hidden track is not included on the cassette version of the album, for obvious reasons.
** If that's not enough, that Easter egg track ''contains'' a {{backmasking}} Easter egg of its own (believed by some to be the result of a mastering error and not intentional): reversing and slowing down the song will reveal a snippet of "Tears of the Earth" by David Hallyday, also released by the same record label as ''Off the Deep End''.
* Music/WhiteZombie's ''Astro-Creep 2000'' has an instrumental officially called "Where The Sidewalk Ends, the Bug Parade Begins" fade in several minutes after "Blood Milk and Sky" fades out.
* Music/DavidWilcox's first live album, ''East Asheville Hardware Live'', features (after a pause at the end of the last track) the sound of walking into a bar to hear David and a friend performing a (hilarious) country version of ''Eye of the Hurricane'', one of his most popular songs.
* Music/RobbieWilliams albums from ''Life Thru A Lens'' onwards do this ("Hello Sir" and ''Escapology'''s "I Tried Love" are among the highlights; ''I've Been Expecting You'' has ''two'' hidden tracks, although their existence is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in the inlay; it cites credits for "tracks 12 and 13" of an 11 track album).
** In addition to this, the sheet music for the album includes the music for the hidden tracks, which are named "Stand Your Ground" and "Stalker's Day Off" respectively.
** He also lampshades the trope with the hidden "track" of ''Sing When You're Winning'', which comes after twenty four minutes of silence, and consists of him simply stating that he's not doing a hidden track for that album.
* One issue of the music magazine Uncut included ''Acid Daze'', a compilation CD of British psychedelic rock from the sixties and early seventies. A few minutes after the end of the final track, Donovan's "Atlantis", the opening shout of "Fire" by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown can be heard ("I AM THE GOD OF HELLFIRE!"). Since the whole song isn't included, it was clearly just thrown in to make unsuspecting listeners jump a few feet out of their chairs.
* On the ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert'' soundtrack CD, after a minute or so of silence there's a remix of "No Mercy" a.k.a. the Brotherhood of Nod theme from the original ''Command and Conquer''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5REURvclPcY A "surf" remix]].
* The ''Digimon the Movie'' soundtrack, of all [=CDs=], did this too. There was a small clue in the CD booklet about these hidden tracks to give the kiddies a chance to figure it out.
* The OST album for ''VideoGame/DreamfallTheLongestJourney'' contains a hidden track repeating the game's ArcWords some 5 minutes after the end of the final song.
* On the ''Franchise/FinalFantasy Song Book'' album, a lively version of "The Place I'll Return to Someday" plays after over a minute of silence on the final track, "Unfathomed Reminiscence."
* ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'''s soundtrack CD has the piano tune "Siege of Madrigal" from Bungie's earlier game ''VideoGame/{{Myth}}'', hidden in the final track, "Halo Theme", after a minute of silence. The ''Anniversary'' OST hides it at the end of the second track, which is the remastered version of the series theme.
* There's one in the WebAnimation/HomestarRunner CD ''Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits''.
* The soundtrack for ''Theatre/LegallyBlonde'' TheMusical contains the theme for Kyle the UPS guy in the last 35 seconds of the last track after a long pause.
* The ''{{Okami}}'' soundtrack has one song that, if you let it play past the point where the usual Japanese-styled music fades out, rewards your patience with a fun {{Chiptune}} version of the Idaten Race music, a.k.a. Amaterasu's "theme".
* On the ''SilentHill'' OST, the track "Silent Hill (Otherside)" has six minutes of silence before the actual song starts.
* The soundtrack to ''Film/LostInTranslation'' includes Creator/BillMurray's karaoke performance of "More Than This" by Music/RoxyMusic from the film, hidden after a few minutes of silence at the end of the last track. The song isn't listed on the back cover, but it is credited in the liner notes.
* The "final" track of Music/TheVerve's album ''Urban Hymns'', "Come On", concludes with several minutes of silence followed by the hidden track "Deep Freeze".
* The Music/{{Yes}} album ''Fragile'' has a reprise of ''We Have Heaven'', a song from earlier in the album, hidden at the end of the album, separated by a few minutes of silence. Also doubles as a BrickJoke, since the first time ''We Have Heaven'' is played it ends with a door closing and the music cutting off, and the hidden second time begins with a door opening.
* Music/WovenHand's ''Mosaic'' has the a brief silence after the last listed song, and then the dirge-like, unlisted song "Shun".
* Music/{{Starflyer 59}}'s ''Everybody Makes Mistakes'': After "The Party", there's several minutes of silence, then an instrumental reprise of "The Party" with a saxophone solo.
* On Music/JarsOfClay's self-titled debut album, "Blind" was followed by a few minutes of silence, then the song "Four Seven". Then ''that'' was followed by [[LeaveTheCameraRunning about 30 minutes of studio outtakes]]--that is, studio chatter and bits of the string quartet's rehearsal.
