What are the longest and shortest tracks in you music library?:

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From my library:
The shortest track is "Her Majesty" by The Beatles at 0:26, though that's only because the CD version reveals the Hidden Track. The second shortest is The Beatles "Wild Honey Pie" at 0:53.

The longest track is the live version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" by Peter Frampton at 13:54. The longest studio track I have is CCR's version of "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" at 11:03.

edited 23rd Jul '12 1:53:22 PM by djbj

2 Twentington23rd Jul 2012 02:06:46 PM from Somewhere , Relationship Status: Desperate
Shortest: A 1:09 novelty track at the start of Big & Rich's second album that mostly consists of "Somebody's got to be unafraid to lead the freak parade".

Longest: "Bat Out of Hell" by Meat Loaf, 9:52.
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3 Ryuhza23rd Jul 2012 02:13:08 PM from San Diego, California
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Longest is Echoes from Pink Floyd's Meddle, clocking in at 23:31

Shortest is Horn Intro from Modest Mouse's Good News For People Who Love Bad News, at only 0:09 seconds. It's two notes, and not even played by the actual band.

edited 23rd Jul '12 2:13:40 PM by Ryuhza

4 wuggles23rd Jul 2012 02:39:27 PM from Miami, FL , Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
The shortest is 1:44 ("Harlem's Nocturne" by Alicia Keys"), though I used to have one that was 0:48 (basically Album Filler on Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill). The longest is 8:16 ("Marvin's Room/Buried Alive Interlude" by Drake). I used to have one that was 30 minutes, but it was a glitch. I used a YouTube audio ripping site to download a 5 minute song and it ended up looping the song 6 times.
5 Daremo23rd Jul 2012 02:45:10 PM from Parts Unknown , Relationship Status: If it's you, it's okay
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I have 3 songs tied for shortest:

Queen 'Yeah' from Made in Heaven
Rilo Kiley 'And That's How I Choose to Remember It" from The Execution of All Things
They Might Be Giants 'Fingertips[Who's Knocking on The Wall]' from Apollo 18
All at 4 seconds. Other than that I have 4 songs at 5 seconds and 19 songs at 6 seconds.

For longest, I have some DJ mixes and annoying 'hidden tracks' that are longer, but the longest single song seems to be:
The Cure 'Carnage Visors: The Soundtrack' from Faith, at 27 minutes, 51 seconds.

edited 23rd Jul '12 2:47:05 PM by Daremo

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6 Tiamatty23rd Jul 2012 02:46:55 PM from Now on Twitter , Relationship Status: Brony
The shortest song on my playlist is Oldscratch by the Distillers, at 43 seconds. The shortest that I don't usually skip is Wreckin' Bar by the Vaccines, at 1:21.

Longest song is In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, at 17:02. Longest that I don't usually skip is Drink Gone Dead by Your Headlights Are On, at 10:31.
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John Coltrane - Ascension Edition II - 40:57

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8 MissMokushiroku23rd Jul 2012 05:33:14 PM from Atlanta, Georgia, USA , Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
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Shortest: "Dangerous Short Music 3" (0:23) from the Final Fantasy III DS remake soundtrack. The shortest track that's not from a video game soundtrack is "Passive Manipulation" (0:35) by The White Stripes.

Those are the shortest tracks in my iTunes/iPod library. I delete the vast majority of songs that are under 30 seconds long (I was sick of the "Huh?!" jingle (0:05) from Chrono Trigger being the most-played track in my library because I could never skip past it before the program registered a full play) and most intro/outro/interlude songs because I tend to find them boring. I still have them in my full music library, I just don't listen to them casually.

Longest: "Faith & Decision" (16:28) by Versailles.
9 PhysicalStamina23rd Jul 2012 05:33:21 PM from LI-LI, LI, LI-LI, LIVE FROM THE GARDEN , Relationship Status: It's so nice to be turned on again
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From memory:

Longest: Funkadelic - (Not Just) Knee Deep (15:22)

Shortest: Sonic Adventure - Fish Hits! (1:33)
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10 MrMallard23rd Jul 2012 05:39:09 PM from Australia, mate
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It depends; I have 2 music libraries. On my desktop, the shortest track is "A Bug Fell In Love With A Cat", clocking in at around 0:13. Longest would be I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), which is around 15 minutes or so.

On my laptop, shortest is "Talk Dirty To Me" by Poison at 3:44, and longest is "Komm Susser Todd" from End Of Evangelion at 7:41.

edited 23rd Jul '12 5:39:39 PM by MrMallard

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11 Trillhouse23rd Jul 2012 05:44:52 PM from Trillhouse's Computer
  • Shortest: "Hawaiian Disco Without Bollocks" by Boredoms. 0:04
  • Longest: "FACT mix 325" by Battles. 1:02:24

FACT mix 325 is a DJ mix so it's not surprising considering those are almost always a single mp3 file.

edited 23rd Jul '12 5:45:22 PM by Trillhouse

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Shortest: "Yeah," Queen, Made in Heaven: 0:04.

