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1->"I don't know about you bastards, but I've grown at least five years fucking older during that song."²-->-- '''Dave King''' of Music/FloggingMolly, following a 12-minute-long live version of "Black Friday Rule"²²->Lest you think that all of the big winners in the Bad Song Survey were lightweight, simpering, and/or pretentious pop songs, please note that there was also a heavy vote for the heavy-metal Iron Butterfly classic, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida". A lot of people wonder what the strange-sounding title of this song means. It means "This Song Is WAY Too Long."²²->I think a number of rock classics fall into this category. For example--and I know I'm going to get into serious trouble with the Led Zeppelin people for this, but I need to get it off my chest--I sincerely believe that "Stairway to Heaven" would be a much better song if they cut maybe 45 minutes out of it.[[note]]For example, they don't need the part about [[{{Mondegreen}} "If there's a bustle in your hedgerow."]][[/note]] I also feel this way about "Layla" by Eric Clapton (both versions), "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd, "American Pie" by Don [=McLean=], "Taxi" by Harry Chapin, "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procul Harum, "Another Brick in the Wall" by Pink Floyd, and of course, "Hey Jude" by the Beatles, some of whom are still singing the na-na-na part.²²->I know these are great rock classics; I'm just saying that after a while they get to be great ''boring'' rock classics whose primary musical value seems to be that they give radio [=DJs=] time to go to the bathroom.²-->-- '''Creator/DaveBarry''', ''Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs''²²->It's not about showing off how well you can play your instrument--if you want that, you need PowerMetal, a genre composed almost entirely of hairspray addicted middle aged men who can't tell their guitars apart from their penises, and masturbate with both constantly.²-->-- ''Webcomic/ParticleFiction'', '''[[ David]]"For The" Wynne''' on metal²²->"Bender, that was the best forty-minute washboard solo I've ever heard. The parts where I was awake blew my mind."²-->--'''Music/{{Beck}}''', ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Bendin' in the Wind"²²->I know this song is twenty minutes long,\²I know this song is fucking long!²-->-- '''Music/TheClash''', "The Magnificent Seven", Live in Boston, Sept 7, 1982²²->Really don't mind if you sit this one out²-->-- '''Music/JethroTull''', the first words to the 50-minute-long song "Thick as a Brick"²²->'''Manager''': It goes on forever! Six bloody minutes!\²'''Music/FreddieMercury''': [[SpeedSex I pity your wife if you think six minutes is forever]].²-->-- ''Film/BohemianRhapsody''²²->Life is too fucking short to play or hear [[Music/LynyrdSkynyrd Free Bird]]!²-->-- '''Isaac Brock''' of Music/ModestMouse on this trope.²²->I've been singing this song now for twenty-five minutes. I could sing it for another twenty-five minutes. I'm not proud... or tired....²-->-- '''Arlo Guthrie''', [[Music/AlicesRestaurant "Alice's Restaurant Massacree"]]²²->Sometimes the riff is just so fucking good that you just want to hear it over and over and over again... sometimes for 52 minutes!²-->-- '''J. Bennett''' of ''Decibel Magazine'', on Music/{{Sleep}}'s ''Dopesmoker''²²->Not one short, or even medium-length song, except for one blessedly tight two-minuter right at the end. [[note]]As it turns out, this was merely a reprise of the nine-minute song "All Around the World"[[/note]] This isn't new, exactly. They've recorded songs like this before - [[Music/WhatsTheStoryMorningGlory "Champagne Supernova"]] was eight minutes; [[Music/DefinitelyMaybeAlbum "Rock 'n' Roll Star"]] spends its last two minutes just blasting away. But it's one thing to do it on one great song on a classic album and another to expect your fans to have spend seven minutes listening to something called [[WordSaladLyrics "Magic Pie"]].²-->-- '''WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows''' on the track listing for ''Music/BeHereNow''²²->It's eight minutes long and it feels like eight ''days''. Like, yeah, their classic songs like [[Music/MasterofPuppets "Master of Puppets"]] were long, too, but "Master of Puppets" had ''parts''! [...] It had a new hook every couple minutes. ''This'' song has zero hooks, so there's ''zero'' reason for it to be this long! There's zero reason for the ''album'' to be this long! 75 minutes?! You couldn't make ''any'' cuts?! "Purify" had to be heard?!²-->-- '''WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows''' on "Some Kind of Monster" from Music/{{Metallica}}'s ''St Anger''²²----


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