* French rapper MC Solaar did this on his fifth album ''5čme As''. After the last listed song, ''Si je meurs ce soir'', the CD doesn't stop, and after several minutes of silence you start to hear a slight and slow "beep… beep… beep…" sound that gets progressively louder. After a while, you start to hear people talking in the background. And after a minute or so like this, a beat starts, lauching ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssauFNCGlhM Samedi Soir]]'', the actual final song that is nowhere on the tracklist.
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* A list of pre-gap tracks (most of which are before the first song, sometimes called "track 0") can be found [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_albums_with_tracks_hidden_in_the_pregap here]] on TheOtherWiki. Essentially, each track on a CD has Start and End markers; placing something before the Track 1 Start marker generates a pregap hidden track.
* The first pressing of Arcturus' ''La Masquerade Infernale'' has a bizarre example which is basically a short electronica piece featuring Garm reciting passages from the Book of Revelation. As with the Mayhem example directly above, it was removed from the remaster for unknown reasons, and considering the remaster was also {{Loudness War}}'d, this means the original pressing is definitely the version to get. (The album also has another easter egg: track 6 has 66 subtracks, meaning that at the end of the piece, the display on some CD players will show [[NumberOfTheBeast 666]]).
* British copies of Music/{{Autechre}}'s ''EP7'' have a seven minute pregap song, followed by three minutes of silence before the first proper song.
* Blind Melon's ''Soup'' has an untitled two minute experimental piece hidden in the pregap before the first track. It's essentially the band jamming along to an acoustic guitar piece by their friend Mike Kelsey, with backwards vocals from their song "New Life" laid over it.
* "Ambulance" on Music/{{Blur}}'s ''Think Tank'' is preceded by a hidden track called "Me, White Noise".
* Music/{{Calexico}} had a two-minute long instrumental song hidden in the pregap of ''Feast of Wire''.
* Music/FallOutBoy has a hidden track in ''Folie a Deux'' ''before'' the first track: Lullabye, which requires the person to rewind the CD at the start of the first track.
* Music/FiveIronFrenzy had the 10-second-long "What's Up" hidden at the beginning of ''All the Hype that Money Can Buy''.
* Music/KylieMinogue hid the song "Password" at the start of the album ''Light Years''.
* Sarah Masen's 2001 album ''The Dreamlife of Angels'' had the song "Longing Unknown" hidden before the first track.
* Music/{{Mayhem}}'s ''Grand Declaration of War'' has one of these on initial pressings, which was apparently removed or changed to silence on later pressings. It is a [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked]] version of the final song on the album, "Completion in Science of Agony (Part II of II)".
* The Album ''Music/SongsForTheDeaf'' from Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge has "The Real Song for the Deaf" as its pregap, which is, appropriately, a short electronica song entirely in the lowest audible frequencies and is meant to be audible to those who are actually deaf, via vibration.
* Some editions of Music/{{Rammstein}}'s album ''Reise, Reise'' contain a recording of the last moments of the black box recording for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAL123 Japan Airlines Flight 123 disaster]] (currently the worst single-aircraft accident in history) before the first song. It's a pretty horrifying listen. Unsurprisingly, it was removed from the Japanese editions of the album.
* The Music/SisterMachineGun album ''Burn'' contains a cover of "Strange Days" by Music/TheDoors in the pregap.
* The Super Furry Animals album ''Guerilla'' contains a song entitled "The Citizens Band" in the pregap before track 01, "Check It Out".
** The Bands b-sides compilation ''Out Spaced'' contains a pregap hidden track which is a jam from the bands very early days
* Tait, a band fronted by Michael Tait from dc Talk, had several minutes of what sounded like intentionally bad singing into an answering machine in the pregap of the first track on their album ''Empty''.
* Music/TheyMightBeGiants' ''Factory Showroom'' album has the bonus track ("Token Back To Brooklyn") before' the first track of the CD. John Flansburg used the technique again for the second album of his side project, Mono Puff.
* Unkle's ''Psyence Fiction'' has "Intro (Optional)" hidden before the first track (but only on the Japanese version and some UK promotional copies). Making it a hidden track was probably the only way the band got away with having it be released at all, as the track manages to fit in [[{{sampling}} samples]] of over 50 songs in two minutes - it's an homage to a similar audio montage from ''{{Film/Contact}}'' and features miniscule clips of songs being played in reverse chronological order from the time the album was released (1998) to the mid-60's.
* The ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' ''Reunion Files'' soundtrack includes the iconic "OneWingedAngel" ''without'' the OminousLatinChanting in the pregap to the first song.
* The very first ''[[Series/TheXFiles X-Files]]'' soundtrack (for the TV show) had a track 0. Since no CD players at the time could read track 0, the only way to access it was to rewind the first track beyond the beginning.
** The a capella "On Earth My Nina" uses the tune of "Thunderbird" reversed, and the lyrics are {{Mondegreen}}s of the [[SubliminalSeduction backmasked vocals]]. Ironically, the backwards version was released five years before the original song.
** The soundtrack to ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'' includes a secret track where Chris Carter explains the whole backstory to the conspiracy. A pity he didn't do it through, you know, the plot of the movie itself…
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* Music/AlienAntFarm's cover of Music/MichaelJackson's "Smooth Criminal" was originally a hidden track on their first album, ''Greatest Hits'', entitled "Slick Thief". The version people are familiar with was a re-recording they put on their second album, ''Anthology''.