Longest: "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence," Dream Theater, Score - 20th Anniversary World Tour: 41:33.
13 NEO23rd Jul 2012 06:57:37 PM from Qrrbrbirlbel , Relationship Status: GAR for Archer
Shortest: "Timelapse" by Empyrios, 25 seconds.

Longest: I cheated a bit and fused the entire "Sol Niger Within" album, clocking in at 37 minutes and 26 seconds. Not counting that, "Lake of Emotions" by Maestrick is 21min 3s long.

edited 23rd Jul '12 6:58:08 PM by NEO

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14 Bananaquit23rd Jul 2012 09:57:44 PM from The Darién Gap , Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
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Shortest: Several of Doctor Nerve’s “Nerve Events” from Beta 14 ok are 4 seconds long.
Longest: “Amarok” by Mike Oldfield. 60 minutes and 2 seconds.

edited 23rd Jul '12 9:58:07 PM by Bananaquit

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15 whataboutme24th Jul 2012 12:36:07 AM from strange land, far away.
Shortest: Buckethead - Pickwick's Lost Chapter (0:33)

Longest: Tiamat - Mount Marilyn (10:33)
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16 JHM24th Jul 2012 03:45:13 AM from Neither Here Nor There , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Shortest: Several albums that I own have extremely short interlude tracks, so it would probably be a toss-up. I also can't remember if I have Napalm Death's "You Suffer" or not...

Longest: I have a live performance by the experimental group Excepter that goes on for something like six hours straight on a single MP3. It's pretty interesting, in small doses. I also have La Monte Young's The Well-Tuned Piano, which is made up of one continuous five-hour performance of the titular piece divided into five hour-long tracks.
The shortest file that could still be called a song: I'm So Sad, So Very, Very, Sad from the Scott Pilgrim soundtrack at 0:13

Longest: Still I'm Sad, live version by Rainbow 25:16
18 pagad24th Jul 2012 06:25:13 AM from perfidious Albion , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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Shortest: "[Untitled Track]" by Ayreon at 00:04.

Longest: "Crimson" by Edge of Sanity at 40:00.
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19 Alucard24th Jul 2012 06:33:05 AM from Vancouver, BC , Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
Blank by Tool (2 seconds). The shortest with some actual content is Intro by The Offspring (4 seconds).

The longest is 9027 Km by OK Go (34:47). I should really delete that album from my library; I never listen to it.
20 MikeK24th Jul 2012 09:18:55 AM from planet earth , Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
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Shortest: A tie between Cotton Candy's "Carnation Instant Breakfast" and Darkbuster's "Jerk", both 5 seconds. One is a cover of an ad jingle, the other is the whole band playing one note as the singer exclaims "jerk" (there are similar songs on the album called "You Jerk" and "You Fucking Jerk").

Longest: Not counting a couple of mixtapes that are sequenced as one track, "Pendulous Skin" by Mastodon (22:16). However, I'm inclined not to count that because it's one of those songs that has such a long run time because of a Hidden Track - the longest track I have that's one continuous song is "The Most Unwanted Song" by Dave Soldier and Komar & Melamid (21:59).

I recommend making a mix with the theme of Miniscule Rocking and seeing how many tracks you can fit on one 80 minute CD. I have a 99 track mix that's very fun to listen to, maybe more so on shuffle.

edited 24th Jul '12 9:24:30 AM by MikeK

Shortest: "Shut Up" by Five Iron Frenzy; "Fingertips (Who's Knocking on the Wall?)" by They Might Be Giants. Both 4 seconds long.

Longest: "The Box" by Orbital. Length 28:25. I guess it may not count, since it was originally four separate tracks (on The Box EP), then got strung together for the bonus disc of the American version of In Sides.

In which case, "Bitches Brew" by Miles Davis, length 26:59.
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Shortest: Cattle Decapitation: The Decapitation of Cattle, 0:02

Longest: Flower Kings: Garden of Dreams, 59:25

edited 24th Jul '12 7:51:48 PM by x86x2

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Shortest: Alestorm - "Rumpelkombo" (0:07, and half of it is silence)

Longest: Symphony X - "The Odyssey" (24:16)
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24 StillbirthMachine25th Jul 2012 01:48:37 PM from The Womb ov Impurities
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The longest is the title track for the Italian Black Jester's 1997 album The Divine Comedy at 1:11:41.

The shortest is "Ayltuthus I" by the Canadian Sacred Blade off 1986's Of The Sun + Moon at four seconds.

edited 14th Jan '13 9:34:23 PM by StillbirthMachine

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25 0dd125th Jul 2012 06:56:42 PM from Nowhere Land
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  • Shortest: Inverse Phase - "Start Pressed" from Super Smash Land at 0:01
  • Longest: Bomb the Music Industry! - "(jeff disapproves of this bonus track) SUPERTALK! (2005 - 2008)" at 46:26. Just added that in my library today actually, so before that it was an entire 43:44 track containing The Beatles' Christmas Album, a compilation of all their Christmas messages to their fans.

edited 25th Jul '12 6:57:01 PM by 0dd1

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