* Gary Allan's CD ''It Would Be You'' also features a hidden track, "No Judgment Day." The label was reluctant to add the song at all; making it a hidden track was the compromise.
* Music/TheBeatles did this twice.
** "Inner Groove" on British editions of ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand,'' was made by having an endless loop of laughter and gibberish right at the end in the inner groove where the vinyl needle stops, designed to play forever until the needle was lifted. Some fans consider it a coda to the preceding song ''A Day in the Life'' and CD versions append it to the end of that song.
** "Her Majesty" was an actual song on the ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' album, and arguably the TropeMaker. It was supposed to be cut from the album, but EMI's policy was to never throw away anything that The Beatles recorded. So the engineer stuck it on the end of the master tape, preceded by 14 seconds of silence. It made its way into the final version when they played it back and the Beatles liked the effect. "Her Majesty" isn't hidden anymore, though--later prints of ''Music/AbbeyRoad'' include it on the track listing.
* Music/{{Beck}}'s album ''Stereopathetic Soulmanure'' included "Ken" and "Bonus Noise"; the latter contains 5 minutes of silence before 11 minutes of tape experiments and feedback. Some pressings did not include "Ken".
* The Benjamin Gate's album ''[Untitled]'', has ''over 60'' tracks of silence following the final listed song, and then the song "True (I Love You)".
* Music/Blink182's live album ''The Mark, Tom and Travis Show'', features 29 hidden tracks of onstage banter. Collectively, these short snippets are titled ''Words of Wisdom''.
* Music/TheBloodhoundGang went nuts with this, putting ''40-odd'' blank tracks at the end of their Hooray For Boobies CD, with {{Easter Egg}}s hidden at random among them. It played merry hell with your enjoyment when you put the CD on random.
** That's not true at all.... the hidden track (a compilation of outtakes from the HFB sessions and, if you bought the UK CD, a snippet of Jimmy Pop on LoveLine) is the final track on the disc.
** "Hefty Fine" ended with a brief sound byte of Bam Margera giving his opinion on hidden tracks.
** The original version of "One Fierce Beer Coaster" (with 'Yellow Fever' intact) had a long hidden track containing, among other things, a jaw-droppingly homophobic televangelist and a loooong answering machine message from an extremely drunk woman.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/BluesClues Blue's Clues]]'' album "Goodnight, Blue" has a bonus at the end called "Hidden, Blue's Dream" that isn't listed on the album itself, though plays as a separate track. There's just under two minutes of night noises and snoring before the dream part actually starts.
* Music/{{BowlingForSoup}}'s album ''A Hangover You Don't Deserve'' has about 30 or so extra tracks at the end that are just a few seconds of silence. There are two bonuses on the last two unlisted tracks just before the album ends.
* Built To Spill's ''There Is Nothing Wrong With Love'' ends with the unlisted track "Preview": The track is introduced by RecordProducer Phil Ek as "a preview of the next Built To Spill record", but it's really a series of snippets parodying different rock subgenres; none of the songs actually turned up in full on any subsequent albums.
* C418 hid "What now?" at the end of ''Life changing moments seem minor in pictures''. As this album was released on Bandcamp, it is impossible to hear the song (or even know it's there) without buying the full album.
* Music/TheClash's album ''Music/LondonCalling'' included the song "Train in Vain" as an unlisted track. However, it wasn't intended to be secret. It was simply added at the last second after the album sleeve had already been designed, and the NonAppearingTitle was scratched into the inner ring of vinyl on the record itself. Ironically, the song wound up becoming the band's first major American pop hit. By the time the album came out on CD, the song was given its own track and appears on the track listing.
* Music/CoheedAndCambria's album ''In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3'' features the song "21:13" after 12 blank tracks known as "A Lot of Nothing I-XI".
* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s third album, ''X&Y'', features the hidden track "Til Kingdom Come". [[WhatCouldHaveBeen It was written by Coldplay for Johnny Cash]], but he died before he could record it, so Coldplay recorded it themselves. While it was a separate track, the last listed track, "Twisted Logic", was also given an extra long period of silence at the end in order to better hide it.
* Music/{{Covenant}}'s latest album, ''Modern Ruin'', has a hidden [[DroneOfDread drone/dark ambient]] track titled "Modern Ruin Part II"; this is only on the CD and not the digital releases. Ironically, the digital version still has the two minutes of silence at the end of "The Road".
* Cracker's ''Kerosene Hat'' has several hidden among a bunch of short silent tracks: track 69 is "Euro-Trash Girl", Track 88 is "Ride My Bike", and track 99 is a short outtake of the title track. Oddly enough, the last listed track, "Hi-Desert Biker Meth Lab" is ''also'' preceded by a couple of tracks of silence.
** ''Gentleman's Blues'' has "Cinderella", a song featuring guest vocalist L.P., hidden after four tracks of silence and three unlisted tracks of a touch-tone phone being dialed. All three of the touch-tone tracks correspond to actual working phone numbers (or did at the time of the album's release).
* The Cruxshadows' ''Ethernaut'' has three hidden songs; the first, "Esoterica (Through the Ether)" plays immediately after the last listed track, the second, "Helen", is hidden behind three tracks of silence, and the third, "Live, Love, Be, Believe(Recalling the Dream)" plays after yet another silent track.
* Dramarama have several songs (with no official titles) hidden among silent tracks on their album ''Everybody Dies''. More unusual are "Steve Is Here" from ''Vinyl'' and "Hey Grandpa" from ''Hi-Fi Sci-Fi'', both of which are unlisted individual songs split up into many very short tracks of a few seconds each. That format could prove irritating if you had a cd player that automatically inserted silence between tracks, let alone if you decided to put the CD on shuffle... But thankfully, the digital versions of ''Vinyl'' and ''Hi-Fi Sci-Fi'' include "Steve Is Here" and "Hey Grandpa" as single tracks.
* Dynamite Hack's ''Superfast'' has three tracks hidden this way, but only one contains actual music: "Just Another Day" is a snippet of StudioChatter, and "Laughter" is, well, a deliberately annoying two minute loop of band members laughing. The actual song hidden among silent tracks is more interesting - a SofterAndSlowerCover of their song "Anyway" (officially titled "Anyway (Mellow Version)") performed by vocalist Mark Morris' sister, Emily. Digital versions of the album just place "Anyway (Mellow Version)" as track 13, eschewing both the silent tracks and the non-musical hidden ones.
* Eels' album ''Daisies of the Galaxy'' has the album's first single, "Mr. E's Beautiful Blues," as an unlisted track. The artist didn't want to include it, but the label insisted, so it being unlisted was the compromise.
* The back cover of Music/FiveIronFrenzy's ''Quantity is Job 1 EP'' only listed 8 tracks. The liner notes listed "These are Not My Pants (The Rock Opera)" as the 9th track, but it's actually 8 tracks long itself. It's then followed by track 17, which consists of about three minutes of silence, and then a recording of the band messing around in the studio.
* Heatmiser's ''Mic City Sons'' has "Not Half Right" as an unlisted twelfth track - Music/ElliottSmith would later do a solo version of the song under the title "Half Right".
* Subverted by the album ''Witching Hour'' by Music/{{Ladytron}}. The final track is nine minutes long, which would normally scream "hidden track". However, this last indexed track is entirely blank. It did not appear on some pressings of the album.
* Japanese visual kei artist Közi's album ''Iyazoi no Tsuki'' features an instrumental version of "Kaikou" as track 16. Tracks 11-15 are varying lengths of silence.
* L.E.O.'s album ''Alpacas Ogling'' had a hidden cover of Music/ElectricLightOrchestra's "Don't Bring Me Down" - notable because the entire point of the band was a GenreThrowback-like attempt to emulate ELO. The digital version of the album leaves the cover unhidden and places it alongside the bonus track "Money and Music".
* Music/{{Live}}'s song "Horse" on ''Throwing Copper'', which is unlisted but kicks in a few seconds after "White, Discussion" ends.* Marilyn Manson's album ''Music/AntichristSuperstar'' featured a hidden track (known as "Empty Sounds of Hate") as track 99. The tracks in the middle are 4 seconds each.
* Music/LosCampesinos!' debut album, ''Hold On Now, Youngster...'' contains an unlisted track, the largely instrumental "2007: The Year Punk Broke (My Heart)" as its 12th song. The band claims its supposed to be an epilogue and not an actual song on the album, hence it being an unlisted, separate track and not hidden after the 11th song.
* Dave Matthews Band, on the original CD release of ''Under the Table and Dreaming'', put the song "#34" as track 34 on the CD, and put 22 blank tracks between it and the eleventh song on the album, "Pay For What You Get".
* Early printings of Music/PaulMcCartney's ''Driving Rain'' have "Freedom" as a hidden track. The song was recorded in October 2001 as a response to the 9/11 attacks, and the album was released in November 2001. There was no time to change the outer packaging to reflect the addition. It wasn't much of a secret though: Given why "Freedom" was recorded, Capitol decided to announce its presence on the [[{{Paratext}} marketing stickers]]. It still counts because the stickers are gone as soon as the CD is unwrapped. (The later editions with the coloured cardboard sleeve make the track's existence fully open.)
* Music/{{Ministry}} have had hidden songs as separate tracks on a few occasions:
** ''Dark Side of the Spoon'' has "Linda Summertime" as track 69 - it's apparently a recording of a woman singing over the phone on a call-in radio show of some kind.
** ''Houses of the Molé'' has hidden songs on tracks 23 and 69 - "Psalm 23" is an extended version of the album's opening track "No W", while "Walrus" is a strange instrumental that sounds the same when played in reverse.
** ''Cover Up'' has hidden songs on tracks 24, 44, and again, 69 - tracks 24 and 44 are both alternate versions of their "What A Wonderful World" cover, while track 69 is a fan singing "Stigmata" InTheStyleOf WillieNelson.
* Allison Moorer's ''The Hardest Part'' featured a hidden track, "Cold, Cold Earth," a song about her parents' murder-suicide.
* Music/{{Mudhoney}}'s ''My Brother The Cow'' has the hidden 13th track "woC ehT rehtorB yM". As the [[SdrawkcabName sdrawkcab]] title would suggest, it's just the entire 39 minute album played backwards.
* Music/MyChemicalRomance has "Blood" in the album ''Music/TheBlackParade'' which is a distinct track but also only starts after a minute and a half into that track.
* The New Power Generation (one of Music/{{Prince}}'s songwriting outlets) hid "Wasted Kisses" as track 49 on their album ''Newpower Soul''.
* Music/NineInchNails' ''Broken'' has "(You're So) Physical" and "Suck" as tracks 98 and 99 (or 7 and 8, on some editions.) While not listed on the back cover, there's a slight hint to their existence in the liner notes - since one is a CoverSong originally by Adam Ant and the other was Reznor's own version of a collaboration with Pigface, there's a songwriting credit listed for both. The songs were hidden as TVT, NIN's label at the time, refused to release both the cover and the collaboration. This is averted by the first pressing of ''Broken'', which featured "Physical" and "Suck" on a separate 3" CD.
* Music/{{Nirvana}} did this with their album ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'', having the dissonant jam "Endless Nameless" show up after a long silence as an independent track (as opposed to "Gallons", which was pretty much pasted onto "All Apologies"). Notably, an error left early editions lacking "Endless", which drew complaints from Kurt Cobain. "Endless Nameless" has remained unlisted on the back cover of ''Nevermind'' to this day, even if it is on all copies now.
* Music/{{Oasis}}' greatest hits album ''Time Flies'' features "Sunday Morning Call" -- the only UK single not on the main tracklisting -- as a hidden track after "Falling Down". The reason for this is unknown. In fact, the American version of the album drops the unlisted "Sunday Morning Call" for "Champagne Supernova" and the Japanese version puts it after "Don't Go Away" (both were released as a retail singles in those countries) instead of "Falling Down", so some fans might not even know that "Sunday Morning Call" was supposed to be there ''at all''.
** "Verse Chorus Verse" (AKA "Sappy"), Nirvana's contribution to the charity compilation ''No Alternative'', was unlisted at the end of the album at the band's request. Apparently this was an effort to not overshadow the rest of the album, as at the time they were easily the most popular band who had contributed to it. Of course, word quickly got out anyway...
* Optiganally Yours's first album, "Spotlight On Optiganally Yours", had a bonus track officially titled "I Will Always Love You". Based on the liner notes and keyboardist Pea Hix's habit of collecting people's old home movies that they accidentally donated to thrift stores and the like, it's most likely someone's old tape of their daughter singing the Music/DollyParton song of the same name. Badly. With Hix attempting to accompany it on his Optigan. [[StylisticSuck Also badly.]]
* Music/PepeDeluxe's ''Beatitude'' has a whole unlisted EP tacked on the end: three full songs, plus an intro and outro track. (Well, they aren't listed on the back cover, but they are listed inside the liner notes.) Ironically, one of those songs is the title track, "Beatitude".
* Music/{{Prince}} hid the song "Laydown" as track 77 on his album ''20ten''.
* Some editions of Music/{{Radiohead}}'s ''Music/PabloHoney'' include the radio edit of "Creep" (which replaces "you're so fucking special" with "you're so very special") as an unlisted track.
* Music/GerryRafferty's "Another World" included the hidden track "The Grinches."
* Music/RascalFlatts's album ''Feels Like Today'' had a hidden track called "Skin", which was made hidden because the label wouldn't let them put twelve songs on the CD. After a DJ at WUSN in Chicago heard the song, he began playing it on-air, giving it enough of a boost to enter Top 40 despite not being a single. As a result of its success there, the label later released it as a single (under the title "Skin (Sarabeth)") and officially added it as a listed track on later pressings of the album.
* She Wants Revenge's self-titled album that was released in 2005 that does this whole thing in a pretty creative way. Instead of there being five minutes of silence at the end of the last track, there are about fifty 5-second tracks full of silence before the hidden track, which is arguably the best track on the album.
* "One Day" from Music/SkinnyPuppy's ''Bites'' (1993 edition and up).
* Music/SilversunPickups' EP ''Pikul'' has 7 listed tracks, with the song "Sci-Fi Lullaby" hidden after several tracks of silence.
* Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin place an unusual hidden track at the end of their album ''Spin'': a lengthy instrumental prelude to the album's cover of "Eight Miles High". The music fades out at the place where the song begins.
* Music/TheStoneRoses' "The Foz" is hidden after 12 short silent tracks on ''Second Coming''. Presumably just to mess with the listener, there are eight more tracks of silence after ''that'' too, with nothing else hidden after them this time.
* Subverted by Tool's debut album ''Undertow''. While "Disgustipated" is clearly listed as track 10 on the packaging, most editions featured it as track 69. Some editions of the album featured as track 30, track 70 (in Japan, which contained "Opiate" as track 10) or just plain old track 10. A European repress of the album hid "Disgustipated" by placing it on the same track as the previous song, "Flood", after a minute of silence. As listed above, "Disgustipated" features its own hidden message at the end.
* Several music critics bemoaned the composition of Music/{{U2}}'s ''Best of 1980-1990'' for excluding "October", proving that they looked at the track list rather than listen to the album. They'd have found it hidden at the end.
* The Music/KeithUrban song "You're Not My God" (about getting over drug addiction) has a hidden track after it.
* Music/WovenHand's ''Ten Stones'' has an instrumental drone song as track 11. It's unlisted and untitled, though some sources call it "Ten Stones Drone".
* Xorcist's ''Scorched Blood EP'' has one, partly hidden by a minute of silence at the end of "Scorched Blood (Rising From The Ashes)".
* The IDM compilation ''Autonomous Addicts'' has its final track, "808303", hidden after three blank tracks.
* The trance mix album ''Tunnel Trance Force Volume 13'' has a one-minute clip of "Blue Lagoon (Bervoets & De Goejj Remix)" by Nudge & Shouter/Tunnel Allstars.

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* Music/TheBeatles hid a short piece on ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum'' after "Cry Baby Cry" which is usually referred to as, "Can You Take Me Back".
* Music/{{Beck}}'s album ''Music/MidniteVultures'' contained a segue between "Mixed Bizness" and "Get Real Paid" of two robots having sex, while spray painting sound effects segued between "Beautiful Way" and "Pressure Zone". These were added to flesh out the concept of the album and are usually listed as separate tracks on digital retailers.
* Music/{{Coldplay}}'s album ''Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends'' features "Chinese Sleep Chant" hidden in the same track as the listed song "Yes". The album also has an Extra Long Final Track variant, "The Escapist" (see above).
* The Crystal Method's ''Vegas'' has a short track hidden in the pregap to "Comin' Back".
* [[OneBookAuthor One-album]] trance artist Dejin's ''As You Dream'' has an unlisted [[ThirteenIsUnlucky thirteenth track]], "Color of the Sky", between "Andromeda Strings" and "Ocean Blue".
* Music/TheDingees' ''The Crucial Conspiracy'' has "Conspiracy Against the Youth" in the middle, stuck at the end of the track "Moving Underground".
* Music/DirEnGrey hid nearly all of "GAUZE -mode of eve-" as a pregap on the end of "Akura no oka", on their album ''GAUZE''.
* FiveIronFrenzy's ''Upbeats and Beatdowns'' featured an unlisted 16th track, but the majority of the recording (the outtakes from "Combat Chuck"'s spoken-word intro, and the background shouting from the "Beautiful America" finale) is in the three-minute-long pregap between track 15 and 16.
* FrontLineAssembly's ''Civilization'' hides "Parasite" between "Fragmented" and "Dissident".
* CD copies of Goldie's album ''Saturnz Return'' featured an eight minute ambient piece titled "The Dream Within" directly after "Truth", in the style of an extra long hidden track. However, since was the end of the first disc, the song is effectively hidden in the exact center of the album.
* Music/HavalinaRailCo's self-titled debut album has an unlisted cover of Woodie Guthrie's "Take You Rid'n in my Car" at the end of "Train Song".
* A rather obscure ChristianRock band called Human buried an unlisted cover of Music/{{U2}}'s "Bullet the Blue Sky" between tracks 5 and 6 on their one and only album ''Out of the Dust''.
* Music/LimpBizkit's debut album, ''Three Dollar Bill, Yall$'', contained the song "Blind" hidden after "Faith".
** ''Significant Other'' featured the song "Everyday" between "N 2 Gether Now" and "Trust?", the song "Yeah Y'all" between "Trust?" and "No Sex", and several hidden skits throughout the record. The album ends with two hidden tracks ("Radio Sucks" and "The Mind of Les"), followed by a short blank track to preserve the pregap hidden nature of the work.
* Music/{{Marillion}}'s concept album ''Brave'' contained one on its vinyl pressing. The final side of the album features the song "The Great Escape", however this side is double-grooved. The needle will either land on the groove that plays "The Great Escape" and "Made Again", representing the happy ending to the story; or "The Great Escape (Spiral Remake)" and twenty minutes of water noises, representing the downer ending to the story. The CD version contained the happy ending, while the film version contained the downer ending.
* Maxwell's album ''Now'' lists "Get to Know Ya" as track 1 and "Lifetime" as track 3. The first two notes of "Get to Know Ya" appear as track 1 while the rest of the song is on track 2.
* Music/SarahMcLachlan's ''FumblingTowardsEcstasy'' is this variant in the international editions; there's an acoustic version of "Possession" after track 12 which is the final track in the US edition but in the UK and Japan release there's a track 13 after that.
* The Creator/MontyPython ''AudioPlay/TheMontyPythonMatchingTieAndHandkerchief'' vinyl record was billed as a three-sided album, which could have been written off as a joke...but it's true. Side 2 has two completely different grooves cut side-by-side; the needle could land arbitrarily on one or the other. Since the record has no selection list, it could take a while to realize it. The CD version contains all of side one, followed by sides two and "three".
* Music/NineInchNails' ''The Fragile'' features a slight segue into "10 Miles Migh" after "The Mark Has Been Made", only to hard cut into "Please".
* Pat Metheny Group's album ''Quartet"'' features a hidden bass and piano duet at the end of "Sometimes I See".
** ''Imaginary Day'' features a 23 second hidden segue between "The Heat of the Day" and "Across the Sky". The intro to "The Roots of Coincidence" is also hidden directly before the song proper.
** ''Speaking of Now'' features a hidden intro to "On Her Way" before the song proper.
* Music/{{REM}}'s ''Up'' hides "I'm Not Over You" in the middle of the album, rather than the end.
* Music/RiloKiley's "And That's How I Choose To Remember It" is unusual in that it's broken into three parts that are hidden in the pre-gap tracks of different songs on ''The Execution Of All Things'': The first verse comes after "So Long", the second comes after "My Slumbering Heart" and finally the third comes after "Spectacular Views", the album's last song (like the Limp Bizkit example above, a short silent track follows.) It's only sort of hidden, in that the back cover lists the title as though it's the last track on the album.
* The CD version of Music/TomPetty's ''Full Moon Fever'' has a short segue after "Running Down a Dream", referred to as "Hello CD Listeners...":
-->Hello, CD listeners. We've come to the point in this album where those listening on cassette, or records, will have to stand up, or sit down, and turn over the record. Or tape. In fairness to those listeners, we'll now take a few seconds before we begin side two. [{{Beat}}] Thank you. Here's side two.
* Sigue Sigue Sputnik hid commercials between songs on their debut album ''Flaunt It''. Several commercials advertised real products, such as L'Oreal Studio Line hair gel and i-D Magazine; the album ended with a message that the album was "brought to you by EMI" and that the band had intentions to buy their label.
* Music/SpinalTap's ''Break Like the Wind'' album has an unlisted and untitled Track 13.
* The Tea Party's ''Transmission'' has two pieces hidden in the pregap between other songs: Between "Babylon" and "Pulse" is a two minute instrumental called "Embryo"; and between "Release" and the title track is an untitled 15 second sound collage.
* One edition of Music/TheRamones' ''[[LiveAlbum Loco Live]]'' has a version of "Carbona Not Glue" that went unlisted and was indexed on the same track as "Pet Sematary", which was track 17 of a 32 track album [[note]]The other version of the album does not include the song at all[[/note]]. There was actually a legal reason for this: "Carbona Not Glue" was [[MissingEpisode originally deleted from]] their album ''Music/LeaveHome'' because of a potential lawsuit, as Carbona is a trademarked brand of cleaning solvent. Though ''Loco Live'' was released 14 years later, apparently there was still enough risk that they had to try to sneak it by.
* The Lost Dogs album ''Little Red Riding Hood'' has a song hidden in the pregap between "Eleanor, It's Raining Now" and "Free at Last". The song in question is "Little Red Riding Hood". The album's title track is hidden.
* Music/TheProtomen album ''The Cover Up'' has a hidden track exclusively on the cassette version after ''[[Music/PhilCollins In The Air Tonight]]'' (which is the last track on side 1), which consists of a mock NumbersStation that decodes to "We can hold out through the endless dark, all a fire needs is a single spark. Oh, and remember to drink your Ovaltine."
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* ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaSymphonyOfTheNight'' has a hidden track "Alucard's Vengeance" on the PlayStation version which can be heard by playing it on an audio CD player.
* The original ''VideoGame/MonsterRancher'' game had a strange techno track available if you put the disc in a CD player. This is highly appropriate since the game itself has a feature intended to read [=CDs=] and generate monsters from the data stored on them (some special [=CDs=] would even unlock secret monsters).
* When Music/TheDillingerEscapePlan and Music/MikePatton's ''Irony Is a Dead Scene'' is placed in a computer's cd player, a video file appears in the directory -- it's a short montage of behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the album, mainly Patton recording vocal tracks. There is nothing on the packaging indicating this cd-rom material is there.
* Music/FearFactory's ''Transgression'' has an extremely hard to find song called "My Grave" only accessible by digital download by putting the CD into a CD-ROM drive and accessing the shortcut. Good luck trying to find it though, its link died years ago making it exceedingly rare to find.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ieEdqAhiHQ For reference, here is the song]]
* InformationSociety has a track at the end of ''Peace and Love, Inc.'' that was meant to be placed into a dial-up modem of the time in order to decode it. It's the band's lead singer talking about a surreal experience he had in Brazil.
** ''Hello World'' has a "Hidden Code" track which when viewed in a spectrogram, displays a URL and login credentials for two bonus MP3s.
* Music/MarilynManson's ''Mechanical Animals'' hidden track came in the form of a program that automatically ran when the CD was placed in a computer.
* ''[[VideoGame/CrushPinball Dragon's Fury]]'', the Technosoft-developed SegaGenesis port of ''VideoGame/DevilsCrush'', had special passwords that switched the music with tracks from previous Technosoft games such as ''VideoGame/ThunderForce II'' and ''VideoGame/HerzogZwei''.
* The Japanese version of ''Super VideoGame/DoubleDragon'', which is more complete than the US version and had several stage musics changed, has two unused songs in its sound test. The first is the title theme from the US version (the JP version uses the classic DD theme), which was meant for the credits, the latter is Duke's Theme, which was supposed to be the FinalBoss music.
* ''VideoGame/{{Zanac}}'' has a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BErLbM86VV4 hidden track]], which can be heard in the sound test or by pressing a certain button combination in Area 10.
* In addition to the above listed Secret Song, the CD of''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits]]'' includes a movie file containing a music video for "These Peoples Try to Fade Me".
* If you were to play Music/WeirdAlYankovic's ''Running with Scissors'' CD on a PC, you might find a rather enlightening documentary of what it's like to grow up as a polka-obssessed white accordion player in an all-black family.
* The ''Videogame/FinalFantasyXIVARealmReborn'' OST includes the entire soundtrack in 320K MP3 format, along with a single bonus track in a password-protected ZIP file: the password is [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyV 'gilgamesh']], and the track is a remix of his iconic theme, "Battle on the Big Bridge."
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* The soundtrack for ''ChronoTrigger'' featured the time travel sound effect at the end of the first and second discs, and at the start of the second and third discs (not as a pregap track.)
* [[Music/{{Pulp}} Jarvis Cocker's]] self-titled album has "Running The World". What version of the trope it takes depends on which format you have it in.
** The CD version has it hidden after ''30 minutes'' from the final track.
** The vinyl version just included it as a separate single.
* Music/SoulJunk's album ''1956'' is inconsistent on this. There are two tracks that come after two minutes of silence following the final proper song--but they're listed right on the back cover (though specifically labeled as "bonus tracks").
* Music/SoundHorizon often includes Hidden Tracks on their albums, some of which are damn near impossible to discover; Nobody's managed to find the alleged hidden track of ''Seisen no Iberia'', for example.
* Sponge's ''Rotting Pińata'' has a track called "Candy Corn", which is hidden in the gap between the last listed song and a short track of silence.
* The Music/SkunkAnansie album ''Stoosh'' includes both a funky (in multiple senses of the word) jam in the pregap and a rather disturbing loop of laughter several minutes after the last song.
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* At first, BoardsOfCanada's "Farewell Fire", the last song on ''The Campfire Headphase'', seems to be another hidden track fake-out, as it fades out completely with about four minutes of silence at the end. However, there sort of ''is'' something hidden there - if you turn the volume up enough, you can hear that the song didn't fully fade out after all, and it's still playing at an extremely low volume for the rest of the track's run time. BOC are just fond of messing with listeners like that.
* Not exactly an inversion: on TheBobs album ''Coaster'', there is a track titled "Hidden Bonus Track" [see above]. It offers the group's typical ironic pop-culture commentary, but, ironcally, isn't hidden in any way; it appears as a regular track in the middle of the album and is clearly listed and identified.
* In ''{{Gradius}} III''(arcade)'s third stage, if you destroy a certain [[MookMaker enemy generator]], the music changes to a medley of "Free Flyer" from ''Gradius I'', "Fly High" from ''Salamander'', and "Burning Heat" from ''Gradius II''.
* ''Follow The Leader'' by Music/{{Korn}} is a hidden ''album'' - the first 12 tracks on the disc consist solely of silence, with the actual music not kicking in until track 13.
** Likewise, ''13 Blues for Thirteen Moons'' by Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra started the album on track 13. The album opens with an intro of feedback, which is divided amongst the 12 previous tracks.
* DamienRice's ''9'' had a really long final track that went on for over 21 minutes. It featured "Sleep Don't Weep" followed by [[MindScrew 16 minutes of wine glasses, Tibetan singing bowl and gibbering in Czech.]] Then the actual hidden track, "The Rat Within the Grain" came after as an unlisted number.
* Magazine/{{MAD}} issued a flexidisk in 1980 that had 8 interleaved grooves, rather the normal single spiral groove. Depending on which groove the needle picked up when you set it down, you would get one of eight different versions of "It's a Super Spectacular Day!"
* In a web original example, ToddInTheShadows included one in his review of [[Music/LadyGaga Alejandro]]. It was a cover version of the Carol King song ''It's too late''. It wasn't uploaded to Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, but only to his bliptv account. He's done a couple more since then that can either be found at his his bliptv page or clicking on "related videos" after a review video finishes.
* The pinball game ''Pinball/MonsterBash'' has six tracks, one for each of the game's UniversalHorror monsters. The seventh track, "Lyman's Lament", is only available after the player shoots the Concert Hall scoop 44 times in a single game. It features all-new music while programmer Lyman Sheats provides running commentary on the player's progress.
* Parodied by Fleming & John on their album ''The Way We Are''. The final song is named "The Hidden Track", but it's listed right on the back cover. (It's a rearranged version of the first song from the album.)
* Bon Voyage's (the Music/{{Starflyer 59}} side project) album ''The Right Amount'' has a fakeout. There's about a minute and a half of silence after the last song... and nothing else. The real reason Jason Martin included that was because he wanted the whole album to be exactly 30 minutes long.
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